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Scholarships and Fellowships for International Study

Below is a brief description of six fellowship programs that provide funding for overseas study.  Most of them require institutional nomination or approval.  For more information and a list of deadlines, go to DePaul University Scholarships for International and Post-graduate Study or contact professor Phillip Stalley at

Boren/ National Security Education Program (NSEP)

Provides up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate or graduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and under-represented in study abroad.  Boren Scholars represent a variety of academic backgrounds and all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, such as Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Provides funding for one year of international study and research (including the performing arts) or for teaching English overseas.

Marshall Scholarship

Provides funding for one or two years of post-bachelor study at any college or university in the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland). The award covers all reasonable educational costs, an allowance for living expenses, and travel costs.

Mitchell Scholarship

Provides funding for a year of post-graduate study in Ireland. It provides tuition, accommodations, and stipends for living expenses and international travel.

Rhodes Scholarship

Provides funding for graduate study at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. The award covers all college and university fees, a personal stipend of approximately £13,000 per year, health insurance, and round-trip airfare. Most scholarships are for two years.

Truman Scholarship

Provides up to $30,000 towards graduate study in the U.S. or abroad in a wide variety of fields. Priority is given to candidates proposing to enroll in graduate programs oriented to careers in public service (e.g., law, public administration, public health, international relations, economics, social services, conservation, and environmental protection).