Established in May 1979, the A. G. Leventis Foundation is the outcome of the vision of the Cypriot entrepreneur Anastasios G. Leventis (1902-1978), who had set out the primary objectives of action for his eponymous foundation since its inception, with a focus on society, education and culture.

Now in its fifth decade the A. G. Leventis Foundation demonstrates significant involvement in the study and conservation of the cultural heritage of Cyprus, Greece and the Hellenism of the Diaspora. In Ghana and Nigeria, there is an ongoing commitment to agricultural training programmes and sustainable management of environmental resources. Support for the environment and conservation of biodiversity has increasingly received a greater emphasis in recent years.

The scholarship programme had been initiated by A. G. Leventis himself, who was thoroughly committed to providing the means for young people to benefit from a university education. It has been gradually systematised and greatly expanded, exclusively at university level, and since 1992- with the establishment of a University in Cyprus- only at post-graduate level.

Competition is very keen and typically, in any given year, we are only able to approve one in eight of eligible applications. Emphasis is given to the academic ability of the candidate and their economic situation. To maximise the number of students assisted, our grants cover only part of the expenses of study.

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