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Full Scholarship Opportunity - AFS Global STEM Innovators

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Fully funded summer programme for teens (ages 14-17)

The AFS Global STEM Innovators are full-scholarship for teens interested in exploring STEM, sustainability, and intercultural skills.

It includes:
▪ Online Programme: Five weeks
▪ In-Person Workshop: One week, hosted in Aberdeen and Teesside.

Programme Description


New Application Deadline:
2 June 2024

The program is available only via scholarship award, and the spaces are filling up fast. If you are interested, please complete your contact information. It only takes 3 minutes to do so.

“The fact that the whole thing was a scholarship, yet all being such an amazing experience, it really did surprise me”

Watch what our 2023 participants think about the AFS Innovators Programme in the UK.

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What’s covered in the sponsorship?

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A member of our staff will reach out to assist you with the next steps of the application process or to address any questions you may have.

Who can apply?

Applicants must be legal residents of one of the following postcode areas:

  •     England: Teesside (TS) or Darlington (DL) postcode areas
  •     Scotland: Aberdeen or greater Aberdeenshire (AB)
  •     Wales: Cardiff (CF), Newport (NP), or Swansea (SA) postcode areas

Participant age:

Must be between 14-17 years old during program participation

Ability and willingness to travel domestically (within your country) to attend the in-person workshop in your respective country.

In-Person Workshop dates: 11-17 August 2024

Ability to participate fully, both online and in a classroom setting, in a program conducted entirely in English.

    ▸ A computer, smartphone or other digital device to access the virtual program content*

    ▸ An integrated webcam and microphone for participation in online dialogue sessions*

    ▸ Stable internet or wifi connection*

    *if internet or technology accessibility is an issue, AFS may be able to help.

Talented young people, particularly young women, underrepresented populations, and students with high financial need, are strongly encouraged to apply!

Contact Us—We are happy to help you with your application.

Do you want to know more about the programme or have any specific enquiries? Please reach out to us. We will be happy to answer all your questions and assist you with your application.

Frequently Asked Questions

Program Schedule:
  • Virtual Exchange: 8 July – 9 August 2024 (online)
  • In-Person Workshop: 11-17 August 2024, hosted in Aberdeen and Teesside.

The AFS Global STEM Innovators program consists of two parts. The program begins with a 5-week, virtual global competence education program, and culminates with an in-person sustainability workshop. The online program and workshop will focus on STEM, global competence, and sustainability, with an emphasis on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Scholarship winners for the 2024 Global STEM UK Innovators will be announced June 14, 2024.

1. Complete the Online Interest Form: Fill out the form on our website to express your interest.

2. Document Sharing: A member of our staff will contact you to share the necessary documents for completion.

3. Application Review: Rest assured, every application is carefully reviewed. Scholarship winners for the 2024 Global STEM UK Innovators will be announced June 14, 2024.

Students are selected based on their expression of interest. Applications are evaluated against AFS Global STEM Innovators programme primary objectives and are subject to AFS Intercultural Program’s discretion. 

Those who have previously received a scholarship to participate in the AFS Global STEM Innovators are not eligible to participate a second time. However, Innovators scholars are welcome to apply for the Global STEM Academies and Accelerators programs in future years, as long as applicants meet the eligibility requirements.

Celtic English Academy has been a strategic partner of AFS Intercultural Programs since 2014. As a leader in international student mobility and the largest independent school of English language in Wales, we provide essential support to help students apply and make the most of their experience.

Don't miss out on this opportunity. Take the next step now.

Complete the form to register your interest or reach out to our dedicated team member at [email protected].

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity. Take the next step now.

Complete the form to register your interest or reach out to our dedicated team member at [email protected].

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