International Student Applicants

Northwestern students have had previous success with the fellowships below. See scholarships for graduate study for international students related to:

This is not an exhaustive list of all the available funding. See Databases & Resources for links to national organizations that feature thousands more opportunities.

Any Field

Josephine De Kármán Fellowship

Tuition award for doctoral candidates. Student in all fields eligible.

Rotary Foundation Scholarship

Rotary shifted their grant profile in 2011. Contact your home town and Evanston Rotary clubs for details regarding district funding priorities.

Science, Math, Technology & Engineering

IBM PhD Fellowship Program

Tuition awards for doctoral candidates in technical fields. Applicants must be nominated by a faculty member.

Link Foundation Energy Program

Tuition scholarships for doctoral candidates in fields relating to energy.

Scottish Power Foundation Scholarship

The scholarships aim to contribute to the education of young professionals with the capabilities required to lead the energy industry into the future. Open to American, British and Spanish citizens.

Arts & Humanities

Adobe Design Achievement Awards

Higher education students are invited to submit their creative projects for a chance at global recognition, Adobe software, cash, mentorship, and more. 

Social Science And Humanities Research Council Doctoral Awards (Canada)

Various awards for advanced degrees in the social sciences. Must be a citizen of Canada.

More Resources


Mexican government agency responsible for supporting, strengthening and improving scientific/technological research and development.

International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search

Resource for financial aid, scholarships and grants for international students wishing to study abroad.

Swarthmore College Fellowships and Prizes

List compiled by Swarthmore College of funding opportunities available to international students.