(Faculty and Students)

Career Forums for Japanese-speaking students
San Francisco Career Forum
Feb. 19-20
This event welcomes students of all majors. However, we do expect there to be a particularly high number of companies hiring IT/engineering students. Therefore, we're offering even more financial support than usual to help these students attend the San Francisco Career Forum in the form of $250 in attendance bonuses and priority selection for travel scholarships. There will also be panel discussions with experienced professionals to provide insight into bilingual careers and working in technology. The panel discussion is open to everyone.

U.S. Career Forum for Japanese-speaking students
April 9
Unlike our other Career Forums, the U.S. Career Forum features companies hiring exclusively for positions within the U.S. It is therefore a great opportunity for Japanese speakers with U.S. work permission (including those obtaining an OPT by the end of 2016) to make use of their language abilities and other skills to find work domestically. The event will be held in New York this year, and we will be offering travel scholarships.

English Open Doors Program in Chile
The English Open Doors program was established in 2004 by the Chilean Ministry of Education to connect local children and teens with native English speakers. The program places native English-speakers in public schools throughout Chile to work with local teachers to plan activities and lead classes. There are no fees to participate and volunteers receive: a home-stay wit ha Chilean family, health insurance, TEFL training, access to an online Spanish course and a participation bonus of 60,000 CLP each month. Placements last from 5-11 months.

European Environmental Sciences and Ecology Journal (EES) submissions

EES is a peer reviewed journal which accepts high quality research articles. Its biannual journal is published each June 5, and in December. The EES is looking for article submissions from researchers who are interested in publishing their scientific achievements. Having in mind that the environmental science is a multidisciplinary academic field that integrates physical and biological sciences including atmospheric science, physics, geography, chemistry, biology, soil science, geology and so on in, the journal welcomes submissions focusing on theories, methods and applications in both articles and book reviews. All articles must be English and more information can be found at or by emailing




Institute of Current World Affairs Fellowship
Deadline: March 1, 2016
The ICWA fellowship covers expenses for fellows under the age of 36 to spend two years of independent study abroad working on a project proposed by the fellow.   The ICWA fellowship program aims to nurture deep expertise in foreign countries and cultures.  Fellows are required to write monthly newsletters, which are distributed to Institute members and other interested parties, including family, friends and professional associates of the fellows


STUDENTS (undergraduate & graduate)

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia
Deadline: Deadlines vary; Apply the semester before your study abroad program begins
IIE is pleased to announce the re-launch of the Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA), made possible by generous support from the Freeman Foundation. Created to assist U.S. students with demonstrated financial need and limited prior experience in East and Southeast Asia, Freeman-ASIA will fund approximately 400 students over the next two academic years, with awards ranging from $3,000 per student for summer study and $5,000 per semester, to a maximum of $7,000 for a full year abroad. Students may apply online starting February 1st for awards to study abroad beginning in summer 2016. Prospective students should visit the Freeman-ASIA website for eligibility requirements, full application instructions and a list of deadlines.

German Academic Exchange Service Undergraduate Scholarships and Internships
Deadlines: Vary
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invites undergraduate students of all disciplines to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research, and/or internships in Germany. Undergraduate Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.

2016 Whitaker Biomedical Engineering International Program
Deadlines: Summer Program Deadline: February 2, 2016
The Whitaker International Program is an opportunity for those in the biomedical engineering field to undertake self-designed projects that will enhance the field through an international outlook. Grants are available for summer, semester and academic year placements for fellows who hold a bachelor’s degree and are pursuing post-graduate work and for post-doctoral scholars. The Whitaker International Program hopes to award at least 40 grants to the most qualified applicants. For more information visit:

Boren Undergraduate Scholarship and Fellowship
Deadline: February 9, 2016
The Boren Scholarship and Fellowship give U.S. undergraduates students the opportunity to study in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. The scholarship and fellowship focus on enhancing applicants language components specifically Arabic, Hindi, Mandarin, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Swahili languages. Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year while graduate students can receive up to $30,000. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.?

Ph.D. in China Fellowship and Research Ph.D. Fellowship
Deadline: February 15, 2016
The Ph.D. in China fellowship which ranges from three to four years, and provides funding to students holding master's degrees who wish to pursue their Ph.D. degree in China. The Research Ph.D. Fellowship ranges from six months to two years, and provides funding to U.S.-based students who wish to pursue doctoral research in China.  There are two information web seminars about these fellowships on November 10th and December 2nd which can also be re-watched on their website. To watch the web seminars and to learn more about the fellowships here

Laura W. Bush Traveling Scholarship
Deadline: February 22, 2016
The fellowship will help fund a proposal designed by the applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO - using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations.  The fellowship is intended for American college/university students who express an interest in international collaboration but as of yet had not been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad.

Institute of Current World Affairs Fellowship
Deadline: March 1, 2016
The ICWA fellowship covers expenses for fellows under the age of 36 to spend two years of independent study abroad working on a project proposed by the fellow.   The ICWA fellowship program aims to nurture deep expertise in foreign countries and cultures.  Fellows are required to write monthly newsletters, which are distributed to Institute members and other interested parties, including family, friends and professional associates of the fellows

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2016 – Fall 2016/AY 2016-17 and summer 2016 standard application
The aim of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and intern abroad and the countries they study in. These scholarships fund study abroad for U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are currently receiving federal Pell Grant funding as part of their financial aid package. Awards are made of up to $5,000 (with the average award being $4,000), with an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement available, for a total possible award of up to $8,000. For more information about the Gilman Scholarship visit

Rotary Peace Fellowship
Deadline: May 31, 2016
The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the fully funded Rotary Peace Fellowship. The fellowship provides academic and practical training to prepare scholars for leadership roles in solving today's global challenges. Up to 100 fellows are selected globally every year to earn either a master's degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Australia, England, Japan, the United States, Sweden and Thailand.
To learn more about the program, applicants are encouraged to visit the Rotary Peace Centers website.

United Nations Internship Program
Deadline:  Rolling                                      
UN internships are available at UN offices in New York, Geneva, Addis Ababa, Vienna, Nairobi, Beirut, Bangkok, and Santiago to master's degree and PhD candidates as well as students in their final year of undergraduate study.  The objective of the United Nations Internship Program is to give students a first-hand impression of the day-to-day working environment of the United Nations.  

Atlas Corps Fellowship
Deadline: Rolling
Atlas Corps facilitates overseas fellowships for the best of the world's rising non-profit leaders. They volunteer at outstanding organizations addressing social issues and are enrolled in an ongoing training program. After 12 or 18 months, they return to their countries to work for at least one year (and usually their entire career) in the nonprofit sector, sharing new skills, best practices, valuable experiences, and a network of global change-makers.

Tutor at the Hong Kong Institute of Education (an MU Partner in  Hong Kong)
Deadline: Review of applications will continue until posts are filled
With a view to enhancing students’ English language abilities and enriching students’ cultural sensitivity and understanding, the Institute now invites applications for the post of International Tutors (ITs) to support in areas related to language learning activities, co-curricular activities and intercultural events for students of all programs at HKIEd. Applicants should be a native English speaker with a Bachelor’s degree preferably in teaching and language education. Learn more here.

Financial Aid Opportunities for Latin American and Caribbean Students
Deadline: rolling applications
The Rowe Fund, a student loan program of the Organization of American States (OAS), helps citizens from Latin American and Caribbean OAS member countries finance a portion of their studies or research at accredited universities in the United States by awarding interest-free loans. Prospective applicants must be accepted to, or currently studying at, an accredited U.S. university and demonstrate good academic records in addition to full-time enrollment. Applications are received and reviewed on a year-round basis. The maximum loan amount per student is $15,000.  For eligibility requirements and application forms, visit: or Please send any questions to:

Engineering Scholarship for Masters Degree - Universidad Pontificia Comillas
Deadline: varies
Universidad Pontificia Comillas in collaboration with Gestamp (a leading enterprise in the automotive business), is launching a new Master in International Industrial Project Management (MIIPM) field of Engineering or Business Administration. This program will be open to international students and includes an internship at Gestamp facilities, which are found around the world, with a foreseeable likelihood of finding a highly-qualified job after completion of the internship. Moreover, the sponsor is offering to partially or even totally finance the scholarship fees, travel and accommodation allowances.

The U.S. Department of State Pathways Internships
Deadline: varies
The U.S. Department of State is offering programs for graduate/post graduate, undergraduate and high school students. The U.S. Department of State will continue to offer both paid internships under the Pathways Internship Program, as well as unpaid opportunities under the U.S. Departments of State Student Experience Program (formerly known as Summer, Fall and Spring internships). The Pathways Internships are Civil Service opportunities located mostly in Washington, D.C., while the U.S. Department of State Student Experience Program provides the opportunity to work in U.S. Embassies throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. This program is designed to provide substantive experiences in a foreign affairs environment. There are 10 opportunities to choose from. Go to their website for information on each internship offered.

Teach and Learn in Korea Government-sponsored scholarship
Deadline: Rolling
"Teach and Learn in Korea" or the TaLK Program is the South Korean government-sponsored English teaching program offering native English speakers an opportunity to teach elementary students in rural areas during a one year commitment. Established in 2008, the TaLK Program participants engage in arranged classes for 15 hours per week from Monday to Friday with plenty of time to explore the nation, meet other adventure-minded young people, and experience a truly unique culture. Learn more about the program at: