International Student Opportunities

The list below includes awards that invite international student applicants. Also, please review this compiled list of a broader range of opportunities that accept applications from non-US citizens, including undocumented citizens.

American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS)

AIIS was formed to further the knowledge of India in the United States by supporting American scholarship on India. The programs of AIIS foster the production of and engagement with scholarship on India, and promote and advance mutual understanding between the citizens of the United States and of India. For 60 years, AIIS has provided funding to pre- and post-doctoral scholars and artists in pursuit of knowledge about India. For students of Tulane's Asian Studies Program, the AIIS language programs will count toward a language requirement. The Institute has a particularly strong beginners Hindi program.

Africana Studies Undergraduate Fellowship

The Africana Studies Program is designed to prepare juniors and seniors for experiences in the academy beyond their undergraduate careers. By providing hands-on experience and effective and sustained one-on-one mentorship, the Africana Studies Undergraduate Fellowship program is designed to address pipeline issues by supporting promising undergraduates from underrepresented backgrounds with interests in academic careers along the trajectory from college through the PhD (or for those with an interest in the creative and performing arts the MFA). Undergraduate fellows will be paired with faculty mentors whose research interests align with their own. During the course of the fellowship, undergraduate fellows will receive a $2,500 stipend to work as research assistants for faculty mentors who will provide academic/research mentorship.

DAAD German Academic Exchange

Highly qualified final year undergraduate students or those who have received an undergraduate degreeof all disciplines may apply for the DAAD Study Scholarship for a full Master’s degree program at a German university or for study at a German university as part of a postgraduate or Master’s degree program completed in the home country. DAAD offers a variety of scholarships for undergraduates to study and research in Germany.

DAAD RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering)

DAAD RISE Germany offers undergraduate students from North American, British and Irish universities the opportunity to complete a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions. RISE Germany is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. Students are matched with a host university or institute according to their area of interest (biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering, or a closely related field). German language is not required and the working language will be in English.

Fulbright Foreign Student Program

Funded by the U.S. Department of State and cooperating Fulbright commissions around the world, the Fulbright Foreign Student Program is the premier government sponsored program that enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States. Program eligibility and selection procedures vary widely by country. Please use the drop-down menu to find information about the Fulbright Program in your home country, including eligibility requirements and application guidelines.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Covers the costs of studying at Cambridge for scholars of outstanding academic merit and leadership potential from every country of the world other than the United Kingdom. These scholarships are designed for students who are committed to serving their communities, and who gain admission to the University of Cambridge to pursue Ph.D. research, a second Bachelor degree as an affiliated student, or one-year of postgraduate courses. Does not require institutional endorsement. Students must complete application to Cambridge University by mid-October. Gates Cambridge Scholarship application materials are due in mid-October for US Citizens. Deadlines for international students vary depending upon discipline but fall between early December and January.

Humanity In Action

Humanity in Action is an international educational organization. They foster a global network of students, young professionals and established leaders committed to promoting human rights, diversity and active citizenship—in their own communities and around the world.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars

Knight-Hennessy Scholars is an international graduate-level scholarship program for study at Stanford University. Established in 2016, the program prepares students to take leadership roles in finding creative solutions to complex global issues. Ideal candidates for this award are independent, creative thinkers, purposeful leaders, and committed to a civic mindset. The award funds graduate study in almost any discipline. Institutional endorsement is not required. Application deadline is early October.

Princeton in Africa

Princeton in Africa (PiAf) offers year-long service-oriented fellowships in countries across the African continent in such fields as humanitarian aid, public health, education, conservation, post-conflict reconstruction and social entrepreneurship. In addition to housing and a living stipend, each PiAf fellowship provides a pre-departure orientation program group medical and evacuation insurance. Airfare to and from the placement site and certain pre-departure medical expenses are generally the responsibility of each fellow. Applications are due in late October.

Princeton in Asia

Princeton in Asia (PiA) offers year-long service-oriented fellowships in eighteen Asian countries in the fields of education, international development, environmental advocacy, journalism, law, and business, with a majority of fellows working in education, either as English teachers at universities and high schools, or within education administration. In addition to a local salary, each PiA fellowship provides an orientation program, group medical insurance, and assistance with student loan repayment deferments. PiA may also provide grants for pre-fellowship language training, on a selective basis. Airfare and other travel expenses are generally the responsibility of each fellow. Application deadline is usually in early November.

Princeton in Latin America

Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) offers year-long service-oriented fellowships for work in NGOs, multilateral organizations, local government and/or community-based organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean. Focusing on a demonstrated commitment to community service (including with Spanish-speaking communities in the U.S.) and a record of academic achievement, PiLA identifies highly qualified and motivated fellows to meet the needs of their partners and the communities they serve. Partner institutions work in natural resource conservation, public health, education policy, microfinance, and many other areas.

Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program

The PPIA Fellowship is a series of educational and developmental programs that span from the end of a student’s junior year in college to the completion of a Master’s degree in public policy, public administration and/or international affairs. The program was started to address the lack of diversity across the spectrum of professional public service, including government, nonprofits, public policy institutions and international organizations. The Junior Summer Institute is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. Applications are due in early November.

Rhodes Scholarship

Funds two to three years of study at Oxford University. The Rhodes Scholarship seeks individuals with superior academic achievement and proven intellect who will be world leaders. Supports practically any Oxford BA, but is more limited for higher degrees. Pays tuition and fees, maintenance, and travel allowance. This scholarship requires a rigorous interview process and applicants must be institutionally endorses, which is done through the Office of Fellowship Advising. If interested, contact the Office of Fellowship Advising no later than March 1 of your junior year. Application deadlines vary given the global constituency through which you will apply.

Schwarzman Scholars Program

The Schwarzman Scholars Program prepares young leaders to better understand the culture, economy, governance, and motivations of China, a growing world influence. Schwarzman Scholars will earn a master’s degree in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing, and they will participate in internships with Beijing-based global and national institutions and corporations. All instruction will be delivered in English, although scholars will have opportunities throughout the year to study Mandarin.

Yenching Academy at Peking University

The Yenching Academy offers a highly customizable Master’s program in China studies for English speakers with varied levels of Chinese language competency. At the core of the program lies its emphasis on interdisciplinarity and the value it assigns to thinking about China; past, present and future - from both Chinese and international perspectives. Scholars are allowed flexibility in the design of their study programs and can choose courses from any of six research areas, one of which they will choose for their theses. A wide range of electives offered by the Academy and other Peking University schools and departments supplements core courses.