International Graduate Fellowships / Scholarships
The Center for International Programs coordinates the advising and application process for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Fulbright is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program has provided approximately 300,000 participants — chosen for their academic and leadership potential — with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared world problems.
Fulbright Awards are highly competitive. To be considered at the campus-level, you must fit the following criteria:
- U.S. Citizen
- Overall GPA of 3.5 or better
- Teaching/research experience
- Study abroad/international experience
- Knowledge of a language other than English
Learn more about our most recent Fulbright Award winners: Siena Scholars Awarded Fulbright Grants
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at the graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.
The Mitchell Scholars Program is a national competitive fellowship sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance which is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to public service and community. Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The Rhodes Scholarship, the oldest international fellowship, was initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and brings outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford. The first American Scholars entered Oxford in 1904.
Global grants support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in Rotary’s areas of focus. Grant sponsors form international partnerships that respond to real community needs.
As the living memorial to our thirty-third President, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation supports the graduate education and professional development of outstanding young people committed to public service leadership. Since its creation in 1975, the Foundation has supported almost 3,000 Truman Scholars who are making a difference in all corners of the nation and around the globe.
Want to find even more funding opportunities for study/research abroad at the graduate level? This database is comprehensive and very well organized.
Grad School Abroad
Believe it or not, pursuing a graduate degree abroad can often be less expensive and less time-comsuming than studying for your master's/Ph.D in the United States! You may even be able to use federal student aid. The staff of the Center for International Programs will be happy to assist you with your international graduate school search and application.
Use the resources below to help kickstart your international graduate school search:
- International Graduate Programs (GradSchools.com) - Search by subject and country. This is a great way to narrow your search quickly.
- Graduate Programs Worldwide (InternationalGraduate.net) - This UK-based site is also a great grad school resource.
Teaching English abroad is an excellent way to see the world, gain valuable teaching experience, and build your resume all at the same time!
CIEE Teach Abroad
API Teach Abroad
CIEE Teach Abroad
Greece Fellowship Program
CIEE Teach Abroad
Fulbright Grant for English Language Teaching Assistantship (multiple locations) - Please be advised that you must have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.5 and previous international experience/language ability in order to apply for this grant.
Although it's important to remember that it can be difficult to jump into the international career of your dreams right after graduation, the staff of the Center for International Programs, along with the Career Center, is ready to help you find and secure international "building-block" work experiences that will help you realize your professional goals.
Use these resources to begin your international employment search:
- Siena College Career Center - Always the best place to begin!
- BUNAC - Internship and work opportunities in a variety of locations.
- Cultural Embrace by API - Paid work abroad placements in several countries.
- GoinGlobal - Career guides for many international locations.
- OverseasJobs - International internship and job search engine.
- GlobalEdge - International internship directory.
Serve others and see the world at the same time! Volunteering abroad is an excellent way to have a low-cost/high impact international experience.