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For International Students

Many scholarships and fellowships require US citizenship or residency. Below are several resources to assist our international students who are looking for merit-based funding opportunities.

Scholarships & Fellowships for Non-US Citizens

NAFA (the National Association of Fellowship Advisors) maintains a list of opportunities for students who are not citizens of the United States.

Chevening Scholarship

Disciplines: Diverse

Chevening Scholarships, funded by the United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organizations, support study at UK universities--mostly one-year Masters degrees--for individuals with demonstrable potential to become future leaders and decision makers. The Chevening program began in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international scheme. Chevening Scholars come from over 116 countries worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and 700 scholarships were awarded in 2011-2012.

Chevening Scholarships are for talented people who have been identified as potential future leaders across a wide range of fields, including politics, business, the media, civil society, religion, and academia. Applicants should be high calibre graduates with the personal, intellectual, and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership.

Most Chevening Scholarships cover tuition fees and a living allowance. Applicants must meet the academic requirements for their chosen course(s) of study, have a good standard of written and spoken English, have a minimum of two years' work experience, not have previously studied in the UK under a UK Government-funded scholarship, and not have dual British nationality (unless you are a Citizen of a British Overseas Territory).

National Deadline: 15 November 2014
To apply for a Chevening Scholarship you should check your country page within the Chevening Scholarship website for specific information that applies to applicants from your country.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Disciplines: Any

This program offers approximately 60 scholarships for students to pursue courses of postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge. Students must show evidence of ability to make a significant contribution to their disciplines through research, teaching, or creatively using their learning in their chosen profession. Candidates must have excellent transcripts and high grade point averages; they must show how study at Cambridge would help them achieve their goals.

International Deadline: 2 December 2014

Databases and Other Resources


Per their website, "Scholarships for Development is an updated listing of international scholarships specifically for people from developing countries, people who would like to pursue development-related fields, and people who seek global and national development through further education. It is our aim to help you find opportunities for higher education and become agents of development in your own countries and the rest of the world." The site, well-organized and informative, is well worth searching if its goals reflect your own.

International Scholarships highlights many scholarship opportunities that are available to international students. Thanks to NAFA, the National Association of Fellowship Advisors, for compiling this list. Further information from NAFA on beginning your search for financial aid is available here.

Institute of International Education Funding for U.S. Study maintains an extensive database of scholarships, fellowships, and grants.

Community of Science Funding Database allows international graduate students to choose their home country and search for opportunities.

International Education Financial Aid promotes international education for both U.S. citizens and international students who want to study abroad.

International Scholarship Search is an online financial aid database for students of any origin.

For International Women

PEO International Peace Fellowship offers scholarships to international women.

American Association of University Women provides fellowships to outstanding women.

The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund offers scholarships to women from developing countries to further their university studies.