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Some non-Yale, external fellowships require institutional evaluation or nomination, while others do not. Those which do not have a campus application process will not be found in the Yale Student Grants Database, but a selected list of these may be found below. See also our advice on searching for funding, for more options.

Point: Click here to find scholarships and fellowships for postgraduate study in the United Kingdom and Ireland, including the Gates, Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes

External Awards for Yale Students and Alums

At Yale, the institutional evaluation and nomination processes for the following fellowships are coordinated by Fellowship Programs. See the Yale Student Grants Database for details of campus application deadlines and procedures, as well as links to official websites for other important information. Fellowship Programs staff offer advice on these awards to Yale applicants, including Yale College alumni and current Yale graduate and professional students.

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Tip: Fellowship Programs offers to Yale students and alumni of Yale College advice on awards for which applicants must apply through our office and also, time-permitting, on external awards requiring direct application.

AIF Banyan Impact Fellowship

The American India Foundation’s (AIF’s) Banyan Impact Fellowship is an interdisciplinary experiential learning program that places young professionals from India and the U.S. in service with development organizations in India. Through collaboration and capacity-building, Fellows and local communities exchange knowledge and skills to steer projects that advance social and economic development

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Alumni & Friends of the LSE Scholarship

Supports a year’s tuition fees at the London School of Economics & Political Science. Eligible are US citizens and permanent residents.  Application is rolling: apply early for better chances.

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Amgen Scholars Program

Offers funded summer science and biotech research experience at host institutions across the US and in Japan. Applicants for the US programs must be US citizens or permanent residents and currently enrolled sophomores, juniors, or December grads. Applicants for the Japanese programs are not required to be US citizens.
Application deadline typically in early February.

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Associated Board International Scholarships for Music

Support one or two years of postgraduate study of performance, conducting, or composition at one of the Royal Schools of Music. Eligible are citizens of countries outside the EU. Apply to the degree course of choice for consideration for these scholarships. The international scholarship provides full payment of tuition fees for the duration of the course and a grant of £5,000 towards living costs (usually paid in termly instalments).

Deadline is variable, but early

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Austrian Ministry of Education English Teaching Assistantships

Supports one year English language teaching assistantships at the secondary school level throughout Austria. Eligible are US citizens who are graduating seniors/alumni interested in careers in education; prospective teachers of German or TESOL are particularly encouraged to apply; working knowledge of German is required.
Application deadline typically in mid-January.

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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Supports one or two years of undergraduate study in the fields of mathematics, engineering, and natural sciences.
Eligible are college sophomores or juniors who are US citizens, permanent residents, and nationals intending to pursue research careers in STEM fields. Campus application deadline typically in November.

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Beinecke Scholarship Program

Provides $34,000 toward graduate study at a university in the US or abroad for juniors who have received need-based financial aid and who aiming to pursue research-focused programs in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
Campus application deadline typically in January. 

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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Supports up to one year of study abroad in any discipline. Eligible are US citizens and nationals who are Pell Grant recipients.
Application deadlines are typically in early October for spring-term study abroad, and in early March for study abroad during the summer and following academic year. *Yale College students should seek advice about appropriate study abroad programs from Yale's Study Abroad office, although the Fellowships office is happy to offer advice on Gilman Scholarship applications.

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Boren Scholarship

Up to $20,000 to support study abroad focused on less-commonly-taught languages in world regions critical to US interests.
Study abroad programs of 6+ months are preferred, but shorter programs will be considered.
Campus application deadline typically in January. *Yale College students should seek advice about appropriate study abroad programs from Yale's Study Abroad office as part of the Boren application process. 

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Cambridge Commonwealth, European and Overseas Trust Scholarships

Support postgraduate degree study at the University of Cambridge. Eligible are applicants for graduate study at Cambridge. Apply at the same time as for the Gates Cambridge, or by the appropriate deadline at the beginning of December or January, depending on citizenship; see website for details.

All scholarships are available only for study at the University of Cambridge, and require that you apply to the University via the normal online application form, and most scholarships require that you apply by the relevant deadline.

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Canon Collins Educational Trust

Supports a year (sometimes more) of postgraduate degree study in southern Africa, the UK, or Ireland. Eligible are seniors and recent graduates from southern Africa. Application deadlines vary by program: see website for full details.

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Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship

Up to $37,000 toward master’s degrees leading to careers in the US Department of State Foreign Service. You may apply during the senior year of your undergraduate program or any time after you graduate, as long as you plan to start graduate school in the fall of the year for which you are applying. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. *If Pursuing a Rangel Fellowship, you should also apply for a Pickering Fellowship.
Application deadline typically in January.

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Chase Coggins Memorial Fund

Supports summer wilderness exploration with philosophical, scientific, or artistic intent and travel to rural areas or developing countries for research/independent study.  Eligible are Yale first-year students, sophomores, and juniors.
Application deadline typically in March.

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Chevening Scholarships

It supports one-year master’s courses in the UK for students committed to returning and contributing to their home countries. Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. Eligible are recent graduates from Chevening-eligible countries (see website for which countries/territories these are; but they do not include the US or UK). Application deadline typically early November.

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Chinese Cultural (Yung Wing) Scholarship

Created in memory of Yung Wing, the first Chinese student to earn a degree at Yale University, this Scholarship supports year-long study of Chinese at an approved Chinese university.
Eligible are Yale first-year students, sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are not Chinese nationals. Campus application deadline typically in February for the following year.

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Churchill Scholarship

Supports one year of graduate study (including one-year research degrees) in science, mathematics, or engineering at Cambridge. The award provides payment of all university and college tuition fees at Cambridge, a maintenance allowance, and a travel allowance.

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Commonwealth Scholarships

Support postgraduate study in the UK by citizens of Commonwealth countries, or for citizens of the UK postgraduate study in other Commonwealth countries. Application deadlines vary by program: see website.

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Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX)

Supports a year in Germany: half spent studying and half pursuing an internship in any field.
Eligible are US citizens and nationals between the ages of 18 and 24. Application deadline typically in early December.

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Coro Fellowship

Uses the city as a classroom to train the next generation of change makers, through a full-time, nine-month, graduate-level experiential program offered in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and St. Louis. Eligible are graduating seniors/recent alumni.
Application deadline typically in mid-January.

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DAAD Émigré Memorial German Internship Program

DAAD Émigré Memorial German Internship Program (EMGIP) offers internship opportunities for U.S. and Canadian students in the German parliament, the Bundestag. The internships are typically two months long between September and December and matched with students’ interests and experiences. In addition to contributing to the respective offices, interns have the opportunity to study legislative and administrative procedures in the German parliament. Students must be fluent in spoken German and possess excellent writing skills. German nationals are not eligible.

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