DAAD German Exchange Service
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a publicly funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany. The DAAD supports more than 100,000 German and international students and researchers around the globe each year. DAAD scholarships are aimed primarily at graduates, doctoral students, and postdocs. The scholarships usually consist of tuition fees, a monthly living stipend, and a flat-rate travel allowance. In many cases, health, accident, and personal liability insurance is covered.
NOTE: DAAD provides a wealth of different scholarships. Interested students should consult the DAAD website to find scholarship and internship programs available to you.
DAAD RISE Germany
The DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) Germany offers summer research internships in Germany for undergraduate students from North America, Great Britain, and Ireland. Students are matched with doctoral students and researchers at German institutions, who serve as their mentors. Students receive a monthly living stipend and a travel allowance for the 3-day RISE meeting in Heidelberg.
The Hertz Fellowship includes 5 years of funding and the freedom to pursue innovative projects in applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, and engineering. The goal is for fellows to be financially independent and free from traditional restrictions of their academic departments to promote innovation in collaboration with leading professors in the field. The fellowship covers tuition and a personal stipend for up to 5 years.
National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
The NSF GRFP aims to ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the U.S. by providing funding for outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral degrees in STEM fields. It is the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind and supports future leaders and contributors to the scientific community. The GRFP provides funding for 3 years in support of graduate education of a $37,000 annual living stipend and $16,000 annually for tuition and fees that is awarded to the graduate institution. Applicants can apply as graduating seniors or as first-year graduate students.
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
The Soros Fellowship honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the U.S. The award covers a living stipend of up to $25,000 per year and 50% of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year for 2 years in any field at any U.S. university. Soros Fellows join a strong community of creative, original, innovative, and accomplished individuals, who all share the New American experience.
The Knight-Hennessy Scholarship is an international graduate level scholarship for study at Stanford University. Through this program, scholars develop the skills to communicate, collaborate, and innovate across disciplines to tackle complex challenges and discover new solutions in order to advance humanity. The scholarship covers tuition fees, a living stipend, and a travel stipend for travel to and from Stanford University for 3 years.
Yenching Academy at Peking University
The Yenching Academy offers a highly customizable and interdisciplinary Master’s program in China Studies for English speakers with varied levels of Chinese language competency. The program is designed to cultivate leaders who will advocate for global progress and cultural understanding. The scholarship includes funding for tuition fees, accommodation, transportation, a travel stipend, and a living stipend for 1-2 years.
The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest and most prestigious international scholarship program, enabling young people from around the world to study any course at the University of Oxford. It allows graduating seniors with ambitious goals for their graduate and professional careers to study for 2 years in any discipline. Rhodes Scholars are chosen for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential leadership in their future careers. The scholarship covers tuition fees, a travel stipend, a living stipend, and international healthcare for 2 years. In some cases, the scholarship can be extended for a third year.
Barry Goldwater Scholarship
The Goldwater Scholarship provides funding to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering. It is the oldest and most prestigious national scholarship in STEM fields in the U.S. The scholarship seeks to identify college students who show exceptional promise of becoming the next generation of research leaders in STEM fields. It provides $7,500 per year for up to 2 years (if applying as a sophomore), which can used for tuition, fees, books, and/or room and board.
The Boren Scholarship provides funding for undergraduate students to obtain long-term linguistic and cultural immersion abroad. The scholarship provides up to $25,000 in funding to study abroad in areas of the world that are both critical to U.S. interests and are underrepresented in study abroad programs, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Upon completion of the Boren Fellowship, you are obligated to work for the federal government in some capacity for 1 year after graduation.