Awards for International Study/Work

Awards for International Study/Work

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
Up to $20,000 (undergrad) or $30,000 (grad) for students to study less commonly taught languages in regions critical to U.S. national security. Students may apply as undergraduates or graduating seniors applying to a U.S. graduate program. Requires a one-year minimum commitment to the federal government in a position related to national security. U.S. citizen only. Deadline: late January.

Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) Program
Provides support for a year-long experience in Germany. Program includes 8 weeks of German language instruction, 4 months of coursework (taken in German), and 5 months of a professional internship. Applicants should have some relevant experience in their chosen career field (such as an internship) and a strong interest in German culture and language. U.S. citizen only.

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program
Offers fully funded intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical foreign languages for undergraduate students. For some languages, students are required to have basic language skills to be eligible for funding; other languages require no previous experience/study. Deadline: mid-November.

Semester and yearlong internships, research, and study in all fields in Germany for both undergraduates and graduating seniors interested in pursuing master’s degrees. Several specialized scholarships in various fields. Graduate deadlines early to mid-November; undergraduate deadline late January. (Some DAAD scholarships require a university endorsement.Contact the Fellowships Office for more information.)

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships
Provides funding to pursue a master’s degree or doctorate in multiple European countries. Degree programs in a variety of disciplines are jointly sponsored by more than one institution; students complete courses at one institution and then move to a new phase of the program in a different country. Deadline: late fall or January (varies by program).

Provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. Awards ranging from $3,000 for summer study to $7,000 for full year. Minimum GPA = 2.8. Deadline for spring study: mid October. U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Deadline for summer or fall study: March.

A one-year fellowship for graduating seniors (and alumni) to conduct research or provide assistance teaching English in more than 150 countries worldwide. Fulbrighters receive a monthly stipend and travel costs. Eastern campus deadline for most awards: mid-September. (This fellowship requires a campus interview and evaluation. Contact the Fellowships Office for more information about GPA and other requirements.)

Fulbright UK Summer Programmes
Three- to six-week academic and cultural summer programs for freshmen and sophomores. Recipients receive airfare to the UK, tuition and fees at the host university, accommodations and meals, and in some cases a small daily allowance. U.S. citizen only. Deadline: early February.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Highly competitive full-cost scholarships for students to pursue a postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge in the UK. Must show evidence of outstanding intellectual ability, leadership potential, and commitment to improving the lives of others. Deadline: early October.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Scholarships of up to $5,000 for students receiving Pell Grants to fund study abroad. Minimum length of study is four weeks in one country. Recipients studying specific languages will automatically be considered for an additional Critical Need Language Award, which can bring the total award amount up to $8,000. U.S. citizens only. Deadline for spring term: early October. Deadline for fall terms: early March.

Global Health Corps
Year-long paid fellowship in the U.S. or Africa to work on global health issues. Background in public health is not required, but applicants should have a passion for health equity. Open to non-US citizens. Deadline: mid-February.

Humanity in Action Fellowship
Five-week interdisciplinary, overseas summer program for U.S. and international students to study minority rights and research how resisting intolerance has protected democratic values. Programs available in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Lyon, and Warsaw. Open to non-US citizens.Deadline: early January.

Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program
Funding to be an English teaching assistant in an elementary, junior high, or high school for one year in Japan. Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in Japanese language and culture. U.S. citizen only. Application deadline: mid-November.

Marshall Scholarship
Funding for graduate study in the UK in all fields. Scholars are intellectually strong and have significant leadership potential. Extremely competitive; only about 32 awarded annually. Minimum GPA of 3.7; most winners have a 3.9+ GPA. U.S. Citizen only. Campus deadline: early September. (This scholarship requires a campus endorsement. Contact the Fellowships Office for more information.)

George Mitchell Scholarship
Funding for one year of graduate study in Ireland in all fields. Only 12 are awarded based on three selection criteria: scholarship, leadership, and sustained commitment to service and community. Must have a clear reason for studying in Ireland. Campus deadline: early September. (This scholarship requires a campus endorsement. Contact the Fellowships Office for more information.)

NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program
Funding for Ph.D. and joint Ph.D./M.D. programs as Oxford or Cambridge for students interested in biomedical research careers. An accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for students who have already developed a sophisticated scientific background by having engaged in research as undergraduates. U.S. citizen only Deadline: early January.

Rhodes Scholarship
Provides funding for two years of graduate study at the University of Oxford in any field. Applicants should demonstrate leadership, high literary and scholastic attainment, success in sports, and the likelihood to become influential members of society. Very competitive–only 32 awarded each year. Minimum GPA of 3.8. U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of DACA status Campus deadline: early September. (This scholarship requires a campus endorsement. Contact the Fellowships Office for more information.)


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