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Resources for International Students

If you are not a U.S. citizen, you may at times feel that finding support for your academic program or research is particularly difficult. However, while it does take some hunting, international students can apply for a variety of awards.  

These databases are a good place to start:

In addition, the National Association of Fellowship Advisors suggests these opportunities:

AAMC Financing Your Medical Education 

A series of programs to assist students in managing loans and preparing for future financial stability within the Medical field.

Deadlines variable.

AIA / AAF Minority/Disadvantaged Scholarship 

Grants ranging from $500-$2,500 for high school seniors and first-years who intend to pursue a NAAB-accredited professional degree (5-year BA or BA + MA) in architecture. Applicants must be legal residents of the United States.

Deadline: mid-April.

Albright Institute Fellowships

A grant of up to $325,000 in fellowships and awards to 32 recipients who will live at the Albright Institute and study a specific field in archaeology. In addition, 32 Associate Fellows including Senior, Post-Doctoral, and Research Fellows receive funding from other sources.

Deadlines variable.

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Students who were diagnosed with hearing loss before the age of seven are eligible for a merit-based scholarship ranging from $1,000-$10,000.

Deadline: mid-March.

Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship

Individuals interested in artistic and technical production, arts administration and community engagement. Fellowship provides a modest stipend and is intended to increase participation of people of color in the arts.

Deadline: mid-March (summer), mid-April (season).

All-USA College Academic Team

Recognition program for exceptional full-time undergraduates at four-year institutions in the USA and its territories. Recipients named on the First Team each receive a trophy and a $2,500 cash award. Forty more runners-up named to the Second and Third Teams receive certificates.

Deadline: late-November.

Amelia Earhart Fellowships (Zonta International Foundation)

Women of any nationality with a superior academic record and a bachelor's degree in science or engineering. Fellowships carry a stipend of $6,000; approximately 35 are awarded annually.

Deadline: mid-November.

American Association for University Women - International Fellowships

Full-time study or research to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents; graduate and postgraduate study is supported The grants provide support for community-based projects that benefit women and girls in the fellow’s home country.

Deadline: mid-December.

American Center of Oriental Research Scholarships and Fellowships 

A series of monetary grants based on research within the Asian continent. Fellowships and Scholarships vary greatly.

Deadline: early February.

American Institute of the History of Pharmacy Grant 

Grants of $2,000 or more annually to a graduate student to reinforce historical investigations of some aspect of pharmacy.

Deadline: early February

American Nuclear Society (ANS) Graduate Scholarships

A series of scholarships (ranging from $1,000- $5000) to help students complete their post-high school education and prepare for careers in nuclear science and technology.

Deadline: early April.

American Scandinavian Foundation 

Available for citizens of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden for study or research programs (usually at the graduate level) in the United States for up to one year.

Deadlines variable.

Architects Foundation

These scholarships are open to high school seniors and college freshmen who plan to study architecture.

Deadlines: vary

Armenian Students Association of Americas, Inc.

Full-time students of Armenian ancestry are eligible to apply for scholarships of $500 to $1,500 per year. Applicants should be able to demonstrate financial need and good academic performance.

Deadline: mid-March.

A. Patrick Charnon Memorial Scholarship 

Stipend of $1,500 per academic year available for up to four years for Full-time undergraduate students in the U.S. Temporarily suspended.

Asian Cultural Council

Individual fellowship grants to artists, scholars, students, and specialists from Asia for study, research, travel, and creative work in the United States.

Deadlines variable.

Asian Development Bank (ADB) - Japan Scholarship Program

Full scholarships for one to two years for citizens of ADB's developing member countries pursuing postgraduate studies in development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Region.

Deadlines variable.

Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD)

Scholarships awarded on a competitive basis to students who have a sincere interest in international agriculture and rural development issues and their solutions. These scholarships are intended to enhance the students' understanding and appreciation of issues and opportunities in international agriculture and rural development.

Deadline: late April.

Association for Women in Science Educational Foundation

Graduate fellowships of $1,000 per year for female students enrolled in a behavioral, life, physical, or social science or engineering program leading to a Ph.D.

Deadline: January.

Belgian American Education Fund, Inc. 

Offers fellowships for study and research in the United States. In addition to the amounts indicated, BAEF also pays for health insurance at the US institution. Fellows are expected to stay in the USA for a full academic year at a US institution or for a full year to do research institution.

Deadline: late-October.

Bibliographical Society of America Fellowship Program

Short-term fellowship program supporting bibliographical inquiry as well as research in the history of the book trades and in publishing history, providing a stipend of $2,000 per month for up to two months.

Deadline: early December.

Bliss Prize Fellowship 

Graduate school tuition and a summer travel allowance of no more than $5,000 for seniors in their last year of graduate school who intend to enter the field of Byzantine studies.

Deadline: Early November

BMI Student Awards 

A series of scholarships for various music and art related fellowships and awards. Some geographical restrictions may apply.

Deadlines variable.

Caldwell Fellowships 

An intensive leadership-development fellowship wherein undergraduate students at NC State conduct research and travel abroad.

Deadline: early January.

Cambridge Overseas Trust

Established by the University of Cambridge, UK in order to support international students. Offers full and part scholarships at all levels Applications are made to the University, not the trust. Some scholarships require additional application to a funding partner.

Deadline: December 1st.

Campus Compact Awards Programs

Series of scholarship awards based on humanitarianism.

Deadlines and award amounts vary.

Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW)

Supports graduate study, literacy, and the creative arts through awards and grants ranging from $2,000 to $11,500. Numerous fellowships available to graduate students. Must be a Canadian citizen.

Deadline: early February.

Canon Collins Educational Trust

For nationals or those with refugee status from Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, or Zimbabwe. Full-scholarship to pursue a postgraduate degree (normally a one year Master's degree) in either the United Kingdom or southern Africa.

Deadline: early January.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellow Program 

Year -long paid internship in international affairs at the Carnegie Endowment for World Peace in Washington DC for graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Deadline: mid-January.

Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP) summer fellowship 

10-week program in which selected undergraduate students conduct independent research. Student recipients of this competitive fellowship will receive a stipend of $3,500 and also will be provided housing at no cost in a double-occupancy dormitory on campus.

Deadline: mid-February.

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) internships

CSIS offers full and part-time internships in the fall, spring and summer for undergraduates, advanced students, and recent graduates who are interested in gaining practical experience in public policy. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Deadlines: late August (Fall), late November (Spring), mid-March (Summer).

Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program

The Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program offers internships in public policy located in Washington, DC, and at state-based policy organizations across the country featuring a $1,500 stipend. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Deadline: late-January.

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, the Newcombe Fellowships fund Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences who are writing dissertations on topics involving ethical or religious values. Applicants must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program in the United States.

Deadline: mid-November.

Chevening Scholarship Program 

Three scholarship schemes for postgraduate study in the United Kingdom for students of non-British citizenry and from selected countries in any field of study. Aimed at extremely capable individuals who have already made an impact and are motivated to pursue a career that will take them to a position of leadership within their own country.

Deadlines vary per country.

China Times Cultural Foundation Scholarships

Various scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing Chinese studies at the University of Hawaii.

Deadlines variable.

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

3 month fellowships to engage graduate science, engineering, medical, veterinary, business, and law students in the creation of science and technology policy. Stipend of $8,240 during the fellowship period.

Deadlines: Mid-November (Fall), Mid-April (Winter/Spring)

Cosmos Club Foundation Grants in Aid to Young Scholars

$1,500 - $3,000 grant to meet specific research needs not covered by other supporting funds (e.g. small items of equipment). Applicants must be enrolled at an institution of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area.

Commonwealth Scholarship 

Eligible for Commonwealth citizens intending to pursue postgraduate study or doctoral study at Commonwealth universities.

Deadlines variable.

DAAD Annual Grants

Undergraduate scholarship eligible for foreign nationals attending a US institution for an undergraduate degree to study in the Federal Republic of Germany. Applications in all fields accepted, with the exception of dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine.

Deadlines variable.

Davis-Putter Scholarships

Need-based grants (up to $6,000) to undergraduate or graduate students actively working for peace and justice on campus and/or in the community.

Deadline: April 1st.

Echoing Green Foundation Fellowships

Provides seed funding and support to more than 450 social entrepreneurs with bold ideas for social change in order to launch groundbreaking organizations around the world. A stipend of $60,000 for individuals ($90,000 for 2-person partnerships) paid in four equal installments over two years. Must demonstrate sufficient English fluency to participate in interviews and Echoing Green events.

Deadline: sometime in October-November.

Edmund S. Muskie Ph.D. Fellowship

Three hundred fellowships for doctoral-level programs in business administration, economics, public administration, and public policy. Fellowships are awarded to young and mid-career individuals who are citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, or Uzbekistan.

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics

Essay contest for full-time juniors or seniors. Requires a faculty advisor. Prizes range from $500 - $5,000.

Deadline: early December.

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for Artists

$10,000 (Canadian) award for talented artists. No age limit. Not for those pursuing abstract or nonrepresentational art.

Rolling deadline.

Environmental Research and Education Foundation

Recognizes excellence in environmental research and education. Must demonstrate clear interest in solid waste management research. Doctoral and post-doctoral scholarships are awarded up to $12,000 per year, and can be extended for up to 3 years from the initial award date. Master’s scholarships are awarded up to $5,000 per year and can be extended for up to 2 years from the initial award date.

Deadline: early June.

Eurasian Undergraduate Exchange Program (UGRAD)

Fellowships to first-, second-, and third-year undergraduate students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Supports one year of non-degree undergraduate study in the United States in particular fields, such as accounting, agriculture, business, computer science, criminal justice, economics, education, environmental management, international relations, journalism, law, political science, psychology, and sociology.

Exploration Fund of the Explorers Club

$500- 1500 grants in support of exploration and field research. Funds given primarily to graduate students.

Deadline: early December.

Finlandia Foundation National Trust Scholarship 

Scholarships are available for full-time undergraduate and graduate students of all academic disciplines enrolled in accredited post-secondary schools in the United States and Finland. Candidates must have achieved sophomore or higher status prior to receiving the award and must have maintained a 3.0 GPA.

Deadline: early February.

The Finnish Cultural Foundation

Seeks to promote and develop cultural and economic life in Finland by providing grants to individuals and groups working in the sciences and the arts, and to people and organizations in other fields of intellectual and cultural endeavor. Grants are awarded annually from the Foundation's Central Fund and 17 Regional Funds, as well as various donor funds.

Deadline: early February.

Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program

For graduating seniors or recent graduates to pursue a post-baccalaureate degree that will directly enhance their leadership capacity. Applicants must intend to apply their studies to social problems or issues in their own countries and commit to working on these issues following the fellowship period. Applications must be submitted to the appropriate IFP International Partner in the country or region where the applicant resides.

Deadlines variable.


Educational exchanges that strengthen understanding and communication between the United States and over students from 140 countries. Students interested in applying for the Fulbright Student Program must apply through the Fulbright Program Office in their home country.

Deadlines variable.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships 

Applicants may be citizens of any country outside the United Kingdom. One to three years of study in any discipline at Cambridge University. Candidates apply directly through Cambridge.

Deadlines: 15 October (U.S. citizens) 1 December (non-U.S. citizens).

Glamour Magazine’s Top Ten College Women Competition

$1,500 cash award to outstanding juniors. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia and Canada (void in Quebec).

Deadline: Mid-July.

Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program

$3,000 award for 100 outstanding second year college students of any field of study at participating institutions. Must demonstrate competency in spoken and written English.

Deadlines: Early February.

Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund

For undergraduate and graduate students of Greek descent, between the ages of 17 and 25. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of necessity and merit.

Deadline: Late February.

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowships

For college graduates to serve 6 – 9 months with a participating organization of their choice in Washington DC while receiving a stipend. Prospective Fellows are expected to demonstrate excellent academic accomplishments and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. Graduate study, a college major, course work, or substantial independent reading that reflects the substantive focus of the fellowship is also a plus. Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is highly desirable.

Deadline: early October (Spring), early January (Fall).

Humane Studies Fellowships

For undergraduate and graduate students interested in the classical liberal/libertarian tradition of individual rights and market economies. More than 100 fellowships from $2,000 to $15,000 are awarded annually.

Deadline: late December.

Inter American Press Association (IAPA) Scholarship

For young journalists and journalism school graduates from Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean. Journalists or journalism school seniors or graduates between 21 and 35 years of age. U.S. and Canadian Scholars will receive US $20,000 for the duration of their stay abroad.

Deadline: Early March.

International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) 

Up to 50 fellowships to support social scientists and humanists conducting dissertation field research in all areas and regions of the world. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $18,750.

IREX Small Grants Fund for the Middle East and North Africa 

Grants between $2,500 and $10,000 for projects to support civil society organizations, education professionals, media, and journalists in the Middle East and North Africa.

ISA Educational Foundation Scholarships 

Various scholarships for those demonstrating outstanding potential for long-range contribution to the fields of automation and control. Scholarship awards support tuition and related expenses and research activities and initiatives.

Deadline: mid-February.

J. W. Saxe Memorial Fund

Annual $1,000 scholarship to one or more undergraduate or graduate students working in public and civil service. The award is meant to enable the student to gain practical experience in public service by taking a no-pay or low-pay job or internship during a summer or other term.

Deadline: mid-March.

Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award

Graduating seniors or recent alumni. Open to students in the performing arts, visual arts, and creative writing to pursue a graduate degree at any accredited university in the U.S. or abroad. Award is up to $50,000 per year for up to 3 years.

Deadline: mid-February.

Jack Kent Cooke Dissertation Fellowship Award

For advanced doctoral students whose dissertation proposal has been accepted. Focus on high-achieving, low-income students to enable their better understanding of their educational pathways and experiences and enable parents, policymakers, and practitioners to better support such students in achieving their full potential. One-time award of up to $25,000, which may be used for a period of 9 to 18 months.

Deadline: early February.

Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships

Community college students who are sophomores or recent alumni. Open to all fields of study at any accredited university in the U.S. or abroad. Meant to enable community college students to transfer to a 4-year institution in order to complete a bachelor’s degree. Award is up to $30,000 per year for an average of 2.5 years.

Deadline: late January.

Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies

A two-year program intended to help Japanese nationals obtaining Ph.D. degrees in macroeconomics and preparing them to work as economists at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). JISP covers all reasonable expenses for two years of graduate study

Deadline: late January.

Japan Inter-American Development Bank Scholarship Program

Scholarship program for students from the Bank’s borrowing member countries (see website) who wish to pursue Master's degree in development-related fields, such as social sciences, business, public administration or other related disciplines (except law and medicine). Scholarship recipients may attend accredited institutions offering Master's programs, located in any of the member countries. The scholarship provides benefits covering full tuition, university medical and accident insurance, an installation allowance, a monthly subsistence allowance, a book allowance, and economy class travel.

Deadline variable per region.

John Bayliss Radio Scholarship

$5,000 scholarships for juniors and seniors majoring in Broadcast Communications. Although financial need is a consideration, students of merit with an extensive history of radio-related activities are given preference.

Deadline: early Spring (applied towards study in the fall semester).

John Kenneth Galbraith Policy Fellowship Program

For recent college graduates and graduate students. Fellows are selected from a national pool of applicants and must demonstrate strong research/writing skills, community service, a commitment to liberal ideals, and plans for future study or a career in public policy or economics. Fellowship start dates are in February, June, or September. Applications must be received at least six weeks prior to start date.

Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Regular Program

For individuals from World Bank member countries to undertake graduate studies at any university located in a World Bank member country except their own. Suggested fields of study: economics, public administration, finance, planning, health, population, agriculture, infrastructure, information systems and aquatic resources (provided that the focus of study is on public policy aspects of these fields), environment and natural resource management, education, and other development-related subjects.

Deadline: early May.

Josephine de Karman Scholarships

$16,000 scholarship to support either the final year of study for juniors or for PhD candidates with ABD status. For PhD candidates defending dissertations during application term and undergraduates entering their senior year. Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities.

Deadline: late January.

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship

Annual fellowship ($7,500; $15,000; or an alternate award of $1,000) for advanced study of Fine Arts to enhance professional standing or to finance a special project. Preference for candidates under 25 years.

Deadline: early December.

King Faisal Foundation Scholarship

Funding opportunity up to three years for Muslim students in Medicine, Engineering, and sciences (Physics, Chemistry, and Geology). For study at an accredited European or North American university.

Deadline: late May.

Kosciuszko Foundation 

Awards a number of scholarships to qualified undergraduate and graduate students for full-time studies at accredited colleges and universities in the United States. Must be a U.S. citizen of Polish descent or a Polish citizen with permanent residency status in the U.S.

Deadlines variable.

The Li Foundation, Inc. Student Scholar Grants

For graduate students from China (including Taiwan) to study international affairs in the U.S. for one to two years. Scholars must be nominated by an approved Chinese educational or U.S. educational or research institution. Grant provides funds to cover cost of living, professional expenses, and return transportation to China.

Deadlines variable.

Leader of the Pack Scholarships

Provides funding for students who completed two semesters at NCSU and intend to remain there. Applicants must also be recognized by their community as leaders.

Deadline: late September.

Lindbergh Grants

Provides grants of up to $10,580 to men and women whose individual initiative and work in a wide spectrum of disciplines furthers the Lindberghs’ vision of a balance between the advance of technology and the preservation of the natural/human environment.

Deadline: Early June.

M.A. Cartland Shackford Medical Fellowship

Series of fellowships ranging from $11,000-$25,000 based on either merit or need or both. For women graduates of any American Institution study medicine with a view to general practice.

Deadline: Early January.

MacDowell Colony Residencies 

250 fellowships to artists in seven disciplines (architecture, music composition, film and video, interdisciplinary art, theatre, visual art, and literature). Receive room, board, and exclusive use of one of the 32 studios on the property.

Deadlines: mid-September (winter/spring), mid January (summer), mid April (fall).

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund Grants

Awards five to six grants to women from developing countries about $11,000 each year to help further their education and strengthen their leadership skills to improve the lives of women and children in the developing world.

Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program

$5000 research fellowships for undergraduate students dedicated to scientific research alongside professional biomedical scientists.

Deadline: early February.

Microsoft Scholarships

Various scholarships for undergraduate students interested in computer science and related technical disciplines. One year award for students attending institutions in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, required that the student complete a salaried summer internship.

Deadline: early February.

National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Scholarships

Student members of NABJ, foreign or American born, currently attending or entering an accredited four-year college/university in the U.S. or those who are candidates for graduate school are eligible for up to $25,000 per year.

Deadlines variable.

Nelson Mandela Scholarships 

Up to 14 scholarships offered for disadvantaged South African students to pursue post graduate study in the United Kingdom.

Deadline: mid-September.

The Norway-America Association 

Offers stipends to Norwegian citizens for graduate study and research in the U.S. Applicants must be members of the Norway-America Association (NAA) and must have completed a minimum of a Bachelor's degree. Award amounts range from $ 2,000 to $ 20,000.

Deadline: early January.

Olive W. Garvey Fellowships

Biennial award to outstanding college students around the world through a competitive essay contest on the meaning and significance of economic and personal liberty. Awards range from $1,000 - $2,500.

Deadline: Late September.

Onassis Foundation Scholarships

Offers scholarships for Greek graduate for postgraduate and doctoral studies outside of Greece. Offers research grants and educational scholarships in the Humanistic Sciences, Political Science, Law and Economics, Architecture, Fine Arts, Music, Dance, Theatre, Photography, Cinema.

Deadline: late January.

Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships

For graduate study or research in any field except medical sciences or introductory language study. Studies may be carried out by on-site or by distance education or a combination of both, and must always be undertaken on a full-time basis. The scholarship is awarded for a minimum period of one academic year and a maximum of two academic years.

Overseas Research Students Award Scheme

Set up by the Secretary of State for Education and Science in 1979 to attract high-quality international students to the United Kingdom to undertake research. Provides funding to pay the difference between international student fees and home EU fees for international students at UK institutions.

Deadlines variable.

Open Society Institute (OSI) Individual Fellowships and Scholarships

Provides support for fellowships, scholarships, and related activities that empower individuals throughout the world to improve the social, political, and intellectual environments of their home communities. Many scholarships and fellowships available.

Deadlines variable.

Open Society Institute (OSI) Global Supplementary Grant Program

Supplementary grants to students from select countries of Eastern and Central Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Mongolia. Purpose is to enable qualified students to pursue doctoral studies in the humanities and social sciences at accredited universities in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle/Near East, and North America.

Deadline: early April.

Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation Fellowship for New Americans

For seniors or recent graduates to pursue up to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in maintenance grants and up to $20,000 in tuition support for each year of graduate study supported, a total of as much as $90,000. The program is intended to support individuals who will continue to regard the U.S. as their principal residence and focus of national identity.

Deadline: early November.

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund 

Provides scholarships to international women students to pursue graduate study in the U.S. or Canada. Maximum scholarship is $8000, renewable for up to two years. Does not include travel costs.

Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship 

Supports doctoral dissertations that explore the sources and nature of international conflict, and strategies to prevent or end conflict and to sustain peace. Citizens of all countries are eligible, but must be enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States.

Deadline: early January.

Peterhouse Research Studentships, University of Cambridge 

Candidates must be graduates of a University in the United Kingdom or elsewhere, under 28 years of age, expecting to work at Peterhouse. There is a central admissions scheme for postgraduate entry into the University of Cambridge and it is not necessary to apply separately to Peterhouse.

Deadlines: late June, September, December.

Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships

Sixty fellowships of $5,000 and forty Awards of Excellence of $2,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Each Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards.

Deadline: early April

Phillips Exeter Academy Fellowships & Internships

Six to eight recent college graduates join Phillip Exeter’s faculty as teaching interns. Aims to encourage talented young men and women to become secondary school teachers and to help prepare them for such a career. For these positions at least a bachelor's degree is required in the specific, advertised field or a related field.Rolling admission.

Rhodes Scholarships for Non-U.S. Citizens

1-3 years of study at Oxford University for citizens of Australia, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Canada, Commonwealth Caribbean and Jamaica, Germany, Hong Kong, India Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Deadline: Early October.

The Roothbert Fund Scholarship Program

Approximately 20 ($2,000-$3,000) awards are offered to students in the U.S. in need of financial aid to further their education at the undergraduate or graduate level. The Fund seeks candidates who are "motivated by spiritual values," and works to foster fellowship among them.

Deadline: late January.

Rotalia Foundation

Scholarships and research grants for individuals in the U.S. and abroad who read, speak, and understand Estonian. Grants are given at all levels – undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, and for research. The foundation is particularly interested in supporting qualified individuals in the U.S. to study in Estonia, and individuals in Estonia to study in the U.S.

Rotary Peace Scholarships

Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn either a master’s degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution. Seventy scholarships are offered worldwide.

Deadline: early July.

Samuel Huntington Public Service Fellowship Award

Annual stipend of $10,000 for a graduating college senior to pursue public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career.

Deadline: mid-January.

Seaspace Scholarships.

Supports marine-related courses of study for undergraduate students entering their junior or senior years and graduate students with an overall GPA of at least 3.3/4.0 and demonstrating financial need.

Deadline: early March.

Sir John M. Templeton Fellowships Essay Contest

Biennial award to outstanding college students around the world through a competitive essay contest on the meaning and significance of economic and personal liberty. Awards range from $1,000 to $2,500.

Smithsonian Fellowships

Unless noted otherwise, all Smithsonian fellowships (graduate, pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, senior) opportunities are open to non-US citizens. Applicants are evaluated on their academic standing, scholarly qualifications, experiences, the quality of the research project or study proposed and its suitability to Smithsonian collections, facilities, and programs.

Deadlines variable.

Society of Women Engineers 

Various awards for women pursuing baccalaureate or graduate degrees in engineering or computer science, as well as engineering and computer science students enrolled in ABET-accredited engineering programs.

Deadline: mid February (sophomores through graduate students), mid-May (freshmen)

South East Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) Tuition Fellowships

Tuition Scholarships awarded are partial reductions of the program fees, lowering the cost of tuition to $1400-1800. SEASSI offers course instruction in Burmese, Hmong, Javanese, Indonesian, Khmer, Lao, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese.

Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

$25,000 fellowships to supports individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh, constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.

Deadline: late October.

Statens Lanekasse for Utdanning

Provides educational grants and loans for Norwegian students abroad. Applicants must be in at least their sophomore year of undergraduate study. Apply for funding as soon as you get accepted to your desired program of study.

Student Academy Awards

Awards and cash grants offered for student films judged in four categories: Animation, Documentary, Narrative and Alternative. An outstanding student filmmaker from outside the U.S. is honored each year.

Deadlines: early April (domestic application), late March (foreign application).

Studenica Foundation 

Scholarships and publishing support to individuals in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Tel: 415-451-6900. Mail: 1299 4th St., San Rafael, CA 94901.

The Sweden-American Foundation

Awards approximately 40 fellowships for graduate, postgraduate and post-doc studies in the U.S. and Canada. Swedish Citizens with a completed undergraduate degree are eligible to apply. Every year, the Sweden-America Foundation awards approximately 40 fellowships for Graduate, Postgraduate and Post Doc Studies in the United States and Canada.

Deadline: mid-September.

Swiss Benevolent Society of New York Scholarships

Merit based awards for study at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels both in the U.S. and abroad. The applicant or one of his or her parents must be a Swiss national.

Deadline: late March.

Swiss Friends of the USA 

Die Gesellschaft Schweizer Freunde der USA (SFUSA) vergibt pro Jahr ca. CHF 25‘000 an Stipendien. Diese sind als Zusatzstipendien gedacht und werden an 6-8 Bewerber/Innen ausgerichtet, die sich in den USA weiterbilden wollen.

Tavitian Foundation, Inc. 

Scholarships primarily to individuals who are natural or adoptive children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren of an Armenian or Eastern European parent, grandparent, or great-grandparent. Recipients may use their award at any approved institution for any course of study. Recipients are called upon to make non-binding moral commitment to assist needy students in the future, if they are ever in the position to do so. Recipients are selected on the basis of standardized test scores, recommendations, financial need, and personal interviews, and strong preference to those of Armenian or Eastern European descent. Mail: c/o Syncsort Inc., 50 Tice Blvd., Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677.

The Thomas Cholnoky Foundation, Inc. 

Scholarships, research grants, and travel expenses to students and graduates of certain Hungarian universities for study in the US. Completion of formal application required, including academic standing, financial need, personal history, cost of program, and purpose. Tel: 203-869-7600. Mail: 100 Old Church Rd., Greenwich, CT 06830.

UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers' Fellowship Programme Fellowships 

Young researchers with advanced degrees (M.A., M.Sc. or equivalent) from developing countries majoring in one off our areas: environment, intercultural dialogue, information and communication technologies, and peaceful conflict resolution.

Deadline: early January.

UNCF Scholarships and Grants

A series of scholarships which hold their own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documents. In order to apply for a UNCF Program Services Scholarship, you must apply through the online application process.

Deadlines variable.

US Golf Association (USGA) Fellowship in Leadership and Service

Provides opportunities for personal development through golf and its values, through a two-year program connecting college graduates at the outset of their careers with resources that enable them to grow personally and professionally. Must be eligible to work in the United States.

Vatra Educational Foundation 

The Vatra Foundation offers grants to students of Albanian lineage studying in the U.S. Tel: 718-365-6930 or 516-354-6598. Mail: 2437 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10458.

Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice 

Candidates applying for the one year Villers Fellowship ($35,000 annual salary) must demonstrate a commitment to social and health care justice advocacy following their year of hands-on experience as a fellow.

Deadline: early January.

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Vacation [Summer] Placements

The Vacation Scholarship is intended to provide promising undergraduates with 'hands-on' experience of research during the summer vacation and to encourage them to consider a career in research.

Deadlines variable.

Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice

The Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice is designed to foster the advancement of social justice through participation in health care advocacy work that focuses on the unique challenges facing many communities of color.

Deadlines: late January.

Winston Foundation for World Peace Fellowships  

Undergraduate and graduate students receive a $300/week stipend for pursuing a project related to cooperative security, conflict resolution, and disarmament. Contact:

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women’s Studies

The Woodrow Wilson Women's Studies program, the only national fellowship for doctoral work on issues of women and gender, supports dissertation writing for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences doing interdisciplinary and original work on these issues. Applicants must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program in the United States (temporarily suspended).

Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships 

Undergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees in the fine or commercial arts, design or architecture. Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be in possession of a Green Card.

Deadline: early April.

Contact Us

Terre Ryan, M.B.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Writing
Director of National Fellowships
Maryland Hall 043J

Loyola University Maryland National Fellowships Office