Online Universities

Online Degrees From Accredited Universities
Below is a list of Universities which offer degrees via the internet as well as a list of sources for financial aid and grants. These are not related in any way to the International Institute For Global Leadership and we have no further information other than what is listed below. We offer this information simply as a service to our students and friends who visit our website. We are indebted to one of our students, Leonid Yurkovsky from the Ukraine for compiling this list. We can highly recommend him for internet research. He may be reached at

Online Degrees From Accredited Universities

The Schools Accepting International Students Wishing to Study Online:



The University of Liverpool
The online university for business professionals worldwide.
Founded in 1881, the University of Liverpool has earned an international reputation for high quality and is one of the most highly respected educational institutions in the UK. It has been associated with no fewer than eight Nobel Laureates.

Degrees Offered:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in IT

Cardean University
Get an education you can be proud of, and a degree program that will prepare you for an advanced position in management. You’ll learn from some of the greatest minds in business and benefit from an online M.B.A. program that was developed in association with:

  • Columbia Business School
  • Stanford University
  • The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
  • Carnegie Mellon
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science

Contact an Admissions Representative by clicking here, or call us at 1-888-948-1279

University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix Online was one of the first accredited universities to offer complete degree programs via the Internet.

Earn one of the most current and relevant degrees offered in the areas of Business, Technology, Education, and Nursing

Art Institute Online
The multi-billion dollar game design industry promises to continue thriving, and today’s gamers expect more from their interactive fun than ever before. This fuels a growing demand for artists who specialize in game art and design

  •  Bachelor of Science Degree in Game Art & Design

Barrington Online College University

Barrington’s University offers specialty degrees for interested adults seeking additional professional skills for career enhancement, or for continuing education. Available curriculum includes a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programs in Business, Computer Science, E-commerce, Criminal Justice, and the MBA. Barrington’s advanced programs offer open enrollment for students to learn in an off-campus environment and study via e-learning. All classes can be completed in a virtual setting and a mentor is assigned to each student for direct correspondence and assistance. Barrington’s college level curriculum is licensed and has been approved by many of the world’s largest companies.

With recognition for previous work experience, prior certification, and transferred credits from other universities, many of our students finish their degree studies within 12 months. Whether you’re at work, home, or even on the road, if you have a modem and the motivation to succeed, Barrington is the school for you.

Drexel University
All our programs are delivered entirely online. You will not have to travel to the U.S. (no face-to-face, residential component). So, if you live outside the U.S. immigration laws don’t apply – you will not need a visa as you do not enter the U.S. The only exception is our TechnoMBA program where two long-weekend residencies in the U.S., plus a week-long international residency are required. In this case, you will need to have a visa allowing you travel for this purpose.

Golden Gate University
Golden Gate University’s CyberCampus offers online courses that allow students to earn full degrees and/or professional certificates, update their skills, or accelerate the completion of degree programs without the inconvenience and expense of commuting to class. Students can apply, register, attend class, and interact with their professors and fellow students without ever setting foot on campus. All this can now be done through a web browser from your home or office

City University
The Distance Learning (DL) option at City University continues that long established practice, having become one of the largest worldwide providers of Distance Learning instruction in North America. City University offers distance education utilizing Internet courses and the more traditional correspondence-based courses. These modes of delivery utilize the same fully accredited curriculum as the classroom based instruction to fulfill your educational goals.

Pace University

University of Hawai’i
University of Hawai’i (UH) Online brings together online courses and programs from various campuses of the University of Hawai’i. Essential to these courses and programs is creating an asynchronous learning network whereby students actively engage in the learning process in an interactive environment.

Amberton University

Florida Virtual College
Our mission statement supports our belief that effective education must be global in scope. We strongly encourage the participation of qualified international students at Florida Virtual College. Our educational online model linked to the technological developments in today’s world allows us to take advantage of the latest communication developments by offering a true global education to many individuals around the world. 

Norwich University
Getting your MBA online meets the needs of busy professionals who need an MBA degree but do not have the time to attend a full time university program.

  • · An MBA degree and certificate in 24 months
  • ·Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Computer Information, International Business, Marketing, e-commerce, Engineering Firm Management, and Architectural Firm Management.

Florida Metropolitan University
Florida Metropolitan University now offers an Associate degree in Business and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration completely online. International students can now earn their college degree without ever stepping foot in a classroom or leaving their country. This is also an advantage for those students who have a busy schedule and need to complete coursework on their own time. Courses in the online programs are identical to the courses in the classrooms; therefore, students still receive the same high quality education FMU has to offer.

University of South Australia
As a prominent member of the Global University Alliance, The University of South Australia’s primary focus is on educating professionals and on creating and applying knowledge. It is widely recognized for the quality of its teaching and learning programs. The University of South Australia offers the following master’s degree online:

Master of Information Technology
The Master of IT, presented by the School of Information Technology and Computer Science provides students with ongoing conceptual understanding of computer science to keep up to date with industry developments. This program provides introductory IT education to graduates of a non-computing discipline. The Master of IT prepares graduates to work in industry, business or public administration. It covers the areas of computer science and information systems including object-oriented technology, networking, databases and computer systems and skills as well as the technical aspects of e-commerce.

The Master of Information Technology has ACS (Australian Computer Society) accreditation. The University is one of Australia’s largest and has more than 25,000 students, 2,000 staff and six campuses. It is experienced in serving international students, through its extensive distance education and off-shore teaching programs. The Master of Information Technology degree program is available through the Global University Alliance.

USQ Online | University of Southern Queensland
The University of Southern Queensland (USQ Online) delivers one of the world’s leading online MBA programs. The program is designed for busy professionals and allows you to draw on your own experience in business and industry

Oxford Open Learning International
Oxford Open Learning was founded in the United Kingdom in 1989, and is regarded as one of the world leaders for distance education. Oxford Open Learning offers a wide range of A level, GCSE and vocational training courses and programs both online and via CD-ROM, including:

  • Certificate Entrepreneurial Skills
  • Diploma Accounting
  • Diploma Business Studies
  • Diploma Human Physiology & Health
  • Diploma Social Studies
  • Diploma Child Psychology
  • Principles Of Management
  • Retirement Homes Management
  • MOUS – Microsoft Word 2000
  • MOUS – Microsoft Excel 2000

The College works in association with numerous educational organizations such as: The British Association of Open Learning, The Association of British Correspondence Colleges, Learn Direct, The University for Industry, The Institute of Administrative Management, The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance.

African Virtual University
The African Virtual University enables students in over 15 African countries to take courses, degrees and seminars taught by professors from universities around the world. Professors deliver their lectures in front of television cameras in their own classrooms, and the video is then beamed via satellite to learning centres across Africa

eDegree offers a wide range of online degree programs from accredited universities and technical colleges in South Africa. Programs include:

  • LL.B (undergraduate degree)
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Management Leadership
  • Bachelor of Commerce (with specializations)
  • Bachelor of Public Administration (with specializations)
  • Masters in Public Administration

Distance Education in Africa
Distance Education in Africa provides listings to universities and colleges in Africa offering distance education programs.

e-Learning Portals and Directories


World Wide Learn
World Wide Learn – World’s Largest Online Education Directory. Includes online college, university and graduate degree programs, online courses and education, online training programs and online continuing education resources for the virtual student.
Search Online Graduate Programs

Distance Studies –

Distance Learning Resource Network


education@Canada provides access, for both the international education community and international students, to Canadian education resources on the Internet.

The Central and Eastern European Education Directory

Undergraduate and post-graduate programmes offered by over 1300 academic establishments in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and the CIS.

Undergraduate, postgraduate and a variety of other academic programs offered by over 900 universities, academies, schools and colleges in Europe.

Learndirect Scotland
Searchable database of learning opportunities in Scotland.

EuroLearning is training portal offering online courses to organizations and individuals in business skills, information technology and languages.

Education Info India
A portal providing concise and comprehenive information on higher education in India with details of all the colleges and universities in the various states.

General Education Online v2
Free database of links to higher education facilities worldwide. is a learning portal based in India that offers a wide variety of online training choices through its many partner channels. You’ll find online education offerings in a variety of subjects: IT; Business; Industry; Management; Vocational: Career; and Women Studies.
eGuruCool is India’s e-learning portal offering online education and career resources.
NetVarsity (India) is an online learning portal offering training for IT professionals. lets you search or browse for offline and online courses in the UK.

AMIDEAST lists educational resources and study abroad programs in the Middle East and North Africa.

World Wide Colleges and Universities
World Wide Colleges and Universities is an international directory of programs and resources.

Yahoo!: Distance Learning Directories

Yahoo! Education – Distance Learning

DMOZ: Distance Learning Directories

Financial Aid

Financial Aid for Distance Learning students

Finance & benefits for international students in the UK

The P.L.A.T.O. Loan Program provides funding assistance to students attending:

Financial Aid & Scholarships
IREX-Bishkek Educational Information Center

INTERNET Resources for Educational Advising

Internet Access and Training Program in Georgia

NAFSA: Association of International Educators NAFSA
NAFSA: Association of International Educators promotes the exchange of students and scholars to and from the United States. Our members share a belief that international educational exchange advances learning and scholarship, builds respect among differentpeoples and encourages constructive leadership in a global community.

Institute of International Education (IIE)-
The IIE administers the US Fulbright program and manages more than 250 international education programs. For more information, write to Institute for International Education, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017-3580, call 1-212-883-8200 or 1-212-984-5412, fax 1-212-984-5452, or send email to

Grants Databases

Chronicle of Philanthropy Guide to Grants

An electronic data base of all corporate and foundation grants listed in The Chronicle of Philanthropy since 1995. Allows keyword searching, or searching by grantmaker or recipient. Identifies the grant sponsor, grant recipient, application procedures, fiscal information, and date entry appeared in the Chronicle. Search tips are also provided. Requires subscription. Passwords to access the database in Main Library Reference are available at the Reference Desk or from the Funding Center Coordinator.

FC Search

Updated twice a year, this CD-ROM database provides access to the Foundation Center’s entire universe of grantmaker information, compiling data on over 54,000 foundations and corporate givers from the Foundation Directory; The Foundation Directory Part 2; The Guide to U.S. Foundations, Their Trustees, Officers, and Donors; The Foundation Grants Index; the various Grants Guides; and the National Directory of Corporate Giving — making FC Search the most comprehensive CD-ROM product covering private funding sources. Grants can be searched by choosing any of the following variables (or by combinations):

  • · Grantmaker Name
  • · Grantmaker State
  • · Grantmaker City
  • · Fields of Interest
  • · Grantmaker Geographic Focus
  • · Types of Support
  • · Trustees, Officers, and Donors
  • · Grantmaker Type
  • · Corporate Name
  • · Corporate Location
  • · Total Giving
  • · Total Assets
  • · Establishment Date

The Grantmaker file contains records for all know active foundations in the United States as well as records for direct corporate giving programs, more than 43,000 grantmakers. Many of the grantmaker entries contain lists of selected grants. Entries will also contain the names of trustees, officers, and donors of the foundations and corporate funders. The Grants file contains records for over 115,000 recent grants of $10,000 or more awarded by more than 1,000 of the largest foundations listed in the Grantmaker file.


If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list of financial aid sources. FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. Approximately 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.


A web version of the complete Grants Database from Oryx Press that gives grant seekers up-to-date information related to current funding programs from thousands of sources. According to the publisher, it contains over 10,000 funding opportunities provided by over 3,400 sponsoring organizations. Each record includes: contact information, sponsor name and address, subject terms for related searches, and type of sponsor (federal agency, foundation, research institute, etc.). Each record also includes, where available: URLs to more information on the funding opportunity, deadline date(s), restrictions on who may apply (including geographic restrictions), lists of previous awards, amount(s) of grant or award, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number, populations encouraged to apply (e.g., women, minorities, disabled), RFA and PA numbers for NIH grants, and program numbers for NSF grants. Funding opportunities range from pure research grants to arts programs, biomedical and health care research, community services programs, children and youth programs, and K-12 education funding. Sponsoring organizations include federal government agencies (including NIH, NSF, Centers for Disease Control, and many others), foundations and other nonprofit organizations, corporations and corporate foundations, research institutes, state agencies, and universities.
(Last checked 08/29/03)

RSP Funding for Graduate Students

Choose RSP for Graduate Studies from the database list and then type in your search terms. Note: requires MSU pilot password and id. Also available in Library on computers with red ERL tags.
Provides a search engine for identifying the thousands of funding programs available to help students pay for their graduate education in the United States or abroad. The programs described here are sponsored by government agencies, professional organizations, corporations, sororities and fraternities, foundations, religious groups, educational associations, and military/veterans organizations. All areas of the sciences, social sciences, and humanities are covered.

Foundation Grants for Individuals on CD-ROM

Located at Main Library Reference desk (in cd-rom cabinet). Load cd into Desk#3 computer station and click on icon. Online Tutorial is available on web.
This new CD-ROM is an essential resource for individual grantseekers as well as for financial aid offices and funding libraries. It offers high-speed searching of foundations and public charities that provide support for individuals. Version 2.01 covers 4,200 foundations and public charities that support education, research, arts, general welfare, and more. Search fields include: fields of interest, types of supprt, geographic focus, company name, school name, grantmaker name, grantmaker city, grantmaker state, and text search.

Community of Science, Funding Opportunities Database

Community of Science Expertise Database

Fill in the web-based form and see what research grants, scholarships, or fellowships are available for your area of interest. The database also covers other forms of academic funding, such as capital campaigns, equipment, etc. and can be customized to retrieve only funding for undergraduates, graduates, PhDs, women, etc. It is also possible to create a profile and have new funding opportunities mailed to your e-mail address on a regular basis.

Scholarship Experts
Offers superior search technology and an accurate up-to-date scholarship database, serving both U.S. domestic and International students.



MSU Travel Scholarships and Awards

Benschop International Enrichment Award for Study Abroad

The John A. and Irma L. Benschop International Enrichment Award helps defray travel expenses for Honors College members participating in international study programs. Applications are due at the beginning of November for Spring Semester programs and in the middle of March for Summer, Fall, and academic year programs. The first web site includes requirements and application form.

Cole International Study Award

The Jeffrey and Kathryn Cole International Study Award provides funds for MSU Honors College members participating in study abroad programs. Applications are due at the beginning of November for Spring Semester programs and in the middle of March for Summer, Fall, and academic year programs.

Compton Africa Peace Fellowship Program For Dissertation Research by African Students

Beginning in 2001, the African Studies Center (ASC) and the Women in International Development Program (MSU-WID), in cooperation with the Center for Advanced Study of International Development (CASID), are offering Compton Peace Fellowships to students from Sub-Saharan Africa to support their dissertation field research in Africa. This program is an element of the MSU African Higher Education Renaissance Initiative (AHERI). These dissertation fellowship awards are made possible by a grant from the Compton Foundation through its Peace Fellowship Program for addressing peace, conflict resolution, and security in Africa.

(Homer) Higbee Awards

Open to undergraduate and graduate students, one award is offered to an international student and one to an American student each year who make significant contributions to the enhancement of international communication, understanding and cooperation at MSU. The award is approximately $400 and the application deadline falls in the middle of March of every year. Further information is available at the Office of International Students and Scholars.

(Walker) Hill International Pre-Dissertation Award

This scholarship awards approximately $1,500 annually to a MSU doctoral student (U.S. and international) to support a predissertation visit to the site of doctoral research in a country outside the United States. For international students, research in one’s own country does not qualify. Students need to demonstrate scholarly excellence, character, and personal attributes that prove a high probability of success in an international setting. Financial need may be considered, but international students may not apply to conduct research in their own countries.

(Thomas) Huff Scholarship (Germany)

International Student Emergency Tuition Grants

Grants typically do not exceed $700 to $1000.

International Student Mandela Fellowship Program

This award is available to a graduate student, junior faculty, or professional from South Africa to attend their first year at Michigan State.

(Dr. George) Joyeaux Memorial Fund Scholarship

Both undergraduates and graduate students are eligible for this scholarship for study in a French-speaking country.

(Miriam J.) Kelley African Scholarship Grant Program

This award is intended to encourage MSU African students (preference is given to women) to study at MSU and in turn make a contribution to the development of their country. Funds are available for supporting costs such as tuition, research, dissertation writing, family expenses, and partial support for attending professional conferences. At least two awards are given annually of up to $1,000. Applicants should have a temporary Visa and must describe the factors which suggest the likelihood of their returning to their home country. The application deadline is approximately April 15th of each year.

(Delia) Koo Scholarship

The Dr. Delia Koo Chinese Grant Program was established in 2000. The grant provides undergraduate and graduate scholarships to students from specified universities in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for study at designated academic departments at Michigan State University beginning during the 2000-2001 academic year. The rules governing the grant have now been revised to allow support to be extended additionally to visiting scholars from the PRC.

(S. C.) Lee Scholarship Award

All MSU undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens are eligible but preference is given to those with a serious commitment to Asian Studies. All disciplinary fields of study are eligible. The scholarships vary in size from year to year based on the number of qualified applicants and the interest earnings of that year. The scholarships are funded entirely by interest earnings from a privately funded endowment.

(S. C.) Lee Best Paper Award

Enrolled undergraduate and graduate students in any field may submit any research paper completed for a course at MSU which has an Asian topic or component. The awards vary in size depending on the quality of the papers and are funded through the S.C. Lee endowment.

Michigan State University
Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)
Research Grants

Michigan State University Faculty are eligible to apply for MSU-CIBER research grants to support activities including travel, research, and curriculum development. To apply, please follow the instructions provided on the downloadable forms.

Michigan State University
College of Arts and Letters
College Fund for International Travel

Michigan State University
College of Arts and Letters
Special College Research Abroad Moneys (SCRAM)

The College of Arts and Letters offers approximately five fellowships of up to $3,000 each for students in the latter stages of degree completion whose research requires significant use of facilities, sources, or resources abroad. Preferences are given to applications demonstrating that the research trip will accelerate degree completion and significantly add to the quality of the applicant’s composition, performance, creative activity, thesis, dissertation or document.

Michigan State University
College of Natural Science
Study Abroad Opportunities Scholarship Information

$500 and $250 scholarships are available. This site needs maintenance.

Michigan State University
College of Natural Science
Study Abroad Scholarships

Michigan State University
Eli Broad College of Business
Study Abroad Program

A limited number of scholarships are available. Contact Beverly Wilkins for more information : Beverly Wilkins, International Business Center, 7 Eppley, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1121; Email:; Tel: 517-353-4336; Fax: 517-432-1009

Michigan State University
International Studies and Programs
Study Abroad Scholarships and Grants

Deadlines: October 1 and February 1. Also lists other possibilities including: Thomas Hull Scholarship (Germany), Dr. Georges Joyeaux Memorial Fund Scholarship (French Speaking Country), College Academic Achievement Program (CAAP) for first generation or low income students, Arts & Letters Ryder Scholarship for Study Abroad, College of Social Science Study Abroad Grants, Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, Freeman scholarship for students studying in Asia, Center for International Education Exchange (CIEE), MSU Homer Higbee International Scholarship, Institute for International Exchange (IIE) Midwest Study Abroad Scholarship, and TRIO Scholarships.

Michigan State University
Office for International Students and Scholars
Grants and Scholarship Opportunities

MSU resources currently listed include:

  • · Walker Hill International Pre-Dissertation Award
  • ·Compton Africa Peace Fellowship Program For Dissertation Research by African Students.
  • · International Student Mandela Fellowship Program
  • ·Miriam J. Kelley African Scholarship Grant Program
  • · Emergency Tuition Application and Information
    Non-MSU opportunities currently listed include:
  • ·World Bank Scholarship Program for students from developing countries who intend to pursue a career in a development field.
  • ·Altrusa International Foundation grants for third world women seeking graduate degrees at recognized colleges or universitites in the US.
  • ·International Peace Sholarship grants for graduate or postgraduate women who are not US or Canadian citizens working towards a graduate degree in the university of their choice in the US or Canada.
  • · Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund grant offered to support the education of women from developing countries
  • · American Association of Women (AAUW) International Fellowships Awards for full-time graduate or postgraduate study
  • · International Students Organization Scholarship and Grants announcements
  • · International Education Financial Aid Resources
  • · Education Resources Institute (TERI) loans for middle-class students

Michigan State University
Office of Financial Aid
International Student Aid

Michigan State University
Scholarships for International Undergraduate Students

Panhellenic Scholarship and Sorority Scholarships
Overseas Study and the Panhellenic Council award two scholarships which include a grant of $100 and a fifteen day Eurail pass to assist women enrolled in MSU Overseas Study Programs. The Scholarships assist MSU Panhellenic and sorority women whose education and professional goals are best fulfilled by a study abroad. Further information and applications are available from the Panhellenic Council Office in room 325 Student Services Building.
(Office Assistant Unable to Confirm 07/23/03)

Ryder Scholarships

Students who apply for the Ryder Scholarship must provide evidence they are committed to a specific Overseas Study Program. Students generally have a minimum grade point average of 3.5. The scholarship is for the period of the Overseas Study Program.
(Last checked 07/23/03)

Web Sites

Africa South of the Sahara : Grants and Fellowships

A compilation of resources prepared by the African Studies Association, USA, and maintained by Stanford University.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals–Area Studies

Africa-America Institute
Advanced Training for Leadership and Skills (ATLAS)

Provides opportunities for qualified candidates to pursue academic undergraduate and graduate programs in the United States. The education and leadership skills ATLAS participants gain strengthens their ability to contribute to development efforts in their home countries in areas such as business administration, public health, agriculture, education, the environment, and democracy and governance. ATLAS is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and administered by the Africa-America Institute (AAI) under contract FAO-C-00-95-00037-00. ATLAS succeeds the African Graduate Fellowship project (AFGRAD). Since 1963 more than 3400 students from 52 nations have received academic and leadership development training at over 200 American universities under ATLAS and AFGRAD.

Africa-America Institute
Rural Social Sciences Scholarship Fund

Initiated in 1998 and funded by the Ford Foundation, this project seeks to strengthen Mozambique’s national and local rural development agencies through study pro


grams in southern Africa, Europe and Brazil. The project provides assistance to young Mozambican professionals whose careers could benefit from masters’ and doctoral level training, as well as undergraduate scholarship funding for those who are considered to have only medium level schooling. Candidates have a commitment to the application of social science principles to rural development policy and practice. These are often individuals who are doing stellar work professionally, whose performance and opportunities would be significantly enhanced by additional education.

Aid for Non-U.S. Citizens

A guide for foreign students wishing to attend Georgetown University, but most of the funding opportunities are not limited to Georgetown University.

(Jose Antonio Alvarez) Alonso Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships to Spanish nationals pursuing international training atthe postgraduate level, partiuclarly in the areas of science and management.

Alpha Delta Kappan International Honorary Sorority for Women Educators
International Teacher Education Scholarship Program

Applicants must be non-U.S. citizens living outside of the United States and must maintain that residency status from the time of application to the awarding of the scholarship. For more information, look for the scholarships link in the table of contents on the left side of the web page.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals–Education.

Altrusa International Foundation

This grant is open to third world women who are seeking graduate degrees at recognized colleges or universitites in the US. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Amount: $250 – $1,000.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals–Women.

American Association for the Advancement of Science: International Office

The Women’s International Science Collaboration Program (WISC) is a partnership between the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Science Foundation to increase the participation of women in international scientific research. WISC awards on a competitive basis small travel grants to U.S. scientists to plan and design new collaborations with colleagues in Central/Eastern and Western Europe, the Newly Independent States of the former Soviet Union, Near East, Middle East, Africa, the Americas, Pacific, and Asia. These activities are expected to lead to full research proposals that are submitted to the National Science Foundation or other funders. Please note that for 2003 and future rounds, Western Europe has been added to the geographical areas being covered.

American Association of University Women
International Fellowships

International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate study at accredited institutions are supported.

American Council of Learned Societies
Fellowships and Grants Programs

Competitions to be held for 2000-2001 include:

  • · Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars
  • · ACLS Fellowships, including: ACLS/SSRC/NEH International and Area Studies Fellowships and ACLS/New York Public Library Fellowships
  • · Library of Congress Fellowships in International Studies
  • · Contemplative Practice Fellowships
  • · Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art
  • · CSCC China Programs, including the National Program for Research in China and Chinese Fellowships for Scholarly Development
  • · Fellowships for East European Studies
  • · Other ACLS/SSRC International Programs Administered by the SSRC

American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)
Precollege Travel Scholarships

American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)
Study Abroad Scholarships

Describes various scholarship programs available.

American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS)
Fellowship Programs

Designed to support the advancement of knowledge and understanding of India, its people and culture, primarily through research conducted in that country by American scholars. Eligibility: US citizens, foreign nationals enrolled or teaching full time at American colleges or universities. US and Indian Government employees are not eligible.

American-Scandinavian Foundation

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization that promotes international understanding through educational and cultural exchange between the United States and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Established in 1910, ASF carries on an extensive program of fellowships, grants, trainee placement, publishing, membership offerings and cultural activities. More than 24,000 Scandinavians and Americans have participated in ASF’s exchange programs. Be sure to check the Grants and Awards and Academic Fellowships and Grants sections.

American School of Classical Studies in Athens

Offers a variety of scholarships and fellowships in Greece.

Asian Cultural Council

Fellowships available for Asian artists, scholars, and specialists to conduct research, study, receive specialized training, or pursue creative activity in the United States. Some grants are also made to Americans pursuing similar activities in Asia and to educational and cultural institutions engaged in projects of special significance to Asian-American exchange.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals–Area Studies.

Asian Studies Library Use Travel Grants

Courtesy of the UCLA Center for East Asian Studies.

Association for Asian Studies
Grants and Fellowships

Association of Commonwealth Universities

Be sure to review the postings in the Scholarship Administration section if you are interested in studying abroad in a commonwealth country.

AT&T Leadership Awards

Designed to give financial support to students from Asia Pacific markets studying in the US.

Atsumi International Scholarship Foundation (AISF)

Atsumi International Scholarship Foundation (AISF) was established in April, 1995, at the behest of late Takeo Atsumi, the former President and Chairman of Kajima Corporation. AISF provides financial assistance to foreign students with superior academic skills to further their studies at the Ph.D. programs of graduate schools in Japan.

Australian National University Humanities Research Centre

One of the Centre’s hopes is to encourage expatriate Australian scholars in the humanities to revisit their native country. The Centre also wishes to attract young scholars of high promise as well as those with established reputations.

Awards for Postgraduate Study and Research in the United States

The Fulbright Commission provides this list of funding opportunities for residents of the United Kingdom desiring to continue their education in the United States.
(Last checked 08/21/03)

(Robert B.) Bailey Scholarship*

The Robert B. Bailey Scholarship is intended to promote the participation in CIEE?s International Study Programs of individuals or members of groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in study abroad, especially ethnic minority students. Applicants are asked to specify the group to which they belong and which they believe to be underrepresented in study abroad.

Basic Facts Regarding Financial Aid for Study Abroad

Practical advice compiled by Charles Gliozzo, Michigan State University on behalf of NAFSA.

Belgian American Educational Foundation

Fellowships for Belgians to study or do research in the U.S.A. or for Americans to study or do research in Belgium.

(Robert) Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program

Deadline: Oct. 15
The fellowship program strives to strengthen the ties of understanding between the U.S. and Germany and to familiarize American professionals and executives with the political, economic, and cultural environment of Europe. The fellowships are for nine-months and are available to those who possess a graduate degree and/or two years of professional experience in one of the following fields: Business Administration, Economics, Journalism, Mass/Communications, Law, Political Science, or Public Affairs/Public Policy. For more information contact Martin Black at (212) 497-3500 or send an e-mail to
Also listed under Area Studies.

(John E.) Bowman Travel Grants*

The Bowman Travel Grants were established in memory of John E. Bowman, Executive Director of CIEE from 1952 to 1979. These awards provide assistance to students participating in CIEE study or volunteer abroad programs in non-traditional locations. They help to defray the costs of travel. MSU is a participating member of CIEE.

British Association for American Studies
Short Term Travel Grants

Applications are invited from persons normally resident in the United Kingdom, and from scholars currently working at, or registered as postgraduates at, UK universities and institutions of higher education. Preference will be given to those who have had no previous opportunities for research-related visits to the USA, and to young scholars, including postgraduate students. BAAS particularly welcomes applications from postgraduates needing to visit the USA for research purposes.

British Council : Funding for Undergraduates from the USA

British Council : Funding for Graduates from the USA

British Council : Funding for Non-US Citizens to Study in the UK

British Council : British Marshall Scholarship Program

The Scholarships were instituted by the British Parliament on 31 July 1953 as a practical and enduring gesture of thanks on behalf of the British people for assistance received from the United States in the aftermath of the Second World War. They are funded by the Diplomatic Wing of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Recipients are expected to finish a degree at a British university.

British Council : Sources of Funding for International Students

Compiles information for study abroad in the United Kingdom including a database.

Caltech Office of Fellowships
Fellowships for Graduate Study in the U.S.

Caltech Office of Fellowships
Graduate Fellowships Abroad

Describes Churchill Scholarships, Fullbright Grants, Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellowships, Howard Hughes Predoctoral Fellowships in Biological Sciences, Humboldt Foundation Scholarships, Luce Scholars Program, Marshall Scholarships, National Security Education Program – Undergraduate Scholarships for Study Abroad, Rhodes Scholarships, Rotary Scholarships, and Thomas J. Watson Fellowships

Canadian Bureau for International Education

The scholarship section lists funding opportunities for Canadians desiring to study abroad as well as opportunities for foreigners to study in Canada.

(Thomas) Cholnoky Foundation
Provides scholarships, research grants, and travel expenses to students and graduates of certain Hungarian universities for study in the U.S. For more information, consult Foundation Grants for Individuals, 13th edition, published by the Foundation Center.

(Winston) Churchill Foundation of the United States*
Scholarships for Graduate Study

Scholarships for graduate level study in engineering, mathematics, and science at Churchill College at the University of Cambridge. The MSu Honors College can submit nominations.

Commonwealth Fund

The Commonwealth Fund awards grants for projects in its four major program areas: International Health Care Policy and Practice, Improving the Quality of Health Care Services, Improving Insurance Coverage and Access to Care, and Improving Public Spaces and Services. The Commonwealth Fund also sponsors and/or administers four fellowship programs: The Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy, Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy, Ian Axford Fellowships in Public Policy, and provides partial funding for the Paul Beeson Physician Faculty Scholars in Aging Research. Some of the fellowships are designed to allow junior health policy researchers or practitioners from the United Kingdom, Australia, or New Zealnd to conduct research or seek training in the United States. The Ian Axvord Fellowship allows researchers from the U.S. to travel to New Zealand.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals–Medicine.

Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowship Notebook
Graduate Fellowships for Study Abroad

Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) Fulbright Scholars Program

Works with the United States Information Agency to coordinate the Fulbright Program.

Council of American Overseas Research Centers

Fosters international scholarly exchange, primarily through sponsorship of fellowship programs which allow pre-doctoral and senior scholars to pursue independent research important to the increase of knowledge and to our understanding of foreign cultures. Sponsors Fellowships for Advanced Multi-Country Research and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation East-Central European Research Fellows.

Council on Foreign Relations Fellowship Programs

Offers a number of scholarships to individuals interested in pursuing reseach or furthering their careers in international relations.

The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)


A nonprofit, nongovernmental, educational organization founded in 1947 with the mission of developing educational exchanges and fostering international understanding. Today, with programs in 34 countries on six continents, the Council offers a wide range of international programs and services for students, faculty, and the general public. The Council is headquartered in New York with additional offices in Berlin, Bonn, Hong Kong, Kyoto, London, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Singapore, and Tokyo. Council’s travel division, Council Travel, offers a full range of travel services at 41 offices located on or near college campuses across the U.S. Council Travel also has offices in France, Germany, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, and the United Kingdom. Employment and internship opportunities are listed by position and by location.

Taraknath Das Foundation

Provides scholarships to Indian graduate students, scholars, writers, and researchers who are studying in the U.S. and have completed one year of study in the U.S.

Duke University
Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy
Sources of Funding for International Students

Eastern European Peoples Foundation

Dedicated to providing scholarships to the children of Eastern Europe.

Education USA: Your Guide to Higher Education

This web site by the U.S. Department of State provides practical background information for foreign students interested in studying in the USA. Be sure to check the Financial Aid and Funding Sources sections.

Edupass: Smart Student Guide to Studying in the USA

How much does a US education cost, and how will you pay for it? Find the answers here, plus the best sources of financial aid for international students, and a whole lot more. Be sure to check the following sections: Schools with Financial Aid for International Undergraduate Students. Financial Aid for International Students, and Loans for International Students .

Financial Aid for Foreign Nationals Studying in the United States

Compiled and maintained by NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Still available thanks to the Internet Archive.

Financial Aid for International Students and Scholars for Study and Research in the United States

Compiled by Elizabeth Breed, Uniersity of Wisconsin, Madison.

Financial Aid Tips for International Exchange and Disability

Courtesy of Mobility International USA National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange.

Finlandia Foundation

Students applying for Finlandia Foundation National scholarships for the academic year beginning the following September should submit an application by February 1. Applicants must be citizens of the United States or Finland and accepted to an accredited institution of higher learning. Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate (sophomore or higher) and graduate students. Students studying subjects related to Finnish culture receive special consideration. Individual scholarships in the past have generally been in the $500-$3,000 range.

Foreign Nationals Seeking Funding for Study in the United States

NAFSA receives many requests from foreign students seeking financial assistance for study in the United States. Although NAFSA does not offer financial assistance, the information below may help you in your search for financial aid.

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia

Friends & Partners Funding/ Exchange funding/master.html

Identifies programs involving work or travel in some manner with scholars and students in Russia and the Newly Independent States (NIS).

Fulbright Academic Exchange Program

The world-renowned Fulbright program provides grants for graduate students, teachers, lecturers and researchers from the United States and other countries. The Fulbright Program also provides universities financial assistance in hosting its programs. Site sponsored by the United States Information Agency.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers opportunities for recent graduates, postgraduate candidates, and developing professionals and artists to conduct career-launching study and research abroad.

Funding Opportunities for Africans and Foreign Nationals

Courtesy of the University of California, Berkeley, Institute of International Studies.

Funding Sources for Japanese and U.S. Acitivities in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

A compilation of web links by the US Department of State’s International Programs Office Mission to Japan.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships (Cambridge University)*

For scholars of outstanding academic merit and leadership potential from every country of the world other than the United Kingdom, who are committed to serving their communities, and who gain admission to the University of Cambridge to pursue courses of study as follows: second Bachelor degree as an affiliated student; one-year postgraduate courses; research leading to the degree of PhD. The MSU Honors college can submit nominations.

German Academic Exchange Service

Deadline: August 1 – for visits during the first half of the following year.
Offers support to scholars and scientists to pursue research at universities and other institutions in Germany for one to three months during the calendar year. Grants are awarded for specific research projects and cannot be used for only travel, attendance at conferences or conventions, editorial meetings, lecture tours or to extended guest-professorships. At least two years of teaching and/or research experience after the PhD or equivalent and a research record in the proposed field are required. Stipends consist of a monthly maintenance allowance. Please see the Service?s website for further information. For more information, contact German Academic Exchange Service, 950 Third Avenue, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10022; phone: (212) 758-3223; fax: (212) 755-5780

(Benjamin A.) Gilman International Scholarship*

U.S. undergraduates can apply to receive financial support for study abroad programs worldwide through the new Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The program is named after Congressman Ben Gilman (R-NY), the legislation’s sponsor. The Institute of International Education, a New York-based non-profit organization, will administer the program through its Southern Regional Office in Houston, Texas under a grant from the Bureau. Established under the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000, Gilman International Scholarships will provide up to $5,000 for American students to pursue overseas study for college credit. The Gilman Program aims to broaden and increase the study abroad population by aiding undergraduate students who are under financial constraints.

Global Partnership for NGO Studies, Education, and Training

Some funding opportunities allow for travel abroad; others are restricted to students from specific countries studying in that country.
(Last checked 08/21/03)

(J. B.) Harley Research Fellowships in the History of Cartography

Application deadline: November 1st each year
The Harley Fellowships – the only one of their kind in Europe – provide support of up to four weeks (normally at ?250 per week) for those, from any country, discipline or profession, doing the equivalent of post-graduate level work in the map collections of the London area. For full application details, please contact: Hon. Sec. J B Harley Research Fellowships, c/o Map Library, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, UK,

Harvard university
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Scholarships for International Students–Worldwide

(Last checked 08/21/03)

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships

Founded in 1978 in honor of the late Senator and Vice-president, the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished mid-level professionals from designated countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Eurasia to the United States for a year of study and professional experience. The program encourages a variety of U.S. and foreign partnerships worldwide. Fellowships are awarded competitively to candidates with a commitment to public service in both the public and private sectors, specifically in the fields of natural resources and environmental management, public policy analysis and administration, law and human rights, finance and banking, economic development, agricultural development/economics, human resource management, urban and regional planning, public health policy and management, technology policy and management, educational planning, communications/journalism, and drug abuse epidemiology, education, treatment and prevention. Indonesian Cultural Foundation

Provides university scholarships to Indonesians for graduate study in the United States.
(Last checked 08/21/03) International Education Financial Aid (IEFA) Scholarship Search

The premier internet resource for financial aid information for students wishing to study in a foreign country. International Federation of University Women International Fellowships

The International Federation of University Women offers a limited number of fellowships and grants to women graduates for advanced research, study and training. The competitions are held every two years. Many of IFUW’s 69 national federations and associations offer fellowships, scholarships and grants to women in their countries and to IFUW members from other parts of the world. Address information is provided for each country federation/association. [Also listed under Grants for Individuals – Women] International Programs Sponsored by the National Science Foundation

Social, Behavioral, and Economics Science Division.

International Research & Exchanges Board
Research and Grant Opportunities

IREX programs have advanced the education and expertise of over 15,000 scholars, professionals, and students for nearly 35 years, including both U.S. and international scholars. International Research & Exchanges Board
Short Term Travel Grants

Deadline: February 1
Grants for scholarly projects focusing on Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and Mongolia (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.) Support is available for brief visits (about two weeks) for individuals who do not require administrative assistance from IREX. Grants do not exceed $3,000. Per diem for up to 14 days, not to exceed $100/day (for food, lodging, and local transportation only). The grant may cover other incidental expenses, such as temporary health insurance for incoming foreign scholars, conference registration fees for Americans, and visa fees. International Research & Exchanges Board
Starr Collaborative Research Grants Program

Deadline: May 1
Grants of up to $20,000 to a cross-border team of graduate and/or postgraduate scholars for one year. This year applications will be accepted for research only on the topics of media and the Internet. The program supports research in and on Eurasia, the Near East, and Asia. The collaborative team must consist of at least one US citizen or permanent resident and at least two citizens and current residents of two different countries of the eligible regions at the time of application. Japan Center for Michigan Universities
Scholarships and Financial Aid Tips

Identifies funding sources for students interested in studying in Japan.

Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership

Check out current US Programs, application procedures, and eligibility information. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers

Funding is available for all fields in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, and medicine.

Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program

King Faisal Foundation Scholarships

Aids Muslim students in pursuing graduatel level studies. Also offer a King Faisal Foundation-Prince of Wales Chevening Scholarship for the study of Islam and the West at postdoctoral level. This latter scholarship is restricted to one Saudi candidate pursuing research in the United Kingdom and one British scholar to study for a year in Saudi Arabia. Kosciuszko Foundation Programs in Poland for American Citizens Study and Research

Each year the Kosciuszko Foundation selects and recommends American students and scholars to the Polish Ministry of National Education for scholarships and grants made available through the Foundation’s Exchange Program with Poland. These awards are for the Year Abroad Program at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow and for the Graduate and Postgraduate Studies and Research in Poland Program at numerous institutions of higher learning throughout Poland.

Kosciuszko Foundation Competitions, Grants, and Scholarships

The Foundation’s programs for educational funding include Tuition Scholarships; an Exchange Program for Americans to study language or conduct research in Poland and for Poles to conduct research or to teach in the US. In addition, we grant the Metchie J. E. Budka Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work in Polish Literature, History and Polish-American Relations and sponsor competitions in piano and voice for aspiring young artists.

LEXIA Exchange International

LEXIA Exchange International is a private, independent, not-for-profit organization, offering study abroad programs for university undergraduate and graduate students. Year-long, semester or summer programs are fully structured, providing all academic, logistical and living arrangements. LEXIA study programs are available in: Berlin, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Krakow, Prague, Venice and Shanghai. Scholarships are available. Michigan State University is a participating member.

(George) Marshall Scholarships (United Kingdom)*

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study either at graduate or occasionally undergraduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. The scheme allows the Scholars, who are the potential leaders, opinion-formers and decision-makers in their own country, to gain an understanding and appreciation of British values and the British way of life. It also establishes long-lasting ties between the peoples of Britain and the United States. Each scholarship is held for two years. The MSU Honors College can submit nominations.

(Robert S.) McNamara Fellowships*

This site addresses the programs sponsored by The World Bank, including the Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program. You should note that the Robert S. McNamara Fellowships are only applicable for developing country nationals and they are not valid for a course of study leading to an advanced degree.

Michigan State University
India Club

Offers tips on how to finance your education at MSU, including Scholarships, Fellowships and Grants in the US: A Few Resources.

Midwest Education Association Scholarship

The Institute for International Education?s Midwest Regional Center makes available five scholarships worth $1,000 each to undergraduates who are United States citizens and permanent residents of the Midwest and who attend a Midwestern college or university. The scholarship is particularly designed for students who have little or no pervious study abroad experience.

(George) Mitchell Scholarships (Ireland)*

The US-Ireland Alliance sponsors a prestigious, competitive, national scholarship to enable American citizens between the ages of 18 and 30 to study at universities on the island of Ireland. The George J. Mitchell Scholarships, named in honor of the former Senator’s pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, are intended to familiarize and engage the next generation of America’s leaders with the island of Ireland. These Scholarships allow Americans to pursue one year of post-graduate study in any discipline offered at institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The Mitchell Scholarship provides tuition and housing for one year along with international travel and a living expenses stipend. The MSU Honors College can submit nominations.

Mobility International USA
National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange
Financial Resources for Non-U.S. Residents on Exchange Abroad

It is often difficult for students to find funding for education abroad. This information sheet has been created to give basic suggestions to begin the search. It will also provide information on scholarship opportunities that you may wish to look into. Since most scholarship opportunities target specific interests, institutions, or experiences, it would be beneficial to find scholarship information in your local libraries. The following is a list of opportunities for students to pursue an education outside of their country of nationality. Compiled by Mobility International USA. Section headings include:

  • · Foreign Universities
  • · Published Materials
  • · International and local organizations
  • · Helpful Scholarship Search Engines
  • ·Scholarships related to education and disabilities

Mobility International USA
Financial Resources for U.S. Residents on Exchange Abroad

It is often difficult for students to find funding for education abroad. This information sheet has been created to give basic suggestions to begin the search. It will also provide information on scholarship opportunities that you may wish to look into. Since most scholarship opportunities target specific interests, institutions, or experiences, it would be beneficial to find scholarship information in your local libraries. The following is a list of opportunities for students to pursue an education outside of their country of nationality. Compiled by Mobility International USA. Section headings include:

  • · Foreign Universities
  • · Published Materials
  • · Vocational Rehabilitation Funding/SSI Funding
  • · Helpful Scholarship Search Engines
  • · Funding Opportunities .

NAFSA : Association of International Educators
Grants and Scholarships

NAFSA serves the field of international education?professionals in international education, institutions of higher education, and international and U.S. study abroad students?by providing the following grant and scholarship opportunities:

  • · AIEJ-JAFSA International Educator Exchange Program
  • · Cooperative Grants Program (COOP)
  • · 2003 ETS Excellence Awards for Overseas Advising Centers
  • · OSEAS Conference Travel Grants
  • ·U.S.-OSEAS Regional Linkage Program

National Endowment for Democracy
Fellowships, Scholarships, and Grants for Individuals Working
In the Area of International Affairs

Compiled by Rory Macleod, July 1999.

National Endowment for Democracy
Sources of Funding for Groups in International Affairs

Originally compiled by Ryota Jonen, August 1997; updated by Rory Macleod, July 1999.

National Science Foundation
Dissertation Enhancement Awards

Deadlines: vary depending on host country
Supports doctoral dissertation research overseas by graduate students enrolled in US institutions and involving close collaboration with host country institutions in Western Europe, Japan, Eastern Europe including the Newly Independent States, East Asia and the Pacific, The Americas, and Africa, Near East, and South Asia. Awards include funds for international travel, living expenses, and other items. Proposals in a wide range of fields will be considered, including: engineering, environment, global climate change, geology, oceanography, astronomy, economics, linguistics, and anthropology. Citizenship: Priority given to US citizens or permanent residents. For more information contact Pierre Perrolle at (703) 306-1710, Ext. 5972 or send an e-mail to National Science Foundation
International Opportunities for Scientists and Engineers

The National Science Foundation offers Dissertation Enhancement Awards to support doctoral dissertation research overseas by graduate students enrolled in US institutions and involving close collaboration with host country institutions. They cover funds for international travel, living expenses, and other items. Proposals in a wide range of fields will be considered, including: engineering, environment, global climate change, geology, oceanography, astronomy, economics, linguistics, and anthropology. Priority given to US citizens or permanent residents.

National Science Foundation
Office of International Science and Engineering

The National Security Education Program
David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships (NSEP)

The NSEP enable outstanding graduate students to pursue specialization in area and language study or to add an important international dimension to their education. NSEP supports students pursuing studies of those languages, cultures, and world religions outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The fellowships range in length from one academic semester to 24 months. Awards are up to $25,000/yr for three years.

The National Security Educational Program
David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships

This is open to undergraduate students who wish to obtain language and culture training in areas considered in short supply by the U.S. government. Excludes Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Awards are for a minimum of one academic semester.

National Security Education Program FAQs

The Inter-American Agency for Cooperation and Development (IACD) of the Organization of American States (OAS) administers one of the hemisphere?s largest multinational fellowship and training programs. Every year, the Agency provides several hundred fellowships for graduate studies and research, scholarships for undergraduate studies at universities through the region and awards for specialized, short-term training at educational institutions and training centers in member and observer states.

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund for Women

Deadline : January 31
The maximum grant awarded to a student is $5,000 annually. Recipients may re-apply and receive the scholarship for a maximum of three years. Believing that education is fundamental to world peace and understanding, members of the P.E.O. Sisterhood provide grants-in-aid for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States or Canada. Eligibility: An applicant must be qualified for admission to full-time graduate study, working towards a graduate degree in the college or university of her choice in the United States or Canada. Eligibility form must be completed before application materials can be sent to applicants. For more information, contact P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund, P.E.O. Executive Office, 3700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312-2899, USA

Resource Guide: a Selected List of Fellowships, Scholarships, Grants and Other Training Opportunities for African Women Students/Scholars, 2002-2003

Rhodes Scholarships (Oxford University)

Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships

The Rotary Foundation welcomes applicants for the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships. Academic-Year, Multi-Year, and Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships are offered, with availability varying from year to year. The purpose of the program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries. Applicants must contact their local Rotary clubs to: (1) determine if funding for the desired scholarship is available; (2) ask about local application deadlines; and (3) obtain application materials. Length of scholarship term and award amount varies depending on type of Scholarship. Deadline: varies (Each club sets its own application deadline in accordance with the district deadline.)

Rotary Youth Exchange for High School Students

Scholarship Information for Students of Color Studying Abroad

Courtesy of the Michigan State University International Studies and Programs Study Abroad.

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards for Study Outside the United States

A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.

Scholarships for International Students

A compilation from

Scholarships for Students of Ukrainian Ancestry or Citizenship

A Selected List of Fellowship Opportunities and Aids to Advanced Education for United States Citizens and Foreign Nationals.

An electronic document prepared by the National Research Council for the National Science Foundation. March 7, 1995.

Smart Student Guide to Studying in the USA

How much does a US education cost, and how will you pay for it? Find the answers here, plus the best sources of financial aid for international students, and a whole lot more.

Social Science Research Council Fellowships

SSRC fellowship and grant programs are widely known in social science communities in the U.S. and abroad. These prestigious and highly competitive awards cover graduate training, dissertation work, postdoctoral training and research, professional foreign travel, and institutional support. While eligibility requirements vary, many awards are open to non U.S. citizens. Funding opportunities include: Abe Fellowship Program, ACLS/SSRC International Postdoctoral Fellowships, Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, Eastern Europe, German-American Academic Council Summer Institutes, International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship (IDRF), International Migration, Internat’l Predissertation Fellowship Program (IPFP), Japan Program, Near and Middle East, Sexuality Research Fellowship Program, South Asia, Soviet Union and Its Successor States, SSRC-MacArthur Foundation Fellowship on International Peace & Security in a Changing World, SSRC-Mellon Minority Fellowship Program.

SOROS Network Scholarship Programs

Network Scholarship Programs (NSP) fund the participation of students, scholars, and professionals from Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Burma in a variety of rigorous and competitive academic exchange programs. These programs aim to create lasting cross-national ties and to provide grantees with knowledge needed to foster open societies in their countries. The goals of the Network Scholarship Programs are to train future generations of university professors in the humanities and social sciences, and to address key professional training needs through fellowships in fields unavailable or underrepresented at institutions in the countries served. NSP enjoys generous cost-sharing for its programs from the United States Information Agency, the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Cambridge Overseas Trust, and a wide range of higher education institutions around the world. [Information seems dated]

StudyAbroad.Com is the on-line study abroad information resource. Here you will find listings for thousands of study abroad programs in more than 100 countries throughout the world. You will also find hundreds of links to study abroad program home pages and a wealth of related information. Bookstore

A collection of books on study abroad, both in the U.S. and in other countries, currently available from Amazon.Com. Many of the featured books are available in the MSU Libraries. Financial Aid Page
Sources and Tips on Obtaining Financial Aid

Provides standard sources and tips on obtaining financial aid.

Study in the USA Resource Guide

(Elizabeth) Tuckerman Foundation Scholarship

Provides annual educational grants for financial assistance to persons domiciled in Wales who have graduated from a college or university located in the United Kingdom of Great Britain or in the United States of America, and who desire to obtain and further their postgraduate education at a college or university located in the United States. Each award will normally provide for tuition, books and supplies, living expenses and transportation from the United Kingdom to the United States. (Last checked 08/21/03)

UNESCO Study Abroad

Provides description to Study Abroad (available as print publication in MSU Main Library) plus links to a few additional web pages.

United States Department of State
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Tips for American Students Abroad

United States-Mexico Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange

The governments of the United States and Mexico on November 27, 1990 officially established the U.S.-Mexico Commission. Since its inception the Commission?s primary focus has been the administration of Fulbright-Garc Robles scholarships. During the first nine years, 1700 scholarships have been awarded to Mexican and United States citizens.

United States-United Kingdom Fulbright Commission
Awards for Postgraduate Study in the U.S.

University of Iowa, Vice President for Research, Division of Sponsored Programs
International Funding Sources

An ever-expanding list of web links.

University of Wisconsin Madison
Grant Information Center
Funding For Research and Study Abroad

Covers funding opportunities for study and research abroad for all educational levels and fields of study. Compiled by Elizabeth Breed and last revised July 1, 2003.

USA/Ukraine Program

Provides comprehensive information about the USA/Ukraine Program which helps talented high school students in Ukraine win full four year scholarships to leading preparatory schools and colleges in the USA, Canada, and the United Kingdom. September 5, 2002.

(Helen) Wallis Fellowship at the British Library*

Application deadline: May 1st each year
This annual, named fellowship offers a convenient and unusually privileged working environment in the British Library, London. The fellow will be treated like a member of staff (i.e. not restricted to reading room hours) and will be provided with their own work-station, with an e-mail account and access to the Internet. In addition, the fellowship carries with it a voucher worth ?300 to be spent within the Library. The award honours the memory of the former Map Librarian at the British Museum and then British Library, Dr Helen Wallis OBE (1967-86), and confers recognition by the Library on a scholar, from *any* field, whose work will promote the extended and complementary use of the British Library’s book and cartographic collection. Preference will be given to proposals that relate to the Library’s collections and have an international dimension. The fellowship may be held as a full or part-time appointment, and would normally be for 6-12 months. For full application details, please contact: Map Librarian, Map Library, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, UK,

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship*

World Bank Scholarships

The Scholarship Program and the Fellowships Program are vehicles for knowledge sharing and capacity building in the developing world. The Programs provide opportunities for graduate studies leading to master’s degree in development-related fields for mid-career professionals from the World Bank member countries, eligible to borrow. The Scholarship Program does not sponsor undergraduate studies, distance learning programs, short-term training, conferences, seminars, thesis writing, research projects, and fields of studies not related to development. All these requests will not be considered.

International Education Financial Aid
International Education Financial Aid (IEFA) scholarship search is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for international students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad

Scholarships search, financial aid and student loan information for U.S. students, Canadian students and international students.