Extramural Grants & Fellowships for Research, Study and Internships in Europe

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European Parliament Liaison Office with US Congress: Student Internship

The European Parliament invites college graduates (US citizens only) to apply for a full-time internship in its Washington, DC office from mid-September to mid-December, with the possibility of a two month extension in Brussels and Strasbourg. Candidates are not required to be currently enrolled in school to be considered for the internship. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the UP Liaison Office website.


Postdoctoral-Junior Teaching and Research Award in European Union Studies

The selected candidate will spend nine months at the European University Institute in Florence, focusing on developing professional skills such as teaching, academic writing and publishing, and job market presentation within the field of EU studies. This award is open to early career scholars (within five years of receiving their terminal degree), and it is open to academics only. Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but applications in the disciplines of Area Studies, Economics, History (non-U.S.), Law, Political Science, or Sociology are preferred. The selected candidate will have close contact with the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, which is devoted to interdisciplinary, comparative, and policy research on the major issues of the European integration process, and the Max Weber Programme (MWP), currently the largest international postdoctoral training program in the social sciences. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the CIES website.


Internships in Europe with EIT Digital

EIT Digital EIT Digital is a leading European open innovation organisation. Our mission is to foster digital technology innovation and entrepreneurial talent for economic growth and quality of life in Europe. We bring together entrepreneurs from a partnership of over 130 top European corporations, SMEs, start-ups, universities and research institutes. Internships with Europe’s leading innovators in EIT Digital’s pan-European ecosystem (The internships will either be stand-alone or in conjunction with a study abroad curriculum.). Apply online at www.eitdigital.eu/eit-digital-academy/us-eu-internship-programme/.


Young Associates Program at the OECD

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), with headquarters in Paris, is an intergovernmental economic organisation with 35 member countries, founded in 1960 to stimulate economic progress and world trade. Its Young Associates Programme (YAP) is an exciting opportunity for young undergraduates to gain professional experience at the cutting edge of public policy development and analysis. Targeted at undergraduates who do not already hold a Master’s degree or PhD, the YAP is a 24-month programme designed to expose young talent to a variety of research and analytical work on hot-topic policy areas.

The purpose of the programme is to prepare outstanding undergraduates for postgraduate studies. As such, successful candidates will display clear motivation to use their experience at the OECD to pursue a Master’s degree or PhD following completion of the programme. More information can be found here.


Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Applicants must be U.S. citizens holding a B.A. degree or equivalent before the beginning date of the grant. Provides round-trip travel, tuition, books, and stipend for one academic year. Approximately 1,300 awards are available for study in over 140 countries, including European countries. Applies to course work, master’s or dissertation research. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Fulbright website.


The Fulbright-Schuman Program

The Schuman program funds grants for Americans to travel to one or more EU countries to engage in projects of interest to U.S.-EU relations. Grants are for six to nine months and applicants can propose research/study in one to three countries. For proposals to multiple countries, a minimum period of three months is required in each EU member state. Applicants may propose brief trips to other EU member states to pursue grant-related research. Project proposals should focus on observing comparative perspectives on issues of common concern (either U.S.-EU or with reference to EU policy). Proposals may address topics such as internal and external security, peace-keeping, the EU and NATO, justice and home affairs, finance, trade, human rights, agricultural and environmental policies, energy, asylum, human trafficking, development, and EU enlargement. This list of topics is indicative, not exhaustive. Arts, sciences, and humanities may also be fertile ground for Schuman projects if their focus is of importance to U.S.-EU relations. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Fulbright website here.


The Washington Center

The Washington Center (TWC) provides immersive internships and academic seminars to students from hundreds of colleges and universities and young professionals from across the U.S. and more than twenty-five countries, including several European countries.


Chateaubriand Fellowship

The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a collaborative process involving expert evaluators in both countries.

The program is divided in two sections: The Chateaubriand Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Biology-Health and the Chateaubriand fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences. Candidates must be currently working on their Ph.D., they do not have to be U.S. citizens, but they must be enrolled in an American university. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Chateaubriand Fellowship website.


Walter J. Jensen Fellowship for French Language, Literature, and Culture

This fellowship provides a stipend of at least $10,000 for a minimum of six months of study in France. Phi Beta Kappa also covers a single round-trip, economy-class ticket for the recipient to travel to France; some additional support may be available to those with dependents. The purpose of the award is to help educators and researchers improve education in standard French language, literature and culture and in the study of standard French in the United States. Deadline: January 15. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the UC Berkeley French Studies website.


Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program

The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched the Eiffel excellence scholarship program in January 1999 to support French centers of higher education in their international outreach initiatives, in a context of mounting competition among developed countries, to attract elite overseas students on master’s, engineering and Ph.D. courses.

Deadline: January 9. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Campusfrance website.


Benjamin Franklin Travel Grants for Undergraduate Students

The Benjamin Franklin Travel Grant targets outstanding Sophomore, Junior & Senior students who have a specific academic or professional project that they want to accomplish in France (studies, internship, specific visits?) and who are enrolled in an American university in a double major including one major in French. Benjamin Franklin fellows are selected through a merit-based competition by a selection committee. Information sheets and applications forms can be found on the French Culture website.


Scholarships for International Students at French Universities

Specific universities in France offer scholarships for international students. Information sheets and application forms can be found on the Scholarships for Development website.


TAPIF-Teaching Assistant Program in France

The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers you the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, over 1,100 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French such as French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion. Click here for more information about the program.


The Ecole Normale Superieure Scholarships

The Ecole normale superieure (ENS) International Selection, as its name implies, is open to foreign students only. Each year 25 students divided evenly between Sciences and Humanities are allocated a scholarship to prepare the ENS Diploma during a 2 or 3 years stay. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the ENS website. The ENS in Lyon also offers scholarships for excellent international students to enroll in its Masters programs in the Exact Sciences, the Arts, and Human and Social Sciences (excluding Professional Masters in teaching). Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the ENS Lyon website.


University of Ile-de-France Scholarships

The University of Ile-de-France provides funding toward foreign students for its Master Program. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Ile-de-France website.


IDEX Paris-Saclay Scholarships

The IDEX Paris-Saclay International Scholarship Program is aimed at international students who have a proven high academic level, who are currently studying or have studied and obtained their latest diploma outside of France, and who aspire to a career in the research and/or high education fields. This program is aimed at students wishing to apply for a first year or second year of Master in order to follow or pursue a research oriented training in one of Centrale Paris departments. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the ECP website.


Emile Boutmy Scholarship

Sciences Po created the Emile Boutmy scholarship after the founder of Sciences Po (1871) in order to welcome the very best international students from outside of the European Union. Eligible students are those, first time applicants, from a non-European Union state, whose household does not file taxes within the European Union, and who have been admitted to the Undergraduate or Master's program. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Science Po website.


HEC Paris MBA Scholarship

Admitted students to the HEC Paris MBA program have the opportunity to apply to different scholarships to the program. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the HEC website.


The Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship for French and Greek

The annual Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship is awarded alternately in the fields of Greek and French. The award may be used for the study of Greek language, literature, history, or archaeology, or the study of French language or literature. Candidates must be unmarried women 25 to 35 years of age who have demonstrated their ability to carry on original research. They must hold a doctorate or have fulfilled all the requirements for a doctorate except the dissertation, and they must be planning to devote full-time work to research during the fellowship year. Information sheets and application forms can be found on the PHI BETA KAPPA website.


Anna C. & Oliver C. Colburn Fellowship for Greece

Fellowship to support studies undertaken at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece for no more than a year. Applicant must be at the pre-doctoral stage or have received a Ph.D within five years of application. Information sheets and application forms can be found on the Archeological Institute of America website.


Olivia James Traveling Fellowship

For travel and study to be conducted between July 1 of the award year and the following June 30. Preference will be given to projects of at least a half-year’s duration. The award is to be used for travel and study in Greece (the modern state), Cyprus, the Aegean Islands, Sicily, southern Italy (that is, the Italian provinces of Campania, Molise, Apulia, Basilicata, and Calabria), Asia Minor (Turkey) or Mesopotamia (that is, the territory between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, that is modern Iraq and parts of northern Syria and eastern Turkey). Information sheets and application forms can be found on the Archeological Institute of America website.


Greek Government Scholarships

Applications are invited for Greek Government scholarships available for foreign citizens. Up to 55 Greek Government Scholarships will be awarded (scholarship granted per country will vary). Scholarships will be awarded for undergraduate or postgraduate studies in Superior Educational Institutes or a research project in Superior Educational Institutes or Research Centers of Greece as well as a summer seminar in Greek Language and Culture. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Greek Government Scholarships website (in Greek).


British Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship program which offers awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK. The program provides full or part funding for full-time courses at postgraduate level, normally a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject and at any UK university. Deadline: November 15. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Chevening website.


Newton International Fellowships

The Newton International Fellowships support early stage postdoctoral researchers in the fields of physical sciences, natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities for two years at a research institution in the United Kingdom. The fellowship is run by the British Academy and Royal Society and requires a research project with a UK sponsor. Further information and directions to apply can be found on the Newton website.


Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarships

Science, math, and engineering scholarships for U.S. citizens for one year of graduate work at Cambridge University, UK. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Winston Churchill Foundation website.


Scholarships for International Students at British Universities

Specific universities in Great Britain offer scholarships for international students. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Scholarships for Development website.


Sydney Ehrman Fellowship

Open to undergraduate seniors and graduate students in any field of study at Berkeley as well as students who hold a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and wish to study at Kings College in Cambridge. Students who receive the fellowship must provide evidence that they will attend Kings College before leaving in the fall. Students must apply separately to Kings College for admission. This is not a campus exchange program. Winners will receive a stipend in the amount of $10,000 per term.

Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the UC Berkeley Graduate Division website.


Fulbright Fellowships for Research and Teaching in the United Kingdom

The U.K. offers two different types of awards for post-BA research or coursework: The Partnership Award and The Open Award. Candidates may undertake a graduate degree at the institutions listed in the UK Partnership Award category, as long their proposal falls within the parameters of the award. If a candidate’s project does not align with any of the specific partnership awards, they may apply for post-BA research or coursework via The Open Award. Students should use their discretion when applying because the Open Award only offers 2 grants whereas the Partnership Award affords 48 grants. A third option is the Fulbright/Diamond Family Foundation Award which would allow the recipient to pursue a one-year Master’s degree (or the first year of a longer Master’s or Ph.D. degree program) in Public Administration, Public Health, Law or Medical Sciences at any accredited higher education institution in the UK. More information can be found here.


Irish Research Council Scholarships for International Students

These scholarships are intended to support suitably qualified Research Master’s and Doctoral candidates pursuing or intending to pursue full-time research in any discipline, based in an Irish HEI.

Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Irish Research Council website.


Fulbright Fellowships for Research and Teaching in Ireland

One Fulbright grant is available each year for study or research at any Irish institution, but in addition, Fulbright also offers other grants: The Dublin City University Taught Master's Program, The University College Dublin Taught Master's Program, The University College Cork Taught Master's in Creative Writing, The University Masters in Creative Process Award, The University College Cork Masters in Irish Writing & Film Award, The Research Grant in Irish Language, and The National University of Ireland Galway Award for Archival Research. More information can be found here.


Berlin Program Fellowship for Advanced German and European Studies

The program promotes a new generation of young North American scholars with specialized knowledge of modern and contemporary Germany and Europe. The program supports scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on the period since the mid-18th century. Fellowships are awarded for doctoral dissertation research as well as postdoctoral research which leads to completion of a monograph. Information and forms for the next fellowship competition will be available annually in the early Fall here.


Berlin Prize

The American Academy in Berlin awards semester-long fellowships in Berlin to artists, historians, literary scholars, and writers. The highly coveted Berlin Prize is awarded annually to scholars, writers, composers, and artists who represent the highest standards of excellence in their fields. Fellows receive a monthly stipend, partial board, and accommodations at the Academy’s lakeside Hans Arnhold Center in Berlin-Wannsee. More information and application forms can be found on the American Academy website.


Bavaria-California Technology Cooperation Grants

BaCaTec—the Bavaria California Technology Center—supports co-operations between scientists in Bavaria and California, with seed funding for new joint research projects with up to 10.000 Euro. Research Projects are chosen twice a year. More Information can be found on the BaCaTec website.


DAAD Scholarships

The DAAD is a joint organization of Germany’s higher education institutions and is responsible for promoting international academic relations, primarily through the exchange of students, academics and researchers. The DAAD scholarship database contains scholarship and funding opportunities for foreign students, graduate students and scientists who are seeking financial support for their studies, research work or teaching assignments in Germany. The database not only lists all the scholarships offered by the DAAD, but also diverse programs offered by a wide variety of institutions. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the UC Berkeley Graduate Division website under "Extramural Fellowships".


Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

A Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers allows you to carry out long-term research (6-24 months) in Germany. Applicants choose their own topic of research and their academic host. Scientists and scholars of all nationalities and disciplines may apply to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation directly at any time. The Humboldt Foundation grants approximately 500 Humboldt Research Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers and experienced researchers annually. Short-term study visits, participation in congresses and training courses cannot be financed. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Humboldt Research website.


Transatlantic Post-Doc Fellowship for International Relations and Security 

The Transatlantic Post-Doc Fellowship for International Relations and Security (TAPIR) is a two-year program for young academics with a background in international relations and international security offered by the German Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP). The fellows spend a total of 24 months in three different research institutions or think tanks in order to build skills in policy-oriented research and create their own networks. More information can be found on SWP's website.


Scholarships for International Students at German Universities

Specific universities in Germany offer scholarships for international students. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Scholarships for Development website.


Weimar Awards

The Klassik Stiftung Weimar offers research awards for scholars who have obtained above-average results in their degree studies and wish to document the conceptual context of their research project, to be realized in Weimar, by means of a dissertation or equivalent scientific work. You can learn more about these awards here.


The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals Program

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a year-long fellowship that gives your students and recent graduates the opportunity to study and work in Germany. CBYX is open to students in all fields of study and at all levels of study, including graduating students who can participate after receiving their degrees. Students in the fields of agriculture, business, STEM, and vocational fields are especially encouraged to apply. The program is funded by the US and German governments through a grant provided by the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended. More information and the online application can be found here.


Ruhr Fellowship for Undergraduates

The Ruhr Fellowship Program connects highly motivated undergraduate students in the United States with a unique experience to expand their portfolio and networks to one of the most dynamic and technologically advanced areas in Germany. As Germany’s “Cradle of Industry”, the Ruhr Area has come to represent creativity and innovation with its internationally renowned companies, universities and research institutes. Students must be currently enrolled in their Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year in an engineering, science or business degree program at one of the following participating universities: University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, University of California, Berkeley. In the Summer program, students will be able to participate in a one-month intercultural and language immersion program at the university level followed by a one-month internship with one of Germany’s leading companies located in the Ruhr Area. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the UA Ruhr website.


Humboldt University Work Fellowship

Every year the International Research Centre ‘Work and Human Lifecycle in Global History’ at Humboldt University in Berlin (re:work) invites senior scholars and postdoctoral candidates to apply for 10 to 15 international research fellowships for the duration of the following academic year. For more information, please click here.


International Parliamentary Scholarships

The German Bundestag, in cooperation with the with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin, invites students to to apply for an International Parliamentary Scholarship to spend five months in Berlin. The IPS program is aimed at highly qualified young men and women who are interested in politics and who wish to play an active and responsible role in shaping the democratic future of their country. The German Bundestag, the German Parliament, offers young people the opportunity to get to know the German parliamentary system and political decision-making processes and to gain practical experience of parliamentary work during a 15-week work placement with a Member of the Bundestag. The scholarship-winners are chosen by the German Bundestag’s independent selection panel. Requirements are a university degree, very good knowledge of German and under the age of 30 at the start of the scholarship. Scholarships include 450 euros per month, free accommodation and insurance and travel expenses. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the IPS website.


German-American Transatlantic Program

The German American Chamber of Commerce organizes a yearly Transatlantic Program. The funds are managed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and offer financial support to projects that promote exchange between Germany and the US in the fields of culture, education, science, and economics. More information, including the online application form, is available here.


Goldman Fellowships

The Dr. Guido Goldman Fellowships for the Study of German and European Economic and International Affairs support promising American academics whose research bears special significance for German economic and international policy within a wider European context. More information can be found here.


Hunt Fellowships

The Dr. Richard M. Hunt Fellowship for the Study of German Politics, Society, and Culture was established in 2003 to support the next generation of American academics whose research contributes to the scholarly discourse on contemporary German society and the political, cultural, and social history of Germany. Hunt Fellows undertake archival research, conduct interviews, and meet with their transatlantic counterparts to gain a better understanding of German society. More information can be found here.

American Friends of Marbach Dissertation Grants

The American Friends of Marbach (AFM) are able to award four dissertation grants to Ph.D. candidates from American universities doing research in the field of German Studies at the Deutsche Literaturarchiv (DLA) in Marbach. For more information, see http://www.dla-marbach.de/service/stipendienprogramm


Fulbright Fellowships for Research and Teaching in Germany

75 Fulbright grants are available each year for study or research at any German institution, but in addition, Fulbright also offers other grants: Five Study/Research Grants for Beginning Professional Journalists, 140 English Teaching Assistantships (more than any other country), and one Travel Grant may be used to supplement other grants to Germany, awards from other sources that do not cover travel expenses, or personal funds. More information can be found here.


Austrian Government Scholarships for International Students

Austria offers a variety of scholarships. Applicants are recommended to make use of scholarships specifically designed for their studies. Only applications from eligible applicants sufficiently documented and submitted in time will be considered. Applications are ranked according to qualification of applicants, reasoning for studying in Austria, usefulness for applicant’s current studies, availability of research facilities in Austria. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the OeAD website.


Franz Werfel Fellowship for the Study of Austrian Literature

Applications are open to professors and lecturers who are working in the field of Austrian literature. Those in receipt of a Werfel grant can work as visiting researchers at university departments and carry out specialist studies in libraries, archives or at research institutions. More information can be found here.


US Teaching Assistantship Program in Austria

The purpose of this program is to bring talented and enthusiastic young people from the US into the classrooms of high schools all over Austria. The selected candidates are assigned to one or two Austrian high schools and required to assist teachers of English in classroom instruction for 13 hours per week as employees of the provincial school boards in Austria. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the USTA website.


Fulbright Fellowships for Research and Teaching in Austria

One Fulbright grant is available each year for study or research at any Austrian institution, but in addition, Fulbright also offers other grants: 12 Combined Grants that combine research and teaching assistantships, The Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften (IFK) in Vienna that is offered to a PhD candidate in cultural studies, The Austrian-Hungarian Joint Research/Study Grant that provides graduate students in the arts, and Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences the opportunity to conduct research on topics of regional or bilateral relevance in collaboration with Austrian and Hungarian specialists, The Austrian-American Educational Commission that offers up to four Community-Based Combined grants to facilitate community service, internships, capacity-building and other community-based projects. More information can be found here.


The Botstiber Fellowship in Transatlantic Austrian and Central European Relationships

The Botstiber Foundation and the Institute for Advanced Study at Central European University in Budapest (IAS CEU) are pleased to invite applications for the fellowship in Transatlantic Austrian and Central European Relationships for junior or senior research fellowships. Fellowships are available for all scholarly work related to the historical, political or economic, and cultural relationship between the United States and present-day Austria or the countries that historically make up the Austro-Hungarian or Austrian Empires and Central Europe. More information can be found here.


Ernst Mach Grant Program for Research in Austria

The Ernst Mach Grant program is named after the famous Austrian physicist and philosopher Ernst Mach (1838-1916). The grant program is financed by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW). Students and young researchers from foreign universities are invited to apply for this grant to come to Austria for a research or a study stay. The Ernst Mach grant program is open to all fields of study. More information on this program and on the other Ernst Mach Grant for studying at an Austrian University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule) can be found here.


Richard Plaschka PostDoc Fellowship for Research on Austrian History

Eligible for application are highly qualified post-docs in the field of history who are primarily occupied with Austria-related topics. Recipients of Richard Plaschka grants can work as visiting researchers at university departments and institutes and carry out specialist studies in libraries, archives or at research institutions. More information can be found here.


Swiss Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students

The Swiss Government, through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), awards various postgraduate scholarships to foreign scholars and researchers. These scholarships provide graduates from all fields with the opportunity to pursue doctoral or postdoctoral research in Switzerland at one of the public funded university or recognized institution. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the SERI website.


The Friends of the Zurich James Joyce Foundation Scholarships

Researchers with a well-established project can spend one to two months at the Zurich James Joyce Foundation in Switzerland, offering both archival access and interaction with other scholars, with funding from the The Friends of the Zurich James Joyce Foundation. Instructions to apply can be found on the Joyce Foundation website.


Scholarships for International Students at Swiss Universities

Specific universities in Switzerland offer scholarships for international students. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Scholarships for Development website.


ThinkSwiss Scholarships

ThinkSwiss Scholarships support highly motivated and qualified U.S.undergraduate and graduate students to get a research experience or to participate in a summer school course in Switzerland. Learn more about the great opportunities that this program has to offer.


Fulbright Fellowships for Research and Teaching in Switzerland

Ten grants to pursue independent research projects or taught Master's programs that build on previous academic work or assist with future academic study are available through Fulbright. A distinctly outlined research project or justification for post-graduate work is required as well as strong leadership skills and academic excellence. Grants are 9-10 months depending on the academic year and begin in August or September. More information can be found here.


ETH Zurich Grants

The ETH Zurich supports excellent students wishing to pursue a Master’s degree at ETH with two scholarship programs. The scholarship programs are open to excellent students both from the ETH and from other universities (national and international) wishing to pursue their Master’s degree at ETH Zurich. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the ETH website.


University of Lausanne Grants

Henri Rieben Scholarship in European Studies
This grant allows researchers from all over the world at doctoral level to stay at the Jean Monnet Foundation in Lausanne, Switzerland, for a period of one to three months. Regardless of the researchers’ discipline, their doctoral thesis will focus on the history or challenges of European integration, or on the relations between Switzerland and Europe. The scholarships encourage access to and use of the Foundation’s resources, such as the personal archives of Jean Monnet, Robert Schuman (European papers), Robert Marjolin and Jacques Delors (1985-1995). More information can be found here.

To facilitate access to Master’s degrees by students with qualifications from foreign universities, the University of Lausanne makes available around ten Master’s grants which are awarded on a competitive basis. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the University of Lausanne website.


Scholarships for International Students at Italian Universities

Specific universities in Italy offer scholarships for international students. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Scholarships for Development website.


Italian Foreign Ministry Scholarships

The Italian Foreign Ministry provides government scholarships for foreign and IRE (Italian citizens resident abroad) students. Scholarships can be awarded only for study/research projects at institutions within the Italian public education and research system. The scholarships are available for all university degree courses, undergraduate and postgraduate. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the ESTERI website.


University of Bologna Grants

The University of Bologna offers study grants to international students who wish to register for First Cycle, Second Cycle or Single Cycle Degree Programs. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the University of Bologna website.


Università Bocconi Grants

Università Bocconi offers need-based scholarships to international first year Bocconi Master of Science Program applicants. The Bocconi Scholarship for International Students includes a full tuition waiver. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Università Bocconi website.


Politecnico di Milano Grants

Every year the Politecnico di Milano offers a number of merit based scholarships to the most talented international candidates admitted to a Master of Science program. The Politecnico di Milano operates 3 scholarship schemes, which provide financial support for full-time Non EU and EU students enrolled in our "Laurea Magistrale" (equivalent to Master of Science) programs. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Politicnico di Milano website.


Politecnico di Torino Grants

The Politecnico di Torino provides a number of scholarships to international students in graduate studies. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Politecnico di Torino website.


Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Grants

The Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore provides a flat tuition fee for a select group of Non-EU citizens residing outside the European Union and associated states. However, this amount can be discounted if candidates request the "UCSC International Scholarship" while filling out the online application. The UCSC International Scholarship is an annual tuition fee reduction promoted by Universita Cattolica in order to foster the access of international students to the degree programs. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore website.


Universita Degli Studi Di Padova Grants

The Universita Degli Studi Di Padova finances a select group of low-income students, both Italian and foreign, who have an excellent academic record. The scholarship consists partly of money and partly of services, such as accommodation and meals at the University canteens. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Universita Degli Studi di Padova website.


Scuola Normale Superiore Scholarships

The Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS) offers 86 posts for PhD courses. All winners will receive scholarships and further funding for their study and research activities; course enrolment and attendance are free of charge. For each PhD course, one post is reserved for students who have attained the qualification valid for application to the call in universities in other countries. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Scuola Normale Superiore website.


Grants and Fellowships in Nordic Countries

The American Scandinavian foundation offers grants and fellowships for studies, research or art projects in Scandinavian countries for up to one year. To apply one must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and have finished an undergraduate degree. More information can be found here. For more on grants and fellowships in Nordic countries, see also NordenTop-Universities and College Scholarships.


Study in Sweden

This Sweden specific website provides a list of many scholarship opportunities, country specific and general, for pursuing higher education in Sweden. It also includes useful information about Swedish universities, application procedures and much more. More information can be found here.


SWEA International Scholarship for Sweden

Scholarships will be awarded to a well merited doctoral candidate in Swedish language, literature and area studies. It is specifically directed towards candidates who are well into the process of writing their dissertation. The scholar must be residing permanently outside Sweden and be studying at a non-Swedish university. One annual fellowship in the amount of $7,500 is awarded by SWEA San Francisco. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Swea San Francisco website.


Scholarships for International Students at Swedish Universities

Specific universities in Sweden offer scholarships for international students. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Scholarships for Development website.


Gudrun Gytel Fund Scholarships for Denmark

The Gudrun Gytel Fund was established in 1998 in order to provide qualified American university students with the opportunity to further their knowledge of Danish culture, history, language, literature, politics and society. The scholarship supports semester or academic year-long study at recognized Danish institutions of higher education in the fields of humanities and social sciences, as well as in architecture, engineering, technology and related fields. 

Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from here.


Danish Scholarships for International Students

A number of scholarships are offered each year by the Danish Government to fund students from countries outside of Europe. The scholarships can be awarded for a full degree higher education program. The government scholarship consists of two parts and can be given as full or partial tuition fee waivers and/or grants towards living costs.

Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Study in Denmark website.


Scholarships for International Students at Danish Universities

Specific universities in Denmark offer scholarships for international students. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Scholarships for Development website.


Finnish Government Scholarships for International Students

Scholarships that you can apply from Finland include CIMO scholarship programs for Doctoral level studies and research at Finnish universities.

Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Study in Finland website.


The Finlandia Foundation

The Finlandia Foundation offers an annual grant for cultural projects related to Finnish-American and Finnish history, heritage, arts and culture. It also offers annual scholarships to Finnish and American citizens for undergraduate and graduate programs of all disciplines. You can get more grant and scholarship information from Finlandia Foundation website.  


Scholarships at the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies

The Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture awards annually a number of scholarships for studies in Icelandic as a second language at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík. The scholarship program is administrated by the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies.

Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Árni Magnússon Institute website.


Fulbright Fellowships for Research and Teaching in Iceland

Two grants to pursue an independent research project or taught Master's program at any Luxembourgish institution, but in addition, Fulbright also offers two English Teaching Assistantships. Assistants teach approximately 12 hours per week and may be able to take limited courses. Preference is given to candidates who plan careers in teaching French, German, or Luxembourgish. More information can be found here.


B.A.E.F. Fellowships for Graduate Study in Belgium

The Belgian American Educational Foundation encourages applications for fellowships for advanced study or research during one academic year, at a Belgian University or institution of higher learning. The B.A.E.F. awards up to nine fellowships each carrying a stipend of $26,000 for one year. If the fellow chooses to remain less than the full 12 months, the stipend will be prorated accordingly. The fellowship period must be at least 6 months. In addition to the stipend, the Foundation will provide health insurance. No other supplements can be expected. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applicants must either be registered in a graduate program towards a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in the United States, or register in a graduate program in Belgium (Master’s or Ph.D) in Belgium, or hold a Master’s, Ph.D., or equivalent degree. Preference is given to applicants under the age of 30. Knowledge of Dutch, French, or German is optional. Applicants should make their own arrangements to register or affiliate with a Belgian University or research institution. B.A.E.F. Fellows must reside in Belgium during the tenure of their fellowship. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the BAEF website.


Fulbright Fellowships for Research and Teaching in Belgium

Four Fulbright grants are available each year for study or research at any Belgian institution, but in addition, Fulbright also offers other awards: the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant that places one American student with proficiency in Dutch in a Flemish university for nine months to teach English conversation and American culture. This is the world’s only Fulbright ETA position in a Dutch-language environment. The University of Antwerp Fulbright Grant that allows up to three PhD students to spend six months at the University of Antwerp. Candidates in all fields are welcome to apply. The Ghent University Fulbright Grant that allows one PhD or master's student to spend six to nine months at Ghent University. And the Leuven University grant for the Master in European Studies. Candidates in all fields are welcome to apply. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Fulbright website here.


Priority Countries Flanders Scholarship (both undergraduate and graduate students) 

The Priority Countries Flanders is a scholarship for full time university students whom are interested in doing a study exchange, an internship, or research at a Bachelors or Masters level. This scholarship is awarded for 1-4 months. For more information on the Priority Countries Flanders scholarship, refer here.


Master Mind Scholarship (graduate students) 

The Master Mind Scholarship is a scholarship provided by the Flemish government to students who want to study a Masters at a university in Flanders or Brussels. The scholarship is for programs of 1 to 2 years. The students applying for the scholarship must have achieved excellent grades in their undergraduate programs, have obtained a Bachelors degree and have already been accepted into a Flanders or Brussels university. Interested students also must not have studied in Flanders before. This scholarship cannot be combined with other grants from the Flemish government nor in combination with the Erasmus Mundus scholarship. For more information on the Master Mind Scholarship, refer here.


Rubenianum Fund Fellowships

The Rubenianum promotes and facilitates the study of the work of Peter Paul Rubens in particular and that of his Antwerp predecessors, contemporaries and followers in general. Students whose dissertations will benefit maximally from further collection, library, and archival holdings in Antwerp and Belgium are strongly encouraged to apply. Dutch language skills increase eligibility for the program. Fellows will receive a stipend of $26,000. The Rubenianum will provide office space and access to its specialized art history library and photographic documentation. The Fellow will work closely with Rubenianum staff and will be encouraged to engage in current projects and in the research culture of the institute. The Fellow will attend conferences, symposia, and lectures at the Rubenianum and introductions will be provided to other research institutes in Antwerp and beyond. The Fellow is expected to take part in interuniversity seminars in Leuven (KU Leuven) and Ghent (U Gent) and will give a public Rubenianum Lecture. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Rubenianum website.


Master Mind Scholarschips for Flanders & Brussels

The Government of Flanders awards scholarships to outstanding students for Master programs in Flanders and Brussels. The program aims to promote Flanders and Brussels as a top study destination. Applications will be accepted from all Flemish universities, Schools of Arts and the Antwerp Maritime Academy. About 30 to 40 international excellent students can benefit from the Master Mind Scholarships.


Scholarships for International Students at Belgian Universities

Specific universities in Belgium offer scholarships for international students. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Scholarships for Development website.


Scholarships for International Students at Universities in the Dutch-Speaking Part of Belgium

Specific universities in the Dutch-Speaking part of Belgium (Flanders and Brussels) offer scholarships for international students. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Study in Flanders website.


Scholarships for International Students at Universities in the French-Speaking Part of Belgium

Specific universities in French-Speaking part of Belgium (Wallonia and Brussels) offer scholarships for international students. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from here.


Holland Stock Exchange (Holland Grant) Scholarship (both undergraduate & graduate students) 

The Holland Stock Exchange scholarship is available for students who want to study in the Netherlands and whom have already been accepted for a full-time bachelors or masters program there. Students eligible must have NOT previously received a diploma from a Dutch educational institution. This is a 1 year scholarship. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is in the Spring semester. Please refer to this website for more information on eligible Dutch institutions and on the scholarship itself.  For more information on eligible Dutch institutions and on the scholarship itself, refer here.


De Taalunie Research Grants (graduate students)

De Taalunie offers various research grants for those whose research is relevant to Dutch language studies. The grant helps to finance research accommodations and/or material. The research grant is intended for a study/stay and provided for a maximum of 6 months. The grant can be awarded twice throughout the research process. The application for this grant is due in February 1, 2020. More information of De Taalunie research grants can be found here.


NUFFIC Scholarships for Research and Study in the Netherlands

The Dutch government offer scholarships for international students. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the NUFFIC website.


Scholarships for International Students at Dutch Universities

Specific universities in the Netherlands offer scholarships for international students. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Scholarships for Development website.


Mauritshuis Fellowship

This fellowship offers grants in the field of art history to support an academic project devoted to the study of Dutch and Flemish art from the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries. Topics relevant to the history and collection of the Mauritshuis and travel to the Netherlands are preferred. Preference goes to subjects devoted to paintings and drawings, then sculpture, prints and applied arts. Applicants must hold a B.A. in art history and be working toward a Ph.D. at an American or Canadian University. Grants range from $5,000 to $15,000, depending on the financial requirements and merits of the project. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the CAA website.


NAF Scholarships for Study and Research in the Netherlands

A primary source of educational funding for U.S. students in the Netherlands and Dutch students in the United States, the NAF offers several programs for which either students or institutions can apply. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the NAF website.


Fulbright Fellowships for Research and Teaching in the Netherlands

Eight Fulbright grants are available each year for study or research at any Dutch institution, but in addition, Fulbright also offers several other awards linked to specific Dutch universities: the University of Maastricht, the VU Amsterdam, the Radboud University, the TU Delft and the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Fulbright website here.


Roosevelt Study Center Research Grants

Every year the RSC offers around ten research grants for European scholars and students to visit the Roosevelt Study Center in Middelburg, the Netherlands. This fulfills one of the Center’s key functions: to act as a major depository of materials on U.S. history on this side of the Atlantic. European scholars at all stages in their careers (Masters and Ph.D. students as well as scholars preparing a publication) are invited to apply. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the RSC website.


Fellowships in Dutch Maritime History at the Scheepvaartmuseum

The Scheepvaartmuseum in Amsterdam offers Fellowships for research in Dutch maritime history. Suitable candidates should master the Dutch language. Fellows are expected to be present in the museum part of their time, be temporarily members of the academic museum staff and be willing to actively participate in meetings with the museum curators. On completion of their fellowship at the museum candidates are requested to give a public lecture in which the research results are presented. Moreover, candidates need to prepare and publish an article. For more information, click here.


Juynboll Fellowship

The Juynboll Fellowship enables one or two scholars to study the Arabic and Islam special collections of Leiden University Libraries. For more information, click here.


Van de Sande Fellowship

The Van de Sande Fellow conducts research in the Special Collections of Leiden University Libraries, preferably in one of the areas of interest of the Van de Sande Foundation: the history of pharmacy, botany, medicine. In exceptional cases the fellowship is also available to researchers in the field of Italian language and culture, in particular research that focuses on Dante Alighieri. For more information, click here.


Scaliger Fellowship

Annually, the Scaliger Insitute places a number of research scholarships at the disposal of researchers from the Netherlands and abroad, who want to research (a part of) the Special Collections of the Leiden University Library. For more information, click here.


Brill Fellowship

Since 2006, publishing house Brill in Leiden has sponsored the appointment of so-called 'Brill Fellows'. The Brill Fellow researches items in the department Special Collections of Leiden University; as much as possible, this research is based on any of the specific publishing areas of publishing house Brill in the Humanities. For more information, click here.


Elsevier Fellowship

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, and the Scaliger Institute of Leiden University Libraries have founded a three-year fellowship program. This program will enable international rare books and humanities scholars to study 16th -18th century scientific scholarship and publishing. For more information, click here.


FNR Scholarships for Study and Research in Luxembourg

The Luxembourg National Research Center FNR offers scholarships for study and research in Luxembourg. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the FNR website.


Fulbright Fellowships for Research and Teaching in Luxembourg

Two grants to pursue an independent research project or taught Master's program at any Luxembourgish institution, but in addition, Fulbright also offers two English Teaching Assistantships. Assistants teach approximately 12 hours per week and may be able to take limited courses. Preference is given to candidates who plan careers in teaching French, German, or Luxembourgish. More information can be found here.


Spanish Government Scholarships for International Students

These scholarships are implemented by AECID for foreigners pursuing Master’s and Doctoral Studies (both under the plan as old as the European Higher Education Area) and Research in Spanish universities and their affiliated centers and other agencies.

Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the AECI website.


Camões Institute Scholarships for Portugal

The Instituto Camões is the Portuguese implementing agency for external cultural and educational policy. It operates under the responsibility of the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs but has administrative autonomy. Its purpose is to promote Portuguese culture and language abroad. Its main areas are the promotion of Portuguese culture and teaching of Portuguese culture and language at University level and the negotiation of Cultural Agreements with third countries in the areas of education, science, culture, sports youth and mass media, in coordination with the competent Ministries.

Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the IC website.


Luso-American Foundation Scholarships for Portugal

The Study in Portugal Network is an academic study abroad program for university students from North America and also students of Portuguese descent. Its main goal is to increase the percentage of North American students that choose Portugal as their academic destination.

Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the FLAD website.


Mobility Fund FLAD UAzores “Crossing the Atlantic"

The Fundação Luso-Americana and the University of the Azores (UAc) signed a new protocol governing the mobility funds that FLAD provides to promote travel between the UAc and US universities, including UC Berkeley. Faculty, researchers and/or students (undergrad or grad) are eligible to participate. There will be two calls each year, and notifications will be sent out shortly after the call ends. Information on grants and application forms can be found at the FLAD website.


Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Research Scholarships for Portugal

These scholarships aim at supporting the research carried out, in Portugal, by foreign individuals, within the framework of a doctoral or for the publication of a book on Portuguese culture, in the following areas: Literature, History, History of Art, Political Science.

Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Gulbenkian website.


Portuguese Government Scholarships for International Students

Through competitive calls FCT grants and administers, directly or indirectly, in cooperation with other agencies, PhD studentships and several types of fellowships according to the applicable Regulations.

Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the FCT website.


Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture

The Summer School takes place at several cultural institutions in Lisbon and gathers doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers from around the world. In the morning there are lectures and classes by invited keynote speakers. In the afternoon, participants will be divided into groups (according to their topics) which will function as paper sessions with one permanent chair and two rotating respondents per group. Participants are requested to send their papers two weeks in advance (date to be announced) in order to be circulated amongst chairs and students. Due to a partnership with FLAD – Luso-American Foundation for Development, the Summer School will provide travel and accommodation grants for American citizens or citizens with professional residency in the USA. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Summer School website.


Maltese Government Scholarships for International Students

The Maltese government offers scholarships for international students. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the MGSS website.


Türkiye Postgraduate Scholarships for International Students

Türkiye Scholarships Postgraduate Programs are government funded programs for successful international students from all over the world for postgraduate studies in Turkey. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Türkiye Scholarships website.


ARIT Fellowships for Intensive Advanced Turkish Language Study

The American Research Institute in Turkey offers scholarships for an intensive summer program that is the equivalent of one full academic year of study in Turkish at the college level. The fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the ARIT website.

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