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Who Can Apply for FLEX Program?

By sitemanager | December 1, 2020

The FLEX Program competition is free and open for anyone willing to take part.

Due to safety concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic, the FLEX Program will be conducting testing for the 2021-22 program year ONLINE in the fall of 2020. Applicants can participate in the recruitment process from any location that has Internet access, using either a mobile device or a computer. FLEX recruitment will still include three rigorous rounds of testing even though participants will not take part in in-person testing.

In order to participate in testing in 2020, participants have to meet the following criteria:

  • Date of birth: 01.01.2004 -15.07.2006;
  • Be enrolled in and attending a secondary school in the country in which they apply to the program, at the time of application;
  • Be a student of the 8th ,9th or 10th grade;
  • Know English;
  • Be a citizen of Ukraine;
  • Meet the J-1 visa requirements.
  • Not having stayed in the USA for three (3) months or more during the past five (5) years.

Students with physical disabilities, meeting the following criteria, are eligible for the testing in 2020:

  • Date of birth: 15.02.2003 -15.07.2006;
  • Be enrolled in and attending a secondary school in the country in which they apply to the program, at the time of application;
  • Be a student of the 8th ,9th, 10th or 11th grade;
  • Know English;
  • Be a citizen of Ukraine;
  • Meet the J-1 visa requirements.
  • Not having stayed in the USA for three (3) months or more during the past five (5) years.

Students may not participate if:

  • he/she does not meet the above criteria;
  • he/she has stayed in the USA for three (3) months or more during the past five (5) years;
  • his/her family ( or member of family):
    –  has applied or is applying to emigrate to the USA;
    –  has made plans to emigrate or has already emigrated to the USA.