International Students

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Scholarships that Accept Applications from International Students

AAMC Financing Your Medical Education
A series of grants and awards honoring individuals in the fields of medical education, research, and community service. Deadlines variable.

AIA / AF Diversity Advancement Scholarship
This multiyear scholarship supports high school and undergraduate minority students who are entering, enrolled in, or transferring into a NAAB-accredited undergraduate architecture program. Scholarships may be renewed every year until your degree is completed, for up to 5 years ($20,000 total award). Deadline: see website.

Albright Institute Fellowships
A grant of $330,000 in fellowships and awards distributed 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.

Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship
This program offers hands-on, in-depth experience with professionals in artistic and technical production, arts administration and community engagement. Fellowship provides a modest stipend and is intended to cultivate the next generation of theater professionals. Full-year Deadline & Summer Deadline often in March. See website for exact dates.

Amelia Earhart Fellowships (Zonta International)
Women of any nationality with a pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering. It may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in these fields. Fellowships carry a stipend of $10,000; approximately 35 are awarded annually. Deadline: November 15th. Applications open in July.

Soane Foundation Traveling Fellowships
Two graduate-level fellowships are offered in the fields of Architecture, Art History, Decorative Arts, Historic Interiors, Conservation, Museum Studies.  Grant provides for independent study and research at London’s Sir John Soane’s Museum and elsewhere.  Fellowship amount is $5,000 plus airfare.  Deadline: March 1st

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: December 1st.

American Center of Oriental Research Scholarships and Fellowships
A series of monetary grants and fellowships based on research within the Asian continent. Fellowships and Scholarships vary greatly. Deadlines variable.

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:  See website.

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: February 1st/April 1st.

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.

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: March 15th.

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. Deadline 6 months prior to the start of study.

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. Deadline: October 31st.

Please note also that the BAEF also provides Fellowships to American students or researchers to come for study or research at a Belgian university or institution.

Bibliographical Society of America Fellowship Program
A variety of short-term fellowships supporting bibliographical inquiry as well as research in the history of the book trades and in publishing history, providing a stipend of $3,000-5,000 per month for up to two months. Deadline: December 1st of each year.

BMI Student Awards
A series of scholarships for various music and art related fellowships and awards. Some geographical restrictions may apply. Deadlines variable.

Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust
The Trust offers a large variety of scholarship programs for undergraduate, Master’s and PhD degrees, in all subjects and tenable at all Colleges, including the Cambridge International Scholarship (for international research students). Full information on the many scholarships the Trust offers can be found using the scholarships search on their web site. Deadlines and award amounts vary.

Campus Compact Awards Programs
Series of scholarship awards based on humanitarianism. Deadlines and award amounts vary. Visit the North Carolina Campus Connect page for more details:

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 post graduate degree (normally a one year Master’s degree) in either the United Kingdom or southern Africa. Deadlines and award amounts vary.

James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program
Year-long paid position as research assistant in international affairs at the Carnegie Endowment for International 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: January 15th.

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: rolling basis.

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 $6,000 stipend. Applicants must be eligible to work  in the U.S. Deadlines variable.

Chevening Scholarship Program
Three scholarship schemes for post graduate 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.

Davis-Putter Scholarships
Need-based grants (up to $10,000) 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.

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics
Essay contest for full-time juniors or seniors. Requires a faculty advisor. Prizes range from $500- $5,000. Deadlines variable.

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. Deadline: vary by program and region.

Exploration Fund of the Explorers Club
$500- 5000 grants in support of exploration and field research. Funds given primarily to graduate students, but undergraduates may still apply. 

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. A total of $30,000 is awarded each year; scholarships range from $1,000 to $3,000 per student. Candidates must have achieved sophomore or higher status prior to receiving the award and must have maintained a 3.0 GPA. Deadline: February 1st.

Glamour Magazine’s Top Ten College Women Competition
$3,000 cash award to outstanding juniors, including a trip to New York and a write-up for Glamour Magazine. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia and Canada (void in Quebec).

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.

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 $2,900/month 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: Spring Fellowship–generally early Oct. Fall Fellowship–generally early Jan. 

Institute for Humane Studies PhD Scholarships
For current or prospective  graduate students in doctoral programs whose work advances the principles of individual liberty and economic freedom. 50 scholarships of $1,500 are awarded annually. Awards also include eligibility to apply for a $15,000 fellowship in subsequent years. 

International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)
The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics. Sixty-eight fellowships are awarded annually. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $21,000. Applicants must have completed PhD with exception of on-site research by the program start in December.  Deadline: early November

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: generally Feb/March

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)

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. 

Josephine de Karman Scholarships

Approximately eight (8) fellowships, $22,000 for graduate students and $14,000 for undergraduate students, will be awarded for the regular academic year (fall and spring semesters or the equivalent where the quarterly system prevails), paid through the fellowship office of the university in which the recipient is enrolled for study in the United States. Study must be carried out only in the United States and all funds must be expended only within this country.

DeKarman fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States. Only candidates for the PhD who will defend their dissertation in or about June 2018 and undergraduates entering their senior year (will receive bachelors degree in or about June 2018) are eligible for consideration for a 2017-2018 fellowship. Postdoctoral and masters degree students are not eligible for consideration. Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities.

Complete applications, including transcripts of applicant’s graduate and undergraduate studies at institutions in the United States and Canada and two letters of recommendation, must be received by the fellowship committee IN ONE PACKAGE postmarked no later than midnight, January 31.

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship
Three major fellowships will be awarded. One up to $20,000 in any field of music, one of up to $20,000 in architectural design and history, art and design, theater, dance, or instrumental or vocal music and one of up to $9,000 in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, theatre, or urban and regional planning. Preference for candidates under 25 years. Deadline: December 1st.

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.

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, not psychiatry.

MacDowell Colony Residencies
250 fellowships to artists in seven disciplines (architecture, music composition, film and video, interdisciplinary art, theater, 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 $12,000 each year to help further their education and strengthen their leadership skills to improve the lives of women and children in the developing world. Deadlines vary by country.

Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program
$5000 research fellowships for undergraduate students dedicated to scientific research alongside professional bio-medical scientists. Deadline: February 1st.

Microsoft Scholarships
Microsoft awards tuition scholarships and conference scholarships each year to encourage students to pursue studies in Computer Science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines. Recipients for both scholarships will be awarded in recognition of their demonstrated passion for technology, academic excellence, and leadership while working to push the software industry forward.

National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Scholarships
Any student member of NABJ currently attending or entering an accredited four-year college/university in the U.S., or pursuing a graduate degree is eligible for a variety of scholarships up to $3,000 per year. Deadline: March.

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, Theater, Photography, Cinema. Deadlines vary.

Open Society Foundations Grant, Scholarship, and Fellowship Program
Supplementary grants to students from a variety of select countries. 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. Deadlines vary.

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: usually late November or early December.

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 vary.

Rhodes Scholarships for Non-U.S. Citizens
1-3 years of study at Oxford University for citizens of Australia, Bermuda, Canada, China, Commonwealth Caribbean and Jamaica, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Kenya, New Zealand, Pakistan, Southern Africa, UAE, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Deadlines vary throughout the fall.

The Roothbert Fund Scholarship Program
Approximately 20 $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. The application cycle opens on November 1.  Application forms are available on-line during the months of November, December and January only. Deadline: February 1st.

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 through out 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: May 31st.

Samuel Huntington Public Service Fellowship Award
Stipend of $15,000 for graduating college seniors to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding to graduate school or a career. Deadline: mid-January.

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), early-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, Thailand Vietnamese. 

 South Pacific and East Timor Scholarship Programs
Two special degree study programs for citizens of South Pacific nations and East Timor. Scholarships are awarded for undergraduate degree study. Priority is given to applicants seeking degrees that address national development needs.

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: early 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 vary.

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 PostDoc 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: March 31st.

Swiss Friends of the USA
The Company Swiss-American Society awards per year CHF 15’000-20’000 on scholarship contributions. These contributions are intended as a funding supplement and be in 5-7 candidates – with many years of loyalty to Switzerland Swiss or foreigners – oriented who want to continue their education in the United States with the goal of a university degree.

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.

UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowship Program Fellowships
Young researchers with advanced degrees (M.A., M.Sc. or equivalent) from developing countries majoring in one of our areas: environment, intercultural dialogue, information and communication technologies, and peaceful conflict resolution.

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.

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.

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. Deadline: mid-October.

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 varies.


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