Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Requirements

The MIP Program does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic origin, age, race, color,
gender, religion or disability. Persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Competition for the MIP Program is merit-based and open to anyone who meets the
following requirements:

  • Must have a valid Albanian passport throughout the whole duration of the program;
  • Resident in Albania at the time of application and during the selection process;
  • Must hold a university degree requiring at least four years full-time study (or three + one, three + two in the Bologna system). The university diploma will be evaluated by the U.S. host university during the selection phase;
  • The minimum required university degree GPA is 8.0;
  • Must have a minimum of two years professional experience in the field of study and demonstrate leadership ability;
  • Able to demonstrate an outstanding academic record and achievements, professional aptitude and leadership potential in the selected field of specialization;
  • Proficiency in oral and written English. TOEFL test scores are not required at the time of application;
  • Motivated with a sense of purpose in pursuing the desired study program, as demonstrated in prior relevant work experience and additional activities;
  • Depending on the field of study, the candidate will sit for GRE & GMAT testing;
  • Able to begin the program of study in the U.S. in the summer of 2025;
  • Able to receive and maintain a U.S. J-1 exchange visitor visa;
  • Agree to return and reside in Albania for a minimum of two years to make a significant contribution to the relevant field and must agree to sign an agreement with AADF prior to start of academic year;
  • Willing to be proactive with MIP Alumni Network AADF upon return;