Category: Student Scholarships

Philoxenia Program College Student Trip to Greece

The General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad is accepting Applications for its Philoxenia Program College Student Trip to Greece July 24-August 2, 2017.

The Philoxenia Program aims to enhance the bonds between twenty (20) U.S. and Canadian students of Greek descent and their country of origin.

Deadline for application is June 19th, 2017.

Program details can be found here: PHILOXENIA PROGRAM Hellenic Republic
Application can be found here: Philoxenia_Application_Form_ENG

German Bundestag International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS)

The German Bundestag, the German Parliament, offers a 13-week work placement with a member of the Bundestag. The deadline for the 2017 Application is June 30th.

For more information, see below:
Flyer: 2018_IPS_Flyer_English
IPS Website:

New Fulbright-ENS Rennes Award

Fulbright is offering a new exciting grant to France in partnership with ENS Rennes. There are two fully-funded awards for American students interested in pursuing a Master’s degree at ENS Rennes, one in the social sciences/humanities and the other in the hard sciences. The award is for one year renewable, conditional upon good academic results during the first year, and includes a tuition waiver plus monthly maintenance allowance.

Fulbright-ENS Rennes Awards Flyer

Click here for the Fulbright France Website

Fulbright U.S Student Program

2017 MEXT Japanese Studies Scholarship

The MEXT Japanese Studies Scholarship application is now available. This scholarship offers current undergraduate students majoring in Japanese Language, Japanese Literature, Japanese Studies, or Japanese Culture an opportunity to deepen their understanding through academic study at one of several universities in Japan.

Applications, Guidelines, and a FAQ are currently available online at the MEXT Scholarship website under the “Japanese Studies” header:

Applications are due Friday, February 24th. Those who pass the initial Application screening will be asked to sit for an interview and Japanese language exam on Friday, March 3rd. Final selection will come from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in June with scholarship recipients departing for Japan in September of 2017.

ThinkSwiss Scholarship Program

ThinkSwiss Research Scholarships 2017

ThinkSwiss is an official scholarship program managed by the Office of Science, Technology, and Higher Education at the Embassy of Switzerland in Washington, D.C. The program is funded by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) and is supported by the Embassy of Switzerland in Ottawa, Canada. The aim of the program is to promote research opportunities in Switzerland for American and Canadian students and to foster the exchange between Swiss, U.S., and Canadian universities and research institutions.

Please see attached PDFs for more details.

US Embassy ThinkSwiss 2017 Flier

2017 ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship Application Information

Apply Now to the 2017 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program!

Did you know that the U.S. Department of Education provides grants to K-12 and postsecondary educators to study and travel abroad?

The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program provides short-term seminars abroad for U.S. educators in the social sciences and humanities to improve their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries. Each seminar features educational lectures and activities specifically designed for the group, including visits to local schools and organizations, meetings with teachers and students, and visits to cultural sites. Participants draw on their experiences during the program to create new, cross-cultural curricula for their classrooms and school systems back in the U.S.

In 2017, summer programs will be offered in Bulgaria, Chile, and Thailand. A total of 48 awards are available (sixteen per program). The program covers airfare, room and board, and program costs. Teacher participants are responsible for a cost-share of $600.

2017 Seminars Application NOW AVAILABLE

The 2017 Seminars Abroad application is now available on the G5 website at

If you are a new user, click “Sign Up” on the G5 Homepage. Once registered and activated, click on “Package Submission” under Grant Setup. Follow the steps provided, filling out the forms and uploading the necessary files. See the Application package for more detailed directions.


In order to be eligible for the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad program, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Must hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Must have at least 3 years of full-time teaching or administrative experience by time of departure
  • Must be currently employed full-time in a U.S. school, institution of higher education, Local Educational Agency, State Educational Agency, library, or museum as a teacher/ administrator
  • Must be an educator in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences (this criterion does not apply to administrators)
  • Must work at the grade level of the seminar
  • Must be physically and psychologically able

Application deadline is December 28, 2016.

Webinar: Application Technical Assistance, December 5

Join us for a webinar at 2:00pm ET on December 5, 2016, for technical assistance in preparing your Seminars Abroad application. IFLE staff will provide webinar attendees with guidance on how to use the G5 electronic application system, prepare a competitive application, and troubleshoot technical issues.

In order for the webinar to best serve the needs of all applicants, please submit any questions regarding the competition and application in advance to Maria Chang ( so that we can be sure to address them during the session.

When:  Wednesday, December 5, 2016 (2:00pm – 3:00pm ET)
How to Participate:  Register online at

2017 Boren Awards: Funding for Language Study & Research Abroad

The application for the 2017 Boren Awards is now open at!

Boren Awards fund U.S. undergraduate and graduate language study and research abroad in world regions critical to U.S. national interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

The Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 for undergraduate students for language-focused study abroad.

The Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 for graduate students to fund language study, graduate-level research, and academic internships abroad.

Webinars on aspects of the Boren Awards, including special regional initiatives and components of the application are scheduled throughout the fall and spring. Sign up today at Additional information on preferred countries, languages, and fields of study can be found at

Applicants are encouraged to contact their Boren Awards campus representatives, listed in a directory on the website, for institution-specific guidance. They may also contact Boren Awards staff directly at 1‑800‑618‑NSEP or

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships Webinars

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships 2017 application season webinars for undergraduate and graduate students start on Monday, September 19. Even if you attended information sessions last year, it is a good idea to participate as our new presentation has been reorganized to highlight the principal selection criteria.

Boren Fellowships (for graduate students and those applying to grad school)
First General Information webinar2:00-3:00 PM EDT on Monday, September 19

 Boren Scholarships (for undergraduate students)
First General Information webinar4:00-5:00 PM EDT on Monday, September 19

Click here register for the other 2017 season webinars. Upcoming webinars cover specific aspects of the application, tips for writing the essays, and Boren alumni panels. We will also have special webinars on the African Flagship Languages Initiative, the South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative, and sessions for ROTC cadets and midshipmen.

Start your application for the 2017 Boren Awards today at!

Boren Awards, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages and conduct research in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Chicago Consular Corps (CCC) Scholarship

 UIC students are invited to apply for the CCC Scholarship for the academic year 2016-2017. Fifteen successful applicants will each receive $1,000.00. Thirteen scholarships are available to UIC international degree seeking students. Two scholarships are available to full time, degree seeking American students. Eligible are UIC undergraduates and graduate students from all fields. Eligibility for the scholarship is limited to students who have a minimum cumulative UIC GPA of 3.5/4.0

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS Friday, September 30, 2016

Only complete applications will be considered. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all parts of the application are received.

Apply through UIC SnAP! At

The following checklist will make it easier for you to complete your application:
  1. Academic Reference Form: The form must be completed by a college/university level professor/instructor and submitted through UIC SnAP app.
  2. Listing of academic awards or honors; clubs, activities and offices held; previous study/travel abroad; internships or volunteer work; and employment. This item can be a formal resume or similar document, which enables you to provide a description of yourself and your achievements in addition to the listing of courses and grades provided by your academic record (your transcript). There is no particular format required.
  3. A Statement of Goals (maximum of 500 words) explaining your academic and career goals, including any international aspects of such goals.
  4. For domestic students: Photocopy of applicant’s US passport page to include name, city of origin, and expiration date or another form of official ID. (uploaded into SnAP!)
  5. For foreign students: Photocopy of applicant’s passport page to include name, country and city of origin, & expiration date and copy of applicant’s foreign student visa page. (uploaded into SnAP!)

You will be notified about the status of your application after 10/01/2016.
Awardees are asked to participate of the CCC Award Ceremony to be held on mid-November at UIC.


Shwarzman Scholarship


Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends.The program gives the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities.

Students  live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes will be taught in English. Students pursue degrees in one of three disciplines:

  • Public Policy
  • Economics and Business
  • International Studies

Students  spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics and society. In an environment of intellectual engagement, professional development and cultural exchange, they will learn from one another and pursue their academic disciplines while building their leadership capacities. This experience will expand students’ understanding of the world and create a growing network of global leaders for the future

What are the important Schwarzman Scholars application dates?

Applicants who hold passports from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao will apply online from March 23 to June 15, 2016. Finalists will be notified before July 1, and will attend interviews to be held at Tsinghua University in Beijing, July 6-9. Final admissions decisions for Chinese Schwarzman Scholars will be announced before October 1, 2016.

Applicants holding a passport from any other country, will apply between April 15, 2016 and September 15, 2016. The application, including all supporting documentation such as references for currently enrolled undergraduate students, is due September 15, 2016 at 5:00 PM EST.

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