Established in 1946, the Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills. The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.
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 the University of Oxford. The first American Scholars entered Oxford in 1904. All educational costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees, are paid on the Scholar's behalf by the Rhodes Trustees. Each Scholar receives in addition a maintenance allowance adequate to meet necessary expenses for term-time and vacations. The Rhodes Trustees cover the necessary costs of travel to and from Oxford.
THE GEORGE J. MITCHELL POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS
The George J. Mitchell Scholarship is a national competitive fellowship sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance. Twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on three criteria: academic excellence, leadership, and a sustained commitment to service and community. The Mitchell Scholarship provides tuition, housing, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend. For more information, including application deadlines and an online application, please visit the George J. Mitchell Scholarship website.
The Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. There is no age restriction on the Marshall Scholarships but you must have graduated from your first undergraduate degree after April 2016. The Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission promotes an equal opportunities policy. Scholarship awards are based on merit following a fair and transparent selection process. The Marshall Commission seeks and recruits students from all backgrounds.The application process for the 2019 Marshall Scholarship is now closed. The 2020 Application will be available in late spring 2019.
GATES CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARSHIP
The Gates Cambridge Scholarship program was established in October 2000 by a donation of $210 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the University of Cambridge. They offer 90 full-cost scholarships each year to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Scholars pursue the full range of subjects available at the University and are spread across its departments and Colleges.
PRINCETON IN AFRICA
Princeton in Africa develops young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement by offering yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent. Young alumni and graduating seniors from any accredited college or university in the United States are eligible to apply. Prior experience in Africa is not a prerequisite.
PRINCETON IN ASIA
Princeton in Asia offers service-oriented fellowships in the fields of education, media/journalism, international development (NGOs), and business, with a majority of fellows working as English teachers at universities and high schools. PiA fellowships are open to graduates or graduating seniors from all accredited colleges and universities.
PRINCETON IN LATIN AMERICA
Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) is a non-profit organization that partners with non-profits throughout Latin America to match them with young, public sector professionals seeking full-year fellowships in development work. We are an independent 501(c)3 which is not funded by Princeton University. PiLA placements offer important field experience to recent college alumni who cannot otherwise find NGO work in Latin America and who are eager to pursue careers in development work; no other program like this exists. Therefore, PiLA provides crucial work experience to aspiring public sector professionals. In return, our partners receive a new member for their workforce, one with training in needed areas such as grant writing, program evaluation, field biology, teaching, research and writing of policy proposals. Requires working knowledge of the target language (Spanish, Portuguese, or French).
With the inaugural class enrolled in 2016, the Schwarzman Scholars program gives the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities. Students pursue a Masters in Global Affairs, with concentrations in one of the following disciplines: public policy, economics and business, and international studies. The concentration gives students an opportunity to focus on aspects of global affairs they may not have previously studied. Students spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics and society.
The Yenching Academy of Peking University Yenching Scholars program aims to build bridges between China and the rest of the world through an interdisciplinary master's program in China Studies. The Yenching Academy provides full fellowships to its scholars, and offers them a wide array of interdisciplinary courses on China within broadly defined fields of the humanities and social sciences.
CONFUCIUS CHINA STUDIES PROGRAM
The Confucius China Studies Program is a fellowship program that offers generous funding to doctoral students focusing on China. The Research Ph.D. Fellowship, which ranges from six months to two years, provides funding to U.S.-based students who wish to pursue doctoral research in China. The Ph.D. in China Fellowship, which ranges from three to four years, provides funding to students holding master's degrees who wish to pursue their Ph.D. degree in China.