There are WashU scholarships and national scholarships available for students who are planning to study, research, work, and volunteer abroad. We highly recommend you apply to all scholarships for which you are eligible and plan ahead.

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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad.

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world.

Fulbright Program for U.S. Students

The Fulbright Program for U.S. Students provides grants for research, study and teaching assistantships in 110 nations around the world. Office of Overseas Programs provides Washington University students with guidance in the preparation of their proposals, arranges student interviews with members of the on-campus Fulbright faculty committee, and submits applications to the Institute of International Education on behalf of the students. Enrolled students must apply through WashU and are strongly urged to take advantage of the advising resources and the WashU Fulbright Program advisor as they prepare their applications.

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA)

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) competition provides grants to US institutions from the US Department of Education with funding for individual doctoral fellowships to conduct research in other countries in modern foreign languages and area studies for a period of six to twelve months.

Institute of International Education

The Institute of International Education is a private not-for-profit organization dedicated to the international exchange of people and ideas. Their comprehensive database of study-abroad scholarships, fellowships and grants can support students who dream of studying abroad. Search the institute’s funding resource by country or subject for opportunities.

Boren Awards for International Study

Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RICE)

A scholarship for undergraduate science and engineering students interested in summer research internships at German universities and research institutions. Interns receive a monthly stipend to cover living expenses. Knowledge of German is not required. Learn about RISE on the program’s website.

Schwartzman Scholars Program

Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective, one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing that is designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders for the challenges of the future.

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program is a program funded by the U.S. Department of State that attracts and prepares participants for Foreign Service careers in the U.S. Department of State.

Yenching Academy of Peking University

The Yenching Academy of Peking University aims to build bridges between China and the rest of the world through an interdisciplinary master’s program in China Studies.