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Scholarships for US students

Scholarships for students in the United States

For US students interested in studying abroad, the United States offers a variety of scholarship opportunities. These scholarships must be applied for in your home country, not in Australia:

The Association of Commonwealth Universities - This website serves as a resource for Commonwealth postgraduate students seeking scholarships from governments, Rotary International, the World Bank, the World Health Organization, the Asian Development Bank, the United Nations, the Rockefeller Foundation, and other organisations.

Institute for International Education (IIE) - Describes fellowships administered by IIE that are available to US graduate students who want to study and/or conduct research abroad.

Fulbright Scholarship -The largest US foreign exchange programme, offering students, researchers, and professionals opportunities to study abroad, conduct advanced studies, teach in universities, and teach in elementary and secondary schools around the world.

Fulbright Anne-Wexler Scholarship in Public Policy - The Fulbright-Anne Wexler scholarships are funded by the Australian government's Australia Awards programme and managed by the Australian-American Fulbright Commission. They enable Americans to study for a master's degree in public policy in Australia.

The Explorers Club Exploration Fund -Supports graduate students doing field studies and discovery while studying abroad. Only graduate students are eligible to apply.

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships - Designed to promote in-depth research into ethical or religious beliefs in all fields. Only graduate students are eligible to apply.

Washington University James Harrison Steedman Memorial Fellowships in Architecture - Provides financial aid to architecture graduates of all ages who wish to travel and study architecture in other countries.

US Department of Education, Jacob K. Javits Fellowships - Students with exceptional talent in the arts, humanities, and social sciences are eligible for financial aid. Only graduate students are eligible to apply.

American Australian Association - In its USA to Australia Program, the American Australian Association Education Fund grants individual fellowships of up to $US25,000 per year. The Association promotes academic exchange with this Australian scholarship, and the fellowships are intended to draw on Australia's deep social and economic relationship with the United States.

Arts International Lila Wallace – Readers Digest International Artists - Provides support for international residencies for visual artists. All skill levels are welcome. 

Population Council Fellowships in the Social Sciences - Supports advanced population training studies or research plans in order to contribute to fulfilling the field's needs by processing high-level science and technological skills.

International Education Financial Aid (IEFA) - IEFA is a website that provides information on financial assistance, scholarships, and grants for US and foreign students who choose to study abroad.

IIE Passport - A database of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, and grants is maintained by the IIE. Students can search by country or field of research on the IIE Passport Study Abroad website.

Rotary Foundation - The Ambassadorial Scholarship programme is designed to promote mutual understanding and friendly relations between people from various countries. Scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as eligible professionals pursuing vocational studies, through the programme.

Gilman International Scholarship Program - By providing scholarships to students with financial need, this initiative aims to lower the barriers to undergraduate study abroad. The Institute of International Education administers the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship programme, which is funded by the US Department of State's Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs. For semester or academic programmes, the grant is up to $5,000 USD.

American Institute for Foreign Study - Each year, AIFS grants more than $US250,000 in scholarships to students who have excelled academically or who have shown financial need.

Hispanic Study Abroad Scholars - This initiative seeks to remedy the reasons for the disparity in Hispanic study abroad populations in the United States by providing scholarships to Hispanic students.

Diversity Abroad Study Abroad Scholarships - Diversity Abroad, in collaboration with Globalinks Learning Abroad and The Foundation for Asia Pacific Education, will award undergraduate students $A1,000 scholarships to study abroad in the Asia/Pacific region during the summer, fall, and spring semesters. This initiative aims to increase the number of non-traditional students who study abroad in the Asia/Pacific region.

FinAid - Financial assistance for study abroad and exchange programmes is available. - This website provides a free college scholarship search as well as information on scholarships, grants, and financial aid.


East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for US Graduate Students - EAPSI's main objectives are to introduce students to East Asian and Pacific science and engineering in a research environment, as well as to assist students in forming scientific partnerships that will improve future cooperation with international counterparts.  Other scholarship opportunities from the National Science Foundation .


Australian-American Health Policy Fellowship (opens in a new window) - The Australian-American Health Policy Fellowship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for outstanding mid-career U.S. professionals—academics, elected officials, clinical leaders, decision-makers in managed care and other private health care organisations, and journalists—to pursue their passion for health policy in Australia. To spend up to ten months in Australia conducting research and collaborating with leading Australian health policy experts on matters of mutual interest. - Scholarship database of information from a variety of outlets, including universities and academic organisations. Scholarships can be found by programme (coursework, dissertation, undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral), sector (agriculture, science, technology, and so on), or country. For Australia, there are approximately 10,000 scholarships open.

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