International Fellowship & Scholarship Opportunities

Your gateway to the world begins with the following prestigious international fellowships and scholarships. In this section, you will find a brief overview of each fellowship and scholarship, along with deadlines, website links, and eligibility requirements.

American Rhodes Scholarship Erasmus Mundus Humanity in Action
Benjamin A. Gilman Fulbright U.S. Student Program Marshall Scholarship
Boren Scholarship & Fellowship Fulbright U.K. Summer Institutes Peace Corps
Critical Language Scholarship Gates-Cambridge  
DAAD Scholarship George J. Mitchell  

NOTE: These scholarships require Pace University nomination or recommendation of your application. You are not able to apply for these opportunities individually. The stated Pace Institutional Deadlines are final, and applicants must have their complete application submitted to the Prestigious Fellowship Coordinator by the marked deadline.


American Rhodes Scholarship

The Rhodes Trust, a British charity established to honor the will and bequest of Cecil J. Rhodes, provides full financial support for Rhodes Scholars to pursue a degree or degrees at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

Deadline to apply:  October 1, 2014


Eligibility Requirements:

  • a citizen of the United States

  • at least 18 but not yet 24 years of age (i.e., the applicant must still be 23 on October 1 in the year of application)

  • sufficiently advanced academically to assure completion of a bachelor’s degree before October 1 in the year following election

 Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship

This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

Pace Institutional Deadline: February 28, 2014

Deadline to apply: March 4, 2014 (for summer/fall 2014)


Eligibility Requirements:

  • a citizen of the United States

  • receiving a Federal Pell Grant

  • accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.

  • studying abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State's current Travel Warning list

  • 2.5 GPA and Sophomore standing 

Boren Scholarships & Fellowships

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. We focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. national security, broadly defined, and underrepresented in study abroad.

Pace Institutional Deadline: November 15, 2014

Deadline to apply for Boren Scholarship:  February 5, 2014


Eligibility Requirements:

  • a citizen of the United States

  • Must apply to a study abroad experience in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand

  • Planning to use the scholarship for study abroad, and the study abroad program ends before you graduate.

Critical Language Scholarship

Offers intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages for summer 2012.

Pace Institutional Deadline: October 27, 2013

Deadline to apply: November 2014 (for summer 2015)


Eligibility Requirements:

  • a citizen of the United States

  • currently enrolled in a U.S. degree-granting program (undergraduate or graduate)

  • Current undergraduate students must have completed at least one year of  study

  • Applicants must be 18 by the beginning of the CLS Program

  • Please see CLS Institute Language Levels for more information on language pre-requisites for individual institutes

DAAD Scholarship

DAAD offers a wide range of funding opportunities.  Since DAAD New York is the representative office for all of North America its programs are open to students, faculty, administrators, and staff of North American higher education institutions. The primary goal of DAAD funding is to facilitate transatlantic mobility to Germany for US and Canadian scholars, therefore Germany must be a component of your intended academic travel.

Pace Institutional Deadline: November 2014

Official Deadline: February 2015


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Multiple scholarship opportunities are available, and eligibility requirements vary. Please consult the DAAD website to determine which program is the best fit for you.

Erasmus Mundus

Erasmus Mundus aims to enhance quality in higher education through scholarships and academic cooperation between Europe and the rest of the world.The Erasmus Mundus Program awards scholarships to students of exceptional quality to follow and Erasmus Mundus Masters course or Joint Doctorate at two or more European universities. There are nearly 150 masters and doctoral programs to choose from. Since 2004, more than 310 American students have been selected for Erasmus Mundus scholarships.  

Pace Institutional Deadline: September 2014

Official Deadline: Deadline varies by program, typically December 2014.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Vary by Erasmus Mundus program

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide

Application Opens: May, 2014

Pace Institutional Deadline: September 12, 2014

Deadline to apply: mid-October 2014


Eligibility Requirements:

  • a citizen of the United States
  • be completing, or hold a Bachelor’s degree by May 2013.
  • 3.5 GPA (Pace requirement)

Fulbright U.K. Summer Institutes

Fulbright U.K. Summer institutes provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a three-six week academic and cultural summer program. Students will partake in an academic program at a highly regarded UK University. The Summer Institutes cover round-trip airfare, tuition and fees at the host university, accommodation and meals

 Deadline to Apply #1: February 27, 2014

Deadline to Apply #2: March 6, 2014


Eligibility Requirements:

  • be a US citizen
  • be at least 18 years old by the start of the program
  • be able to participate in the program in its entirety;
  • have a high level of academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.5 (confirmed by academic marks, awards and references);
  • have at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, i.e. applicants should currently be a Freshman or Sophomore

Gates-Cambridge Scholarship

Gates Cambridge Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from outside the UK to pursue a postgraduate degree in any subject at the University of Cambridge. The program aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

Online Applications Open:September 1, 2014

Deadline to apply: October 15, 2014


Eligibility Requirements:

  • may be citizens of any country outside the United Kingdom

  • may apply to study any subject available at the University of Cambridge

  • may apply to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study
              o PhD (three year research-only degree)
              o One year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, Diploma, MBA etc.)
              o MSc or MLitt (two year research-only degree

  • must be admitted to one of the degrees above at Cambridge through the University's normal admission procedures. The Trust does not admit students

  • evidence of high academic achievement, leadership potential, social commitment and a good fit with Cambridge

George J. Mitchell Scholarship

The Mitchell Scholars Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, 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 community and public service. 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.

Online Application Opens: Spring 2014

Deadline to apply: October 1,2014


Eligibility Requirements:

  • a citizen of the United States

  • be at least 18 years of age, but not yet 30 years

  • hold a bachelor's degree  from an accredited college or university (not necessarily in the US) before beginning study as a Mitchell Scholar.

Humanity in Action Fellowship

The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of students to study human rights and to produce original research exploring how and why individuals and societies resist intolerance and stand up for democratic values. The programs will begin in Washington, DC with at the Council on Foreign Relations. Fellows will then participate in month-long fellowships in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Lyon or Warsaw. Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship features daily lectures and discussions with leading academics, journalists, politicians and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit organizations, museums and memorials.

Pace Institutional Deadline: December 1, 2013

Deadline to Apply: January 10, 2014



Marshall Scholarship

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 graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.

Online Application Opens: Late Spring 2014

Deadline to apply: early-October 2014


Eligibility Requirements:

  • a citizen of the United States

  • hold their first undergraduate degree in the United States

  • GPA 3.7 (or A-) on their undergraduate degree

  • not have studied for, or hold a degree or degree-equivalent qualification from a British University

Peace Corps

The Peace Corps traces its roots and mission to 1960, when then Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries. From that inspiration grew an agency of the federal government devoted to world peace and friendship. Since that time, 210,000+ Peace Corps Volunteers have served in 139 host countries to work on issues ranging from AIDS education to information technology and environmental preservation. Specifically, volunteers do work in six program areas: education, youth and community development, health, business and information and communications technology, agriculture, and environment.

Deadline to Apply: Rolling Admission