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Frequently Asked Questions

 

  1. Am I eligible to apply?
    Yes, if you are applying for postgraduate studies or doctoral research only. Post-doctoral research and undergraduate studies are not included.
  2. Is the grant offered on an annual basis?
    Yes, it is offered on an annual basis and is paid in two equal instalments in late November and late February of each academic year.
  3. Which is the submission deadline?
    A New or a Repeating application must be submitted between the 1st and the 31st of March. A Renewal application must be submitted between the 1st and 30th of April. The online application form will not be accessible beyond these submission deadlines.
  4. Is there an age limit?
    No, there is not.
  5. Are there any restrictions regarding the subject of study?
    No, there are not.
  6. Who completes a New Application?
    It is for all applicants who have not received an educational grant from the A. G. Leventis Foundation before. Note: You must submit a New application if you applied in the past but were unsuccessful. 
  7. Who completes a Repeating of Grant Application?
    Scholars who have received an educational grant (for up to a 2-year period) and would like to apply for a grant concerning a new degree should choose a REPEATING of Grant application. The A. G. Leventis Foundation offers educational grants for a maximum period of 3 academic years, cumulatively. No applications will be accepted beyond that point.
  8. Who completes a Renewal Application?
    Scholars interested in applying for the renewal of their grant (studying for the same degree) should choose a RENEWAL application. The A. G. Leventis Foundation offers educational grants for a maximum period of 3 academic years, cumulatively. No applications will be accepted beyond threat point.
  9. How many times can I apply for the renewal of my grant if I am a Leventis Scholar?
    The A.G. Leventis Foundation offers educational grants for a maximum period of 3 academic years cumulatively therefore you may apply for a renewal for two consecutive years. No applications will be accepted beyond that point as they will be automatically rejected by the system.
  10. I will study at a European (Greece excluded)/ US & Canadian/other country university and I will not have received my official acceptance letter by the deadline of the 31st of March.
    You must submit your application by the 31st of March or else it will be considered invalid and will be automatically rejected.  DO NOT upload any other document except the acceptance letter (or registration certificate) as you will not be able to change it afterwards.  Please leave the field empty if the requested document is not available and you will be able to access your application in order to upload the requested document only (the rest of the application will be locked) by the 31st of May. Failure to submit it by then will lead to the system automatically rejecting the application.
  11. I have just completed my first degree (BA, BSc, etc.) after studying at a European (Greece excluded)/ US & Canadian/other country university but I have not received it yet. What do I have to send instead?
    You should include the copy of an official transcript (official document issued by the University with final detailed marks and exams results) and also an official letter from the registry of the University stating that you have completed your studies.
  12. I will study at a Greek University but I will not have received my official acceptance letter by the deadline of the 31st of March.
    You must submit your application by the 31st of March or else it will be considered invalid and will be automatically rejected.  DO NOT upload any other document except the acceptance letter (or registration certificate) as you will not be able to change it afterwards.  Please leave the field empty if the requested document is not available and you will be able to access it in order to upload the acceptance letter only (the rest of the application will be locked) by the 31st of August. Failure to submit by then then will lead to the system automatically rejecting the application.
  13. Acceptance letters for PhD students: Would a provisional letter of acceptance by the coordinator of the programme be adequate until the official one is received?
    Yes, that would be adequate.
  14. I am already enrolled since last year. What should I send?
    All requested documents including proof of enrolment for the latest academic year.
  15. I am in the middle of a 2-year MSc course. Can I apply for the last year of my studies?
    Yes, you are eligible to apply.
  16. I am a first/second year PhD student. Can I still apply for a grant?
    Yes, you are eligible to apply although please note that the Foundation very rarely provides funding for PhD study beyond the 4th year of research.
  17. Regarding the secondary school diploma, I have GCSE’s and A-Levels certificates instead. Would all of these be necessary?
    No, just upload the A-Levels certificates.
  18. Should I upload my undergraduate and MA degree certificates as well as the academic transcripts?
    Yes, this is required.
  19. Should I translate my degrees?
    There is no need to translate your degrees if they are in Greek or in French. Degrees in other languages must be translated in English (unofficial translation is accepted).
  20. How can I upload more than 1 page per slot?
    You must scan all pages together in 1 PDF document and upload.
  21. What is a progress report?
    For RENEWAL applications only: A progress report is written by the student informing us on his/her academic progress during the last academic year. Maximum word limit: 500 words.
  22. How can I state more than one university in my application?
    You cannot state more than one. Prior to applying for a grant, the applicant must have accepted a conditional offer at least. As a rule, we do not offer grants to applicants who have not received an offer yet or who have not made their final decision on the academic institution.
  23. How many reference letters should I include?
    Only 1 reference letter is required in order to submit your application.
  24. The referee that will prepare my recommendation letter does not speak English. What should I do?
    The reference letter should be written in English, French or Greek (otherwise unofficial translation in English will be necessary).
  25. The referee prefers to send the recommendation letter herself/himself. What should I do?
    Please fill in the referee’s contact details at the References Stage of the electronic form and choose the Reference Request option (please bear in mind she/he will also have to check the junk E-mail folder). Most importantly, the responsibility to do the follow up lies with you: You will have to liaise with your referee and check regularly the status of your application in order to confirm that the letter has been submitted by the deadline. You may then submit your application.
  26. Are there any requirements regarding the reference letter?
    For a reference letter to be valid when scanned and uploaded by the applicant: It must be written on the official paper head of the University and be signed by the referee. For a reference letter to be valid when uploaded by the referee: It must be written on the official paper head of the University and be signed by the referee. It is preferable that the referee sends the letter from his/her professional address i.e. the one provided by the academic institution.
  27. Should the supporting documents be legalized by a public authority?
    No, this is not required.
  28. Finances: Should I include a copy of my tax form or my parents’?
    This is not required. If you would like to submit it anyway, please scan it together with the ID proof in one PDF document and upload.
  29. I have missed the deadline. Can I still apply?
    No applications are accepted beyond the designated deadlines.
  30. When are the applications examined?
    Applications for studies in Greece are examined in September. Applications for studies in all other countries are examined in July.
  31. How is the selection made?
    Competition is very keen and we receive hundreds of applications. Emphasis is given on the academic ability and the economic situation of the candidate. Unfortunately we cannot satisfy all requests. About 1 application in 8 is accepted.
  32. I have received a negative reply. Can I ask for my case to be re-examined?
    No, applications are not re-examined.
  33. How can I get a feedback on my application?
    The A.G. Leventis Foundation is not obliged to give explanations regarding the decisions of the Selection Committee and does not provide feedback to the hundreds of applications received each year.
  34. When will I know about the results?
    All applicants will be informed via email by the end of August except for those studying at Greek academic institutions, who will be notified by the end of September.
  35. What is the amount offered?
    The grant offered varies according to the country of study. It aims to cover only part of the expenses and it will not be sufficient to cover the total cost.
  36. Could I also apply to another organization for funding?
    Yes, you could. Please ensure that you mention the information in the relevant section of the application form.
  37. What about the payment of grants?
    Grants are offered by the A. G. Leventis Foundation on an annual basis. The grant is paid in two remmittances in late November and late February of each academic year to the beneficiary’s bank account, provided that the Scholars have sent their full bank details and proof of enrolment to info@leventisscholarships.org by  October 15th.
  38. Which is the email address where I can send an enquiry?
    You may contact us through our Contact Form or write to us at the info@leventisscholarships.org