Non U.S. Citizens

As an international student, you might find that you are ineligible for many of the awards featured on this site. You shouldn’t feel discouraged though as there are plenty of opportunities that aren’t limited to US citizens.

The Schwarzman Scholarship, which supports students with outstanding leadership abilities to pursue a master’s degree at the Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, has no citizenship requirement. The Gates Cambridge Scholarship is available to applicants from all countries besides the UK to study at a graduate level at Cambridge University. The prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, which enables students to pursue graduate studies at Oxford University, is open to citizens of a number of other countries, including Australia, Canada, China, Germany, India, and Pakistan. In addition to these fellowships, you might also qualify for a Fulbright Foreign Student Program. To check eligibility, please visit the Fulbright FSP website.

If you are in the process of obtaining a green card or if you are already a green card holder, you might be eligible to apply for the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship, which is a program designed uniquely to support the graduate studies of new Americans.

Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) offers a number of resources for undocumented students in the United States.

Fellowship programs, such as the DAAD RISE, Carnegie Endowment’s Junior Fellows Program, Humanity in Action, and SURF at Caltech, which support short-term projects or internships in a specific field, are usually open to international applicants as long as they are enrolled in an accredited US institute of higher education.

There are additional grants that are meant support students of a particular nationality. To learn about them, we encourage you to reach out to your country’s embassy or consulate.