Fellowships for Study, Teaching, & Research Abroad

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Please note: many external awards fall into more than one category. If you would like assistance identifying fellowship opportunities, please contact ONIF. For campus scholarship listings, login with your LMU ID here. 

For information on LMU Study Abroad Programs and the Study Abroad Office, visit here

Deadlines are approximate.

  • 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 United States citizen or permanent resident. Must have completed their undergraduate education by the start of the fellowship.

    National Deadline: November

    Results Announced: April

  • 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).

    Eligibility:

    • 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, gpro@anatolia.edu.gr with any questions and to access the application.

    National Deadline: February

  • Australia Awards–Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships 

    Support for internationals to undertake study, research or professional development in Australia. To apply, you must be from a participating country and/or region.

    Benefits

    • travel allowance: $3,000 (provision to pay up to $4,500 under special circumstances)
    • establishment allowance: $2,000 (fellowships) or $4,000 (scholarships)
    • monthly stipend: $3,000 (paid up to the maximum category duration on a pro-rata basis)
    • health insurance for the full category duration (OSHC for international recipients)
    • travel insurance (excluding during program for international recipients)
    • Endeavour scholarship recipients will also receive tuition fees paid up to the maximum study/research duration on a pro-rata basis. Tuition includes student service and amenities fees. 

    Eligibility: Varies. Read FAQs for more info.

    National Deadline: June

  • Boren Fellowship

    An initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

    Amount: Up to $24,000 for overseas study. In addition, Boren Fellowships can provide limited funding for domestic language study that will supplement the overseas component. The maximum award for a combined overseas and domestic program is $30,000.

    Location: "Non-traditional" destinations (excludes certain countries)

    Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Boren Fellowships are made for a minimum of 12 weeks overseas and a maximum of one year overseas. Either matriculated in or applying to a graduate degree program at a U.S. college or university located within the United States and accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  Boren Fellows must remain matriculated in their graduate programs for the duration of the fellowship and may not graduate until the fellowship is complete.

    View the 2018 Boren Awards Webinar

    Campus Deadline: January 10, 2020

    National Deadline: February 5, 2020

    Results AnnouncedMid/Late April

  • Boren Undergraduate Scholarship

    Boren awards allow U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, but underrepresented in study abroad. In addition to the traditional study award, Boren also offers the following special initiative programs:

    • African Flagship Languages Initiative (AFLI)Boren Scholarship applicants from any U.S. college or university may apply for the African Flagship Languages Initiative (AFLI)  to study Akan/Twl, French, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof or Zulu.
    • Indonesian Flagship Language Initiative (IFLI)- Boren Scholarship applicants rom any U.S. college or university may apply for intensive language study of Indonesian and cultural immersion through domestic and overseas language programs.
    • South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative (SAFLI)Boren Scholarship applicants from any U.S. college or university may apply for the South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative (SAFLI)  to study Hindi or Urdu.
    • Boren-Flagship InitiativeSpecial opportunities to Boren Scholarship applicants enrolled in The Language Flagship and planning to study overseas for their capstone year.
    • Boren-ROTC InitiativeA special initiative for undergraduate ROTC cadets and midshipmen. ROTC participants are strong candidates for the Boren Scholarship, due to their commitment to national security and government service.
    • Summer STEM Initiative- Funding for summer study abroad to undergraduate students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields (STEM).

    Amount: Maximum scholarship awards are $8,000 for the summer (STEM only), $10,000 for a semester, and $20,000 for a full academic year.

    Location: "Non-traditional" destinations (excludes certain countries)

    Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Open to all class years, though juniors and senior are not eligible for summer program. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

    View the 2018 Boren Awards Webinar

    Campus Deadline: January 10, 2020

    National Deadline: February 5, 2020

    Results AnnouncedMid/Late April

     

  • Chile's English Opens Doors Program

    A fee-free Program serving the students, teachers, and school communities of Chile’s public education system. EODP volunteers make a lasting impact on the lives of their students, motivating them to improve their English and participate in cross cultural exchange. They are seeking committed volunteer teachers who wish to make a significant impact on the English language level of their students for periods of one to two semesters at a time

    Amount: They provide volunteers with a modest stipend which is meant to assist with minor daily expenses like transportation to school or extra classroom materials or activities. Volunteers will need to have access to sufficient funds to support any personal expenditure throughout the duration of the Program. The biggest cost volunteers will incur is their international transportation to and from Chile. 

    Location: Chile.

    Eligibility:

    • Speak English at a native level
    • Have a bachelor's degree by the start of the program
    • Be between the ages of 21 and 35

    National Deadline: Varies, March or April for summer start

    Results Announced: Varies

  • Critical Languages Scholarship

    The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students with the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries.

    Amount: The CLS Program covers many of the costs of participating in its overseas institutes, including intensive overseas group based language courses, room and board, U.S. academic credit issued through Bryn Mawr College, domestic and international airfare. 

    Location: The CLS Program offers instruction in fourteen critical languages (No Previous Study Required - Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu; One+ Year Previous Study Required - Arabic, Persian; Two+ Year Previous Study Required - Chinese, Japanese, Russian)

    Eligibility: Open to U.S. citizens only. Must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. undergraduate or graduate degree-granting program which results in a degree. Must be enrolled at your home college or university in the Fall Semester of the application year. Students taking a leave of absence to participate in an organized semester- or year-long study abroad program, or to participate in a substantive internship program, may still be considered eligible. Must be at least 18 years old. Must be able to submit a satisfactory Medical Information Form and Physician's statement and must inform the program of any changes in their health status between submission of these forms and departure in order to participate in the program. Undergraduate students must have completed at least one academic year of study. Must receive a visa in the country of study prior to program entry.

    National Deadline: November 

    Results Announced: March

  • Cultural Vistas Fellowship 

    Cultural Vistas selects up to 12 fellows to take part in a multinational professional development program that includes eight-week summer internships in Argentina, Germany, and Hong Kong. 

    Benefits

    • All program-related travel expenses, including round-trip airfare to and within one’s internship country; as well as travel to New York City for pre-departure and reentry seminars is covered
    • Internship placement in Argentina, Germany, or Hong Kong
    • Accommodations throughout program, including pre-departure and reentry seminars
    • Virtual learning seminar
    • Pre-departure support services
    • Cultural orientation upon arrival in host country
    • Visa application support (where applicable)
    • Emergency medical insurance during internship phase

    Eligibility:

    • U.S. citizens enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student at a four-year accredited U.S. college or university
    • Sophomore or junior academic status at the time of application; preferred minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Ages 18-30
    • No formal prior work or study abroad experiences
    • Prior knowledge of language of host country
      • This is applicable in Germany and Argentina only

    National Deadline: January

  • DAAD Research in Science and Engineering Grants

    Deadline: December

    Purpose: to fund summer research for undergraduate with post-docs in Germany research institutions

    Amount: monthly stipends, German language classes.

    Location: Throughout Germany.

    Eligibility

    • be currently enrolled at a university/college in the United States, Canada, the UK or Ireland as a full-time student in the field of biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, earth sciences or engineering (or a closely related field)
    • be an undergraduate who will have completed at least 2 years of a degree program by the time of the internship placement
    • prove that you will maintain undergraduate status after the internship has taken place

    German language skills are not required for most positions but would be helpful to manage everyday life outside of the laboratory. The working language will generally be English.

    Key Qualifications: Careful review of current internship placements, application that highlights specific courses and research experience and how these relate to a potential placement.

  • Freeman-ASIA Award Program

    Designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures.

    Award recipients are required to share their experiences with their home campuses or communities to encourage study abroad by others and fulfill the program's goal of increasing understanding of Asia in the United States.

    Amount: Up to $7,000.

    Eligibility

    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident at the time of application.
    • Must currently receive need-based financial aid or demonstrate a verifiable need for financial assistance to participate in the proposed study abroad program. The applicant is required to submit the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) figure, calculated through FAFSA, with the statement of financial need through the online Freeman-ASIA application.
    • Must be an undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 2.8, pursuing his or her first bachelor's degree.
    • Must apply through the U.S. home campus and have at least one term of enrollment remaining at the home institution in the U.S. upon returning from studying abroad in Asia.
    • Must have applied or have been accepted to a study abroad based program in: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam. A multi-country program is eligible only if the applicant will spend at least 8 weeks in one of the countries stated above and will have intensive language study during that period.
    • Must have applied to or have been accepted by a study abroad based program that awards academic credits through the home campus or other U.S. accredited college or university. The proposed length of study in the host country must be a minimum of 8 weeks for a summer term, 10 weeks for a quarter term, and 12 weeks for a semester term.
    • Must have little or no previous experience in the country in which he or she plans to study. A summer term applicant must not have spent more than 4 weeks in the proposed country of study within the last 5 years. A semester or an academic year term applicant must not have spent more than 6 weeks in the proposed country of study within the last 5 years.
    • Must submit the online Freeman-ASIA Student Impact Survey within one month of returning to the United States and must initiate his/her service project to promote study abroad opportunities in Asia on the college campus and/or in the local community.
    • Must submit the Freeman-ASIA Final Service Report on the implementation of his/her service project at the end of the term following his/her return to the United States.
    • Must not be a previous Freeman-ASIA award recipient.

    Campus Deadline: Varies, depending on travel dates. Late-September for spring and the summer early application deadline. Late-February for summer, fall, or academic year travel. Contact ONIF for more information.

    National Deadline: Varies, depending on travel dates. October for spring. March/April for summer, fall, or academic year travel.

  • The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study, and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. They include approximately 2,000 grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. 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.

    Campus Info Sessions: 

    Campus Deadline: August 31

    National Deadline: October

    Results Announced: March-April

  • Fulbright UK Summer Institutes 

    Three-to-four week summer programmes for US undergraduate students. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university.

    Amount: The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes covers most costs of participating in the institutes, including US-UK airfare, tuition and fees at the host institution, accommodation (room) and meals.

    Location: Around 10 institutes are offered each summer in multiple UK cities.

    Eligibility

    • Be a US citizen and possess a US passport
    • Be at least 18 years old by the start of the programme
    • Participate in the programme in its entirety
    • Have a minimum GPA of 3.7
    • Have at least two years of undergraduate study remaining after the Institute finishes (open to current freshmen and sophomores)
    • Have had little or no study or travel outside of the US

    Application Deadline: February

    Results Announced: Late April

    2018 Fulbright UK Summer Institutes Walk-In Hours:

    ONIF will be holding WALK-IN HOURS  for students interested in applying on the following dates/times:

    • Thursday, January 18 from 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
    • Monday, January 22 from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. 

    ONIF is in University Hall, Suite 1879. Once you enter UHall, head towards the Crimson Lion. Before you reach the restaurant, enter the elevator lobby on your right and walk through the metal door marked “1762-1859”. Once you enter the hallway, walk towards and enter the LMU Extension office in UH 1863. Suite 1879 is tucked in the back of the Extension offices. Students may walk-in with general questions OR bring drafts of their applications for review. Drop by or email with any questions.

  • Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholarships

    FEA invests in promising students with financial need who wish to study abroad. FEA Scholarship applicants are automatically considered for all available scholarships (general and dedicated) based on answers provided in the application online.

    Award: Up to $10,000

    Eligibility

    • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. (graduate students are not eligible)
    • Study abroad program must be eligible for credit at the student’s home institution
    • Study abroad program must be at least 4 weeks (28 days) in country/countries

    Preferences: FEA gives preference to students with demonstrated financial need, and strongly encourages students to apply who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad. These groups include, but are not limited to:

    • First-generation college students
    • Minority students
    • Community college students

    National Deadline: January

  • Gates Cambridge Scholarship

    Gates Cambridge Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue full-time postgraduate degrees in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Gates-Cambridge Scholarships apply to the following programs: PhD (three year research-only degree), MSc or MLitt (two year research-only degree), One year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA).

    Amount: Award amount varies by participant to compensate for the University Composition Fee, student allowance, one economy single airfare at both the beginning and end of the course, and inbound visa costs & associated NHS surcharge costs.

    Location: University of Cambridge, UK

    Eligibility: Must be a citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom.

    Gates Cambridge Info Session: Wednesday, February 27 at 5:30 p.m., in the McIntosh Center

    Campus Deadline: August 31, 2019

    National Deadline: October

    Results Announced: February

  • Benjamin A. Gilman Undergraduate Scholarship

    The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints.  The program aims to encourage students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries and world regions. The program also encourages students to study languages, especially critical need languages (those deemed important to national security). Veterans of military service are encouraged to apply, and preference is given to veterans when other factors are equivalent. By supporting undergraduate students who have high financial need, the program has been successful in supporting students who have been historically underrepresented in education abroad, including but not limited to first-generation college students, students in STEM fields, ethnic minority students, students with disabilities, students attending HBCUs or other minority-serving institutions, students attending community colleges, and students coming from U.S. states with less study abroad participation.).

    Amount: Up to $5,000.

    Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Open to all class years. Must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship.

    Campus Deadline: Varies, depending on travel dates. Mid-September for spring and the summer early application deadline. Mid-February for summer, fall, or academic year travel. Contact ONIF for more information.

    National Deadline: Varies, depending on travel dates. October for spring and the summer early application deadline. March for summer, fall, or academic year travel.

     

  • Humanity in Action Fellowship 

    Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance—including the political foundations of racial hierarchies, Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and colonial domination—as they affect different minority groups today. The Fellowship seeks to educate, connect and inspire the world's future leaders in the fields of human rights and social justice. 

    Each program is highly interdisciplinary and features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums and memorials. The programs seek to highlight different models of action to remedy injustice.

    Where: Amsterdam, Atlanta, Berlin, Copenhagen, Detroit, Sarajevo or Warsaw. Applicants may apply to both the Humanity in Action Fellowship programs in Europe and the United States through a single application. However, they cannot choose their city of participation.

    Benefits: HiA covers the costs of participation and accommodation during the fellowship programs. However, all Fellows will be responsible for financing the cost of round-trip airfare to their program city. HiA will cover this cost for Fellows with documented need.

    Although Fellows receive modest stipend for meals, they should also plan to bring spending money of approximately $750 for food and social activities during the fellowship program. 

    Eligibility:  Currently enrolled sophomores, juniors and seniors; or recent graduates (less than two years after undergrad).

    National Deadline: January

  • Marshall Scholarship

    The Marshall Scholarship provides up to 41 Scholars the opportunity to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.

    Amount: Award amount varies by participant to compensate university fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the United States and, a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse (if applicable).

    Location: United Kingdom.

    Eligibility: Must be a United States citizen who has received an undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.7. Persons already studying for or holding a British degree or degree-equivalent qualification are not eligible to apply for a Marshall Scholarship.

    Marshall Scholarship Info SessionWednesday, February 27 at 5:30 p.m., in the McIntosh Center

    Campus Deadline: August 31, 2019

    National Deadline: October

    Results Announced: December

  • Mitchell Scholarship

    The Mitchell Scholarship funds up to twelve students for one academic year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

    Amount: Award amount varies by participant to provide tuition, housing, a cash stipend for living expenses, and a travel stipend.

    Location: Ireland.

    Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen between 18 and 29 years of age as of September 30 of the application year. Applicants need to have obtained a bachelor’s degree prior to study as a Mitchell Scholar.

    Mitchell Scholarship Info SessionWednesday, February 27 at 5:30 p.m., in the McIntosh Center

    Campus Deadline: August 31, 2019

    National Deadline: September 30

    Results Announced: Late November

  • Morgan Stanley Scholarships for Study in Japan

    Underscoring its long-term commitment to education and fostering U.S.-Japan relations, Morgan Stanley, which has had a presence in Japan for half a century, is proud to support the US-Japan Bridging Foundation’s Bridging Project for Study Abroad in Japan. 

    Amount: $$7500 (year-long programs only).

    Eligibility

    • U.S. citizens or permanent residents
    • Must have an interest in economics and international finance
    • Must have been accepted for study in Japan for the academic year

    National Deadline: May

  • Princeton in Africa Fellowship

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

    Amount

    • 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).

    There is a $50 application fee and a $150 placement fee. Fellows are expected to cover their own airfare to/from the placement country and visa application fees.

    Location: Africa

    EligibilityYoung 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. 

    Amount

    • A local 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.

    There is a $60 application fee and a $550 placement fee. Fellows are expected to cover their own airfare to/from the placement country and visa application fees.

    Location: Asia

    EligibilityPiA applicants are generally college seniors or recent graduates. 

    • All applicants MUST be able to attend one of our interview sessions in January. Interviews will be located at Princeton University as well as in select cities on the East Coast, Midwest, and West Coast. Applicants who are based outside of the continental U.S. are eligible for interviews via Skype.

    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. 

    Amount

    • Housing, utilities, food, local work-related transport, and personal essentials. Fellows should expect to live modestly in local terms. Fellows generally cover or find outside help to cover airfare and mandatory overseas insurance.

    Location: Latin America

    EligibilityApplication is 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 applications@pila-princeton.org for more information about eligibility. Limited opportunities are available to international students.

    National Deadline: November

    Results Announced: February

  • Rhodes Scholarship

    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.

    Amount: Varies.

    Location: Oxford University (UK)

    Eligibility: Must be a citizen of the United States, or a lawful permanent resident of the United States prior to and including at least 5 years of the application deadline. Must be at least 18 but not yet 24 years of age. To be considered, an applicant must be on track to receive a bachelor’s degree before October of the application year.

    Rhodes Scholarship Info Session: Wednesday, February 27 at 5:30 p.m., in the McIntosh Center

    Campus Deadline: August 31, 2019

    National Deadline: October

    Results Announced: Late November

  • 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.

    Benefits: 

    • 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

    Eligibility: 

    • 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

    Campus Info Session: April 26 at 12:30 p.m.,Online

    Campus Deadline: August 31

    National Deadline: Early September

    Results Announced: December

     

    Contact

    Office of National & International Fellowships (ONIF)
    University Hall 1879
    fellowships@lmu.edu
    310.338.3792

  • Study Abroad in Japan: Bridging Scholarships

    The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations, through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, makes it possible to award about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Applications are accepted twice a year for Bridging Scholarships.

    Amount: $2,500 (semester programs) & $4,000 (year-long programs).

    Eligibility

    • Must be U.S. citizens
    • Must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad
    • Their study in Japan must last for at least 3 months
    • They must earn credit that will transfer to their home campus in the US

    National Deadline: April

  • William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in 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.

    Benefits: 

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

    Eligibility: 

    • 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 an Bachelor’s degree before the start of the program  

    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.

    Benefits

    • 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

    Eligibility

    • 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

    Campus Info Session: April 26 at 12:30 p.m.,Online

    Campus Deadline: November 15

    National Deadline: December