Melton Foundation Global Citizenship Learning Fellowship Program for University Students

Applications to the 2024 edition of the Global Citizenship Learning Program are now open. The participants are university students who are committed to serving their communities and, through the Global Citizenship Learning Program, can build their capacity, grow their spheres of influence, and eventually model and promote global citizenship through their actions.

As a participant in the Global Citizenship Learning Program, you will:

  • Experience different cultures first-hand and learn to work across boundaries of place and identity through hands-on workshops, training, and mentoring projects.
  • Work alongside and build relationships with other student change-makers in China, India, Chile, Ghana, Germany, and the United States.
  • Expand your knowledge about relevant global topics related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Co-create and develop impact projects with Fellows and partners in your community and around the world to drive change initiatives – small and big – for wider impact.
  • Acquire skills in areas such as intercultural communications, teamwork, design thinking, project management, storytelling, podcasting, ethical leadership, and systems thinking.
  • Subject to active participation, be invited to participate in a fully sponsored in-person annual convention in China, India, Chile, Ghana, Germany, and/or the United States.
  • On successful completion of the program, become part of our unique, lifelong, supported global community of 600+ Senior Melton Fellows.


  • The Global Citizenship Learning Program is open to university students with a passion for local community impact aged 18- 25 that are currently enrolled at one of our partner universities.
  • Applicants must have sufficient English language skills to express themselves and understand others while discussing the complex nature of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

Duration and Benefits

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As a participant, you can expect the following during the 1.5 years of the Global Citizenship Learning Program:

Engage in online learning activities through our online learning modules as detailed above (approx. 5 hrs/month). Work in global project teams (depending on the project, average estimate: 5 hrs/month). Participate in community projects (depending on your local community engagement, average estimate: 5 hrs/month). Note: The modules and depicted timeline are subject to minimal change to accommodate in-person components of the program. 

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should apply using the button below or click this link

Deadline: 15th November, 2023

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