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Funding for International Students

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All Nationalities

THE AMERICAN-SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION: offers funding to Scandinavians to undertake study or research programs (usually at the graduate level) in the United States for up to one year. Candidates for awards are recommended to the ASF by the cooperating organizations. Awards are made in all fields. Applicants must be citizens of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden. Contact the ASF's cooperating organizations for specific information regarding eligibility, award size and application deadlines.

BRITISH CHEVENING SCHOLARSHIPS: enable students of high intellectual promise to pursue studies in the UK. Chevening scholars must study in the UK for at least 3-months. Most scholars already have a first degree and the majority study for postgraduate degrees, particularly Masters courses. You must apply to the British Embassy/High Commission or The British Council in the country of which you are a citizen. Please see the full country listing and select the country for which you are a citizen for application procedures and deadlines.

BRITISH COUNCIL LEARNING: lists scholarships, fellowships and grants for students of all nationalities to study at British institutions of higher education. Inquiries about such awards should be addressed to the British Embassy/High Commission or The British Council in the country of which you are a citizen. Please see the full country listing and select the country for which you are a citizen for application procedures and deadlines.

DARTMOUTH GENERAL FELLOWSHIPS: These awards may be used for graduate study or projects either in the U.S. or abroad. Applicants must submit evidence of financial need as well as academic merit, and a well-conceived program of graduate study, independent research, or creative project. Fellowships usually do not exceed $5,000. Awards are not granted for medical school and only rarely for law or business schools. Awards are not renewable. Application deadline: March 1, 2013.

ERASMUS MUNDUS: The Erasmus Mundus program is a co-operation program in higher education which promotes the European Union as a centre of excellence in learning around the world. It supports European top-quality Masters Courses through a Consortium of four institutes from the following universities: London School of Economics and Political Science (Economic History Department); University of Vienna (Institute of History; University of Wroclaw (Willy Brandt Centre for German and European Studies); University of Leipzig (Centre for Advanced Studies (ZHS)). For more information, contact EAC-Erasmus-Mundus@cec.eu.int.

FULBRIGHT FOREIGN STUDENT PROGRAM: Grants for study or research in the US. The Fulbright Program supports educational exchanges that strengthen understanding and communication between the United States and over 140 countries. More than 1,300 new Foreign Fulbright Fellows enter U.S. academic programs each year. For application deadlines, please contact the Fulbright Program Office in your home country.

GATES CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARSHIPS: These scholarship are for students 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: a second Bachelor degree as an affiliated student; one-year postgraduate courses; or research leading to the degree of PhD. The Gates Cambridge Trust intends to offer a substantial number of awards annually which will cover the costs of studying at Cambridge. Some of these awards will be for students from the US; but students from all countries are eligible. Students of exceptional academic achievement and scholarly promise for whom further study at Cambridge would be particularly appropriate are welcome to apply. Students will need to provide evidence of their ability to make a significant contribution to their discipline, either by research, or by teaching, or by using their learning creatively in their chosen profession. Application deadline: October 16, 2013.

MICROSOFT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: Students will be awarded scholarships in recognition of their passion for software, academic excellence, and ability to make a difference in the software industry. A large majority of the scholarships will be awarded to female students, under-represented minority students or students with disabilities. Minority applicants must be a member of one of the following groups under-represented in the software field: African American, Hispanic, or Native American. Apply as a  Freshmen, Sophomore, or Junior. Application Deadline February 1, 2011.

ALFRED K. PRIEST FELLOWSHIP: for graduate study at Harvard University. Fellows will be chosen yearly from among applicants who have been accepted by any graduate program at Harvard. Potential for excellence, capacity for leadership, and financial need are criteria in the selection. Fellows will usually receive about $10,000 per year until the completion of the education for which they applied. Application deadline: April 1, 2013.

RHODES SCHOLARSHIPS: The Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international fellowships, were initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to study at the University of Oxford. Awards are made for a two-year period but may be extended for a third year. An applicant must be unmarried, and remain unmarried during the first year of residence. Stipend covers tuition, travel, fees and maintenance. Canadian citizens may apply through the Canadian Rhodes Trust. Address: General Secretary for the Rhodes Scholarships in Canada, Box 48, Toronto-Dominion Centre, Toronto M5K 1E6, Ontario, Canada. Other Rhodes Scholarships are available for citizens of Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica & the Commonwealth Caribbean, Kenya, New Zealand, Pakistan, Southern Africa (including South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia and Swaziland) Zambia, and Zimbabwe.  Campus deadline: September 1.

ROTARY AMBASSADORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS: The primary purpose of Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries.  Scholarships are awarded for study or training in another country where Rotary clubs are located. Initial application must be made through a local Rotary club in the applicant’s legal or permanent residence, or place of full-time study or employment. Application deadlines are set by individual Rotary clubs in accordance with the district deadline.  Application deadlines may be as early as March 1, 2011 or as late as August 15, 2011 for program year 2011-2012.

THE SCOTLAND SALTIRE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME: This exciting scholarship opportunity is open to Canadian, Chinese, Indian and US nationals and is aimed at encouraging bright, talented and hard working individuals to live, work and study in Scotland.  £2000 is available toward the cost of tuition fees for a full time Masters level course (excluding PhD studies) in a wide range of subject areas. You can choose to study at any of Scotland's universities and Higher Education Institutions.  Application deadline: May 31, 2013.

FRED C. SCRIBNER, JR. AND JAMES H. HAMLEN FUND and the FRED C. SCRIBNER, JR. FELLOWSHIPS: for law study at an accredited law school. Eligibility: graduating senior, preference will be given to Dartmouth seniors from the state of Maine. The exact amount of the award varies from year to year. The current stipend is $3,000, but varies according to funding. Application deadline: April 1, 2013.

CHARLES H. WOODBURY MEMORIAL LAW PRIZE: for law study at an accredited law school. Two fellowships will be awarded each year. Eligibility: graduating senior. The exact amount of the award varies from year to year. The current stipend is $3,000. Application deadline: April 1, 2013.

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Canadian and Commonwealth Citizens

BRITISH CHEVENING SCHOLARSHIP CANADA: enables students of high intellectual promise to pursue studies in the UK. Chevening scholars must study in the UK for at least 3-months. Most scholars already have a first degree and the majority study for postgraduate degrees, particularly Masters courses.

BRITISH COUNCIL CANADA GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS: lists several scholarships, fellowships and grants for Canadians to study at British institutions of higher education and other locations overseas. Application deadlines vary.

COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP PLAN: enables students of high intellectual promise to pursue studies in Commonwealth countries other than their own, so that on their return they could make a distinctive contribution in their own countries while fostering mutual understanding within the Commonwealth. The following Commonwealth countries offer scholarships to Canadian citizens and in certain cases to permanent residents of Canada for graduate studies (Masters or Ph.D.) or, in the following countries, for research toward a Canadian graduate degree: Botswana, India, New Zealand, Trinidad & Tobago, and the UK. Trinidad & Tobago offers scholarships to Canadian citizens and Commonwealth citizens. Application deadlines vary by country.

DAAD STUDY SCHOLARSHIPS FOR GRADUATING SENIORS: Study Scholarships are awarded to highly qualified graduate students of all disciplines to provide the opportunity to study in Germany or complete a postgraduate or Master's degree course and obtain a degree at a German university or institution. Application deadline: November 15, 2010. Campus deadline: October 25, 2010.

RHODES SCHOLARSHIPS: The Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international fellowships, were initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to study at the University of Oxford. Awards are made for a two-year period but may be extended for a third year. An applicant must be unmarried, and remain unmarried during the first year of residence. Stipend covers tuition, travel, fees and maintenance. Canadian citizens may apply through the Canadian Rhodes Trust. Address: General Secretary for the Rhodes Scholarships in Canada, Box 48, Toronto-Dominion Centre, Toronto M5K 1E6, Ontario, Canada. Campus deadline: September 1.

THE SCOTLAND SALTIRE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME: This exciting scholarship opportunity is open to Canadian, Chinese, Indian and US nationals and is aimed at encouraging bright, talented and hard working individuals to live, work and study in Scotland.  £2000 is available toward the cost of tuition fees for a full time Masters level course (excluding PhD studies) in a wide range of subject areas. You can choose to study at any of Scotland's universities and Higher Education Institutions.  Application deadline: June 11, 2010.

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Last Updated: 9/9/14