Graduate Fellowships for International Study
The Fulbright program is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. Open to graduating seniors and recent graduates.
The Boren/NSEP enable U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support students pursuing the study of languages, cultures, and world regions that are critical to U.S. national security but are less frequently studied by U.S. graduate students (i.e., areas of the world other than Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand), and who are highly motivated by the opportunity to work in the federal government. Service Requirement. Open to graduating seniors.
The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries. While abroad, scholars serve as ambassadors of goodwill to the people of the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to greater understanding of their host countries. Open to graduating seniors.
The German Academic Exchange Service operates a number of fellowship programs for graduates to support academic and professional studies, research, and intensive German language education. Programs eligibility varies (see website).
Sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Gates Cambridge Trust scholarship program seeks students of exceptional academic achievement and scholarly promise for whom advanced study at the University of Cambridge (U.K.) would be particularly appropriate. The Trust expects a good match to be made between the applicant's qualifications and aspirations and what Cambridge has to offer. Successful applicants will have the ability to make a significant contribution to their discipline while in Cambridge, with a strong aptitude for research, analysis and a creative approach to defining and solving problems. Open to graduating seniors.
Rhodes Scholars are elected for two years of study at the University of Oxford (U.K.), with the possibility of renewal for a third year. All educational costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees, are paid on the Scholar's behalf by the Rhodes Trustees. The Rhodes Trustees cover the necessary costs of travel to and from Oxford, and upon application, may approve additional grants for research purposes or study-related travel. Open to graduating seniors and recent alumni 24 years old or younger.
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. At least forty Scholars are selected each year to study either at graduate or occasionally undergraduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. Each scholarship is held for two years. Open to graduating seniors and young alumni.
The George J. Mitchell Scholarships are intended to familiarize and connect the next generation of American leadership with the island of Ireland. These Scholarships support one year of graduate study in any discipline offered by an institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland. The Mitchell Scholarship provides tuition, housing, a $12,000 living expenses stipend, and international travel. Mitchell Scholars must exhibit superior records of academic excellence, leadership and public service. Strong, demonstrated achievements in all three areas are required. Open to graduating seniors.
Davies-Jackson Scholarship presents a unique opportunity for students with exceptional academic records, who are among the first in their families to graduate college, to participate in a course of study at St. John's College of The University of Cambridge (U.K.). After two years of study, candidates are awarded a Cambridge B.A. degree, often referred to as the Cantab degree, which is the equivalent of a masters degree in the U.S. Open to graduating seniors.
The Presidential Internship Program at the American University in Cairo provides graduating seniors from colleges and universities across the United States with the unique opportunity to learn about the internal dynamics of university administration while living in Cairo, the cultural and political center of the Middle East. Each intern spends one academic year working in an administrative office and reports directly to a supervisor. Stipend and housing are provided. Opportunities to study Arabic are also available. Ideal for students interested in Middle East studies or higher education administration. Open to graduating seniors.