External International Scholarships

International Scholarships with Advisors in the Capstone International Center

The Capstone International Center offers advising on the U.S. government prestigious international scholarships listed below. Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor before beginning the application process on these awards. Information sessions are held throughout the year for interested students at all levels of their academic experience. Read through the awards to learn which are available for undergraduates and graduates and what the application timelines are. Reach out to a UA advisor today and find out how to be a competitive applicant.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Fulbright Opportunities for Students

For graduating seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates who want to study, research, or teach English abroad for 8-10 months. UA deadline is early September each year.

Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright Opportunities for Faculty

The Fulbright Scholar Program provides U.S. academics a variety of unique opportunities to teach and conduct research abroad. Awards can vary from short-term (2-6 weeks) Fulbright Specialist Programs to a full academic year Fulbright Scholar Programs.

Boren Awards

A scholarship for undergraduates and graduate students to study a wide range of critical languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, and Swahili.

Critical Language Scholarship

A  summer study abroad opportunity for American college and university students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world.

Gilman Scholarship

For Pell Grant eligible students who are interested in studying, interning or researching abroad. Contact the Education Abroad office (studyabroad@ua.edu) to attend a Gilman workshop, where they will assist with your application and essay.

Gilman Scholarship Page


Approximately 80 full-cost scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Approximately two-thirds of these awards will be offered to PhD students, with approximately 25 awards available in the US.

The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest (first awarded in 1902) and perhaps most prestigious international scholarship program, enabling outstanding young people from around the world to study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

Marshall scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Up to fifty scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at a UK institution in any field of study.

As part of its mission, the US and Ireland, the Alliance established the George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program, which allows future American leaders to pursue a year of graduate study in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The program’s goal is to provide tomorrow’s leaders with an understanding about, an interest in, and an affinity for the island of Ireland.

A fully-funded professional development program providing up to 18 accomplished young Americans, Britons, and Germans the opportunity to live abroad, study Russian and work at leading organizations in Moscow.

Fellowships and grants for graduate study in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) is the leading cultural and educational link between the U.S. and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Other Opportunities for Study Abroad Funding

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ (ECA) USA Study Abroad branch recently launched Languages.State.Gov, a one-stop resource for information on language scholarships and training programs offered by the federal government. The site brings together in one spot information on domestic and overseas language programs funded by the Departments of State, Defense, and Education, as well as the National Security Agency, and offers an interactive quiz that Americans can take to find the language program that fits their personal and professional goals.

Tuition and stipend for travel/living/study expenses for an academic year of advanced language study in East and Southeast Asia for graduating seniors, college graduates, graduate students, and working professionals.

www. blakemorefoundation.org

German Academic Exchange Service.
Opportunities for research and study in Germany. Short-Term Research Grants, Research Stays, and German Studies Research Grants for undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and young professionals. Application due dates vary by grant type.