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Global Grad School

In partnership with more than 140 countries worldwide, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers unparalleled opportunities in all academic disciplines to passionate and accomplished graduating college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals from all backgrounds. Program participants pursue graduate study, conduct research, or teach English abroad. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. 

William D. Clarke Sr. Diplomatic Security Fellowship
This new two-year program, funded by the U.S. Department of State, is designed for individuals who want to pursue a master’s degree and embark on a career as a Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Special Agent in the Foreign Service. The Clarke DS Fellowship aims to attract qualified candidates to the Diplomatic Security Service who represent ethnic, racial, gender, social, and geographic diversity. Women, members of minority groups underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and those with financial need, are encouraged to apply. The fellowship provides up to $84,000 in academic funding over two years, summer practicums, professional development, and mentorship – and culminates in an appointment in the Foreign Services as a DSS Special Agent. 

Rotary Global Grant
Global grants support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in Rotary’s areas of focus: promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. Grants can be applied to fund international graduate-level study, humanitarian projects, and vocational training.

Sony Music Group Global Scholars Program
This signature scholarship program aims to advance access to post-secondary education at a wide range of leading music and music business education institutions in the global community. 

Beebe Fund for Musicians
The Frank Huntington Beebe Fund for Musicians was established in 1932 under the terms of the will of Frank Huntington Beebe, a Boston philanthropist interested in music. The purpose of the Fund is to provide fellowships for gifted young musicians, generally performers and composers in classical disciplines, who wish to pursue advanced music study and performance abroad, usually in Europe. Fellowships are generally awarded to musicians based in the United States (although not necessarily U.S. citizens) at the outset of their professional lives, for whom this would be the first extended period of study abroad.

American-Scandinavian Foundation
Each year, the American-Scandinavian Foundation offers fellowships of up to $23,000 to American graduate students and academic and/or creative arts professionals interested in pursuing research or creative arts projects in the Nordic region (Denmark, Greenland, Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sámpi, and Sweden). Awards are made in all fields. 

German Academic Exchange Service - DAAD
With more than 60,000 scholarships granted each year, DAAD claims that it is the largest academic exchange organization in the world. This service offers several scholarship programs, including one for highly qualified graduate students for study stays, language learning, longer research periods, or full degrees in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Clinton Scholarship Program at American University Dubai
The William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship at the American University in Dubai seeks to further the goals of the Clinton Presidential Foundation to strengthen the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence. In partnership with the American University in Dubai, the program will provide American students based in the US the opportunity to expand their educational and cultural horizons by studying in the Arab world.

Schwarzman Scholars
Schwarzman Scholars is an elite, one-year fully-funded master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing that is designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders for the challenges of the future.

Marshall Scholarship
Funds two years of graduate study at a British university, with the possibility of a third year. Each scholarship has a value of around 23,000 GBP or $32,000 per year covering tuition, books, travel, and living expenses. Applicants must be a US citizen who graduated from an undergraduate institution with at least a 3.70 GPA. Recipients typically have outstanding academic and extracurricular records.

Mitchell Scholarship
The George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program  is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service. Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one academic year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland.

Queen's University Belfast Scholarships
Queen’s is committed to attracting the best and brightest students from around the world, removing barriers to educational attainment and increasing diversity on campus. In support of this mission, Queen’s has expanded the provision of scholarships for North American students seeking to study abroad and renewed commitments to nationally competitive scholarships such as the Fulbright, Marshall and Mitchell awards.

National Institute of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program
Provides funding and stipends for students to pursue a PhD in biomedical research in an accelerated combination program at the NIH and either Cambridge or Oxford. Students must demonstrate outstanding academic performance and previous laboratory experience. Students initiate their thesis research immediately and generally complete the PhD in 4 years. Limited MD/PhD training through a US medical school available for qualified candidates

Rhodes Scholarship
The Rhodes Scholarship is a fully funded, full time, postgraduate award which enables talented young people from around the world to study at the University of Oxford. Rhodes Scholars come to the UK for two or more years and can apply to study most full-time postgraduate courses offered by Oxford University. 

Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Enables outstanding graduate students from outside the UK to study at the University of Cambridge. Award covers the University Composition and College Fees and a living cost allowance of approximately $21,000 per year, roundtrip airfare, and visa fees.

Churchill Scholarship
The Churchill Scholarship provides funding to American students for a year of Master’s study in science, mathematics, and engineering at the University of Cambridge, based at Churchill College. The Scholarship was set up at the request of Sir Winston Churchill in order to fulfil his vision of US-UK scientific exchange with the goal of advancing science and technology on both sides of the Atlantic, helping to ensure our future prosperity and security. 

Davies-Jackson Scholarship
The Davies-Jackson Scholarship presents a unique opportunity for students with exceptional academic records, who are among the first in their families to graduate college, to participate in a course of study at St. John’s College, Cambridge University. After two years of study, candidates are awarded a Cambridge B.A. degree, often referred to as the Cantab degree, which is the equivalent of a master’s degree in the United States. Courses of study offered through St. John’s College are: Archaeology and Anthropology, Classics, Economics, English, Geography, History, History of Art, Modern and Medieval Languages, Music, Philosophy, or Social and Political Sciences. The scholarship covers all fees, room, and board during term for two academic years and living expenses during summer vacation. Travel to and from England is also covered. 

Federal Funding
Whether you plan to study abroad for a semester or get your entire degree outside the United States, you may be able to use federal student aid to pay your expenses. The type of aid you can get—and the process you must follow—will depend on the type of program (study-abroad or full degree) you plan to enter. Your status as an undergraduate or graduate student also affects the type of aid for which you’re eligible, just as it does at schools in the U.S.