Postgraduate Fellowships Abroad


Postgraduate fellowships abroad are opportunities for recent graduates or graduate students to gain hands-on experience in another country. Fellowships may range from a few weeks to two years and may include travel costs, a living stipend, and more. 

The opportunities to the left and below represent a sample of postgrad fellowships abroad. To receive a personalized action plan that includes fellowship opportunities based on your interests and goals, please schedule an advisement appointment.



Deadlines are approximate.

  • AIF Banyan Impact Fellowship to India

    An immersive, 10-month volunteer service program matching young professionals with development organizations. Fellows work on scalable and sustainable development projects in the fields of education, livelihoods, technology and innovation, and public health.


    • A roundtrip ticket from their point of origin to India
    • Insurance coverage
    • A monthly living stipend. 


    • Be a U.S. or Indian citizen, or a U.S. permanent resident
    • Be between the ages of 21 and 34, before the start of the program
    • Have completed a Bachelor’s degree before the start of the program  

    National Deadline: January

  • American Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship

    The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) promotes firsthand exchange of intellectual and creative influence between the United States and the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.

    Amount: fellowships - up to $23,000; grants - up to $5,000

    Location: Nordic Countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden)

    Eligibility: Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident. Must have completed their undergraduate education by the start of the fellowship.

    National Deadline: November 1

    Results Announced: April 15

  • The American University in Cairo Presidential Associates Program 

     Established in 1981, the Presidential Associates Program at The American University in Cairo (AUC) provides recent university graduates with the opportunity to work at the highest levels of an international university, experience life in Cairo and learn Arabic. Benefits: housing, monthly stipend, settling-in allowance upon arrival in Cairo, insurance, funding for travel in Cairo/Egypt, Arabic private tutoring (60 hrs per semester).


    • Must be a recent university graduate
    • Open to American citizens or permanent residents

    National Deadline: February

  • Anatolia College Fellowships in Greece

    Fellowship opportunities for recent college graduates during the academic year – especially those interested in applying their liberal arts, human and international relations skills in an educational setting. From teaching, mentoring, counseling, to doing institutional research, they are seeking recent college graduates from a wide range of backgrounds. All fellows are provided housing on campus. Fellowships include full room and board, plus up to 1000 Euros for one round trip air economy ticket to/from Greece, and a monthly stipend of €400. 

    Eligibility: Please email Georgia Proestopoulos, with any questions and to access the application.

    National Deadline: February

  • Austria US Teaching Assistantship Program (USTA)

    Each year, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science, and Research (BMBWF) seeks recent college and university graduates interested in teaching English in Austria. As a US teaching assistant in Austria, you will work in one or two Austrian secondary schools, teaching 13 hours every week. USTAs are responsible for airfare to/from Austria.

    Please note: Although Fulbright Austria administers this program, the Fulbright Austria Community-Based Combined Award is a separate program/application. Interested Lions can apply to both programs.


    • Living stipend through a salary
      • Around a net monthly salary of approximately €1,442 (about $1,620).
    • Visa costs
    • Health insurance

    Location: Austria


    • Be a citizen of the United States by the application deadline. 
    • Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree before the start of the program.
    • Have intermediate German language skills
      • Level of proficiency in speaking, writing, and reading must be B1 or above based on the EU CEFR guidelines / “intermediate mid” or above based on ACTFL guidelines 

    National Deadline: Early November

  • Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET)

    JET offers young professionals the opportunity to work in Japan as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) in public schools supporting Japanese teachers of English or as Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs) in local government offices promoting internationalization efforts in the community. Contracts are for 12 months and participants are expected to be at work for approximately thirty-five hours a week, excluding lunch breaks.


    • Travel to and from Japan
    • Visa costs
    • Health insurance
    • Living stipend through a salary

    Location: Japan


    • Be a citizen of the United States by the application deadline. 
    • Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree before the start of the contract.
    • Have excellent standard pronunciation, rhythm, and intonation in the English language 

    National Deadline: Early November

  • Luce Scholars

    Luce Scholars spend 13 months living and working throughout Asia (Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, or Timor Leste).

    The Luce Scholar Year begins with the orientation in mid-June through the wrap-up meeting in late-July of the following year. After orientation, Luce Scholars spend July and August engaging in intensive language training in their respective placement countries. Individually tailored professional placements begin in early September and are arranged for each Scholar based on their professional interest, background, and qualifications.


    • Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  
    • Candidates may be graduating seniors, recent graduates, or young professionals under the age of 32 or, no more than three years out from receiving bachelor’s degree. 
    • Candidates who have majored in Asian Studies are now eligible to apply. 
    • Candidates who have spent 18 weeks or more (since beginning college) in one of the countries where we place Luce Scholars are eligible to apply to be placed in a country where they do not have significant experience. 

    National Deadline: October

  • Princeton in Africa Fellowship

    Princeton in Africa matches talented and passionate college graduates with organizations working across Africa for yearlong service placements. 


    • On-the-ground expenses including housing and living stipend.
    • Medical insurance, medical evacuation insurance and security evacuation insurance
    • Pre-departure orientation for all Fellows.
    • Mid-year retreat in Africa (including partial travel grant for travel to/from the retreat).

    If selected, fellows must pay a $350 placement fee, airfare to/from the placement country, predeparture medical expenses, and visa application fees.

    Location: Africa

    Eligibility: Young alumni and graduating seniors from any college or university accredited in the United States are eligible to apply. Prior experience in Africa is not a prerequisite.

    National Deadline: October

    Results Announced: February-May

  • Princeton in Asia Fellowship

    PiA sponsors over 150 fellowships and internships in 20 countries and is the oldest and largest organization of its kind, unique in its scope, size, century-long expertise, and emphasis on service. PiA arranges fellowships and internships with Asian host organizations that contribute to important global issues at the local level: education, public health, environmental sustainability, access to information/media, economic development, and social justice.


    • A living stipend, paid directly by the host organization.
    • An orientation program including travel, health, visa, and packing information as well as cultural and current affairs background on fellowship locations.
    • Travel medical and emergency evacuation insurance for all Fellows in need of coverage and who qualify for PiA’s international travel plan.
    • Language grants (awarded selectively).
    • Assistance in student loan deferments in the form of letters issued to student loan agencies.

    Fellows should plan to cover vaccination and pre-departure health expenses, and round-trip transportation to Asia for most positions.

    Location: Asia


    • No citizenship requirements.
    • Must have a bachelor's degree by the start of the fellowship.
    • PiA applicants are generally college seniors or recent graduates. 
    • Selected applicants must attend a Zoom interview in January. 

    National Deadline: November

    Results Announced: Mid-March

  • Princeton in Latin America Fellowship

    PiLA matches partner organizations engaged in socially responsible development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean with highly qualified and motivated recent college graduates who are interested in year-long service fellowships throughout the region.

    Please note that PiLA requires a nonrefundable $100 application fee. Fee reductions are available for students receiving financial aid. Contact PiLA directly to inquire.


    • Housing, utilities, food, local work-related transport, and personal essentials. F
    • Fellows should expect to live modestly in local terms. 

    Participants are responsible for a $500 placement fee and medical insurance, airfare to/from the host country.

    Location: Latin America

    Eligibility: Open to all graduating seniors and young alumni of North American universities who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. International (not U.S. citizens or permanent residents) applicants who are graduates of North American universities should contact PiLA at for more information about eligibility. Limited opportunities are available to international students.

    National Deadline: October

    Results Announced: February

  • Schwarzman Scholars Program

    Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends.

    With the inaugural class enrolled in 2016, the 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 live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes are taught in English. Students pursue a Masters in Global Affairs, with concentrations in one of the disciplines:

    • Public Policy
    • Economics and Business
    • International Studies

    Students spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics and society. In an environment of intellectual engagement, professional development and cultural exchange, they learn from one another and pursue their academic disciplines while building their leadership capacities. This experience will expand students’ understanding of the world and create a growing network of global leaders for the future.


    • Tuition Fees
    • Room and board
    • Travel to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of the academic year
    • An in-country study tour
    • Required course books and supplies
    • Lenovo laptop and smartphone
    • Health insurance
    • A personal stipend of $3,500


    • Undergraduate degree or first degree from an accredited college or university or its equivalent
    • Candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of August 1 of the application year
    • English language proficiency

    National Deadline: Early September

    Results Announced: December


  • Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF)

    TAPIF offers you the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, about 1,500 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of France such as French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion. Assistants teach 12 hours per week in up to 3 schools. Classes are conducted in English.

    The American cohort is part of the larger Assistants de langue en France program, which recruits approximately 4,500 young educators from 68 countries to teach 15 languages annually in France. 

    Please note: TAPIF requires a $90 application fee to apply. LMU candidates can contact ONIF if this is cost prohibitive for them to apply.


    • Living stipend through a salary, approximately $900 USD per month
    • Health insurance

    Participants are responsible for airfare to/from France and visa costs. TAPIF also recommends that participants bring between $2,000 and $5,000 (depending on city placement) to cover their start-up expenses during their first month or two in France. 

    Location: France


    • Be a citizen of the United States by the application deadline. Citizenship from other countries may also be eligible.
    • Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree before the start of the program.
    • Intermediate proficiency in French.

    National Deadline: January

  • Yenching Academy of Peking University

    The Yenching Academy of Peking University offers a Master's degree in China Studies. This specially designed, English-taught program aims to push the study of China beyond the boundaries of traditionally defined Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines. It creates space to incorporate the diverse backgrounds and experiences of program participants into the study of ancient, modern, and contemporary China, effectively acting as an incubator for innovative approaches to past, present, and future Chinese transformations. 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.

    Fellowships for international Yenching Scholars are for twelve months, during the course of which they complete their coursework and may complete the thesis. A limited number of financial aid packages are available for those who wish to remain on campus for a second year. Degrees are granted upon the completion of all coursework and satisfactory defense of the thesis, and are awarded in January and July of each year.


    • Tuition fees
    • A travel stipend for one round-trip journey between each Scholar’s base city and Beijing
    • Accommodations and living costs on Peking University's campus
    • Basic medical insurance


    • Preference to candidates age 25 or younger as of August 31 of the year they wish to enroll

     Evaluation criteria:

    • Academic merit
    • Leadership potential
    • International experience
    • Long-term aspirations

    National Deadline: December