Fellowship Resources: International Students

The African American Institute
833 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
(212) 949-5666
The AAI offers the Atlas Program for African nationals wishing to study in the U.S. The purpose of this fellowship is to prepare African students to assume high-level positions in their governments, national universities, and the private sector. Students must apply within the USAID missions within their respective countries. Countries included in the program include: Benin, Guinea, Namibia, Madagascar, Mozambique & Tanzania. This fellowship helps cover school costs for students coming from Africa.
Deadline: Varies by USAID missionJose Antonio Alvarez Alonso Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 619500 (Application Address:)
Dallas, TX 75261-9500
c/o Repsol Petroleo, S.A.,
Contact: Juan Ortega, Sr., Trustee Jose Abaseal
4 Madrid, 3 Spain
(011) 446-52-00
Scholarships only to Spanish nationals pursuing international training at the postgraduate level, particularly in areas of science and management.
Deadline: Accepted throughout the year; initial approach by letterAmerican Scandinavian Foundation U.S. Fellowships
The American-Scandinavian Foundation
Grants and Fellowships
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
(212) 879-9779
Contact: Director of Fellowships and Grants
Graduate Fellowships for Scandinavian citizens who wish to pursue graduate study in the U.S. and Americans who wish to study in Scandinavia. Stipends vary according to country and range from $3,000-$18,000.
Deadline: Varies by countryCanadian Federation of University Women (CFUW)
25 Bank Street, Suite 600
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1X3
(613) 234-2732
CFUW offers several graduate-level scholarships to women who are Canadian citizens or landed immigrants who already hold bachelor's degrees.
Deadline: November 15Fulbright Scholarships
Institute of International Education (IIE)
809 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
(212) 984-5330
Foreign Fulbright Graduate Student Program - Nearly 5,000 Fulbright grants are awarded each year for foreign students, teachers, professors and professionals to study, teach, lecture and conduct research in the U.S., and for U.S. nationals to do likewise outside the U.S. Contact your home country's U.S. embassy for application instructions.
Deadline: October 25Harkness Fellowships
The Commonwealth Fund
Harkness House
One East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021-2692
(212) 606-3852
Contact: Robin Osborn
Harkness Fellowships are awarded to citizens of the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand who wish to study health care policy at institutions in the U.S.
Deadline: October 1International Fellowships Program
Ford Foundation
Contact: Differs based on country of applicant
The IFP provides opportunities for advanced study to exceptional individuals who will use this education to become leaders in their respective fields, furthering development in their own countries and greater economic and social justice worldwide. The program provides support for up to three years of graduate study. Fellows will be selected from countries in Africa and the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and Russia where the Foundation maintains active overseas programs.International Peace Scholarships
PEO International Peace Scholarship Fund
3700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
(515) 255-3153
Contact: Carolyn Larson, Project Supervisor
Grants are available to promote world peace and understanding for women who are citizens of any country other than the US or Canada. These awards are for graduate students who are enrolled full-time. Money is not to be used for research or dissertation. Maximum amount allotted is $6,000 for period of one year from August to May and is renewable once.
Deadline: Two-step application: Deadline to request eligibility information is Dec. 15. If eligible, an application will be mailed.The Henry Luce Foundation Grants
International House
500 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10027
(212) 316-8436
Contact: Susan Storms, Director of Admissions
The Henry Luce Foundation grants are designed to increase the number of I. House residents from the People's Republic of China. Grants of up to $3,000 are awarded to residents from China who are applying to live at the House for the first time. Awards are based on demonstrated financial need and the applicants' interest in contributing to the I. House community through participation in its programs. These grants are renewable.
Deadline: June 8The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grants
International House
500 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10027
(212) 316-8436
Contact: Susan Storms, Director of Admissions
To increase the number of residents from South Africa, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has generously provided funding for grants to residents from South Africa who are applying to live at the House for the first time. Awards ranging from $2,000 to $3,000 will be based on demonstrated financial need and the applicants' interest in contributing to the I. House community through participation in its programs. These grants are renewable.
Deadline: June 8Edmund S. Muskie & Freedom Support Act (FSA) fellowships
American Councils for International Education
Graduate Fellowship Program
1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 833-7522
FSA awards provide tuition, fees and living expenses to students of business administration, economics, education, environmental management, international affairs, journalism, law, public administration, public health, and public policy. Recipients must be citizens of NIS countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Download application online and mail to country-specific address.
Deadline: OctoberThe Soros Foundation Network Scholarship Programs
The Soros Foundation
400 W. 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 548-0175scholar@sorosny.org
NSP administers merit-based grants for students and scholars who are citizens of Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Mongolia and Burma in a variety of academic programs outside their home countries. Prospective applicants may apply for educational subsidy grants after being accepted at/participating in U.S. academic programs, but must ultimately apply through the Soros Foundation Office in their native country. See Web site for further details.Taiwan American Education Trust
c/o Nations Bank of Georgia, N.A.
P.O. Box 4007
Macon, GA 31213
Awards and scholarships to Chinese graduate students.
Deadline: Applications are accepted throughout the year; initial approach by letter.Taraknath Das Foundation
Southern Asian Institute, Columbia University
420 West 118th Street
New York, NY 10027-7296
Contact: Leonard A. Gordon
The foundation awards grants and loans to Indian students, scholars, and writers studying in an U.S. university who have proven their academic excellence.
Applications: Mail application requests to above address or see Web site below
Deadline: Aug. 1Elizabeth Tuckerman Foundation
333 South Grand Ave., Suite 540
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 253-3154
Contact: Rosa Vongchanglor
Scholarships for Welsh students pursuing graduate and post-graduate studies in the U.S. Average scholarships range from $20,000-$30,000.
Applications: Applicants must write the foundation to determine eligibility
Deadline: July 15The Marcus Wallenberg Foundation
c/o Sullivan & Cromwell (Application Address)
125 Broad Street Ulla Rasch-Anderson
New York, NY 10004 Tekn dr. Marcus Wallenberg Fond
(212) 558-4000 ext. 3845 c/o Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken
Stiftelseavdelningen 106 40 Stockholm, Sweden
Contact: Darlene Columbia (in Charles Dowling's office)
Scholarships are for students from Scandinavian countries, Sweden, in particular, for U.S. graduate studies in international business and finance. Scholarships are awarded in late fall and range from $20,000-$25,000.
Deadline: Applications are accepted throughout the year. Applicants should submit a complete biographical record, transcripts, reports on their careers, details of their future plans, and letters of reference.