American University of Sharjah

International Study and Exchange

International Exchange Program

International Scholarships

Scholarships play a significant role in enhancing one's academic experience.

Feel free to explore the resources and scholarships list below as they might prove helpful. This page is intended solely as a resource. With the exception of CIEE, IXO maintains no affiliation with any of the following organizations or search engines and plays no role in the application process.

To download our list of available International Scholarship Opportunities, please view the PDF document.

Scholarships for Faculty

"The Fulbright program is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide." To learn more, please click here.

The American Political Science Association offers a great listing of international teaching, studying and research opportunities. To learn more, please click here.

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) The 'Fellowship' program is open to US citizens wherever they reside. For more information, click here

Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars Offers a variety of Fellowship programs, research grants and scholarships. To see all the opportunities, click here

International Development Research Centre (IDRC) 'offers a variety of fellowships and awards to fund innovative work by Canadian and developing-country master's, PhD, and post-doctoral students. This funding helps to build a solid research community in developing countries.' For award details, click here.

The University of Chicago Library - Robert L. Platzman Memorial Fellowships 'The program provides up to $3,000 for visiting researchers working on projects that require on-site consultation of University of Chicago Library collections, primarily archives, manuscripts or printed materials in the Special Collections Research Center. Support for beginning scholars is a priority of the program, as are projects that cannot be conducted without onsite access to the original materials and where University of Chicago collections are central to the research. Special consideration will be given to applications in the fields of late 19th or early 20th-century physics or physical chemistry, or 19th-century classical opera.' Find application details here.

Islamic Development Bank (IDB)--Scholarship Programs. "The Bank funds and implements its scholarship programmes as part of its overall effort in the development of human resources of its member countries and those of the Muslim communities in non-member countries. IDB offers three scholarship programmes. View them here

Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (Aga Khan University)--Research Fellowship Programme. For information, click here

Worldwide Fund for Nature. Page provides a list of volunteer/grant/scholarship opportunities around the world for nature conservation and related areas. Click here for more information.

Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development - Fellowship Program. Fellowships are open to Arab nationals who are currently working at a university in any of the member countries of the Arab Fund.' Click here for more details.

The CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars are extensive encounters with the people, places and issues that shape the globe. They are open to faculty and administrators from institutions of higher education. They have an interdisciplinary focus that offers a contemporary, global perspective. To learn more, please click here.

Scholarships for Students

Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) awards scholarships and grants to students who plan to study overseas. Competition for the CIEE scholarships and grants is keen and the quality of the materials submitted is very important. The scholarship application procedure is entirely independent from the CIEE program application. To learn more, please click here.

Available CIEE Scholarships:

  • The Robert B. Bailey Scholarship provides assistance to undergraduates that have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad, especially ethnic minorities and students with disabilities.
  • The John E. Bowman Travel Grant provides assistance to students participating in CIEE programs in nontraditional locations and are intended to help defray the cost of travel.
  • The CIEE-International Study Programs Scholarship is intended for undergraduate students who demonstrate both academic excellence and financial need.

The Fulbright Program is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide." Scholars is a program dedicated to giving out scholarships to minority students (African-American, Hispanic American, Native American - and more), breaking financial barriers, increasing representation and providing a support system. To learn more, please click here.