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For additional information and assistance on applying for the following international scholarships, please contact the ASU Office of National Scholarships Advisement at or 480-727-8204.

Boren Awards for International Study (1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year)
Funds substantial foreign study of a critical need foreign language (i.e. not Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand). Eligibility: specific qualifications vary depending on the country.  
ASU campus deadline:  early January.

Critical Languages Scholarship (1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year)
Provides a fully-funded eight- to a ten-week summer focusing on critical language study and cultural immersion.  Students get the equivalent of a full year of college-level language study in one of 15 critical languages.  Open to all majors. 
Deadline: Late November.

DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering (2nd or 3rd year)
Sponsored by German Academic Exchange Service, the RISE program provides summer STEM research opportunities throughout Germany. Eligibility: STEM Majors.
Deadline: mid-January.

Freeman ASIA (1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year)
Provides up to $5000 to support study abroad in Asia. Programs must be at least eight weeks long, and applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need.
Deadlines in October and February, depending on travel dates.

Fulbright US Student Program (3rd or 4th year; alumni)
Largest and most prestigious international exchange program in the world. Provides complete funding for nine to twelve months abroad to pursue an independent study/research project or to serve as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) in over 155 countries. Fulbright funds approximately 2,000 awards annually, and ASU is among the most successful universities for producing Fulbright award winners. Eligibility: US citizenship; open to all majors. Third-year students should begin the process in late spring. Graduating seniors, grad students, and ASU alumni may also apply. 
ASU campus deadline: early September.

Gilman International Scholarship (1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year)
Scholarships of up to $5000 to fund study abroad opportunities for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad, including students with high financial need, first-generation college students, non-traditional students, students from diverse backgrounds, veterans, students with disabilities, and students of non-traditional majors (STEM). Eligibility: Must be eligible for a federal Pell grant. Study abroad program must be 21 days or longer.  
Deadline:  Early October and early March, depending on travel dates.

Killam Fellowship (1st, 2nd, or 3rd year)
Full funding and a $5000 cash prize to support academic exchange to any of the participating Canadian universities. Recipients also participate in a three-day orientation in Ottawa and a three-day spring seminar in Washington, D.C. Eligibility: Full-time undergraduate student; high academic achievement. 
Deadline: early January.

Taiwan-US Alliance (TUSA) Sumer Scholarship Program (1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year)
Two month-long ambassadorial program. Program funds tuition for language study, living costs, off-campus excursions, one-on-one language tutoring. No previous Mandarin Chinese language study required. 
Deadlines in mid-February (early) and late March.

US-UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes (1st or 2nd year)
Funds three-to six-week academic and cultural summer program to the UK. Participants get the opportunity to experience a highly regarded UK university, explore the culture, heritage, and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills. Eligibility: Any major. Must have limited previous travel experience. GPA of 3.7+.
Deadline: early February


Prestigious British & Irish Scholarships

The following prestigious awards have similar benefits, selection criteria, and deadlines; it is not uncommon to apply to more than one of the following awards in the same cycle. The preliminary deadline for these awards is in mid-April.

  • Rhodes Scholarship - Full funding for two years at Oxford University in any discipline.
  • Marshall Scholarship - Full funding for one to three years of graduate study at any UK university in any field.
  • Mitchell Scholarship - Full funding for an academic year of post-graduate study in any field at select universities in Ireland or Northern Ireland.
  • Churchill Scholarship - Full funding for a one-year master's degree in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at the University of Cambridge.
  • Gates Cambridge Scholarship - Full funding for any graduate degree at the University of Cambridge. Nomination not required


Prestigious China Scholarships

The following fellowships both support graduate study in Beijing, China, with a broad emphasis on international studies, policy, economics, or the humanities. All instruction is in English, and the awards are open to all majors.

  • Schwarzman Scholars Program:  Includes a one-year master's degree program, access to high-level internships, language training, professional mentoring, leadership development, and travel throughout China. No nomination required - late September deadline.
  • Yenching Academy Scholars:  A competitive postgraduate scholarship program designed to prepare an elite class of future leaders. Classes are taught in English. Scholars receive full support for a Master of Arts in one of six concentrations at Peking University. ASU is a 'partner program,' so campus endorsement required. Late November campus deadline.