International Students

With the exception of the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, all of the awards NISO coordinates are for U.S. citizens. Below you will find information about scholarships for new Americans and scholarships that do not require U.S. citizenship. Some scholarships can be applied for from the student’s home country.

Award

Fields of Study

Funding Purpose

Location

Basic Eligibility

Application Year

Acumen Global Fellows Program

Open

1 year of field work

Worldwide

-Business experience
-Committed to helping the poor
-Min. 4 years work experience

Senior, recent grad or graduate student

AFSA Advocacy and Government Affairs Internship

Open

Semester-long internship in Washington, D.C.

U.S.

-Fluency in English
-Interest in international affairs and U.S. Foreign Service

Sophomore-senior or graduate student

AIER Summer Fellowship Practicum

Economics, Finance, Business

7-week summer practicum in economic research process

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-At least 21 years old
-Enrolled in a U.S. university

Junior or senior

Albright Institute Fellowships

Humanities, Near Eastern studies

2-9 months independent research

Israel

-Varies by fellowship

Graduate student or post-doc

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Open

General funding for undergraduate or graduate study

Worldwide

-Pre-lingual hearing loss with Listening and Spoken Language primary mode of communication
-Enrolled in full-time degree program at four-year university
-GPA of 3.25/4.0 or higher

Undergraduate or graduate student

Amelia Earhart Fellowships

Aerospace-related science and engineering

1-2 years of doctoral study

Worldwide

-Woman, any nationality
-Enrolled in full-time doctoral program at start of fellowship

Senior, recent grad, or graduate student

American Architectural Foundation/Sir John Soane's Museum Foundation Traveling Fellowship

Architecture, Art, Interior Design

Research at Sir John Soane’s Museum and collections

London

-Enrolled in graduate degree program

Recent grad or graduate student

American Association of Oriental Research Scholarships/ Fellowships

Archeology, Humanities

6 weeks to 6 months research or fieldwork

Jordan

-Varies by award

Undergraduate or graduate students

American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowships

Open

1-2 years graduate study or research

U.S.

-Woman, any nationality outside U.S.
-Intention to return to home country to pursue a professional career

Senior, recent grad, graduate student, or post-doc

American Institute of the History of Pharmacy Grant

Open

$2,000 toward thesis research

U.S.

-Enrolled in a U.S. institution
-Working on thesis related to some aspect of history of pharmacy

Graduate student

American Nuclear Society Scholarships

Nuclear science and technology

General funding for graduate or undergraduate study

U.S.

-Varies by award
-Enrolled full-time in U.S. university

Undergraduate or graduate student

APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women

STEM

10-week internship at IBM research location

U.S.

-Female student with sophomore or junior standing at U.S. college or university at time of application
-Minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA

Sophomore or junior

Armenian Students Association of Americas, Inc. Scholarships

Open, varies by award

General funding for undergraduate or graduate study

 

U.S.

-Armenian citizen or of Armenian descent, depending on award

-Financial need

Undergraduate or graduate students

Asian Cultural Council Grants

Arts, Humanities

General funding for research, travel, or study

Worldwide

-Artist, arts or humanities scholar or professional, or graduate/post-graduate student in related field.

Any

 

Association for International Agriculture & Rural Development Scholarship Program

 

Agriculture or related fields

 

Annual AIARD Conference and Future Leaders Forum in D.C.

 

U.S.

 

-Interest in international agriculture and rural development problems and their solutions

Undergraduate or graduate student

AT&T Researchers Internship Program

Science, Technology

10-week summer internship at AT&T Labs

U.S.

-Enrolled or will enroll in graduate program leading to PhD in a qualifying field
-Possess a US Social security number (US citizenships not required)

Graduate student

Bibliographical Society of America Fellowships

 

Bibliographic studies

General funding for research

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-Varies by award
-Research focused on the book/manuscript as historical evidence

Graduate student

Cambridge International Scholarship

Open

General funding for undergraduate or, especially, graduate study

U.K.

-Applied to/enrolled full-time in any undergraduate or post-graduate program at Cambridge
-Significant academic achievement
-Financial need

Undergraduate or graduate student

Canadian Federation of University Women Fellowships

Open, varies by award

General funding for graduate study

Worldwide

-Woman
-Canadian citizen or permanent resident

Senior, recent grad, or graduate student

Canon Collins Scholarships and Fellowships

Open

Full tuition and stipend for graduate study

South Africa, Ireland, or the U.K.

-Varies by award
-Generally, must be a national or resident of, or possess refugee status in one of several African countries (see specific awards for more detail)

Senior, recent grad, or graduate student

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellow Program

Open

Interim year as paid, full-time research assistant to one of the endowment’s  scholars

 

-Graduating/graduated from a U.S. university
-Eligible to work in the U.S. for 12 months following graduation
-Not yet begun graduate studies

Senior or recent grad

Center for Neuroscience – University of Pittsburgh Summer Fellowship

Neuroscience

10-week paid lab research program with CNUP faculty

U.S.

-Committed to a career in research
-Full-time student at U.S. university OR citizen of U.S. or her protectorates
-Official authorization for OPT from home institution prior to start of fellowship

Undergraduate

Center for Strategic & International Studies

Open

Semester-long full or part-time internships in public policy

Washington, D.C.

-Min. GPA of 3.0/4.0
-Eligible to work in the U.S.

Sophomore, junior, senior, or recent grad

Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow and Internship Programs

Open

10-12 week internship at state or federal policy organization

U.S.

-Eligible to work in the U.S.
-Interest in public policy and/or non-profit sector careers

Undergraduate or graduate student, or recent grad

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Humanities, Social Sciences

1 year general funding for completion of doctoral dissertation

U.S.

-Ph.D. or Th.D. candidate in a U.S. university doctoral program
-ABD by start of fellowship
-Ethical or religious values of central concern (broadly interpreted) to project

Graduate student

Chevening Scholarship Program

Open

One year of funding for postgraduate study at U.K. university

U.K.

-Citizen of a Chevening-eligible country who will return to that country for 2 years post-award
-Outstanding leadership
-2 years work experience (paid or unpaid)

Senior or recent grad

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Fellowship

Social/behavioral sciences, health and medicine, physical or biological sciences, engineering, law/business/public administration, or relevant fields

12-week immersive fellowship in Washington, D.C.

U.S.

-Graduate student or received graduate degree within last 5 years
-Appropriate visa status
-Interest in role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation

Graduate student or recent grad

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan

Open

General funding for postgraduate study

 

Worldwide

-Citizen of a Commonwealth country
-Varies by country granting award

Senior, recent grad, or graduate student

Confucius China Studies Program Joint Research Fellowship

Humanities, Arts, Education, or Social Sciences

6 months-2 years of funding for doctoral dissertation research in China

China

-Enrolled in China-focused doctoral program at U.S. university
-Dissertation focused on any aspect of China or Chinese language or culture

Graduate student

DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship

Open

4-10 months of study, internship, or research in a German university

Germany

-Clear study, intern, or research plan for their stay in Germany
-Full-time student at a North American university
-Will return to U.S. or Canada post-award to complete bachelor’s degree

Sophomore or junior

Davis-Putter Scholarships

Open

Needs-based grants for undergraduate or graduate study

U.S.

-Financial need
-Actively working toward social justice/involved in activism
-Enrolled in U.S. university during grant period

Undergraduate or graduate student

Dumbarton Oaks Fellowships

Byzantine, Pre-Colombian, or Garden and Landscape Studies

2-4 week pre-doctoral residency at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library

 

Washington, D.C.

-Graduate student preparing for PhD exams, writing the dissertation, or desiring to use the library or museum’s collections
-Appropriate visa status

Graduate student

Echoing Green Foundation Fellowships

Open

Seed-stage funding for emerging leaders working toward social change

Worldwide

-Varies by fellowship

Undergraduate,  graduate student, or recent grad

Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics

Open

General monetary award

U.S.

-Full-time student at a 4-year university in the U.S.

Junior or senior

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

Art

General grant for an artist

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-At least 18 years old
-In early developmental stage of their career
-Work in a representational style of painting, drawing, sculpting, or printmaking

Undergraduate, recent grad, or graduate student

Environmental Research and Education Foundation Scholarships

Open

1-3 years general funding for study or research in waste management

--

-Full-time Master’s or doctoral student, or postdoctoral researcher at start of award
-Demonstrated interest in solid waste management research

Senior, recent grad, or graduate student

Explorers Club Youth Activity Student Grants

 

Sciences

Funding for  independent  science-based project

--

-Varies by award
-Specific research plan with detailed objectives
-Current student ID

Undergraduate or graduate student

Finlandia Foundation Scholarships

Open

Funding for a project, research, or study focused on Finnish or Finnish-American culture

U.S. or Finland

-U.S. or Finnish citizenship
-Full-time student in a post-secondary school in the U.S. or Finland
-Minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA

Undergraduate or graduate student

Ford Foundation Fellowship Program

Open

Funding for predoctoral or postdoctoral research or completion of a dissertation

U.S.

-U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident, or individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program
-Committed to a career in teaching and research at college or university level

Senior, recent grad, or graduate student

Fulbright Foreign Student Program

Open

Funding to study or conduct research

U.S.

-Varies by home country of applicant
-Commitment to cultural exchange

Undergraduate, recent grad, or graduate student

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Open

Funding for postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge

U.K.

-Citizen of any country outside the U.K.
-Applying to pursue full-time residential courses at University of Cambridge

Senior or recent grad

Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related technical field

1 year general funding for undergraduate or graduate study

U.S.

-Female student currently enrolled at a university
-Will be enrolled in a U.S. college or university for the year of award

Undergraduate or graduate student

Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund

Open

General funding for undergraduate or graduate study

 

-Student of Greek descent
-17 to 25 years of age
-Enrolled in a U.S. college or university at the time of award

Undergraduate, recent grad, or graduate student

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowships

Open

6-9 months fellowship in Washington, D.C.

U.S.

-Interest in peace, security, international relations, or policy
-Completion of Bachelor’s degree by start of fellowship
-U.S. citizen or foreign national residing in the U.S. with appropriate visa status

Senior, recent grad, or graduate student

Institute for Humane Studies Fellowships and Scholarships

Humanities, Social Sciences

1 year funding for graduate study or $1,500 toward doctoral study

Worldwide

-Previously received IHS funding at any level
-Research advances the ideals of individual liberty and economic freedom

Senior, recent grad, or graduate student

Inter-American Press Association Scholarship

Journalism

1 year of academic study of journalism in a country in the Western hemisphere

Varies by award

-Native of a country in the Western hemisphere
-Journalist or student in final year of journalism study
-21 to 35 years of age
-Fluent in the language of your host country

Senior, recent grad, or graduate student

ISA Educational Foundation Scholarships

STEM

1 year of general funding for study

Worldwide

-Enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program in instrumentation, systems, automation, or related field

Undergraduate or graduate student

Japan-IMF Scholarship Program

Economics

2 years of funding for doctoral study

Worldwide

-Japanese citizen
-Will obtain PhD by age 34
-Enrolled at or applying to a doctoral program in macroeconomics at a university outside Japan

Recent grad or graduate student

John Kenneth Galbraith Policy Fellowship Program

Humanities, Social Sciences

Research in Washington, D.C.

U.S.

-Strong record of community service and commitment to liberal ideals
-See website for eligible research topics

Recent grad or graduate student

Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Regular Program

Open

General funding for graduate study abroad related to economic or social development

Worldwide

-National from a developing country who will return to home country after graduation
-Bachelor’s degree in hand before 2012
-3 years development-related experience post-graduation

Graduate student

Josephine de Karman Scholarships

Open

1 year general funding for final year of undergraduate or graduate study

U.S.

-Enrolled in a college or university within the U.S.
-Entering senior year OR doctoral candidate who will defend within the academic year

Junior or graduate student

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship

Arts

General funding for advanced study in the arts

Worldwide

-Principle studies in: art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, or urban and regional planning

Senior, recent grad, or graduate student

Li Foundation, Inc. Student Scholar Grants

Open

Funding for graduate study and/or research a top institution in the U.S. or China

U.S./China

-Chinese citizen
-Varies by award

Graduate student or postdoctoral candidate

Lime Connect Fellowship Program

Open

Leadership & Development Symposium in NY

U.S.

-Student with a visible or invisible disability
-Current sophomore at a 4-year university in the U.S.
-Eligible to work in the U.S.

Sophomore

MacDowell Colony Residencies

Arts

4-month residency at the colony – room, board, and studio space

U.S.

-Emerging or established artist
-Additional needs-based stipends and travel grants available with separate application

Recent grad

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund Grants

Open

General funding for graduate study

Worldwide

-Woman from a developing country who will return to her home country post-graduation
-25 years old
-Enrolled at an accredited academic institution at time of application and during grant period
-Committed to working to empower women and children

Graduate student

Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowships in Women and Public Policy

Social Sciences, Education, Economics,  Statistics, Mathematics, or Women’s Studies

Fellowship at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research in Washington, D.C.

U.S.

-Promising scholar with at least a bachelor’s degree
-Knowledge of women’s issues and strong qualitative and quantitative research skills

Recent grad or graduate student

Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program

Biomedical science or engineering

Research fellowship at the Mayo Clinic

U.S.

-Min. 3.0/4.0 GPA
-Enrolled at a college or university within the U.S.
-Interested in PhD or MD-PhD and research career

Sophomore or junior

Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship

Humanities, Social Sciences

Funding for  9 -12 months on-site dissertation research

U.S.

-Enrolled in a PhD program at a U.S. institution
-Completed all degree requirements except on-site research by start of fellowship

Graduate student

Microsoft Scholarship Program

Computer Science or related STEM field

1 year general funding for undergraduate study

U.S.

-Full-time student in a bachelor’s program at a 4-year university in North America
-Financial need

Undergraduate

Nicholl Fellowships

Screenwriting

Funding to write an original feature-length screenplay

Worldwide

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-Not yet earned more than $25,000 writing fictional work for film or television
-Script written in English

Any

Onassis Foundation Scholarships

Open

General funding for postgraduate study

Worldwide

-Greek citizen or individual of Greek descent
-Pursuing, or will pursue, full-time graduate studies

Senior, recent grad, or graduate student

Organization of American States  Scholarships

Open, varies by award

2 years of undergraduate or graduate study or research

Worldwide

-Citizen or permanent resident of OAS member state
-Attending or will attend a university in an OAS member state
-Will return to member state for at least 2 years post-graduation

Undergraduate or graduate student

Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation Fellowship for New Americans

Open

General funding for graduate study

U.S.

-New American, immigrant, or child of immigrants
-Less than 31 years of age
-Enrolled, or will enroll, in a graduate program within the U.S.

Senior, recent grad, or graduate student

Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship

Open

10 months of funding to support completion of dissertation

 

U.S.

-Enrolled in doctoral program at a university in the U.S.
-ABD by the start of award
-Project relevant to international peacebuilding or conflict management

Graduate student

Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships

Open

Funding for first year of graduate or professional study

--

-Accepted PKP membership by June 30 of application year
-Nominated by local Phi Kappa Phi chapter
-Applied to enroll full-time in a post-baccalaureate program

Senior, recent grad, or graduate student

Phillips Exeter Academy Fellowships & Internships

Open

1-year appointment at residential secondary school

U.S.

-Doctoral student completing the dissertation

Graduate student

Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship  

open

7-week Junior Summer Institute in public policy and international affairs

U.S.

-U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or international student studying in the U.S.

-Committed to a career in public service

-Plan to complete a Master's in public policy or international affairs at one of the PPIA Consortium graduate schools after graduating

junior

Rhodes Scholarships

Open

1-3 years of postgraduate study at Oxford University

U.K.

-Citizen of a qualifying country
-Outstanding leadership and academics

Rotalia Foundation Scholarships

Open

General funding for undergraduate or graduate study, or research

Worldwide

-Read and speak Estonian

Undergraduate, recent grad, graduate student, or postdoctoral researcher

Rotary Peace Fellowships

Open

Fully-funded academic fellowship at the Master’s level at a Rotary Peace Center

Worldwide

-At least 3 years related, full-time work, paid or unpaid
-Demonstrated commitment to international peace
-Proficiency in English

Senior, recent grad, or graduate student

Samuel Huntington Public Service Fellowship Award

Open

$15,000 for a year-long public service project anywhere in the world

Worldwide

-Graduating from an accredited U.S. college or university

Senior

Schwarzman Scholarship

Open

Fully-funded one-year Master's degree in Public Policy, Economics & Business, or Internatioanl Studies

Beijing, China

-Citizen of any nation

-English language proficiency

Senior

Smithsonian Fellowships

Open

Graduate, pre-doctoral, or post-doctoral research at Smithsonian Institute

U.S.

-Varies by fellowship

Senior, graduate student, or post-doctoral researcher

Society of Women Engineers Scholarships

Engineering, Computer Science

General funding for undergraduate or graduate study

U.S. or Mexico

-Woman and full-time student studying engineering
-Studying an ABET-accredited program in the U.S. or Mexico

Sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student

South East Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) Tuition Scholarship

Foreign Languages

Intensive language instruction at SEASSI Summer Institute

U.S.

-Applying to SEASSI
-Commitment to career relating to SE Asia or involving the language to be studied

Undergraduate or graduate student, or professional

South Pacific and East Timor Scholarship Programs

Open

Undergraduate or Master’s degree study at a university in Hawai’i

U.S.

-Citizen of a qualifying sovereign Pacific Island country
-Meets requirements of the Exchange Visitor J-1 visa

Undergraduate or graduate student

Statens Lanekasse for Utdanning (Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund)

Open

General funding for undergraduate to graduate study

Worldwide

-Citizen or permanent resident of Norway with
-2 years residency in country in 5 years before start of education abroad

Undergraduate, recent grad, or graduate student

Studenica Foundation Scholarships

Open

General funding for undergraduate or graduate study

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-Citizen of Serbia
-Undergraduate in last two years of degree studies or graduate student pursuing a Master’s degree

Sophomore, junior, or graduate student

Student Academy Awards

Filmmaking

Monetary award for excellence in student filmmaking

--

-Full-time student enrolled in a degree-granting program
-Entry made within curricular structure with supervision of a teacher

Undergraduate or graduate student or recent grad

Student Action with Farmworkers Sowing Seeds for Change Fellowship

Open

6-month leadership development and advocacy program

U.S.

-Spanish-speaking skills
-Interest in farmworker justice, advocacy, and the agricultural industry

Undergraduate or recent grad

Sweden-America Foundation Scholarships

Open

General funding for undergraduate or graduate study, or doctoral or post-doctoral research

U.S./Canada

-Swedish citizen
-Applied for a degree-granting program at a college or university in the U.S. or Canada
-Other requirements vary by award

Undergraduate, recent grad, graduate student, or postdoctoral researcher

Swiss Benevolent Society of New York Scholarships

Open

General funding for undergraduate or graduate study

U.S./Switzerland

-Swiss national or possessing Swiss parentage
-Other requirements vary by award

Undergraduate, recent grad, or graduate student

Swiss Friends of the USA Scholarships

Open

General funding for undergraduate or graduate study

U.S.

-Swiss citizen or individual possessing long ties to Switzerland

Undergraduate or graduate student

Thermo Fisher Scientific Pierce Scholarship

Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or life science fields

General funding for undergraduate or graduate study

U.S.

-Enrolled at a U.S. college or university for the semester of the award
-U.S. citizen or appropriate visa status to study in the U.S.

Undergraduate, recent grad, or graduate student

UNESCO Young Researchers Fellowship Programme

Open

General funding for post-graduate research at a host institution

Worldwide

-Citizen of a developing country (priority given to women and African researchers)
-Research focuses on the environment, intercultural dialogue, information and communication technologies, or peaceful conflict resolution
-Completed MA or MSc by start of fellowship

Graduate student or post-graduate researcher

Villers Fellowship for Healthcare Justice

Open

1-year term as full-time policy analyst with Families USA in Washington, D.C.

U.S.

-Commitment to social and healthcare justice advocacy
-Strong writer with superior analytical skills

Senior, graduate student, or recent grad

Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice

Open

1-year fellowship in public policy with Families USA in Washington, D.C.

U.S.

-Commitment to healthcare justice advocacy
-Qualifying minority or low-income individual

Senior, graduate student, or recent grad

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies

Humanities, Social Sciences

General funding toward completion of the doctoral dissertation

U.S.

-Writing on issues related to women, gender, or feminist/LGBTQ theory
-Enrolled in a graduate school in the U.S.

Graduate student

Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships

Art, Design, Architecture

General funding for undergraduate or graduate study

U.S.

-Pursuing a degree in fine or commercial arts, design or architecture and planning to enter a creative profession
-Student from a minority or economically disadvantage background

Undergraduate, recent grad, or graduate student

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