International and Global Studies Program

Scholarships and Fellowships

Deadline: Typically mid-December

Provides up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East.

Deadline: November 1

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a yearlong fellowship to study and intern in Germany. CBYX is open to applicants in all career fields, though preference is given to students in STEM fields, agriculture, business and vocational fields.

Deadline: Typically Mid-March

Covers expenses for summer research related to the Middle East. It may also be used to fund study at a foreign institution or cover tuition fees for a relevant Middle Eastern language program. The maximum grant award is $3,000.

Deadline: Typically December

Provides scholarships to attend a broad range of three- to four-week summer courses at German universities that focus mainly on German language and literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany.

Deadlines: Typically October and January

Awards $10,000 to create a grassroots project for peace in any part of the world.

Deadline: March 1

A $2,500 grant funding undergraduate academic or career-related pursuits in Israel.

Deadline: Typically September

Supports students that have completed course work offered by the Brandeis University Near Eastern and Judaic Studies Program, who will be studying abroad in Eastern Europe.

Deadline: Typically March

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. The Institute of International Education has administered the program since its inception in 2001. Brandeis Office of Study Abroad has more information here. The award is typically $5,000.

Deadline: Typically late March

Provides up to $15,000 to current or future PhD students. The fellowships support study in a variety of fields, including economics, philosophy, law, political science, history and sociology.  (Current or future PhD enrollment required.)

Deadlines: February 27

Covers expenses to conduct research in Latin America, the Caribbean and the Latin American Diaspora in the United States. The maximum grant is $3,500.

Deadline: Typically late September-early October

Recruits talented students (seeking enrollment in a two-year master’s degree program) in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management and science policy who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. (Prospective Graduate Students)

Admission Period: Typically January to March

To create understanding between the people of the United States and Taiwan, TUSA offers a unique program to students interested in studying Mandarin (Chinese) language and learning about Taiwanese culture.