Skip to main content

Phillips Ambassadors is one of UNC Chapel Hill’s most flexible scholarship programs for undergraduate study abroad in Asia. Founded in 2007 by alumnus Ambassador Earl N. “Phil” Phillips Jr. and his family, the program has supported over 425 students studying, interning, serving, and researching abroad in South, East, and Southeast Asia.

Ambassadors receive a financial award, take part in unique academic retreats with their cohort, and are charged to share their understandings from studying in Asia with their hometown or campus community upon return. Eligible students from all majors apply in two cycles per year. No prior interest in or experience with Asia required.

Phillips Passport Initiative Opens Applications...Again!

A second application cycle is open through May 1 to encourage eligible first-year and new transfer students to apply for their first U.S. passport.

Spring 2024 Phillips Ambassadors Announced

After a competitive application process, six new Phillips Ambassadors were selected for study in Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand.

UNC Phillips Summer in Taiwan Returns in 2024

Phillips Summer in Taiwan, a six-week culturally immersive program based at National Taiwan University in Taipei, will run again in Summer 2024.