Students interested in receiving an international fellowship or scholarship post-graduation or external financial support for an education abroad experience through Emerson College may apply for one of the following awards in the Office of Internationalization and Equity (IE):

Fulbright Program

"The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide. Fulbright U.S. Student alumni populate a range of professions and include ambassadors, members of Congress, judges, heads of corporations, university presidents, journalists, artists, professors, and teachers."


View the eligibility requirements on the Fulbright website.

How to Apply

Visit the Fulbright website for information on getting startedapplication components, application tips, and more. Students should also view the tutorial videos offered on the Fulbright website.

Deadlines to Apply

These deadlines are set for the 2025-2026 competition.

Institutional Deadlines

February 15, 2024 for research or graduate school programs
May 15, 2024 for English Teaching Assistant programs

National Deadlines

October 10, 2024

Students should contact Anthony Pinder, Emerson’s Fulbright Program Administrator, or rebekah_dale [at] (Rebekah Dale), Associate Director, Education Abroad & Domestic Programs, for more information.

More About the Fulbright Program

"In 1945, Senator J. William Fulbright introduced a bill in the United States Congress that called for the use of surplus war property to fund the 'promotion of international good will through the exchange of students in the fields of education, culture, and science.' On August 1, 1946, President Harry S. Truman signed the bill into law, and Congress created the Fulbright Program, the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government.

From its inception, the Fulbright Program has fostered bilateral relationships in which citizens and governments of other countries work with the U.S. to set joint priorities and shape the program to meet shared needs. The world has been transformed in ensuing decades, but the fundamental principle of international partnership remains at the core of the Fulbright mission."

Marshall Scholarship

"Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.

As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. Marshall Scholars are talented, independent and wide-ranging, and their time as Scholars enhances their intellectual and personal growth. Their direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programmes contributes to their ultimate personal success."


View the Marshall Scholarship eligibility information.

How to Apply

Candidates must create an account on the Marshall Scholarship website to apply. More information on the application process, as well as some frequently asked questions, can be found on the Marshall Scholarship website.


Students should contact Anthony Pinder, Emerson’s Marshall Scholarship Program Administrator, or rebekah_dale [at] (Rebekah Dale), Associate Director, Education Abroad & Domestic Programs, for annual deadlines.

More About the Marshall Scholarship

"Founded by a 1953 Act of Parliament, and named in honour of US Secretary of State George C Marshall, the Scholarships commemorate the humane ideals of the Marshall Plan and they express the continuing gratitude of the British people to their American counterparts.

Marshall Scholarships are mainly funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and are overseen by the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission. The Secretariat is provided by the Association of Commonwealth Universities. In the US the selection process is managed by the regional Consulates General in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco, and in Washington DC by the British Embassy."

Point Scholarship

"Point Foundation empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender, and queer students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society. Point Foundation seeks the partnership of philanthropic individuals, corporations and foundations to supply financial support, professional guidance and a network of contacts for LGBTQ undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students."


View the Point Scholarship eligibility information.

How to Apply

Students interested in applying for a Point Scholarship should view the Point Foundation Frequently Asked Questions. Students must apply online for this scholarship. Please see anthony_pinder [at] (subject: Point%20Scholarship%20Question) (Anthony Pinder), the Assistant Vice President of Internationalization and Equity, for more information.


Students should contact Anthony Pinder, Emerson’s Point Scholarship Program Administrator, for annual deadlines.

More About the Point Foundation and Point Scholarship

"Point Scholars have a proven track record of leadership and scholastic achievement along with a strong desire to make a difference in the world. Point Foundation believes these scholars are the future of the next generation of the LGBTQ community.

Very strong academic performance is one characteristic that Point seeks in all its applicants and subsequent scholars. Additionally, proven leadership skills and the desire to make a difference in the world are highly valued. Each person who applies for a Point Scholarship is evaluated on the totality of their situation. Academic achievement, personal merit, leadership, involvement in the LGBTQ community, professional experiences, financial need, marginalization, personal and future goals are all taken into consideration. Point is a champion for equal access to higher education for all persons of any race, religion, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, parental status, handicap, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression."

The Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship

The Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.


View the Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship eligibility information.

How to Apply

Students must apply online for this scholarship. Please see rebekah_dale [at] (Rebekah Dale), Associate Director, Education Abroad & Domestic Programs, for more information.


Students should review the Gilman Scholarship website for annual deadlines.

Rhodes Scholarship

"The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. Each year 32 young Americans are selected as Rhodes Scholars, through a decentralized process representing the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Applicants from more than 300 American colleges and universities have been selected as Rhodes Scholars. In most years, even after a century of competition, a Rhodes Scholar is selected from an institution which has not formerly supplied a successful applicant."


Visit the Rhodes Scholarship application page and Rhodes Frequently Asked Questions for information regarding eligibility.

How to Apply

View the application page on the Rhodes Scholarships website. Applicants must include an Institutional Endorsement, which can be completed by the Office of Internationalization and Equity.


Students should contact Anthony Pinder, Emerson’s Rhodes Scholarship Program Administrator, for annual deadlines.

More About the Rhodes Scholarships

"Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead. The Rhodes Trust, a British charity established to honor the will and bequest of Cecil J. Rhodes, provides full financial support for Rhodes Scholars to pursue a degree or degrees at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. The first American Rhodes Scholars entered Oxford in 1904.

Teach & Work Abroad

Peace Corps

The Peace Corps provides volunteers with the opportunity to serve abroad in countries all over the world. To date over 240,000 Americans have served through the Peace Corps. There are 6 sectors for volunteers to serve in:

  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Health
  • Community Economic Development
  • Environment
  • Youth in Development

The Peace Corps also provides amazing benefits for returned volunteers.


In partnership with more than 140 countries worldwide, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers unparalleled opportunities in all academic disciplines to passionate and accomplished graduating college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals from all backgrounds. Program participants pursue graduate study, conduct research, or teach English abroad. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.

These deadlines are set for the 2025-2026 competition.

Institutional Deadlines

February 15, 2024 for research or graduate school programs
May 15, 2024 for English Teaching Assistant programs

National Deadlines

October 10, 2024

Contact: anthony_pinder [at] (Dr. Anthony Pinder)

Austrian Teaching Assistantship Program

Offers approximately 140 U.S. teaching assistant positions each year for a one-year, renewable position (October 1-May 31). Teaching Assistants work approximately 13 hours/week in Austrian secondary schools (placement is chosen by the Ministry of Education and is not negotiable). Applicants must have a working knowledge of German. Available to U.S. citizens under the age of 29 who hold (or will hold) a BA.

English Opens Doors Teaching in Chile

The EODP is a branch of the Ministry of Education designed to improve English language education in schools throughout Chile. Volunteers teach 35 hours a week at public schools under the supervision of Chilean 5th-12th grade teachers. Students live with a host family for the duration of the program. English Open Doors Volunteers teach alongside a Chilean co-teacher in either public or semi-private schools. Volunteers are placed throughout Chile, and work with students ranging from 5th to 12th grade.


The English Program in Korea is sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Education. EPIK is meant to improve the English speaking abilities of students and teachers in Korea and to develop cultural exchanges. Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university, be a citizen of a country where the primary language is English, and be fluent in English.


The JET Program is a competitive employment opportunity that places recent college graduates throughout Japan to teach. Since its founding in 1987, JET has sent more than 70,000 global participation including 35,800 Americans to Japan.

Language and Culture Assistants in Spain

Positions are available in K-12 schools throughout Spain for the academic year, to help to increase Spanish students’ knowledge of English and North American culture. The program's main objective is to provide North American native English speakers with the opportunity to assist a teacher in the English program in elementary, secondary or language schools in Spain (12 to 16 hours a week).

*You can also apply for a similar program through Maddeas and earn your TEFL certificate at the same time.

Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF)

This program, run by the French Ministry of Education, offers recent graduates the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students. Every year, approximately 1,500 American citizens teach in public schools all over France. The goal of the program is to improve foreign language instruction in France while also giving young educators the opportunity to teach and experience French culture firsthand.

Teach Abroad with CIEE

The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is a non-profit organization that places recent graduates in teaching positions in a variety of countries. They have teaching programs in Spain, China, South Korea, and Thailand. CIEE helps with placement, the visa process, housing, and much more.

Anatolia College Post-Graduate Fellowship

Anatolia College, located in Thessaloniki, Greece is searching for motivated recent college graduates who are passionate about education and interested in an early professional opportunity in an international setting. For the academic year 2024-2025, Anatolia will offer 9 fellowships in teaching, education administration, and student life. All fellows will actively support their respective departments through meaningful projects and responsibilities, and have the opportunity to develop their professional skills and career interest in education.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

CBYX is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals the opportunity to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program. The program consists of three phases: two months of intensive German language training, one semester of classes in one’s academic or career field at a university, technical or professional school, and three to five month internship in one’s career field. U.S. citizens in all majors and career fields between 18.5 – 24 years old (as of August 1, 2024) are eligible to apply. Prior knowledge of German is not required. The 2023 deadline is Wednesday, November 1.

Luce Scholars Program

The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship that offers early career leaders immersive, professional experiences in Asia. It is experiential rather than academic in nature and aims to forge stronger, more informed, more compassionate relationships across geographic borders by creating opportunities for young Americans across diverse sectors and interests to deepen their ties and understanding of the countries, cultures, and people of Asia. The Program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15 to 18 Luce Scholars each year, and welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a wide range of fields and from a variety of backgrounds who have had limited exposure to Asia.

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

Provides a $30,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue 1-year of public service anywhere in the world. Applicants must generate a proposal for public service that encompasses any activity that furthers the public good. Applicants may propose to work alone or through established charitable, religious, educational, governmental or public service organizations.

Fellowship opportunities for international students

Graduate Fellowship Options for Future Foreign Service Officers

Foreign Agricultural Service Diversity Fellowship

The Foreign Agricultural Service Diversity Fellowship Program is a new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program that identifies and prepares individuals interested in careers in USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service. It is open to students and alumni of all universities and with any major. The program will provide graduate fellowships to qualified individuals who will attend two-year graduate programs in Agribusiness or Agricultural Economics at U.S. universities, provide two summer internships – one domestic and one overseas, offer mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer, and provide professional development activities. To be eligible to participate, you must be a U.S. citizen, be seeking enrollment into a two-year graduate degree at a U.S. university in a program relevant to the work of the FAS Foreign Service such as Agribusiness or Agricultural Economics and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Payne International Development Fellowship

The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $104,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, is a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service. Upon successful completion of the Payne Program and USAID entry requirements, Fellows receive an appointment to the USAID Foreign Service, with a required five years of service.

Pickering Foreign Affairs Program

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program is a program funded by the U.S. Department of State that attracts and prepares outstanding young people for Foreign Service careers. The fellowship helps finance two-year graduate programs, provides two summer internships, offers mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer, and provides other professional development activities. Fellows also agree to a minimum five-year service commitment in the Foreign Service.

Rangel International Affairs Program

The Rangel Program is a U.S. State Department program that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The program selects outstanding Rangel Fellows annually in a highly competitive nationwide process and supports them through two years of graduate study, internships, mentoring, and professional development activities. Fellows who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers, in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy.

Public Policy and International Affairs Program

PPIA’s Graduate School Consortium is comprised of over 60 public policy and international affairs programs from across the county. These institutions share PPIA’s commitment to increasing diversity and fostering inclusion in public service and support our fellows in their pursuit of graduate education. Alumni of the PPIA Junior Summer Institute who apply for admission to member schools are guaranteed application fee waivers and, if accepted, are guaranteed a minimum, one-time financial award of $5,000 from the school. Most programs can provide financial assistance well above this level (including 100% tuition scholarships and generous stipend support).

Global Grad School


In partnership with more than 140 countries worldwide, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers unparalleled opportunities in all academic disciplines to passionate and accomplished graduating college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals from all backgrounds. Program participants pursue graduate study, conduct research, or teach English abroad. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.

William D. Clarke Sr. Diplomatic Security Fellowship

This new two-year program, funded by the U.S. Department of State, is designed for individuals who want to pursue a master’s degree and embark on a career as a Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Special Agent in the Foreign Service. The Clarke DS Fellowship aims to attract qualified candidates to the Diplomatic Security Service who represent ethnic, racial, gender, social, and geographic diversity. Women, members of minority groups underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and those with financial need, are encouraged to apply. The fellowship provides up to $84,000 in academic funding over two years, summer practicums, professional development, and mentorship – and culminates in an appointment in the Foreign Services as a DSS Special Agent.

Rotary Global Grant

Global grants support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in Rotary’s areas of focus: promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. Grants can be applied to fund international graduate-level study, humanitarian projects, and vocational training.

Sony Music Group Global Scholars Program

This signature scholarship program aims to advance access to post-secondary education at a wide range of leading music and music business education institutions in the global community.

Beebe Fund for Musicians

The Frank Huntington Beebe Fund for Musicians was established in 1932 under the terms of the will of Frank Huntington Beebe, a Boston philanthropist interested in music. The purpose of the Fund is to provide fellowships for gifted young musicians, generally performers and composers in classical disciplines, who wish to pursue advanced music study and performance abroad, usually in Europe. Fellowships are generally awarded to musicians based in the United States (although not necessarily U.S. citizens) at the outset of their professional lives, for whom this would be the first extended period of study abroad.


McCall MacBain Scholarship

The McCall MacBain Scholarships bring together exceptional students who strive to engage in positive change by taking on meaningful leadership roles. McCall MacBain Scholars connect with mentors and participate in an interdisciplinary leadership program while pursuing a fully funded master’s or professional degree at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.


Schwarzman Scholars

Schwarzman Scholars is an elite, one-year fully-funded 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.


German Academic Exchange Service - DAAD

With more than 60,000 scholarships granted each year, DAAD claims that it is the largest academic exchange organization in the world. This service offers several scholarship programs, including one for highly qualified graduate students for study stays, language learning, longer research periods, or full degrees in the Federal Republic of Germany.


Mitchell Scholarship

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service. Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one academic year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland.


American-Scandinavian Foundation

Each year, the American-Scandinavian Foundation offers fellowships of up to $23,000 to American graduate students and academic and/or creative arts professionals interested in pursuing research or creative arts projects in the Nordic region (Denmark, Greenland, Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sámpi, and Sweden). Awards are made in all fields.

United Arab Emirates

Clinton Scholarship Program at American University Dubai

The William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship at the American University in Dubai seeks to further the goals of the Clinton Presidential Foundation to strengthen the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence. In partnership with the American University in Dubai, the program will provide American students based in the US the opportunity to expand their educational and cultural horizons by studying in the Arab world.

United Kingdom

Marshall Scholarship

Funds two years of graduate study at a British university, with the possibility of a third year. Each scholarship has a value of around 23,000 GBP or $32,000 per year covering tuition, books, travel, and living expenses. Applicants must be a US citizen who graduated from an undergraduate institution with at least a 3.70 GPA. Recipients typically have outstanding academic and extracurricular records.

Queen's University Belfast Scholarships

Queen’s is committed to attracting the best and brightest students from around the world, removing barriers to educational attainment and increasing diversity on campus. In support of this mission, Queen’s has expanded the provision of scholarships for North American students seeking to study abroad and renewed commitments to nationally competitive scholarships such as the Fulbright, Marshall and Mitchell awards.

National Institute of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program

Provides funding and stipends for students to pursue a PhD in biomedical research in an accelerated combination program at the NIH and either Cambridge or Oxford. Students must demonstrate outstanding academic performance and previous laboratory experience. Students initiate their thesis research immediately and generally complete the PhD in 4 years. Limited MD/PhD training through a US medical school available for qualified candidates

Rhodes Scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarship is a fully funded, full time, postgraduate award which enables talented young people from around the world to study at the University of Oxford. Rhodes Scholars come to the UK for two or more years and can apply to study most full-time postgraduate courses offered by Oxford University.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Enables outstanding graduate students from outside the UK to study at the University of Cambridge. Award covers the University Composition and College Fees and a living cost allowance of approximately $21,000 per year, roundtrip airfare, and visa fees.

Churchill Scholarship

The Churchill Scholarship provides funding to American students for a year of Master’s study in science, mathematics, and engineering at the University of Cambridge, based at Churchill College. The Scholarship was set up at the request of Sir Winston Churchill in order to fulfill his vision of US-UK scientific exchange with the goal of advancing science and technology on both sides of the Atlantic, helping to ensure our future prosperity and security.

Global Excellence Scholarship

Postgraduate Taught Global Excellence Scholarships have been created by the University of Exeter (England) to support students wishing to develop their academic potential and contribute to their thriving university community of students and staff from over 140 countries. Global Excellence Scholarships recognize high academic achievement and assist scholars in accessing exceptional teaching and learning, while taking advantage of all that university life offers to support their ambitions for the future. A range of £5,000, £10,000 and full scholarships are on offer.

Federal Funding

Whether you plan to study abroad for a semester or get your entire degree outside the United States, you may be able to use federal student aid to pay your expenses. The type of aid you can get—and the process you must follow—will depend on the type of program (study-abroad or full degree) you plan to enter. Your status as an undergraduate or graduate student also affects the type of aid for which you’re eligible, just as it does at schools in the U.S.

Fellowship opportunities for international students