An international experience often opens doors to career and future possibilities. Here, we have gathered some resources that may be useful to you as you explore the options. Career Services and FandMConnect are also helpful resources in an international job search. The Office of International Programs has has some print resources related to post-graduate opportunities overseas, so stop by and talk to us about your plans.
Current students can apply for many opportunities and grants for use after graduation. Each award has its own criteria, application procedures, and deadlines. For help in planning, contact faculty members in your field of study and Professor Monica Cable, Director of Post Graduate Fellowships.
The Fulbright Program funds thousands of grants for students, teachers, professionals, and scholars to study, teach, lecture, and conduct research overseas. The purpose of the program is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the people of other countries. Citizens of countries other than the U.S. should look for similar grants through organizations in their home countries.
Deadlines: Mid-September (Franklin & Marshall); mid-October (Fulbright) for the following academic year. Students should begin considering this option no later than spring semester of junior year for a project in the year following graduation. Final draft of the application is due to the Franklin & Marshall selection committee by mid-September.
For two years of graduate study at University of Oxford. These are highly competitive awards. Awardees should display "excellence in qualities of mind and in qualities of person which, in combination, offer the promise of effective service to the world in the decades ahead." Students from the U.S., Australia, Bermuda, Botswana, Canada, Commonwealth Caribbean, Jamaica, Germany, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe are eligible. Non-U.S. citizens apply through their country of citizenship.
Deadlines: Early September (Franklin & Marshall); October 1 (Rhodes) for the following academic year.
For two years of graduate study at British universities (with a possible third year sponsored by many universities). U.S. citizens only are eligible. These awards are prestigious and competitive; students with a 3.90 cumulative GPA or above are encouraged to apply.
Deadlines: Early September (Franklin & Marshall); Early October (Marshall) for the following academic year
To support graduate study in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Although most winners use the award in the U.S., some have used it to attend universities in England and Scotland, and study at other European institutions might be possible. To apply, you must be a U.S. citizen receiving need-based financial aid as an undergraduate.
Deadline: March 1
Scholarship for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Students who have a committed interest in public service are encouraged to apply. U.S. citizens between the ages of 18 and 30 are eligible.
Deadline: Early October for the following academic year