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Thomas Jefferson program’s TCCSP in USA, 2018-2019

The Tunisia Community College program (TCCSP), a part of Thomas Jefferson program is available for the citizens or permanent residents of Tunisia qualified to hold a valid passport issued by the government of Tunisia. The grant is available for spending one academic year studying at accredited U.S. community colleges with the goal of earning a professional certificate in eligible fields of study from their U.S. institution.

The U.S. government believes that the Tunisia UGRAD program will provide participants with a deeper understanding of American culture and provide new globally-applicable skills and expertise to help them contribute to the economic growth and development of Tunisia.

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Course Level: award is available to current undergraduate students for spending one academic year studying at accredited U.S. community colleges with the goal of earning a professional certificate in eligible fields of study from their U.S. institution.

Study Subject(s): The program provides participants with a deeper understanding of American culture and new globally-applicable skills and expertise to help them contribute to the economic growth and development of their country. award is awarded in a broad variety of specializations. Students should identify their fields of study on their application and these fields should be drawn from the standard university/college curriculum within the United States. Please note that students may not enroll in clinical coursework while on the Tunisia UGRAD Program.

Award: TCCSP provides funding for the following:

  • J 1 visa support;
  • Round trip travel from fellow’s home city to host institution in the United States;
  • Accident and sickness coverage;
  • Tuition and mandatory university fees;
  • Room and board (housing and meals);
  • Small incidentals allowance;
  • Limited allowance for books;
  • A wide variety of alumni networking and training opportunities.

The award can be taken in the USA

Eligibility: The Thomas Jefferson program does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or any other protected characteristic as established by US law.

Competition for the Tunisia Undergraduate program is merit-based and open to anyone who:

  • Is a citizen of Tunisia;
  • Is currently enrolled as a first- or second-year full-time undergraduate (Licence) student in good academic standing at the time of application at a registered academic institution in Tunisia;
    • Architecture students are eligible in their first, second, third, or fourth year of study. Engineering students are eligible in their first-, or second-year (preparatory classes), and third- and fourth-year of undergraduate study.
    • If you study at an ISSAT (Institut Supérieur des Sciences Appliquées et de Technologie) please see the Tunisia Community College program application;
  • Is currently residing in Tunisia;
  • Is able to receive a US J-1 visa;
  • Is at least 18 years old by July 1, 2018;
  • Is committed to returning to Tunisia after completion of the program; and
  • Is able to achieve a TOEFL score of 500 (PBT) or is likely to achieve this score after short-term pre-academic English training in the United States prior to the start of the academic year.

Nationality: Students from Tunisia can apply for this Thomas Jefferson scholarship. 

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must be enrolled as a first- or second-year full-time undergraduate (Licence) student in good academic standing at the time of application at a registered academic institution in Tunisia.

English Language Requirement: Applicants must be able to achieve a TOEFL score of 500 or likely to achieve this score after short-term pre-academic English training in the United States prior to the start of the academic year.

undergraduate financial aid

How to Apply: Applicants are encouraged to complete the application online.

Online Application

Application Deadline: The application deadline is November 27, 2017.

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