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Alphawood

Disciplines:
Art (with a focus in Southeast Asian Buddhist art)

Award Details:
The award focuses on the influence of Southeast Asian art. Students looking for an intensive focus on pre-modern art and those hoping to apply their skill sets to a practical career in arts management in the region are encouraged to apply. The scholarship covers tuition and fees in full, and a generous maintenance allowance towards the cost of living and studying in central London, as well as flights to and from the UK at the start and end of the course. Visa costs will also be covered.

Eligibility:
Residents of Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Applications will be considered from candidates who are not normally resident in these countries, provided you can demonstrate your intention and capacity to return or relocate to the region to pursue employment, teaching, further study or to otherwise make a direct and positive impact in the countries listed above

Application Instructions: Apply directly through Alphawood here.

Deadline: TBD

 

American Scandinavian Foundation

Disciplines:
Open

Award Details:
The ASF supports one month to one year of funding for graduate study and/or research as part of a larger mission of cross-cultural exchange between the United States and Scandinavia. Awards for study in Scandinavia range from US$5,000 for grants to US$23,000 for fellowships. Awards for study in the US (open to Scandinavian citizens) range in size depending on country.

Eligibility:
Citizens of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, US

Application Instructions:
Applicants must submit through their respective cooperating organisation, which can be found here for Scandinavian nationals or here for US nationals.

Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Programme

Disciplines:
Economics, Management, Science, Technology, and development related fields (health, education, agriculture, environment, natural resource management)

Award Details:
The programme enrols 300 students annually in partner academic institutions in three continents. The programme looks for scholars focused on economic and social development back home after completion of the programme.

Eligibility:
National of ADB Borrowing member – countries listed here, with at least two years of full-time professional working experience (acquired after a university degree) at the time of application.

Application Instructions:
Applicants must apply directly to the academic institution and express interest in being considered for the ADB-JSP.  There is no separate application for the scholarship.

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships

Disciplines:
East and Southeast Asian Languages

Award Details:
Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for one academic year of advanced level language study in East or Southeast Asia. Eligible languages are Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Burmese, Indonesian, Khmer, Thai, and Vietnamese.  Applicants must have a focused, well-defined career objective involving Asia in which regular use of the language is an important aspect.

Eligibility:
Citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Applicants must be at an advanced level in their language of study.

Application Instructions:
Apply directly through the website.

Deadline:
Dec 30, 2019

Boustany Foundation

Disciplines:
Astronomy, Business and Philosophy

Award Details:
The Boustany Foundation supports academically talented individuals with potential for impact. The award currently funds partial tuition for the Harvard MBACambridge MBA, Cambridge PhD in Philosophy, and Cambridge PhD in Astronomy.

Eligibility:
All nationalities, but the MBA scholarships do prioritise candidates of Lebanese descent.

Application Instructions:
Applicants must be admitted directly to the three programmes listed above.  Upon acceptance, send a CV with a photograph, GMAT scores, and acceptance letter to admissions@boustany-foundation.org to be considered for an interview.

 

Chevening in Singapore

Disciplines:
Open

Award Details:
This award is open to students pursuing a one-year Master’s degree in the UK.  Chevening emphasises outstanding leadership as a key element of a strong application and looks for scholars hoping to build positive lasting relationships with the UK.  Applicants from Singapore must have a minimum two years post-graduate work experience in order to apply. A monthly, stipend, travel to and from country, thesis or dissertation grant, cost of an entry clearance visa, tuition fees up to 19,000 GBP, are included. There is a global fee cap of 13,000 GBP for MBA and Masters in Finance students.

Eligibility:
Open

Application Instructions:
Apply directly through Chevening here.

Deadline:
5 November 2019

DAAD

Disciplines:
Open

Award Details:
The German Academic Exchange Service provides funding for individuals wishing to pursue a Master’s or PhD degree in Germany.  The award varies based on student nationality and subject matter.  A comprehensive list of the scholarships can be found in the DAAD database here.

Eligibility:
All nationalities

Application Instructions:
Dependent on award and nationality.

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Disciplines:
Social and economic justice

Award Details:
This fund provides up to US$15,000 per year to scholarship recipients who are working to promote social justice issues in the United States while attending a US-accredited graduate programme. Preference is given to applicants with a previous background in the United States and awards are determined based on financial need.

Eligibility:
All nationalities, but must be residing in the US at the time of the grant.

Application Instructions:
Submitted online here.

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree

Disciplines:
All disciplines

Award Details:
Study must take place in at least two of the programme countries and through part of the EMJMD catalogue of courses. The scholarship covers participation costs, including tuition and other mandatory costs associated with the degree.

Eligibility:
Citizens of both EU and non-EU countries – full list can be found here.

Application Instructions:
Students should consult the respective EMJMD catalogue and programme contacts for individual programme application details.

Fulbright Programme for Non-US Students

Disciplines:
Humanities and Social Sciences

Award Details:
This international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. This programme provides grants for graduate study in the United States. Program eligibility and selection procedures vary widely by country of citizenship.

Eligibility:
Students applying to graduate school in the US; Eligibility requirements per country of citizenship differ. Please check this link and note years of work experience and age requirements established by country.

For Singaporean applicants: Three years of work experience required, applicants aged 25-35 preferred. Preference to those with little or no US experience given. Encouraged fields of study are: “The United States”, Challenges of Contemporary Society, International Relations, and Education.

Application Instructions:
Applicants must follow country-specific deadlines and submission requirements.

Deadline:
For Singaporean applicants, the preliminary deadline is generally in May, followed by a final deadline in July for study starting in August of the next year.

Other Fulbright applicants should consult the relevant websites for eligibility and deadlines.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Disciplines:
Open

Award Details:
Gates-Cambridge provides full-cost scholarships to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The Gates Cambridge scholarship is for “intellectually outstanding postgraduate students with a capacity for leadership and a commitment to improving the lives of others.”

Eligibility:
Graduating seniors applying to Cambridge for Graduate School; A citizen of any country outside the UK. Approximately two-thirds of these awards will be offered to PhD students, with approximately 25 awards available in the US round and 55 available in the International round.

Application Instructions:
While applying directly to a graduate programme at the University of Cambridge, Gates-Cambridge applicants indicate their intention to apply for the scholarship and complete an additional essay to be submitted at the same time as the graduate school application.

Deadline:
For US citizens living in the USA, the deadline is early October 2019.  For all other eligible candidates (including US citizens living outside of the USA), the deadline is either the course deadline or early December 2019, depending on which is earlier.

Harvard Yenching Institute

Disciplines:
East Asia Studies

Award Details:
Multiyear full fellowship covers two-year Master’s degree at Harvard’s Regional Studies-East Asia (RSEA) Program. Students must be planning to pursue a PhD and to return to Asia to teach upon completion of graduate studies.

Eligibility:
Asian nationals

Application Instructions:
Students apply directly for admission to the Master’s degree programme.  Eligible candidates admitted into the RSEA Program are automatically considered for the HYI RSEA Master’s Fellowship.

Hertz Foundation

Disciplines:
Applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences or mathematics

Award Details:
This fellowship covers tuition and a stipend for students who have a demonstrated academic expertise in the above listed disciplines and are pursuing PhD level study at one of the following participating schools. The foundation is looking for strong commitment to the application physical sciences as well as intellectual creativity, a professional temperament, and strong ethical values. Students must be “willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency.”

Eligibility:
Citizens or permanent residents of the USA.

Application Instructions:
Apply through the Hertz Foundation website.

Deadline:
23 October 2019

Inlaks Scholarships

Disciplines:
Open

Award Details:
Inlaks Scholarships provide the opportunity to young people with exceptional talent in any field to broaden their vision abroad and improve their skills to operate in society, thus making them a future vehicle of change in their environment. Scholarships are granted to young Indian students to read at top American, European and UK institutions for a full-time Masters, M.Phil or a Doctorate programme.

Eligibility:
Citizens of India. Candidates who are Indian citizens and hold a good undergraduate degree from a recognized institution abroad, must have resided continuously or been employed or have been studying in India, for at least two years, post their return to India to be eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Application Instructions:
Apply directly through the website.

Deadline:
31 March 2020

Institute for Humane Studies PhD Scholarship

Disciplines:
Humanities, Social Science

Award Details:
For PhD students interested in classical liberal/libertarian tradition of individual rights and market economies.

Eligibility:
All nationalities, but preference is given to applicants who live or study in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Application Instructions:
Apply directly online.

Inter American Press Association (IAPA) Scholarship

Disciplines:
Journalism

Award Details:
The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) was established in 1942 to defend and promote the right of the peoples of the Americas to be freely informed through an independent press. Funding is available for American and Canadian reporters, editors and newsroom professionals, early in their careers, to study journalism or related fields at the graduate level at accredited universities in Latin America or the Caribbean; and for Latin American and Caribbean journalists to study similarly in the U.S. or Canada. The award covers US$20,000 with additional benefits based on applicant’s nationality.

Eligibility:
Applicants must be natives of countries in the Western Hemisphere, journalists or students in the final year of their journalism course, be between 21 and 35 years old, be fluent in the language of the country where they will go to study. Journalism students will have to complete their university studies before the start of the scholarship year. Applicants from the United States and Canada should have documentation from a recognised authority confirming fluency in Spanish, or Portuguese for those going to Brazil. Latin American applicants will have to undergo a TOEFL test (Test of English as a Foreign Language).

Application Instructions:
Apply directly online.

James Madison Graduate Fellowship

Disciplines:
American history, government, or civics

Award Details:
The James Madison Graduate Fellowship award covers US$24,000 towards a Master’s degree in either American history, teaching, or education. Students must be committed to becoming a teacher of American history upon completion of their study. The scholarship can be applied to any US accredited institution based in the United States. All fellowship recipients will also partake in a summer institute on the Constitution, a trademark portion of the fellowship programme.

Eligibility:
US citizen

Application Instructions:
Students apply directly online.

Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies

Disciplines:
Macroeconomics

Award Details:
The Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies is a two-year programme intended to help Japanese nationals obtaining PhD degrees in macroeconomics and preparing them to work as economists at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). JISP covers all reasonable expenses for two years of graduate study.  All JISP scholars are required to apply to the IMF’s Economist Program (EP) upon completion of their doctoral studies and to accept an EP position if offered. The IMF will not be able to accommodate all JISP scholars who apply for employment at the Fund since there are many applicants for each available position and the selection process is very competitive.

Eligibility:
Japanese citizen, studying at, or applying to, a Ph.D. program in macroeconomics at a university outside of Japan. Only universities with a strong doctoral program in macroeconomics are eligible.

Application Instructions:
Apply directly online.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars

Disciplines:
All disciplines

Award Details:
The Knight-Hennessy Scholars graduate programme focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to leadership and provides funding for any graduate or professional degree offered at Stanford University. Successful applicants will show demonstrated academic expertise, kindness, and strong previous leadership experience. The award is open to all nationalities and for students

Eligibility:
All nationalities, within six years of earning your first/bachelor’s degree.

Application Instructions:
Candidates must apply both for the Knight Hennessy Scholarship as well as admission to a Stanford graduate school. Further details are available on the Knight Hennessy website.

Deadline:
The deadline for the  Knight Hennessy is generally in October.  The deadlines for Stanford graduate programmes range from August to December.

Lee Kuan Yew Scholarships

Disciplines:
Open

Award Details:
Lee Kuan Yew Scholarships are awarded to enable outstanding Singaporeans who aspire to be leaders in their respective fields and in the community to pursue postgraduate studies at approved universities in and outside Singapore. The scholarship provides a one-off sum and an annual allowance. Scholarship recipients may use these funds to cover tuition fees or other costs.

Eligibility:
Citizens of Singapore.

Application Instructions:
Apply directly through the website.

Deadline:
30 December 2019

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Programme

Disciplines: Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

Award Details: The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Programme (GRFP) supports up to three years of graduate study in the sciences and social sciences at a US institution. Those who are eligible are US citizens, nationals, or permanent residents who are   The fellowship includes US$34,000 plus a cost-of-education allowance of US$12,000 annually for three years of support.

Nationality Eligibility: US citizens and non-US citizens who have eligibility to work in the US, graduating seniors or recent alumni (without any graduate study to date) applying for eligible graduate programmes, or those in the first or second year of such a programme. The GRFP encourages applications from underrepresented groups, including women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans, in order to broaden and diversify those participating in science and engineering.

Application Instructions: Apply directly online.

NUS Overseas Graduate Scholarship

Disciplines:
All disciplines

Award Details:
This award is for Singaporeans citizens who intend to pursue graduate study at top universities overseas for doctoral degrees and intend to return to Singapore to teach upon completion of their degree at NUS. The scholarship may provide full or partial salary, two sets of economy-class return airfare for travel between Singapore and place of study, tuition fees and other compulsory fees, settling-in allowance, book allowance, thesis allowance, conference grants, and medical insurance conference.

Eligibility:
Singaporean citizens and Singaporean Permanent Residents

Application Instructions:
Details of the information for applicants can be found here. Students must also apply to the respective PhD programmes in addition to applying to this scheme.

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund

Disciplines:
All disciplines but on world peace and understanding through education.

Award Details:
The programme provides scholarships for selected women from countries other than the United States and Canada for graduate study in the United States and Canada. Members of P.E.O. believe that education is fundamental to world peace and understanding. The maximum amount awarded to a student is $12,500. Lesser amounts may be awarded according to individual needs.

Eligibility:
All nationalities except citizens or permanent residents of Canada or the United States.

Application Instructions:
Apply directly online.

Rhodes Scholarship

Disciplines:
All disciplines.

Award Details:
The Rhodes Scholarship provides funding towards graduate study at Oxford. Selection of Rhodes Scholars is based on academic excellence, strong leadership skills, and directed energy towards team achievements. The scholarship covers all university and college fees, the application fee, personal stipend, private health insurance, one economy class airfare to Oxford at the start of the programme and one at the completion of the programme.

Eligibility:
All nationalities. Rhodes offers scholarships in over 22 designated geographic constituencies, as well as Global Rhodes Scholarships.  Candidates should consult the Rhodes website for more details about the requirements for their constituency.

Application Instructions:
For the USA, Canada and Global Rhodes, candidates must seek institutional endorsement from Yale-NUS College. For other constituencies, applicants can apply directly online.  Please note that Rhodes applicants are not allowed to receive any feedback on their personal statement.

Deadline:
The internal Yale-NUS deadline for those who require institutional endorsement for Global Rhodes is at the end of June. The internal Yale-NUS deadline for those who require institutional endorsement for USA and Canada is in the beginning of August. Details will be posted on Symplicity.  Deadlines for other Rhodes scholarships vary based on the country of application.

Rotary Peace Fellows

Disciplines:
Peace, conflict prevention and resolution

Award Details:
Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn a Master’s degree in peace and development issues at select universities.

Eligibility:
All nationalities, minimum three years work experience. Proficiency in English is required, and proficiency in a second language is recommended.

Application Instructions:
Information on the application process can be found here. Candidates must submit their application to a local Rotary district, apply online and then apply to their respective Master’s degree programme.

Deadline:
Submit applications to Rotary district by 31 May 2020 and receive endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July 2020.

Schwarzman Scholars

Disciplines:
All

Award Details:
Schwarzman Scholars will enroll in a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing while living in on the campus of Schwarzman College. Comprehensive scholarship including tuition, fees, room and board, travel to and from Beijing, an in-country study tour, books, supplies, health insurance, and personal stipend. Schwarzman Scholars programme aims to prepare a network of leaders who will serve as bridges between China and the rest of the world. There are no requirements for a specific field of undergraduate study, but it is important for applicants, regardless of undergraduate major, to articulate how participating in Schwarzman Scholars will help develop their leadership potential within their field.

Eligibility:
All nationalities.

Application Instructions:
Students apply directly online.

Deadline:
May 2020 for applicants holding passports or permanent resident cards from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao.

September 2020 for applicants holding a passport from any other country.

Yenching Scholarship

Disciplines:
Politics and International Relations, Philosophy and Religion, Literature and Culture, Law and Society, History and Archaeology, Economics and Management.

Award Details:
International scholars will enrol in a Master’s programme studying at Yenching Academy. The scholarship includes tuition fees, round trip airfare to Beijing, accommodation, and living costs on the Peking University campus. The Yenching programme places an “emphasis on interdisciplinarity and the value it assigns to thinking about China’s development from both Chinese and international perspectives.”

Eligibility:
All nationalities.

Application Instructions:
Applicants must seek institutional endorsement from the College in early November through Symplicity. After receiving the institutional endorsement, applications are submitted directly online.

Deadline:
The internal endorsement deadline for Yale-NUS will be in November. The deadline for external submission to Yenching is in December.