Below is a list of Fellowships that do not explicitly require US citizenship. Some may be open to applicants from any country, others are open to international students from selected countries, and some require applicants to be either US Permanent Residents or be in the process of seeking to remain in the US. See the eligibility requirements of each program. Fellowships staff are happy to assist you in applying to any of these opportunities.
Additional opportunities for both US citizens and non-US citizens can be found at:
- Fellowships Available to *International Students* and *US Citizens*
- International Scholarships for Students Worldwide
- Funding database for graduate students (courtesy of the University of Illinois) has a filter for opportunities for international graduate students
- SPIN (Sponsored Programs Information Network) is a funding opportunity database that provides information on government and private funding sources in both the US and abroad. SPIN contains over 40,000 funding opportunities from more than 10,000 global sponsors.
- Foundation Directory Online, Grants.gov, SPIN, and other useful resources can also be found through Penn's Libraries
- Penn graduate students should also consult Penn's Graduate Student Center's Graduate Funding and Finances page
See Funding graduate study in the UK for additional resources.
Rhodes ScholarshipDeadline: 08/01/2023
Funds two or more years of graduate study in nearly any academic discipline at the University of Oxford for leaders and advocates with a demonstrated commitment to helping the less fortunate and becoming leaders in their field (Penn nomination required)
Schwarzman Scholarship (Tentative Deadline)Deadline: 09/20/2023 (Tentative)
Provides a fully-funded one-year Master's degree in Global Affairs at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing designed to prepare future leaders for success in a world where China plays a key global role. Chinese language proficiency is NOT required
DAAD German Academic Exchange Service (Tentative Deadline)Deadline: 10/11/2023 (Tentative)
Gates Cambridge ScholarshipDeadline: 10/11/2023 (Tentative)
Funds a full-time PhD or master's degree in nearly any academic field at the University of Cambridge for individuals with a sustained commitment to producing positive change and using the knowledge gained through their graduate degree to work toward the greater good
Knight-Hennessy ScholarsDeadline: 10/12/2023 (Tentative)
Funds up to three years of graduate study in nearly any full-time degree program at Stanford and leadership training for individuals dedicated to finding creative solutions to today's greatest global challenges
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship ProgramDeadline: 10/17/2023 (Tentative)
Provides support for three years of a full-time PhD or research-based master’s degree at US universities in science, mathematics, engineering, and a few other quantitative research fields supported by the NSF
Soros Fellowship for New Americans for immigrants and children of immigrantsDeadline: 10/27/2023 (Tentative)
Provides New Americans (immigrants or the children of immigrants) pursuing a full-time graduate degree in any field in the United States up to $90,000
Hertz FellowshipDeadline: 10/28/2023 (Tentative)
Funds full-time PhD study for young scientists on the leading edge of scientific discoveries fueling US global leadership in science and technology