Student Funding Opportunities


Below are additional resources and funding opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students at UC Santa Cruz.

Scholarship resources for international students

Information is available on the International Student Services and Programming website.

Fulbright funding for U.S. and visiting students

Information is available on the Postgraduate Scholarships section of the Global Learning website.

Scholarship resources for study abroad participants

Information is available on the Global Learning website.

Funding opportunities by world region

Iceland-specific Fulbright Grants

Fulbright Student

9-month grant for graduate study, independent research, or PhD research

Joint Fulbright/Icelandic government grants

The Icelandic government partners with Fulbright to offer grants to students interested in studying in Iceland


Japanese Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Sports (MEXT) Scholarship

The Japanese Government offers scholarships to U.S. college graduates who wish to pursue graduate research or a graduate degree at Japanese universities.


International Junior Research Associate Scheme, University of Sussex, UK

Research opportunities to work alongside the University of Sussex’s top faculty on real-life projects during summer.


Monbukagakusho Scholarships 

There are various types of Japanese government-sponsored scholarships available under the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship program, including graduate-level those for research students.


German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

DAAD works to foster connections between scholars and institutions in North America and their counterparts in Germany by offering a number of programs to strengthen the links between academics in Germany and North America. These programs support both the activities of individual scholars and post-secondary institutions seeking to strengthen their international ties.


Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), or Gakushin for short, is an independent administrative institution, established by way of a national law for the purpose of contributing to the advancement of science in all fields of the natural and social sciences and the humanities. JSPS offers a wide spectrum of funding opportunities for people at all stages of their academic careers: students, researchers, post-docs, and faculty.


Chinese Scholarship Council

Chinese University Program is a full scholarship for designated Chinese universities and certain provincial education offices in specific provinces or autonomous regions to recruit outstanding international students for graduate studies in China.


MOFA Taiwan Scholarship

The Taiwan Scholarship program is a joint initiative launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the Ministry of Education (MOE), the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and the National Science Council (NSC). The MOFA Taiwan Scholarship continues to encourage outstanding students to pursue academic degrees in Taiwan and to deepen their understanding of Taiwan’s academic environment, thereby enhancing exchanges and building friendships between Taiwan and their home nations.


Search the Institute for International Education for other funded opportunities to study abroad