Students often choose not to study abroad due to the significant financial commitment involved. We are here to inform you that you should not allow your financial situation prevent you from pursuing your goals. Why? Because of the abundance of substantial scholarships that are available to students from other countries.
The following is a listing of outside scholarship opportunities for international students.
a/e ProNet David W. Lakamp AIA Scholarship
Two students who best demonstrate strong interest in practice and risk management will each receive a $5,000 award.
Aga Khan Scholarship
The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant: 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July. The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master’s level courses but is also willing to consider applications for PhD programs, when doctoral degrees are necessary for the career objectives of the student.
The programme supports Norwegian top students so that they can learn from the best in the world, independent of their family or financial situation. Scholarships are awarded to students in all fields of study.
Alberta Scholarships Program – Sir James Lougheed Awards of Distinction
Applicants must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada, be Alberta residents, and be enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in a graduate program at an institution outside of Alberta. There is a lifetime maximum of two awards per student. At the doctoral level, students must have completed at least one full year of graduate study or a master’s degree.
American Association of University Women
International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research to women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate study at accredited institutions are supported.
The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers over $500,000 in funding to Scandinavians to undertake study or research programs (usually at the graduate level) in the United States for up to one year. Candidates for awards are recommended to the ASF by our cooperating organizations. In order to apply submit applications to the appropriate cooperative organization (see website for details). Awards are made in all fields.
American Society of Landscape Architects
Lists various programs and scholarships for Landscape Architecture students.
Arab Student Aid International
Arab Student Aid International provides interest-free, repayable student loans at the graduate and postgraduate levels without any prejudice to religion, gender, ethnic or racial backgrounds.
Every year, the foundation awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to architecture students in NAAB-accredited graduate degree programs, and Architect Registration Exam (ARE) candidates who are working toward becoming licensed architects.
Arts Council of Ireland
Individuals of Irish birth or residence working with the Arts can apply for funding.
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)
The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada administers many scholarships and internships for Canadian Students.
The Association for Women in Architecture Foundation Scholarship
The Association for Women in Architecture Foundation offers an Annual Scholarship Award which is available to female students who reside or attend school in California and who are majoring in architecture, landscape architecture, urban and land planning, interior design, or environmental design.
American India Foundation’s William J. Clinton Fellowship
The AIF Clinton Fellowship is open to those aged 21 through 31 years of age who are Indian citizens or U.S. citizens/permanent residents and have received their undergraduate degree before the start of the fellowship.
Postgraduate grant programs for Galician citizens.
Scholarships for Andalusian citizens.
This scholarship intended for a designer who is working towards a career in Interior Design. The Bergmeyer Scholarship recognizes and supports leadership potential in the field of Interior Design and Architecture through a $2,500 award.
Canadian Federation of University Women Fellowships
The Federation has multiple fellowships for women with Canadian citizenship in either Master or Doctoral level studies.
Connecticut Architecture Foundation Scholarship
Students who have completed two years in accredited undergraduate architectural programs or have been accepted into an accredited graduate program are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applicants must have a Connecticut connection (residence, school, work, etc.) in order to apply. In recent years, the individual awards have ranged from $2,000 to $5,000, depending upon the funds available in that year.
CSN – Centrala Studiestödsnämnden
This program hosts scholarship/fellowship opportunities for students from Sweden. Please visit their website for more details.
Cultuur FB Oranjewoud
Grant opportunities for students from the Netherlands.
Cyprus Children’s Fund
This Foundation has a couple of different scholarship options for students who have origins in Cyprus and/or Greece. Please visit their website for application details.
Diversity Advancement Scholarship
This scholarship aims to provide assistance to individuals from a minority race or ethnicity who intend to become an architect through the pursuit of a NAAB-accredited professional degree in architecture.
Edmond J. Safra Graduate Fellowship
The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics encourages teaching and research about ethical issues in the professions and public life. Its Graduate Fellowships support outstanding Harvard graduate and professional students who are writing dissertations or are engaged in major research on topics in practical ethics, especially ethical issues in areas such as architecture, business, education, government, law, medicine, public health, public policy, and religion.
FIABCI Scholarship Foundation
The FIABCI Scholarship Foundation provides aid and travel assistance to students who demonstrate an interest in the field of international real estate or are enrolled in real estate related courses at a qualified university. You must be a member, member’s spouse, or a dependent of a member in order to apply.
Flywire Charitable Foundation Scholarship
Students in any major may apply for scholarships in the amount of $5,000 USD. Applicants must submit a short personal essay, and scholarships will be awarded to students who display a commitment to one of the following areas: social justice, global health, global citizenship, or environmental sustainability.
Frank Boas Scholarship
The Boas Scholarship is awarded each year to a citizen of Belgium or Luxembourg who has been admitted for graduate study at Harvard University.
Fulbright Program/Institute of International Education (IIE)
Contains addresses for Educational/Information Centers and Fulbright commissions around the world administering scholarship programs for national citizens. Contact the center from your country directly to find out the latest information.
Fundação Estudar’s Scholarship Program
Estudar offers a variety of educational programs in three main areas: Inspiration, Leadership, and Career. Through these programs, we support young people in fully developing their individual potential, in their search for the best education in Brazil and abroad, and in accessing compelling career opportunities.
Georges Lurcy Charitable & Educational Trust
Enables outstanding students of French colleges and universities to study in the United States. Candidates must demonstrate an interest in the fields of study related to American subjects such as the arts, government, and other areas.
Global Education Program (GEP)
This is a Russian government-funded program that offers Russian citizens an opportunity to study at leading foreign higher education institutions.
Graduate Consortium on Energy and Environment Fellowship
This fellowship is open to all Harvard Doctoral students working on energy issues. Applications are due May 15th, please view the website for more details.
Harvard Clubs of Germany
Two loans of 10,000 EUR each for students who can prove acceptance at any Harvard school or college, demonstrated financial need, and German citizenship. Must also provide a short statement on why their particular course of study has been chosen.
Harvard Graduate Student Award
The Harvard Graduate Student Award will support advanced graduate students from Harvard University working on a dissertation or thesis research that addresses some of the most pressing health challenges in Dubai, the UAE, and the Center’s region. Dissertation or thesis research from all disciplines will be considered.
Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP) Fellowships and Grants
HUNAP provides support to Harvard students to conduct research on Native American and Indigenous issues, for professional development activities, and for conference attendance.
The Houtan Scholarship Foundation seeks students from all origins, Iranian and non-Iranian, who have high academic performance and have proven interest in promoting Iran’s culture, heritage, language, and civilization. A working knowledge of Parsi is also required; see Houtan Foundation’s website for full eligibility criteria.
IKEA Foundation Switzerland
The Ikea Foundation Switzerland considers applications from applicants who reside in Switzerland or who can prove that they have a close link to Switzerland. An example of this is if the applicant has completed long stretches of education to date in Switzerland or the applicant’s main place of residence is currently Switzerland.
Institute of International Education
Administers over 250 programs on behalf of sponsors that offer international fellowships, scholarships, loans, professional development and more. The program search tool allows students to search for programs by region, field of study, sponsor name, etc.
International Education Financial Aid
Requires no marketing information and is a very comprehensive search engine for international scholarships.
International Facility Management Association Foundation
foundation.ifma.org The individual scholarships range in value from USD $1,500 to $10,000 and are awarded to undergraduate (2-year and 4-year) and graduate students enrolled in facility management or FM-related (built environment) programs. Scholarship recipients receive a cash award and fully subsidized World Workplace conference travel, registration, and participation.
Iranian Scholarship Foundation
The Iranian Scholarship Foundation (ISF) provides scholarships to students of Iranian descent in the United States who demonstrate exceptional academic promise, significant financial need and a dedication to community service.
Kennedy Memorial Trust
Scholarships are available for students of UK citizenship who attend MIT or Harvard for post-graduate studies. Please visit their website for the application and requirements.
Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship
Three major Fellowships are awarded yearly to both U.S. nationals and international students. The application can be found on their website and is due in early December.
Korean American Scholarship Foundation
The scholarship recipient is selected on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, school activities, and community services. Each applicant must submit an application to the respective KASF region, in which each region is designated by the state where school is located.
Kosciuszko Foundation Scholarships
Various scholarships and grants for Poles, Americans of Polish descent, as well as exchange programs to Poland and the US, and summer scholarships.
Lambda Alpha International
Lambda Alpha International’s Land Economics Foundation (LEF) offers a scholarship to a deserving graduate student pursuing a degree in one of the many fields related to land economics: architecture, geography, urban planning, landscape architecture, environmental planning, civil engineering, government, public administration, real estate, urban studies or law. The LEF Board of Directors has approved the award of a one year $3,000 (U.S.) scholarship, renewable for a second year, to a selected applicant studying in the United States, Canada, or Great Britain.
Landscape Architecture Foundation Ignite Scholarship
Ignite is a multi-year program with three core components: an annual scholarship, summer internships, and ongoing mentorship. For the 2022 and 2023 application years, eligible candidates must identify as Black/African American. Applicants cannot currently be in their final year of study. (In future years, LAF plans to expand the program to other Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) groups.)
La Caixa Foundation Fellowships
Scholarships for Spanish students for postgraduate studies in North America.
Landscape Architecture Foundation Awards
Lists various programs and scholarships for Landscape Architecture graduate and undergraduate students.
LASPAU: Academic and Professional Programs for the Americas
For exchange programs between the United States, Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
Menzies Scholarship to Harvard
The Menzies Scholarship grants at least one annual award to talented Australians who have gained admission to a Harvard graduate school. The ideal candidates for the Scholarship are Australians whose primary objective, after completing their studies at Harvard, is to make a significant contribution to this country’s development.
John R. Mott Scholarship Foundation
Students native to the region of Calabria Italy who are enrolled to attend any accredited post-secondary school are encouraged to apply. Scholarships for up to $10,000/year are awarded.
The Foundation supports educational exchanges by providing fellowships, interest-free student loans, and scholarships.
Noma-Reischauer Prize in Japanese Studies
The prize will be awarded annually for the best essays on Japan-related topics written by Harvard University students; one prize of $1,500 for the best essay by a graduate student.
These are for postgraduate study at Masters, Doctoral and Postdoctoral level. South African nationals are eligible to apply and preference is given to candidates with a proven record of academic excellence, coupled with financial need, who intend to pursue careers in academia, research or related fields.
Organization of American States Scholarship Program
The OAS Academic Scholarship Program (Regular Program) grants scholarships every year for the pursuit of Master’s Degrees, Doctoral Degrees and Graduate Research leading to a university degree for students from Latin America and the Caribbean.
P.E.O. Scholar Awards (PSA) provides substantial merit-based awards for women of the United States and Canada who are pursuing a doctoral level degree at an accredited college or university. The fund was established in 1949 to provide scholarships for international women students to pursue graduate study in the United States and Canada.
Rotary Foundation Scholarships
Various funding opportunities for graduate students of numerous disciplines.
The Rowe Fund is an educational loan program of the Organization of American States (OAS) that helps citizens from Latin America and Caribbean OAS Member States finance their studies or research in accredited universities across the United States by awarding interest-free loans of up to $15,000 dollars. By financing a portion of their studies in the United States, the Rowe Fund helps students complete their education while at the same time fostering cultural diversity, friendship, and communication among the people of the Americas. The Organization of American States (OAS) does offer scholarships to competent individuals from Latin American and Caribbean countries. For more information on these scholarships, please visit the
Karen Ann Shopis-Fox Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship applicants must be legal residents of the State of Connecticut and enrolled in an accredited landscape architecture program at the college or university level.
Sikh Education Fund
The purpose of the fund is to make higher education more affordable for Sikh students in America by funding a portion of their studies. SEF believes in the importance of Sikh youth becoming successful professionals while still remaining true to their Sikh identity and roots.
Soros Fellowship for New Americans
New American is defined as a resident alien (who holds a Green Card), a naturalized citizen, or the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens. Green Card holders must have had more than one IRS filing. The grants are for $20,000.
Sweden American Foundation
This foundation gives about 40 fellowships for graduate/post-graduate studies each year to students who are Swedish citizens. Please visit their website for more details
Urban Land Institute Fellowship
The ULI Kenneth M. Good Graduate Student Fellowship offers eight $5,000 scholarships awarded to graduate students who intend to pursue real estate-related studies at a major North American university, including urban planning, architecture, business or business administration, geography with a real estate concentration, and real estate law or major. Student must be nominated for this scholarship by faculty.
Vectorworks Design Scholarship
The Vectorworks Design Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a design program for the upcoming school year.
Wellesley College Fellowships
Wellesley College offers a number of fellowships and scholarships for graduate study or research that are open to graduating seniors and Wellesley alumnae. Two of these awards are open to women graduates of any American institution. Awards are usually made to applicants currently enrolled in or applying to graduate school for the following year.
World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program
Offers various scholarships, including the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program, for students who are citizens of countries other than the US. Potential to be used for GSD’s MUP program.
Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architectural Scholarship Fund
Applicants pursuing a Master’s Degree in Architecture are eligible for this scholarship. The Scholarship consists of a $10,000 stipend and the opportunity to intern at Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects LLP. Please visit their website for scholarship application and information.
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