AAUW International Fellowships in USA for Women


AAUW (formerly known as the American Association of University Women) International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported.

Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. Recipients return to their home countries to become leaders in business, government, academia, community activism, the arts, and sciences.

Scholarship provided by : American Association of University Women (AAUW).

Host Institution(s): Accredited U.S. institutions

Field of study: Fellowships are awarded to study any of the courses offered by the US institutions.
Eligible for Scholarship:

Applicants must be women and have citizenship in a country other than the United States or possession of a nonimmigrant visa if residing in the United States. Women holding dual citizenship in the United States and another country are not eligible.

Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree (earned in the U.S. or abroad) by 30 September 2015 and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application.

Applicans must be proficient in English and must intend to return to her home country to pursue a professional career.

It is important to read the full eligibility criteria.

Scholarship Award :

Master’s/Professional Fellowship: $18,000
Doctorate Fellowship: $20,000
Postdoctoral Fellowship: $30,000

Number of Scholarships:  Not specified

Applicants’ Nationality : Women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents.

Application Overview :

The mode of applying is online. Please follow the directions carefully and complete all sections of the application for successful submission of your application. Only complete online applications will be reviewed by the selection panel.

For more information click here
Application Deadline : The application deadline for AY 2016-2017 is 1 December 2015.
OfficialWebsite/Links:  http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/international-fellowships/

University of Sydney International Scholarships (USydIS)

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USydIS is annually offered by the University of Sydney in Australia for international students undertaking postgraduate research program or Master by research at the university which will enhance the University’s research activities. Candidates who are eligible to undertake this Research program or Master’s degree at this University are invites to apply for the University of Sydney International Research Scholarship (USydIS).

Scholarship provided by : University of Sydney in Australia

Host Institution(s): University of Sydney in Australia

Field of study: All research disciplines are eligible and may be supported.

Eligible for Scholarship:

The USydIS is open to all research disciplines; however participation in the USydIS program each semester is at the discretion of the Dean of each faculty. Please inquire with the scholarship provider for more information.


Scholarship Award :

The USydIS will cover tuition fees and living allowance for up to three years with a possibility of one semester’s extension for PhD students.

Number of Scholarships:  Not specified

Applicants’ Nationality : International students
Application Overview :

No separate application for a USydIS Scholarship is necessary. Students must indicate that they would like to be considered for the USydIS by completing the relevant section of the Postgraduate Research Application form.

Your applications MUST be received by the International Student Office (ISO) by the deadline dates below.
Application Deadline : Application To be considered for the award, your applications MUST be received by the ISO by:

  • 31 July of the previous year for Semester 1 (March) commencement
  • 15 December of the previous year for Semester 2 (July) commencement

OfficialWebsite/Links: http://sydney.edu.au/scholarships/prospective/international_postgraduate_scholarships.shtml#usi

Excellence Master Fellowships for International Students at University of Geneva in Switzerland


The Excellence Master Fellowships of the University of Geneva is now open to international students for especially science who want to pursue MSc degree (Master of Science) in any of the disciplines covered by the Science Faculty.

Scholarship provided by : University of Geneva, Switzerland
Field of study: The Faculty of science of the University of Geneva is an internationally top-ranked scientific institution covering a broad range of scientific disciplines: Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Prehistoric Archaeology, Geology, Environmental Science, Pharmacy, Neuroscience and Proteomics and Bioinformatics.

Eligible for Scholarship:

Application for an Excellence Fellowship is open to students from any university with very good performance in their studies (belonging to the best 10% of their bachelor’s program) and that have completed the Bachelor degree or expect to complete it within 6 months. Selection of the applicants will be based on excellence.


Scholarship Award : The Excellence Fellowship consists of a grant amounting to CHF 10’000 to CHF 15’000/year (no teaching duties).

Number of Scholarships:  Not specified

Applicants’ Nationality: All International students may apply this fellowship.
Application Overview :

Applications should be sent as an unique pdf file by e-mail to the Dean of the Faculty of Science: Excellence-Master-Sciences@unige.ch. Completed applications should include the following documents:

  • Application Form (60 Kb, doc)
  • A Curriculum Vitae including the transcript of exams passed during the bachelor education, with grades.
  • A two-page essay in which the applicant describes his/her specific scientific interests, specifies the Master’s program at the Faculty of Science he/her would like to pursue, and motivates the intention to pursue a Master of Science programme at the University of Geneva.
  • Letters of references from two professors (preferably sent by them directly to the e-mail address indicated above).
  • Any other pertinent information like results of GRE (General requirement examination), of TOEFL or other language test.

Application Deadline: application deadline is 15 March 2016 (for Masters starting September 14, 2016).
OfficialWebsite/Links: http://www.unige.ch/sciences/Enseignements/Formations/Masters/ExcellenceMasterFellowships_en.html

Utrecht Excellence Scholarships for International Students in Netherlands


Each year, the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship offers a number of highly talented students from non-EU/EEA countries to pursue a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a selected number of fields at Utrecht University.

Scholarship provided by : Utrecht Excellence Scholarship Fund
Institution(s): Utrecht University, Netherlands

Scholarship Subjects:
International Bachelor’s programmes: Economics and Business Economics, Liberal Arts & Sciences at University College Utrecht .
International Master’s programmes : 1)Mathematical Sciences,2) Biomolecular Sciences , 3)Cancer Genomics and Developmental Biology ,4) Chemistry and Physics , 5)Cognitive Neuroscience , 6)Drug Innovation , 7)Epidemiology , 8)Experimental and Clinical Neuroscience ,9) Human Geography and Planning , 10) Legal Studies ,11) Linguistics: the Study of the Language Faculty , 12)Medieval Studies , 13) Migration, 14)Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism ,15) Sociology and Social Research , 16)Sustainable Development, 17)Theoretical Physics

Scholarship Award : Max. tuition fee + 11.000 euro living expenses per year
Number of scholarships/year: Approximately 55

Eligible for Scholarship:
The applicant must meet the eligibility criteria in order to be considered for this scholarship. The applicant should:
• Not have the Dutch or an EU/EEA nationality;
• Hold a non-Dutch secondary school diploma;
• Have been admitted to an International Master’s programme within one of the Graduate Schools mentioned above, the Bachelor’s programme in Economics and Business Economics or to University College Utrecht;
• Hold a relevant Bachelor’s degree (for a Master’s programme) or secondary school diploma (for a Bachelor’s programme), or an equivalent thereof;
• Be able to comply with the conditions to obtain a Dutch visa;
Failure to meet one or more of these criteria automatically means the student is not eligible for this scholarship.

Selection criteria :
Eligible candidates are selected for a scholarship on the basis of the following criteria:
1. Their academic excellence and promise in the proposed field of study;
2. The academic quality and results of the preceding education, as evidenced, for example, by grades, test scores, publications, letters of recommendation;
3. The quality and relevance of the motivation letter (academic content, intercultural and communication skills, personal motivation);
4. The quality and feasibility of the financial plan in the application;
5. The quality of the application itself (completeness, accuracy, consistency).
Application Overview :
It is not possible to apply directly for the scholarship, but when you apply for admission to the programme of your choice, you can indicate whether you wish to be considered for this scholarship. The selection committees will review the application files for possible nominees.

Application Deadline: Prospective Bachelor’s students in Economics and Business Economics who wish to be considered for the scholarship should apply for admission before 1 April every year.

Prospective Master’s students who wish to be considered for the scholarship should apply for admission before 1 December every year.
Website/Links: http://www.uu.nl/masters/en/general-information/international-students/financial-matters/grants-and-scholarships/utrecht

Utrecht University
P.O Box 80125, 3508 TC Utrecht, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 30 253 70 0 ,Fax:+ 31 30 253 26

Leiden University Excellence Scholarships in Netherlands(LexS)

logo-unileiden-300x300Leiden University offers excellence scholarships for excellent students from all nationalities and Non-EU/EEA students. Scholarships are awarded for all MA, MSc and LL.M programmes for Non-EU/EEA students and for master’s of Law Advanced Programme or MSc in International Relations and Diplomacy for students of all nationalities. Scholarships will not be awarded to applicants who have already obtained a Leiden University master’s degree.

Scholarship provided by : Leiden University
Institution(s) : Leiden University, at Netherlands.
In the field of : Arts and Humanities, Environmental Sciences, Fine and applied arts, Law, Mathematics and computer sciences, Medical and health sciences, Natural sciences, Social and behavioural sciences
Scholarship Award : The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme has 3 awards:
• € 10.000 of the tuition fee
• € 15.000 of the tuition fee
• Total tuition fee minus the home fee
The number and type of awards of the scholarships depend on the budget available of the Faculty department
Eligible for Scholarship:
• Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a Leiden University master’s degree program.
• In his or her prior academic education abroad, the applicant must have achieved excellent study results which are relevant for the program for which the student wishes to enroll. As an indication, the student will be among the top 10% for the relevant program followed abroad.
• The applicant will hold a non-EU/EEA passport and will not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans (“Studiefinanciering”; for more information please refer to: www.ib-groep.nl.
• Scholarships will not be awarded to applicants who have already obtained a Leiden University master’s degree
• Students who are granted a Leiden Excellence Scholarship must comply with and confirm in writing their agreement with the terms and conditions (pdf) attached to the scholarship prior to the granting of the scholarship.
Application Overview : You must first apply for admissions to Leiden University online. In your application, you must indicate clearly that you would like to apply for the LExS scholarship and upload your letter of motivation for the LExS scholarship on the scholarship page.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 1 October 2015 for all programmes starting in February 2016 and 1 February 2016 for all programmes starting in September 2016.


Website/Links: http://prospectivestudents.leiden.edu/scholarships/scholarship/lexs.html

Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships

Macquarie-UniversityMacquarie University in Sydney is offering full tuition fee scholarships to high achieving international undergraduate and postgraduate students. The Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship is highly competitive and awarded based on academic merit.

Scholarship provided by : Macquarie University, Australia.

Institution(s): North Ryde Campus of Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.

Scholarship Award :  Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship is a partial scholarship for undergraduate and postgraduate studies, the amount is varied up to AUD$10,000 and it will be awarded towards the commencement fee or reimbursed if fees already paid.
Eligible for Scholarship:

Applicants must:

  • Have citizenship of a country other than Australia or New Zealand.
  • Have met the University’s academic and English requirements for the course to be considered for a scholarship (must hold a full offer of admission for North Ryde by the application deadline).
  • Have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 for Postgraduate applications and minimum requirement of an ATAR equivalent of 90 out of 100 for Undergraduate applications.
  • Have applied for a program that is longer than one Session in duration.
  • Commence study in session and year indicated in the scholarship offer letter.
  • Have applied for a course which has a full-time study load.
  • Commence study in the semester and year indicated in their offer of Scholarship. Commencement may not be deferred.

Application Overview : Applicants must complete an online course application form. Online course application will enable you to select your course and upload scanned copies of the required documents.
-Once your course application has been processed, you will receive a Macquarie University Student Number which is compulsory to submit the online MUIS application form.
-Applicants must indicate on the MUIS application form which scholarship they are applying for: Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship Undergraduate and Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship Postgraduate.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is 30 June 2015 for Semester 2, 2015.
Website/Links:  http://www.mq.edu.au/future_students/international/scholarships_and_awards/macquarie_university_international_scholarships/vice-chancellors_international_scholarships/

Monash International Merit Scholarships


Monash University in Australia is offering a number of scholarship programs  for outstanding international students who wish to pursue an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Monash University.

Scholarship provided: Monash University

Institution(s): Monash University in Australia

Scholarship Award : Total average value of scholarship is up to $50,000 (based on a 5 year degree); $10,000 for a full time study load (48 credit points) paid per year until the minimum number of points for degree are completed and Recipients may be asked to participate or be profiled in relevant Monash marketing, recruitment and promotional materials and/or events).

Eligible for Scholarship:

  • International student.
  • Commencing students with a full Monash course offer or continuing students, and
  • undertaking a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate (coursework) degree at a Monash campus in Australian.
  • You must maintain a distinction average (70% or above) each semester.


Selection Criteria:
-Selection will be based on academic achievement;
-Students will also be assessed on their scholarship application statement (1000 words), and their potential to be an ambassador for Monash University;
-Preference will be given to commencing students, particularly commencing students who are not enrolled in a Monash pathway course.


Application Overview :

Before applying for this scholarship, you must have received a full Monash course offer with no conditions. Then, you must submit a separate application form for this scholarship by the deadline dates below.

Do not submit your supporting documentation with your application – this will not be considered.

Application Deadline: 15 March/15 April/12 June 2015 for Semester 2, 2015.

Mailing address:
Coursework Scholarships Unit
c/- Monash Connect
PO Box 197
Caulfield East, VIC 3145

Email: mu.documents@monash.edu

Website/Links:   Official Scholarship Website: http://www.monash.edu.au/study/scholarships/international/international-merit.html

La Trobe Academic Excellence Scholarships for International Students


La Trobe University offers an extensive program of scholarships to students who have high academic profile. This Academic Excellence Scholarships (AES) cover tuition fees for high-achieving International Students accepted into undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs.

Scholarship provided: La Trobe University, Australia

Institution(s): La Trobe University, Australia

Scholarship Award : The scholarship is worth between $10,000 and $20,000 and goes towards tuition fees. The scholarships are paid across a maximum of two semesters (or 12 months). These scholarships are not renewable and do not cover living costs.

Eligible for Scholarship:

  • Applicants must be a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand
  • Must be applying to start an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program
  • Must also have scored 85% or equivalent in their previous degree/award
  • Must meet English language and academic entry requirements
  • Note: applicants are not eligible if they are starting a Higher Degree by Research, exchange program, Study Abroad program, ELICOS and Foundation Studies program, or Diploma course

Application Overview :La-Trobe-University

You can only apply for this scholarship if you have an offer to study in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program program at La Trobe University.  After you receive your offer, you must complete the scholarship application form and submit it to La Trobe International by the application deadline.


Application Deadline: The deadline for Semester 2, 2015 was on 8 March 2015. There are three closing dates for Semester 1, 2016 – 11 September 2015, 13 November  2015 and 8 January 2016.


Website/Links:   http://www.latrobe.edu.au/international/fees/scholarships/coursework

Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford University for International Students

RHODESRhodes Scholarships are awarded for pursuing full-time postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford, UK. 83 Rhodes scholars are selected annually from 14 countries or groupings of countries around the world. Established in the will of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, the Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international scholarship programme in the world.

Scholarship provided by : Rhodes Scholarship Fund
Institution(s): Oxford University in UK
Scholarship Award :

A Rhodes Scholarship covers all University and College fees, the university application fee, a personal stipend for living expenses, private health insurance, and economy class airfare to and from Oxford at the commencement and conclusion of the scholarship.
Rhodes selection criteria:
• literary and scholastic attainments
• energy to use one’s talents to the full
• truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship
• moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one’s fellow beings.
Eligible for Scholarship:
The Rhodes Trust warmly welcomes applications from talented young women and men of diverse backgrounds. Selection of Rhodes Scholars is made without regard to gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, colour, religion, sexual orientation, social background, or disability.
Cecil Rhode’s will outlines four criteria to be used in the election of Scholars:
• literary and scholastic attainments
• energy to use one’s talents to the full
• truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship
• moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one’s fellow beings.
•Age limits vary between constituencies and range from a minimum age limit of 18 to a maximum of 28 .

Application Overview :

Applications for Rhodes Scholarships open during the spring and summer of the preceding year.

All candidates for the Scholarship should read the information about the Scholarships applicable globally, and then proceed to their country-specific page. Online application is not available for applicants to New Zealand and Pakistan. Please refer to the relevant country page: New Zealand or Pakistan.
In broad terms, all constituencies will require the following materials in differing forms:
• Evidence of academic record / transcript (complete or in progress) of undergraduate degree and any postgraduate study
• Curriculum vitae/resumé or list of principal activities
• Personal statement or essay (including, crucially, a clear statement of what the applicant wishes to study at Oxford and why)
• Evidence of age / birth certificate / passport
• English Language proficiency (where English is not the first language)
• Photograph
• List of referees (usually several are required) who can attest in confidential references to the character and intellect of the applicant, including academic, personal, extra-curricular and leadership achievements (and who should never include people to whom you are related)
Application Deadline: Deadline varies per country but is around July-October of the preceding year you wish to study.
Website/Links: http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/

Gates Cambridge Scholarships for International Students

gateEach year, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funds bill gates scholarship to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.


Scholarship provided by : The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Institution(s): University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Scholarship Award :
A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge, namely: the University Composition Fee and College fees at the appropriate rate, a maintenance allowance for a single student, one economy single airfare at both the beginning and end of the course, and inbound visa costs.
The Trust also considers applications for several types of additional funding on a discretionary basis such as family allowance, conference attendance, fieldwork allowance, some fourth year funding for PhD scholars and hardship funding.
Criteria for Selection :
• Intellectual ability
• Leadership capacity
• A good fit with Cambridge
• A desire to use knowledge to contribute to society
Eligible for Scholarship:
• Citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom.
• Must apply to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study:
Ph.D. (three year research only degree)
One-year post-graduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, Diploma, MBA etc.)
MSc or MLitt (two year research only degree)
MBBChir Clinical Studies (3 year taught degree)
• Must be admitted to one of the degrees above at Cambridge through the University’s normal admission procedures. The Trust does not admit students.
Application Overview :
You must apply for admission as a postgraduate student to the University of Cambridge and a Gates Cambridge Scholarship at the same time, using the one application pack. It is important to read the How to Apply section and visit the official website (link found below)
Application for entry in October 2016 will be open in September 2015.
Website/Links: http://www.gatescambridge.org/