SCHOLARSHIPS FOR International Students

Aga Khan Scholarship

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July. The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master's level courses but is also willing to consider applications for PhD programmes, when doctoral degrees are necessary for the career objectives of the student.

Alberta Scholarships Program - Sir James Lougheed Awards of Distinction

Applicants must be Canadian Citizens or Landed Immigrants, be Alberta residents, and be enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in a graduate program at an institution outside of Alberta. Masters level awards are up to $15,000 and Doctoral awards are up to $20,000. Applications are due by February 1st. More information can be found at:

American Association of University Women 

International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research to women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate study at accredited institutions are supported.

Canadian Federation of University Women Fellowships

The Federation has multiple fellowships for women with Canadian citizenship in either Master or Doctoral level studies. More information can be viewed at:

International Education Financial Aid

Requires no marketing information and is a very comprehensive search engine for international scholarships.

The Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP)

The International Fellowships Program provides support for up to three years of formal graduate-level study leading to a masters or doctoral degree. Fellows are selected from countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Russia, where the Ford Foundation maintains active overseas programs. U.S. nationals are not eligible, although Fellows may study in the United States.

International Facility Management Association Foundation

Scholarships are available annually to graduate and undergraduate students pursuing degrees in facility management or related fields. IFMA Foundation scholarships are awarded based on merit and certain applicant restrictions and/or qualification requirements may apply. Scholarship applicants are solicited in the spring of each year and funded the following fall.

The American-Scandinavian Foundation  (212) 879-9779

The American-Scandinavian Foundation offers numerous funding opportunities for students who are citizens of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, or Sweden. The number of awards granted annually varies widely between countries. In addition to the link above, please check the following links of respective participating country:

The Denmark-American Foundation
The League of Finnish-American Societies
The Icelandic-American Society
The Norway-American Foundation
The Swedish-American Foundation
The Netherland-America Foundation

The Foundation supports educational exchanges by providing fellowships, interest-free student loans and scholarships.

The Soros Fellowship for New Americans

New American is defined as a resident alien (who holds a Green Card), a naturalized citizen, or the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens. Green Card holders must have had more than one IRS filing. The grants are for $20,000.

Fulbright Program/Institute of International Education (IIE)

Contains addresses for Educational/Information Centers and Fulbright commissions around the world administering scholarship programs for national citizens. Contact the center from your country directly to find out the latest information.

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship

Three major Fellowships are awarded yearly to both U.S. nationals and international students. The application can be found on their website and is due in early December.

The Korean Honor Scholarship

To be eligible for consideration, students must be attending college or university in the U.S.A. or Canada and must have an overall grade average of 3.5 or higher. In addition to academic achievement, an essay, a letter of recommendation, awards, honors, performances and extracurricular activities are criteria reviewed for selection.

The Korean American Scholarship Foundation

The scholarship recipient is selected on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, school activities, and community services. Each applicant must submit an application to the respective KASF region, in which each region is designated by the state where school is located.

LASPAU: Academic and Professional Programs for the Americas

For exchange programs between the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Luys Scholarship Program

Students who are Armenian citizens or Armenian descendants and are between the ages of 18 and 40 are eligible for this scholarship. Students will also participate in the Luys Develop Armenia Program (DAP). 

Rotary Foundation Scholarships

Various funding opportunities for graduate students of numerous disciplines.

Lambda Alpha International

Lambda Alpha International's Land Economics Foundation (LEF) offers a scholarship to a deserving graduate student pursuing a degree in one of the many fields related to land economics: architecture, geography, urban planning, landscape architecture, environmental planning, civil engineering, government, public administration, real estate, urban studies or law. The LEF Board of Directors has approved the award of a one year $3,000 (U.S.) scholarship, renewable for a second year, to a selected applicant studying in the United States, Canada, or Great Britain.

Organization of American States

Those who may apply for an OAS fellowship are citizens or permanent residents of a an OAS member state who hold a university degree or who have demonstrated ability to pursue advanced studies in the field chosen. Applicants may not be citizens or permanent residents of the country in which they are studying. Applications should be submitted no later than March 1st of every year.

Institute of International Education

Administers over 250 programs on behalf of sponsors that offer international fellowships, scholarships, loans, professional development and more. Program search tool allows students to search for programs by region, field of study, sponsor name, etc.

The Noma-Reischauer Prize in Japanese Studies

The prize will be awarded annually for the best essays on Japan-related
topics written by Harvard University students; one prize of $1,500 for the best essay by a graduate student.

Urban Land Institute Fellowship

The ULI Kenneth M. Good Graduate Student Fellowship offers eight $5,000 scholarships awarded to graduate students who intend to pursue real estate-related studies at a major North American university, including urban planning, architecture, business or business administration, geography with a real estate concentration, and real estate law or major. Student must be nominated for this scholarship by faculty.

Landscape Architecture Foundation Awards

Lists various programs and scholarships for Landscape Architecture graduate and undergraduate students.

American Society of Landscape Architects

Lists various programs and scholarships for Landscape Architecture graduate and undergraduate students.

Luys Foundation Education Scholarship

Scholarships available for students who are Armenian, citizens of Armenia, or of Armenian descent. Information and application materials available at:

TALENTIA Fellowship Program

This program was launched by the Regional Ministry of Innovation, Science and Enterprise in Andalusia, Spain. TALENTIA scholarships are offered to students from Spain born or residents in the region of Andalusia applying for postgraduate programs in major universities around the world. The fellowship program covers tuition fees, living expenses (up to 16.000 per year), travel expenses, book expenses, medical and accident insurance for students at masters and PhD programs.

CSN - Centrala Studiestdsnmnden

This program hosts scholarship/fellowship opportunities for students from Sweden. Please visit their website for more details.

The Sweden American Foundation

This foundation gives about 40 fellowships for graduate/post-graduate studies each year to students who are Swedish citizens. Please visit their website for more details

Graduate Consortium on Energy and Environment Fellowship

This fellowship is open to all Harvard Doctoral students working on energy issues. Applications are due May 15th, please view the website for more details.

Cyprus Children's Fund

This Foundation has a couple of different scholarship options for students who have origins in Cyprus and/or Greece. Please visit their website for application details.

AHEPA Educational Foundation

Scholarships are available for students of Greek decent or whose parents are members of AHEPA, the Daughters of Penelope, Sons of Pericles or the Maids of Athena. Applications and details are available on the AHEPA website.

Kennedy Memorial Trust

Scholarships are available for students of UK citizenship who attend MIT or Harvard for post-graduate studies. Please visit their website for the application and requirements.

Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architectural Scholarship Fund

Applicants pursuing a Master's Degree in Architecture are eligible for this scholarship. The Scholarship consists of a $10,000 stipend and the opportunity to intern at Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects LLP. Please visit their website for scholarship application and information.

FIABCI Scholarship Foundation

The FIABCI Scholarship Foudnation provides aid and travel assistance to students who demonstrate an interest in the field of international real estate or are enrolled in real estate related courses at a qualified university. You must be a member, member's spouse, or a dependent of a member in order to apply. Applications can be found at:

The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (The World Bank)

For students from developing countries who are currently studying in the United States or Canada, the MMMF awards  grants of approximetly $12,000 each; grants are not renewable. More information can be found at:

The John R. Mott Scholarship Foundation

Students native to the region of Calabria Italy who are enrolled to attend any accredited post-secondary school are encouraged to apply. Scholarships for up to $10,000/year are awarded. For more information please visit:

Resources: Financial Aid: Outside Scholarships: Scholarships for International Students

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