The Melton Fellowship is open to university students with a passion for local community impact aged 18- 25 that are currently living in the regions listed below. In order to be considered for the Melton Fellowship, applicants must be geographically located in the below-given regions and should be willing and able to commute to our partner universities in these regions, as the need arises. Applicants must have sufficient English language skills to comprehend, communicate, and participate in all aspects of the program.

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  • Attend global events of the Melton Foundation (usually once a year, approximately 1 week long)
  • Engage in online learning activities (approx. 5 hrs/month)
  • Work in global project teams (depending on the project, average estimate: 10 hrs/month)
  • Participate in community projects (depending on your local community engagement, average estimate: 10 hrs/month)


To be eligible for the cohort of 2021, you must be a university student who is 18-25 years old as of the application deadline, and who will foreseeably live within the city limits of any of our partner universities for the next 1.5 years:

  • Bangalore, India
  • Greater Accra, Ghana 
  • New Orleans, United States 
  • Jena, Germany
  • Temuco, Chile
  • Hangzhou, China 

Other eligibility requirements include:

  • Must currently be enrolled in a degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate school program
  • Have sufficient English language skills in order to understand and participate in all aspects of the program including complex discussions on human issues
  • Have a proven track record of civic engagement in your local community
  • Be aware of and committed to advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and practicing Global Citizenship as a lifestyle
  • Be able to provide 1 letter of recommendation if invited to the local assessment center

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The deadline for submitting your completed application is 15th February 2021. 

Application Process

Applicants who wants to join and become part of a life long network of Global Citizens shold:



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