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 / AAF Minority/Disadvantaged Scholarship
Two grants of up to $3000-4000 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: November.

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 March 11th, Summer Deadline March 18th.

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 $10,000; approximately 35 are awarded annually. Deadline: November 15th.

American Architectural Foundation and Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation Traveling Fellowship
These scholarships are open to high school seniors and college freshmen who plan to study architecture at a NAAB- accredited program. Fellowship amount is $5,000. 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:  February 1st each year.

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: 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. Deadline: November 2nd 2015.

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.

 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: May 1st.

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: October 31st.

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 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: October 15th.

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.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellow Program
Year-long paid position as research assistant 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: 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: early 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 $6,000 stipend. Applicants must be eligible to work  in the U.S. Deadline: March 1st.

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-November.

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics
Essay contest for full-time juniors or seniors. Requires a faculty advisor. Prizes range from $500- $5,000. Deadline: December 14th, 2015.

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for Artists
Awards five grants to emerging figurative artists, with first grants of $15,000 (Canadian) and subsequent grants of $18,000 each. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of submitting the application. Not for those pursuing abstract or non-objective art. Rolling deadline.

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: TBD.

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. Deadline: October 19th, 2015.

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). Deadline: September 15.

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. March Deadline.

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: October 1st, 2015 (Spring), January 4th, 2016 (Fall).

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. Application available in November.

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 $20,000. Applicants must have completed PhD with exception of on-site research by the program start in December.  Deadline: November 3rd, 2015.

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: February 15th 2016.

J.W. Saxe Memorial Fund
Annual $2,000 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.

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. Deadline: early May.

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 Only candidates for the PhD who will defend their dissertation by June 2015 and undergraduates entering their senior year (will receive bachelors degree in June 2015) are eligible for consideration. Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities. Deadline: January 31st, 2016.

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, 2015.

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. Deadline: Early January.

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
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. Applications open from October 1st-January 31st.

National Associationof 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 13th.

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: December 11, 2015.

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. Deadline: Early January.

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. 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: January 31st.

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: March – June.

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: January 19th, 2016.

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, Thailand Vietnamese. Deadline: April 1st, 2014.

 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. Deadline: February 1st and August 16th.

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: October 4th, 2013.

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: April 1st, 2015 (domestic application), March 21st (foreign application).

Studenica Foundation
Scholarships granted to students from State Universities in Serbia are only for those who are in their last two years of undergraduate studies.  Master degree students may also apply but priority is given to undergraduate students. Deadline: November 20th, 2014.

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: September 12th, 2014.

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. Deadline: October 11th, 2013.

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.

Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice
Candidates applying for the one year Villers Fellowship ($38,000 annual salary) must demonstrate a commitment to social and health care justice advocacy following their year of hands-on experience as a fellow. Deadline: January 25th, 2015.

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: January 31st, 2015.

 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. Deadline: October 2014.

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: March 2015.


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Updated July 14th, 2016