International Studies & Programs

Additional Scholarships & Awards

The Asian Studies Center can help connect students to scholarships and awards that support their studies, research, and work in Asian language and culture.


Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations. Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, or Zulu.

For more information, requirements, and the application process visit the Boren Awards website.


Gilman International Scholarship

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers funding to U.S. undergraduate students who wish to further their studies or take an internship abroad. The Gilman Scholarship Program greatly values international exchange, as it prepares U.S. students for interaction in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

For more information, requirements, and the application process visit the Gilman International Scholarship website.


Fulbright Scholar Programs

Fulbright Scholar Programs offer recent graduates and graduate students the opportunity to study, do research, and teach in over 140 countries. Fulbright offers over 1900 grants each year to students in any field. With a large number of Fulbright scholars around the world becoming a Fulbright scholar yourself opens up a large stream of networking opportunity.

For more information about the Fulbright Scholar Programs visit the International Studies and Programs' Fulbright page.


Schwarzman Scholars Program

Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective, one-year master's program at Tsinghua University in Beijing that is designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders for the challenges of the future. Students will live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes will be taught in English. Students will pursue degrees in one of three disciplines: Public Policy, Economics and Business, or International Studies

For more information on the requirements of and the application process visit the Schwarzman Scholarship Program website. For program questions, contact Julie Hagstrom (jhagstro(at)msu.edu) or Kristin Janka Millar (kristin(at)msu.edu).