International students

Principal Fellowships Open to International Students

These fellowships permit individuals with other than US citizenship to apply. Included below are those competitions open to US -resident non-US-citizens (*) and competitions with even wider citizenship and permanent residency eligibility. Check the information sheet for more details.

Require Smith Nomination or Endorsement

DAAD
– graduate fellowship – foundation weblinkinformation sheet

Goldwater (*) 
– STEM sophomores & juniors apply – foundation weblink – information sheet – other

Knight-Hennessy (optional endorsement)
– graduate fellowship – program weblinkinformation sheet

Rhodes
– UK graduate fellowship – foundation weblinkinformation sheet

Udall (*) 
– sophomores & juniors apply – foundation weblink – information sheet – other

Other Highly Competitive Fellowships

Ford Predoctoral (*) 
– graduate fellowship – foundation weblinkinformation sheet

Gates Cambridge
– UK graduate fellowship – foundation weblinkinformation sheet

Hertz (*) 
– STEM graduate fellowship – foundation weblinkinformation sheet

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (*) 
– graduate fellowship – foundation weblinkinformation sheet

Schwarzman
– graduate fellowship – program weblinkinformation sheet

Soros – New Americans (*) 
– graduate fellowship – foundation weblinkinformation sheet

Yenching
– graduate fellowship – foundation weblinkinformation sheet

Other fellowships

Our Excel database of fellowships highlights citizenship eligibility requirements. This database also categorizes and provides links to many other opportunities [link to Excel file – link to alphabetical pdf file – note on how to resort and filter in Excel]

Do your own research to find still more fellowship opportunities. This guide includes search engines that will permit you to search by citizenship eligible.