Deadline: September 12th, 2018. The Phillips Ambassadors scholarship offers undergraduates at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University a unique opportunity to study abroad in Asia. The Phillips Ambassadors Program is open to UNC Chapel Hill  and select Duke University undergraduate students across all majors who are applying for a university-approved study abroad academic program in Asia (excluding Central Asia). Students must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (as depicted on official transcript). Graduating seniors are not eligible to apply. Applications for summer, fall and year-long programs open on December 1 and are typically due in mid-February. Applications for spring programs open on July 1 and are typically due in mid-September. Please check program brochures for specific details. Click here for more.

Click here for a list of programs.

A Phillips Ambassador will 1) successfully complete a study abroad program in Asia; 2) receive a financial scholarship of $5000 toward costs associated with a study abroad program; 3) complete the 3-credit hour Phillips Ambassadors Academic Course; 4) perform the required outreach activities upon return. The combination of these components allows the student to get the most out of their experience abroad as well as bring those experiences to others back home.


  • UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate students in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who are accepted to an eligible summer or semester study abroad program in Asia (see qualifying programs for the complete list) can become Phillips Ambassadors
  • Graduating seniors are not eligible to apply.

How to Apply

  • Apply to study abroad program first, then open the Phillips Ambassadors scholarship application. Otherwise, you might not be able to access the Phillips Ambassadors application.
    • Click here for College of Arts and Sciences study abroad program applicants.
    • Click here for Kenan-Flagler Business School global program applicants.
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