Policy scholarship applications

The next policy scholarship will take place in 2021. The next application period will open in Spring 2021.

Who can apply?

Scholarships are provided to persons from developing or transition countries that are involved in policy formulation or planning, implementation and follow-up of national policies and programmes in adult and lifelong learnin

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit:

  • a written proposal
  • an up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • a covering letter

Proposals should carefully consider the implementation of the Belém Framework for Action in one of the UNESCO Member States. Subscribe to our newsletter to keep informed about upcoming calls for applications.

Benefits and requirements

Scholars will be expected to present the national policy or strategy they have developed at UIL. Furthermore, every 3 to 6 months following completion of their scholarship, they must report on follow-up activities and the results of their work.

UIL will provide each scholar with a workstation and access to the considerable resources of its unique library. In addition, scholars will have a chance to exchange knowledge with other scholars, UIL staff and its external partners. They will work under the supervision of a UIL specialist, but they should also be prepared to work on their own initiative.

UIL will arrange and pay for health insurance, accommodation close to the Institute, and a return economy ticket to Hamburg, Germany. Additionally, scholars will receive a lump sum contributing to other costs incurred before, during and after their research stay at UIL (such as visa costs, transport, and daily subsistence).

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You are welcome to visit the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning to gain first-hand insight into our work in lifelong learning, learn more about our history and explore the wide range of books in our unique library. We are located in the historic Ballin Villa in Hamburg. Do not hesitate to contact us at uil-pr@unesco.org to arrange a group or individual visit.