How to Apply

The application deadline for the 2022-2023 programs was November 9, 2021 at 4:00 PM Eastern Time. Interested applicants, families, and educators can register to receive future updates about the NSLI-Y application by submitting a name and email address into the “Receive NSLI-Y Application Updates!” section on the right-hand panel of this page.

New! There is now one single application for three U.S. Department of State programs: NSLI-Y, Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Abroad, and Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad. Applicants interested in applying for more than one of these programs now only need to submit one application. In the first section of this common application, applicants will indicate which programs they wish to apply for. Applicants may potentially be selected for more than one program but will only be able to accept one scholarship award.

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