Study Abroad

"International" Graduate School Resources

Below are resources for graduate programs in the US with an international focus and/or graduate programs abroad.


“A Key to Master’s Degrees in International Education”- An article which provides a list of top International Education programs:

Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs - provides information about 34 member schools for current and prospective students, employers, media, and news-related professionals.

Comparative and International Education Society - WCCES is an international organization of comparative education societies worldwide and is an NGO in Operational Relations with UNESCO. - Offers a database of international graduate school programs.

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) – Offers a graduate program directory.

Peace Corps -The Peace Corps offers graduate degree programs while you participate in a 2 year volunteer service internationally.

Peterson’s Higher Education Guides - Offers a search engine for graduate programs and specifically International Education/International Studies.

School for International Training (SIT) - The accredited higher institution of World Learning offers graduate programs in different international areas and around the world. – Offers a directory of graduate study abroad programs.

Transitions Abroad – Offers a listing of study abroad programs for graduate and undergraduate level students.

University of Westminster Postgraduate Study – Offers information regarding deciding, searching and applying for a graduate program.

For information on attending a graduate school abroad:


Funding is more uncertain for attending a graduate school abroad.

Private Loans – private loans are available for funding graduate school study. However make sure you understand the “fine print” and all the policies that go with your loan. Private loans can have low rates but they can be variable for the life of the loan.

US government funding - if an international institution is approved by the US government then you might be able to use US federal funding for the school.  To check if a school is approved, go to the website or call 1-800-433-3243 (Phone lines are open until midnight and 7 days a week).

Some scholarship programs can help with graduate school and/or graduate school research. Some examples include:

Erasmus Mundus

Fulbright -

Rotary - Rotary offers Rotary Peace Fellowships for graduate school.

Funding Your Study Abroad webpage- Some of the resources on this page can be used for graduate study/research abroad.

IIE Passport's Study Abroad Funding webpage- a searchable site of funding for study abroad.

NAFSA: Association of International Educators- Financial Aid Resources for International Education

National and International Fellowships

Elon has a National and International Fellowship webpage to assist students in applying for fellowships