Alfa Fellowship Program

The Alfa Fellowship Program is a distinguished international initiative that each year offers up to 18 accomplished young Americans, Britons, and Germans the opportunity to complete a high-level professional development program in Russia.

Over the course of the program, Alfa Fellows complete work placements at leading institutions, attend professional seminars, and receive intensive language training. The fellowship provides a monthly stipend, accommodation, insurance, all program-related travel costs, language training in Russia, and private tutoring in the United States, United Kingdom, or Germany.

The key goals of the Alfa Fellowship Program are to expand networks of American, British, German, and Russian professionals, develop greater intercultural understanding, and advance U.S.-Russian, U.K.-Russian, and German-Russian relations.

The Alfa Fellowship Program is sponsored by Alfa-Bank and administered by Cultural Vistas in the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany; and by the Fund for International Fellowships and Cultural Dialogue in Russia.

OJSC Alfa-Bank is incorporated, focused and based in Russia, and is not affiliated with U.S.-based Alfa Insurance.