International Undergraduate Scholarships at University of New York in Tirana (UNYT)

The University of New York in Tirana (UNYT) provides competitive scholarships for outstanding undergraduate students wishing to begin full time study in the Fall 2011 academic semester leading to a UNYT

Bachelor’s degree. The purposes of the scholarships are:

i. to recognize students of outstanding aptitude and scholarship;
ii. to provide an opportunity for incoming students to receive an exceptional education without a monetary burden;
iii. to encourage and broaden the student’s opportunities while attending UNYT

UNYT offers scholarships to students to be enrolled in any of the degree programs. The subject areas covered by UNYT at this time are as follows:

- Business Administration
- Business Communication
- Economics
- Finance
- Management
- Marketing
- English Language and Literature
- Communication and Journalism
- International Relations and Political Sciences,
- Psychology
- Computer Science
- Information Systems


In order to be eligible for a scholarship from UNYT, you must meet certain conditions relating to academic qualifications. The following provides a general guide to these qualifications.

You should be a graduate of a recognized high school, a student expecting to graduate from a high school before 31 August 2011, or a holder of an equivalent diploma (i.e. International Baccalaureate, etc.) with a Grade Point Average of no less than 8/10 (or equivalent). You should be a student planning to enrol with UNYT in the Fall 2011 for full-time studies. You should not hold any other scholarships or award for study at UNYT.

There is NO age limit for applicants, and applications from candidates of whatever age will be considered on their merits, taking into account all the circumstances of the case and the purposes of the scholarship scheme set out in paragraph 1.


UNYT offers two types of scholarships to incoming students based on the percentage of fees covered. Five full-fee scholarships will be provided to the five first winners of UNYT’s competition. For these students, all fees associated with registration and course work will be provided. Four other scholarships will provide 50% of the fees to the sixth up to the eleventh winner of UNYT’s competition. Each of these scholarships will be provided for the students’ complete course of study. Assuming compliance with the terms and conditions set out in paragraphs 23 to 26, scholarships will cover all four years of study leading to a UNYT Bachelor’s degree. However, scholarship holders wishing to obtain a Bachelor’s from the State University of New York / Empire State College (SUNY/ESC) together with their UNYT degree are required to cover the fees of the SUNY/ESC concentration courses through their own financial means.


You should complete your application on the given form, which is available from UNYT and submit it with all supporting documents to the UNYT reception desk. Applicants applying from abroad may post their application folder for the attention of Mr. Hektor Ruci; all posted applications, though, should have been received by Monday, September 26, 2011, at 17.00 (GMT +1)

You should read the notes of the form carefully before you begin to fill it in. The first part of the form asks for information about you and your proposed program of study. The second part consists of two reference forms. These should be filled out by two persons as defined in paragraph 12. These forms should be signed and sealed, placed in two corresponding envelopes and must be turned in along with your application form and a certified copy of your high school diploma and transcript(s) for all 4 years of your high school studies. The deadline for the receipt of the completed application is Monday, September 26, 2011 at 17.00. This deadline will be strictly enforced and no applications or reference forms will thereafter be accepted.

Applications must be accompanied by two reference forms. You should choose two individuals that have known you in an academic or work related manner. High school teachers, counsellors or employers are generally ideal references. You should not request a reference from a family member or friend as these individuals cannot provide us with objective recommendations.

Applications must be accompanied by copies of your high school diploma and transcript(s) for all 4 years of your high school studies.

Closing Date

The closing date for the receipt of all parts of your application form is September 26 at 17.00. That closing date will be strictly enforced. Incomplete applications will not be considered for approval. It is imperative that you take this date into account when requesting references and high school transcripts as such processes can sometimes take time.

Selection Procedures

UNYT appoints assessors from among senior academic staff. They consider all the available information relevant to a decision whether to support a particular student. There are no quotas to the number of applications accepted. Applications are assessed on their merits by assessors, who take account of:
i. your performance in high school based on the high school transcript (30% of the total assessment grade);
ii. your performance on examinations in English, Mathematics and Computer Usage (60% of the total assessment grade; for further information on these examinations and the timeline please refer to paragraph 16).
iii. your references and an interview (10% of the total assessment grade).

Applicants with a high school Grade Point Average of no less than 8/10 (or equivalent) are expected to complete examinations in English (September 27, 2011, at 10.00 a.m.), Mathematics (September 28, 2011, at 10.00 a.m.), and Computer Usage (September 29, 2011, at 10.00 a.m.). Applicants must be present for all examinations as their scores will significantly affect the awarding of scholarships (60% of the total assessment grade). UNYT reserves the right to differentiate the level of tests’ difficulty according to the desired discipline of studies.

Applicants will be invited for an interview with assessors after notification. This interview will help assessors to determine which of the applicants will receive scholarship offers (10% of the total assessment grade).

You will be notified of the result of your application by letter no later than October 6, 2011. In order for an applicant to qualify for a scholarship, he/she must have achieved a score of no less than 80% in each of the three exams. In some cases candidates will be informed that they are on a reserve list, and that a scholarship can be offered only if another candidate declines the offer of an award.

Please do not telephone to ask about the outcome of your application. The staff members of UNYT are not authorized to give you such information over the phone. Assessors will contact you as soon as possible regarding the results.

Contact Details

Please address any inquiries about scholarships to:

University of New York Tirana
Rruga “Komuna e Parisit”, PranĂ« Kopshtit Botanik
Tirana, Albania
Telephone: +355 042 273056, -57, -58
Fax: +355 042 273059


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