Program Description

The English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) provides a foundation of English language skills to talented 13-20 year-olds from economically disadvantaged sectors through after-school classes and intensive sessions. Access gives participants English skills that may lead to better jobs and educational prospects. Participants also gain the ability to compete for and participate in future exchanges and study in the United States.

Since its inception in 2004, approximately 95,000 students in more than 85 countries have participated in the Access Program.

General Program Requirements

For detailed eligibility requirements for these programs, please visit the English Access Microscholarship information page.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

Programs occur in over 85 countries and students are recruited in specific locations where Access classes are taking place. Contact your U.S. Embassy to find out if there are Access classes in your area.

Program Contact Information

For more information about this program and all other education  programs offered by the U.S. Department of State, please visit the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Exchange Programs website.

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