St. Andrews Fellowship in Scotland

This fellowship is for sophomore (and some junior) students to study abroad their junior year at one of the Ancient Universities in Scotland Universities:

Emphasis: Academic, Research, International

Brief Description: The Scholarship program of the St. Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia is designed to foster better understanding and relations between the United States and Scotland through the exchange of the best and brightest university students from our respective countries. Each year, the Society provides funds to send a small group of sophomore or rising junior American students to attend a full year at one of the “Four Ancients,” or the Scottish equivalent of the Ivy League: the Universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and St. Andrew’s. The current amount of each scholarship is $23,000. This amount increases from time to time as our funds and circumstances allow. The current St. Andrews fellow from Saint Joseph’s University is John McGrath (2018 International Relations):

Eligibility: must be a sophomore or junior, must be a permanent resident or US citizen,

Selection:  The SJU internal deadline is Jan 15, 2018.  The SJU finalist will be selected by the fellowships office and the final application is due March 1, 2018 followed by an interview.

Fulbright Summer Institute Fellowships

– For summer undergraduate studies and cultural exchange in the UK:

Emphasis: Academic, Experiential, International, Other (Cultural)

Brief Description:

Summer Institute Fellowships provide three or four week academic, cultural immersion experience at various UK universities. Institutes themed and customized for US undergraduates or immersive experience with international Summer Schools

Eligibility: The Fulbright Summer Institute is for Freshman or Sophomores Must be a U.S. Citizen for either one. The Fulbright Summer institute fellowship requires a 3.7 GPA.

Selection: The Fulbright Institute applications is due in Jan./Feb. 2018.

Yenching Academy Fellowship

The Yenching Academy Fellowships offers a Master’s degree in China studies. The 2017 SJU internal application deadline is Sept 1st, 2017 (The fellowship deadline is noon Beijing time Dec. 11, 2017:

Emphasis: Academic, Research, Language, Experiential, International

Brief Description of Award: The Yenching Academy of Peking University offers a Master’s degree in China Studies. This specifically designed, English-taught program admits approximately 125 students per year from around the world, and aims to push the study of China beyond the boundaries of traditionally defined Humanities and Social Science disciplines. At the core of the program lies its emphasis on interdisciplinarity and the value it assigns to thinking about China’s development from both Chinese and international perspectives.

Eligibility: bachelor’s degree, preference for under 26, can be a non-US citizen

Selection: The fellowship deadline is noon Beijing time Dec. 11, 2017:

Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF)

– These fellowships are for teaching English abroad in France:

Emphasis: Academic, Language, Experiential, International

Brief Description: The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers you the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, over 1,100 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French such as Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion.

Eligibility: for college seniors or college graduates interesting in teaching English abroad

Selection: see application website for due date:

Schwarzman Scholarship

The Schwarzman offers a Master’s degree in Global Affairs. The application is due in late May:

Emphasis: Academic, Language, Experiential, International

Brief Description of Award: Schwarzman Scholars is a highly-selective, fully-funded scholarship program, based at the distinguished Tsinghua University in Beijing, designed to build a global community of young leaders in business, political  and civil society who can effectively serve as bridges between China and the rest of the world. We aim to achieve this by (1)  recruiting promising young leaders from around the world, people who have the ambition and talent to take on executive roles in government, civil society or business (2) educate them about China’s global role via a one-year Master’s in global affairs at Tsinghua and (3) link them to senior mentors in their field in China and to their peers among China’s rising young leaders. It is an unparalleled introduction to China and its role in the world.

Eligibility: bachelor’s degree, must be under 29 at time of enrollment, can be a non-US international

Selection: The fellowship application deadline is late May:

Rotary Global and Peace Fellowships

– Rotary Global Grants provide funds for graduate studies or research in another country in six specific areas. Rotary Peace Grants provide training at the Rotary Peace Centers for careers in peace building:

Emphasis: Academic, Research, International

Brief Description of Award: Global Grants provide funds for graduate-level study or research in another country. Students must pursue studies in one of Rotary’s six areas of focus: Peace and Conflict Resolution, Basic Education and Literacy, Water and Sanitation, Maternal and Child Health, Disease Prevention and Treatment, Economic and Community Development. Through academic training, practice and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Fellowships develop leaders who become catalysts for peace and conflict prevention and resolution.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree, open to non-us citizens.

Selection: The Global application is due June 30 and the Peace Application is due May 30.

The Rhodes Scholarship

– Graduate studies at Oxford University, U.K. The SJU internal application deadline is Sept. 1st (the fellowship deadline is October 4th, 2017. The SJU nominee for the Rhodes will be chosen by the fellowships office. Emphasis: Academic, International:

Brief Description: The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and one of the most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. It is an international postgraduate award for students at the University of Oxford. Each year 32 students for the U.S. are selected as Rhodes Scholars, through a decentralized process representing the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories. Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others, and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead

Eligibility: must have completed a Bachelor’s degree upon start of the fellowship, must be between 18-23 years of age, the scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and non U.S. citizens), an endorsement from your college or university is required for application (see above).

Selection: SJU deadline Sept. 1st, SJU Rhodes nominee selected mid Sept., application due Oct. 4th, 2017.  In-person interviews for finalist in late November, winners selected right afterwards.

Rangel International Affairs Fellowship

– For two years of graduate studies in the U.S. in areas related to the U.S. state department such as international relations (see below). Applications are due in Sept. 21, 2017:

Emphasis: Academic, Experiential, International

Brief Description of Award: The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. The fellowship provides support for graduate studies, domestic and overseas internships, and mentoring for careers in the Foreign Service. The Rangel Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.

Eligibility: for college seniors interested in graduate studies in areas related to the U.S. State Department, must be a U.S. citizen, 3.2 minimum

Selection: applications are due Sept. 21st, 2017.

Payne International Development Fellowship

For seniors interested in International Affairs and working in the U.S. Foreign Service

Emphasis: Academic, International (Graduate Fellowship program that seeks to attract individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Brief Description of Award: The Payne Fellowship encourages the application of members of minority groups who have historically been underrepresented in international development careers and those financial need. The fellowship is named in honor of longtime development champion, the late Congressman Donald Payne. The initiative is funded by USAID and administered by Howard University. Fellowship recipients can use the award to attend U.S. graduate programs throughout the country; they will join the USAID Foreign Service upon completion of the program, as long as they complete the requirements.

Eligibility: For U.S. Citizens interested in International Affairs or related fields. Must have a 3.2 minimum GPA.

Selection: Applications are due Mid-January, 2018. Selections are in March/April.