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    AAUW’s International Fellowships

    Offered by American Association of University Women

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Aug 23, 2023
    Multiple awards worth

    $20,000 - $50,000

    Grade level

    Graduate Students

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    November 2024

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you a woman studying abroad to pursue a graduate or postdoctoral degree in the U.S.? If so, consider applying for the AAUW’s International Fellowships! The fellowship is open to women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the U.S. who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants should also intend to return to their home country after graduation to pursue a career and make a positive impact in their chosen field.

    This program is offered by the American Association of University Women, a non-profit organization that supports women through advocacy, education, and research. Since Marion Talbot founded it in 1880, AAUW has focused on breaking down barriers, equity, and trailblazing for women. If you want to be part of AAUW’s impressive history and study abroad in the U.S., we encourage you to apply to AAUW’s International Fellowships! Winning applicants can earn up to $50,000 to cover educational expenses, living expenses, childcare, and travel. 

    Eligibility information

    This fellowship is open to women who hold a bachelor’s or equivalent and are currently or planning to pursue a graduate or postdoctoral degree in the U.S. Applicants should also intend to return to their home country to pursue a professional career upon completion of their studies, and meet the below eligibility requirements.

    Grade Level

    Graduate Students



    Academic Interest

    Foreign Languages

    Other Category


    Application information

    Applicants must provide proof of English proficiency and of previously acquired degrees, in addition to submitting an online application and the below application materials.


    Proof of enrollment

    Academic transcript

    Three letters of recommendation

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    Yes, this scholarship is open to international students.

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    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact American Association of University Women at [email protected].

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