The United States is home to some of the world’s leading institutions and offers an unparalleled educational experience for graduate students.
However, the financial burden of tuition fees and living expenses can be daunting for international students.
Fortunately, there are several scholarships available to help ease the financial burden and provide opportunities to deserving candidates.
This article highlights ten US scholarships for international graduate students, including links to apply for each.
- Fulbright Foreign Student Program
The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is one of the most prestigious scholarship programs worldwide, aimed at supporting international students in their pursuit of graduate studies in the US. This merit-based scholarship covers tuition fees, living expenses, and more.
Apply here: https://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/
- AAUW International Fellowships
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) offers International Fellowships to women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral studies in the United States. Recipients are selected based on academic achievements and a commitment to advancing women and girls.
Apply here: https://www.aauw.org/resources/programs/fellowships-grants/current-opportunities/international/
- Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme
The Aga Khan Foundation provides scholarships to students from select developing countries pursuing postgraduate studies. The scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant and 50% loan basis, with priority given to students in fields relevant to development needs.
Apply here: https://www.akdn.org/our-agencies/aga-khan-foundation/international-scholarship-programme
- Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP) Scholarship
The GSEP Scholarship supports students from developing countries who are pursuing a master’s degree in sustainable energy development. The scholarship covers tuition fees, living expenses, and more, for up to two years.
Apply here: https://www.globalelectricity.org/scholarship/
- Rotary Foundation Global Grants
Rotary Foundation Global Grants offer scholarships for graduate students interested in studying subjects related to Rotary’s areas of focus, including peace and conflict resolution, disease prevention, water and sanitation, and economic development. The minimum grant amount is $30,000.
Apply here: https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/grants
- Open Society Foundations Civil Society Scholar Awards
The Civil Society Scholar Awards (CSSA) support international students pursuing doctoral or postdoctoral research in the US. Applicants must be engaged in projects related to civil society development, human rights, or social justice.
Apply here: https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/civil-society-scholar-awards
- The World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program
The World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program offers financial support for graduate students from World Bank member countries pursuing studies in development-related fields. The scholarship covers tuition, living expenses, and travel costs.
Apply here: https://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/scholarships
- PEO International Peace Scholarship
The PEO International Peace Scholarship Fund offers need-based scholarships to women from other countries seeking graduate education in the US. The scholarship is intended to foster peace and understanding among nations through educational opportunities.
Apply here: https://www.peointernational.org/about-peo-international-peace-scholarship-ips
- East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship
The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship offers funding for graduate students from the Asia-Pacific region to study at the University of Hawaii. The fellowship covers tuition, living expenses, and more.
Apply here: https://www.eastwestcenter.org/professional-development/education-training/student-programs/graduate-degree-fellowship
- The Institute of International Education (IIE) Scholarships
The IIE offers various scholarships and fellowships to international students pursuing graduate studies in the US. These opportunities vary in focus, eligibility, and amount but are designed to promote global understanding and academic exchange.
Apply here: https://www.iie.org/Programs