AAUW International Fellowships in USA for Women

The AAUW International Fellowships is an International Fellowship program aimed at supporting women for full-time study or research in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Scholarship Summary
Level: Postgraduate Institution(s): Participating schools
Location: USA Field(s): Many
Target: Women Deadline(s): Fellowships (1 December ), Not specified

The fellowships are awarded for both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions. The fellowships have supported notable African thought leaders such as Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former VP of World Bank. Preference is given to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work. The scholarship awards up to $18,000, $20,000 and $30,000 to Master’s/Professional scholars, doctoral scholars and postdoctoral scholars respectively


To be considered for the award, candidates must:

  • be a woman,
  • have citizenship in a country other than the United States or possession of a non-immigrant visa if residing in the United States,
  • have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree,
  • have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application,
  • be proficient in English,
  • intend to return to her home country to pursue a professional career.

How to Apply for the AAUW International Fellowships

Applicants must submit their applications online usually by December, and include supporting documents. Applicants must provide three recommenders who are professors or professional colleagues, Transcript(s), Proof of bachelor’s degree, Proof of doctorate degree (postdoctoral applicants only), TOEFL test scores, C.V./Résumé, among others.

Visit the Official Website to access the online application and for more information on this scholarship/fellowship.


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