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Finding funding is a challenge for any graduate student. But, because they are not eligible for many of the opportunities that are available to domestic students, international students studying in the United States have a particularly big challenge. Here are a few tips and resources to help international students in their search.

  • Consider starting your search for funding in your country of citizenship. Some of the best funding can come from a student’s home country.

Graduate school is a financial challenge, but doing research internationally is especially challenging. Fellowships, small and large, are a good way to help defray the cost. Here are some suggestions to help you look for international funding.

As with most searches, the best place to begin looking for funding is by talking to people. Talk to professors, colleagues in your department, and people at conferences; find out where they got funding. After you have exhausted your personal connections, and their connections, try the resources below.