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Awards for Study Abroad


* Denotes scholarships requiring nomination/endorsement by the Dartmouth College
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* DAVID L BOREN UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS (NATIONAL SECURITY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM) for language or area studies. Must apply during undergraduate school.  NSEP focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security, not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including: sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. NSEP scholarships are intended to provide support to U.S. undergraduates who will pursue the study of languages and cultures currently underrepresented in study abroad and critical to U.S. national security. Study of a foreign language appropriate to the identified country must be part of each proposal. Service requirement. Application deadline February 10.  Campus deadline: January 20.

DAVID L BOREN GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS (NATIONAL SECURITY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM) enable U.S. graduate students to pursue specialization in area and language study or to add an international dimension to their education. Boren Fellowships support students pursuing the study of languages, cultures, and world regions that are critical to U.S. national security but are less frequently studied by U.S. graduate students, i.e., areas of the world other than Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Award: a minimum of one and a maximum of six academic semesters (24 months). Fellowships provide support for overseas or domestic study, or a combination of both. The maximum award for overseas study is $12,000 per semester for up to two semesters ($24,000 total). A maximum of $12,000 is available for a program of domestic study only. Support for domestic study is limited to language or area studies which enhance a degree program. The maximum level of support for a combined overseas and domestic program is $30,000. Service requirement.  Application deadline: February 1.

H. ALLEN BROOKS TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP: For independent research in the fields of architecture, urban planning, land conservation, historic preservation, architectural and urban history, and art history. Application deadline: TBD.

CRITICAL LANGUAGE SCHOLARSHIPS: offers intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages (Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish and Urdu). All majors or disciplines welcome to apply. US citizen undergraduate, MA and PhD students are eligible to participate in beginning, intermediate and advanced level summer language programs at American Overseas Research Centers. Recipients of this scholarship will be expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers. Application deadline: November 15.

DARTMOUTH GENERAL FELLOWSHIPS: These awards may be used for graduate study or projects either in the U.S. or abroad. Application deadline: March 1.

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 (IfG)); University of Wroclaw (Willy Brandt Centre for German and European Studies); University of Leipzig (Centre for Advanced Studies (ZHS)). For more information, contact EACEA-Erasmus-Mundus@ec.europa.eu.

* FULBRIGHT GRANTS: for graduate study, research, or teaching assistantships abroad.  U. S. Student Fulbright grants are available in more than 140 countries worldwide.  Grants are generally available in all fields of study. Graduating seniors, recent graduates, and graduate students are eligible to apply.  Stipend: varies, but usually covers all expenses, including transportation. Application deadline: October 18. Campus deadline: September 15.

* BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP: The Gilman Scholarship Program offers a competition for awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for US undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.  Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, this congressionally funded program is administered by the Institute of International Education through its Southern Regional Center in Houston, TX.  Application deadline: October 5. Campus deadline: September 20.

KATE NEAL KINLEY MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIPS: The Kinley Fellowships provide three major grants (one of approximately $20,000 in any field of music, one of approximately $20,000 in architectural design and history, art and design, theatre, dance, or instrumental or vocal music; and one of approximately $9,000 in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, theatre, or urban and regional planning) for advanced study in the fine arts in the U.S. or abroad. One or two alternate awards of $1,000 each may be granted upon committee recommendation.  Award is for one academic year, non-renewable. Eligibility: Undergraduate degree in architecture, art, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, or urban and regional planning; preferably under 25 years of age, with unusual promise in the Fine Arts. Application deadline: December 1.

THE LANGUAGE FLAGSHIP FELLOWSHIPS: The Language Flagship offers a limited number of fellowships to qualified American students interested in receiving full financial support to participate in one of the Flagship Programs in Arabic, Central Asian Turkic languages, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, and Russian. Application deadline: January 1.

PAUL L. AND NEIL T. McGORRIAN FELLOWSHIP: One Dartmouth fellowship that honors Paul L. McGorrian '83 and his brother Neil, is awarded to a graduating senior to be used for foreign travel or study. Application deadline: March 1.

JAMES B. REYNOLDS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FOREIGN STUDY: Reynolds scholars may study in any field in any foreign country, usually in an educational institution and in any case with a definite program of study or research approved by the Committee on Graduate Fellowships. Dartmouth seniors and recent graduates are eligible. Application deadline: February 15.

ROTARY WORLD PEACE FELLOWSHIPS: This program offers annually 60 Rotary World Peace Fellowships for one to two-year master's degree programs in international relations, peace studies and conflict resolution at one of six Rotary Centers for International Studies located at prestigious universities around the globe. Application deadline: July 1.

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Asia

CHINA EDUCATION INITIATIVE: Established in 2008 under the auspices of Princeton University, Tsinghua University, and the Ford Foundation, CEI is an innovative non-profit organization taking a unique approach to eliminating educational inequity in China by enlisting the US and China's most promising future leaders in the effort. Through the institution of a US-China Teaching Fellows program, CEI meets the pressing need for exceptional teachers in China's understaffed low-income rural schools, while fostering a constituency of young leaders positioned to advance the cause of educational equity and effect long-term systemic change. 

CRIMSON SUMMER EXCHANGE: As China's most highly regarded summer course in English usage, CSE brings undergraduate, graduate students, and alumni from Harvard University and other leading world universities to Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and other major Chinese cities to teach English to Chinese students from ages fifteen to eighteen. Those who have never traveled to China are strongly encouraged to apply. CSE covers airfare, room, and board. Preference will be given to students currently enrolled at Harvard University.

CRITICAL LANGUAGE SCHOLARSHIPS: offers intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages (Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish and Urdu). All majors or disciplines welcome to apply. US citizen undergraduate, MA and PhD students are eligible to participate in beginning, intermediate and advanced level summer language programs at American Overseas Research Centers. Recipients of this scholarship will be expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers. Application deadline: November 15.

THE LANGUAGE FLAGSHIP FELLOWSHIPS: The Language Flagship offers a limited number of fellowships to qualified American students interested in receiving full financial support to participate in one of the Flagship Programs in Arabic, Central Asian Turkic languages, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, and Russian. Application deadline: January 1.

* LUCE SCHOLARSHIPS: The Henry Luce Foundation sponsors awards for 15 scholars, ages 21-29, to spend a year in individual internships in countries in East Asia. Applicants are solicited from all fields except Asian specialties. A strong and clearly defined career interest is essential. Stipend: About $9,000, plus transportation, adjusted to cost of living. Campus deadline: October 1.

MONBUKAGAKUSHO (MEXT) RESEARCH STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP: Study in Japan for students interested in Social Sciences and Humanities, and Natural Sciences. Should have knowledge of Japanese language. Application Deadline June 1.

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Germany

ROBERT BOSCH FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP: As the countries of the world become more independent, the Robert Bosch Stiftung recognizes the importance of familiarizing American professionals and executives with the political, economic, and cultural environment of Europe and of Germany in particular through an intensive nine month work and study program in Germany.  Bosch Fellows are competitively chosen from the fields of Business Administration, Law, Political Science, Public Policy, and Journalism.  Applicants should be U.S. citizens, age 23-34, with 2+ years of relevant work experience and a graduate degree.  Candidates without a graduate degree are also encouraged to apply, provided they have extensive work experience in one of the application fields.  Application deadline: October 15.

*(DAAD) THE GERMAN ACADEMIC EXCHANGE SERVICE: Offers programs and funding for students to study in Germany.

FUBiS Scholars: FUBiS offers German Language Courses for students who wish to improve their German language skills while they spend time at Freie Universität Berlin. German language classes (Mondays,Wednesdays and Thursdays) are being offered on different proficiency levels: Absolute Beginners, Advanced Beginners, Intermediate I and II, and (in Term II only) Advanced Learners. Intensive German language classes (Monday through Friday) are being offered on the levels mentioned above. All German Courses are taught by native speakers. Students must be at least 18 years of age and should have completed at least one year of higher education (college or university) at the beginning of the FUBiS program. However, registrants to the FUBiS program do not have to be enrolled in any program at the point of their registration. FUBiS also accepts registrations by adult learners and professionals. Certain FUBiS courses are eligible for the DAAD University Summer Course Grant.

GERMAN CHANCELLOR SCHOLARSHIPS: The German Chancellor Scholarship provides for a stay of one year in Germany for professional development, study, or research. Each applicant designs an individual project specific to Germany and decides at which institution or organization to pursue it. Successful candidates have come from such fields as government, social and policy sciences, law, journalism, communications, management, finance, economics, architecture, public service, the humanities, the arts, and environmental affairs. Candidates from the life sciences and engineering may be considered if their topics have a compelling social or humanistic dimension. The scholarship sponsors individuals who demonstrate the potential to strengthen ties between Germany and their own country through their profession or studies. Prior knowledge of German is not a prerequisite. Application deadline: October 15.

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Ireland/Northern Ireland

* GEORGE J. MITCHELL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR IRELAND AND NORTHERN IRELAND: These Scholarships support one year of graduate study in any discipline offered by an institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland. Scholars must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program offered at the institution. The Mitchell Scholarship provides tuition, housing, a $12,000 living expenses stipend, and international travel. Normally, 12 Scholarships are awarded each year. Mitchell Scholars must exhibit superior records of academic excellence, leadership and public service. Strong, demonstrated achievements in all three areas are required. Application deadline: October 5. Campus deadline: September 1.

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Italy

THE ELIZABETH A. SACLER MUSEUM EDUCATIONAL TRUST SACI SCHOLARSHIP:  is awarded to a female student who exhibits exceptional artistic excellence in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography or art conservation; intends to pursue a career in one of these fields; and demonstrates financial need. The scholarship, awarded annually since Fall 2004, includes airfare, tuition, housing, and activity and materials fees totaling approximately $30,000. (The amount of the award will vary as the cost of tuition and fees are adjusted annually.) The Elizabeth A. Sackler Museum Educational Trust SACI Scholarship is for women who would otherwise never have access to the kind of educational and cultural experience SACI offers. Applicants must be citizens of the United States. Undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need are given preference; therefore, applicants must provide complete financial aid information as indicated in the Financial Aid Application instructions in the SACI catalog.  Application deadline: March 1.

STUDIO ART CENTERS INTERNATIONAL-FLORENCE SCHOLARSHIPS: A number of scholarship opportunities are available for undergraduate and graduate study at Studio Art Centers International (SACI). SACI scholarships are available for the academic Fall and Spring terms only. One full scholarship and a large number of partial scholarships are offered annually. All SACI scholarships are based on both demonstrated financial need and outstanding artistic and academic ability. Students interested in applying for a SACI scholarship MUST check the appropriate box on the SACI application form and complete all application requirements. Fall term deadline: March 15.  Spring term deadline: October 1.  Summer term deadline: May 15.

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Russia

CRITICAL LANGUAGE SCHOLARSHIPS: offers intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages (Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish and Urdu). All majors or disciplines welcome to apply. US citizen undergraduate, MA and PhD students are eligible to participate in beginning, intermediate and advanced level summer language programs at American Overseas Research Centers. Recipients of this scholarship will be expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers. Application deadline: November 15.

THE LANGUAGE FLAGSHIP FELLOWSHIPS: The Language Flagship offers a limited number of fellowships to qualified American students interested in receiving full financial support to participate in one of the Flagship Programs in Arabic, Central Asian Turkic languages, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, and Russian. Application deadline: January 1.

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Scandinavia

The AMERICAN-SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION AWARDS: The American-Scandinavian Foundation offers fellowships (up to $20,000) and grants (normally $4,000) to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian countries for up to one year.  Awards are made in all fields.  Applicants must have a well-defined research or study project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential.   Eligibility: Graduating seniors (or graduates); U.S. citizenship; some ability with language of host country. Application deadline: November 1.

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UK

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.

* CHURCHILL SCHOLARSHIPS: The Winston Churchill Foundation of the U.S. offers approximately ten scholarships for graduate study in the physical and natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering at Churchill College, Cambridge University, England. Scholars may spend one year working toward a certificate or diploma, or three years for a Ph.D. The Graduate Record Examination scores, including a subject test, must be received by the Churchill Foundation by mid-December. Dartmouth is one of 36 institutions invited to submit nominations for this award. Two nominees may be chosen. Application deadline: November 9.  Campus deadline: October 11.

* 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 15.

* KEASBEY SCHOLARSHIPS: The Keasbey scholarship is for seniors planning graduate study at Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, and Wales.  Dartmouth is one of sixteen institutions invited to nominate applicants on a three year rotating basis.  Keasbey scholarships are similar to Rhodes Scholarships and the three nominees from Dartmouth will be chosen from among the Rhodes pool of applicants.  The scholarship was last offered in 2008-2009, so Dartmouth will be eligible again in 2014.

* MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIPS: Forty scholarships are offered annually by the British government to enable U.S. students to study for a degree at a British university for a period of at least two academic years.  The stipend covers tuition, fees, travel and living expenses. Application deadline: October 1. Campus deadline: September 1.

NIH OXFORD-CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARS PROGRAM: Each NIH-Oxford-Cambridge Scholar is given the opportunity to work with at least two different research supervisors - one at the NIH and one at either Oxford or Cambridge - on a project that involves a collaborative undertaking by the two laboratories (visit the collaborations page of this web site for further information). Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and hold or be on track to receive a bachelor degree by matriculation date. The program also attracts individuals already enrolled in a graduate program or medical school. Students carry out research with a goal of earning a Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D. or D. Phil.) which requires spending roughly equal amounts of time at the NIH and at the chosen University.  Application deadline: January 3.

NIH MD/PhD PARTNERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM: The NIH-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program can accommodate students seeking combined MD/PhD training as the pathway to a career as a physician-scientist. Students admitted to NIH MD/PhD Partnership Training Program conduct research in the NIH intramural research program as part of a coordinated plan of dual-degree training with a U.S. medical school in preparation for a career as a physician-investigator in basic or translational science.  Application deadline: January 3.

* RHODES SCHOLARSHIPS: Thirty-two scholarships are granted annually by the Rhodes Scholarship Trust to enable U. S. students to study at Oxford University.  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, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Commonwealth Caribbean, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Kenya, Jamaica, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Application deadline: October 4.  Campus deadline: September 1.

DORIS RUSSELL GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP: Intended for those who wish to go to Girton College (England) as an affiliated student or research student in English.  The applicants will be asked to submit a term paper or papers which they have written as part of their regular assignments or any other evidence that they like to submit in furtherance of their application.  There is no special application form, but applicants wishing to apply should notify the Head of Tutorial &;; Admissions Office, Girton College, Cambridge, CB30JG, England, enclosing their written work in support of their application.  This Scholarship is offered every second year.  Next application deadline: October 1.

* SAINT ANDREW’S SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP FOR GRADUATE STUDY IN SCOTLAND: In recognition of the benefits of higher education, the Society provides significant funding for two Scottish-American students to study in Scotland. Applicants must be US citizens with some Scottish descent. The scholarship provides funds to a total of $30,000 and may be used in any of Scotland's universities for one year. Dartmouth may nominate one senior undergraduate applicant for this award.  Application deadline: December 15.  Campus deadline: November 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 1.

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Middle East

THE WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON SCHOLARSHIPS: Semester study at the American University in Dubai.  Open to currently enrolled full-time undergraduate students.  Recipient will demonstrate exemplary academic achievement.  Provision has been made for up to 10 students per semester.  Preference will be given to students who show interest in being exposed to the Middle Eastern and Islamic culture for the first time.  Application deadlines: April 15, October 15, February 15.

THE LANGUAGE FLAGSHIP FELLOWSHIPS: The Language Flagship offers a limited number of fellowships to qualified American students interested in receiving full financial support to participate in one of the Flagship Programs in Arabic, Central Asian Turkic languages, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, and Russian. Application deadline: January 1.

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Last Updated: 11/10/14