Are you a dedicated individual, aged 18 to 35, who believes in the power of your actions to contribute to your local community, recognizing that every small positive effort can collectively make the world a better place? If so, we invite you to apply for our 2024 Program.

Would you like to join a global community of UPG Sustainability Leaders? Are you eager to receive FREE training and the opportunity for an immersive 1-week experience in the USA with all costs covered? If your response is YES (or if you know someone who would say yes!), then submit your application today to be a part of the upcoming UPG Sustainability Leadership Program Class of 2024.

Applications are currently open for the UPG Sustainability Leadership Class of 2024. The UPG Sustainability Leadership Program is a movement that mobilizes individuals and organizations to champion positive citizen leadership on sustainability. It encourages and empowers citizens at all levels to take affirmative action, inspired by UPG’s commitment to proactively utilize available resources rather than wait for others to act. This movement embodies the belief that everyone has the capacity to contribute to making the world more sustainable.

UPG firmly believes that sustainability encompasses not only traditional “green” issues like tree planting, waste recycling, energy management, and ocean protection but also broader societal concerns such as education, health, employment, gender equality, sustainable consumption, sustainable production, and more. Familiar with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UPG utilizes them as a guiding framework. The cornerstone of UPG’s initiatives is the UPG Sustainability Leadership training program, catering to over 500 young adults worldwide annually.


Participation in UPG Sustainability Leadership is entirely FREE for selected participants. All 500 participants will receive complimentary online training and will be certified as UPG Sustainability Leaders upon completing the course.

Participants chosen for the 1-week immersive excursion will have all program costs covered, including training materials, accommodation, subsistence, local transportation, and international flights (round trip from the participant’s home town to the US).


Open to young leaders aged 18 to 35 from all countries. Applicants should demonstrate a strong motivation to become a UPG Sustainability Leader, coupled with robust capabilities and initial ideas that can have a meaningful impact. While being part of the UPG community is advantageous, it is not mandatory. Interested individuals can join the UPG Community by using this link: UPG Community Joining Link.

Selection Criteria:

UPG seeks young, determined individuals from diverse backgrounds and regions across the globe, embracing candidates from seasoned professionals to recent graduates. The selection process takes into account four key factors:

Applications must be submitted online; UPG does not accept applications sent via mail, fax, or email.

Deadline: December 31, 2023






Graduate Scholarship

The Graduate Council plays a crucial role in facilitating and coordinating graduate affairs at the university. It acts as a catalyst for growth in various areas, including recruitment, admissions, policies and procedures, partnerships, academic and financial support, and professional development. The council oversees over 90 masters and doctoral programs, ensuring a comprehensive and supportive environment for graduate students.

AUB boasts a diverse and extensive portfolio of graduate programs, offering students numerous opportunities to advance their education in specialized and interdisciplinary fields. The university encourages students to contribute to knowledge creation, engage in research advancement, and enhance their personal experiences within a world-class and stimulating academic environment.

Approximately 50% of master’s students benefit from graduate assistantships and scholarships, which may include partial or full tuition waivers. Additionally, the majority of PhD students receive fellowships that encompass full tuition waivers along with attractive monthly stipends. This commitment to financial support underscores AUB’s dedication to fostering academic excellence and providing opportunities for students to thrive in their graduate studies.

Eligibility and Admission Criteria:

On-campus master’s scholarships are available for:

PhD scholarships are available for:

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:

Tests that can be submitted: AUB-EN test, TOEFL IBT, IELTS (Academic), GRE (Verbal), GMAT (Verbal), or DUOLINGO English Test (DET).






How to Apply:

Interested applicants should follow these steps:

Step 1: Complete the AUB online graduate application and upload supporting documents by March 14, 2024.

Step 2: Select the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program under the scholarship section of the online graduate application and tick the corresponding APPLY checkbox. Then, click “Save” to submit your changes.

Step 3: Complete the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Survey by March 14, 2024.

Step 4: Fill out the AUB Financial Aid application (the deadline will be communicated to applicants who complete Step 2, usually 1-2 weeks after). The deadline for FAID is not March 14.

IMPORTANT NOTE: For an application to be considered complete, applicants must have completed (1) the AUB online graduate application, (2) the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program survey, and (3) the AUB Financial Aid Application. Please ensure all steps are fulfilled for your application to be considered.

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