External Sources of Funding for International Students
SIT has identified a list of organizations that provide scholarships for graduate study in the United States. If you feel you may qualify for any of these scholarships you should contact that particular organization.
Fellowships Through Placement Organizations
Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program
A limited number of fellowships for full funding (including tuition, travel, and living expenses) are available for the coming academic year for students from Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique, Nigeria, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda and Vietnam.
Institute for International Education
809 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017-3580
Fulbright Outreach Program Fellowship
United States-Israel Educational Foundation
Ben Yehuda 1
P.O. Box 26160
Tel Aviv 61261
Office phone: +972-(0)3-517-2392
Israeli citizens of Arab origin or of Ethiopian origin are eligible. Dual American-Israeli citizens or permanent residents of the United States are not eligible to apply.
Muskie and Freedom Support Act Fellowships
The program provides opportunities for graduate students and professionals from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan for one-year non-degree, one-year degree, or two-year degree study in the United States.
Scholarships for Women
Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation
1615 West 92nd Street
Kansas City, MO 64114
American Association for University Women (AAUW)
1111 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Scholarships available for full-time study for women with the equivalent of a US bachelor’s degree.
Canadian Federation of University Women
251 Bank Street, Suite 600
Canada KZP 1X3
Fellowships and partial scholarships to Canadian women.
College Women’s Association of Japan
Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-0021
Telephone: 3491 2091
Fax: 3491 2092
Supports graduate study at English-speaking universities and research institutions abroad for women who are nationals or permanent residents of Japan.
Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund
The World Bank Group
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433
This fund provides financial assistance to women from developing countries during their studies in the United States or Canada.
P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund
P.E.O. Executive Office
3700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
Phone: 515 255-3153
Fax: 515 255-3820
Partial scholarships for women.
Aga Khan International Scholarship Programme
Scholarships are awarded on a 50 percent grant/50 percent loan basis through a competitive application process that takes place once a year in June or July. The Aga Kahn Foundation accepts applications from countries where it has branches, affiliates, or other Aga Kahn Development Network agencies that can help process applications and interview applicants. At present, these countries are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Canada, France, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Pakistan, Portugal, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, the UK, and the US.
58 Park Avenue
(between 37th and 38th St.)
New York, NY 10016
A variety of scholarships are offered to students from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
Pays for tuition, stipend, and health insurance for Belgian citizens to study in US graduate programs.
De Karman Fellowships
Supports one year of graduate study in the United States in any field, with special consideration to candidates in the humanities. Available only to juniors already enrolled in a U.S. undergrad institution.
ITO Foundation for International Education Exchange
BABA Bldg. 5F, 3-8-4 Nishi-Shinjuku
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0023 JAPAN
Tel: 03 3299 7872
Fax: 03 3299 7871
Awards scholarships for Japanese students to study abroad in a master’s course at a graduate school.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship Program
Scholarships are awarded to college seniors or recent graduates to attend graduate programs. The scholarship awards will provide funding for tuition, room and board, books, and other required fees for the length of the graduate degree program, up to six years. The amount and duration of awards will vary by student, based on the cost of attendance and length of the program as well as other scholarships or grants received.
The maximum award per student is $50,000 per year. Candidates for this scholarship must be nominated by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Faculty Representative at their undergraduate institution.
Organization of American States
Division of Cooperation for Development of Human Resources
1776 Massachusetts Avenue
Washington, DC 20036
Fellowships available for citizens of OAS member countries.
Rotary International Foundation
1600 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
You must contact a local rotary club in your home country.
800.336.1616 (toll free in US)
802.258.3510 (outside the US)
PO Box 676, 1 Kipling Road
Brattleboro, VT 05302 USA