With cutting edge programs and research opportunities, our faculty and students are
shaping the future.
Graduate students are encouraged by the School of Graduate Studies and Research to
seek international fellowship and scholarship opportunities particularly the Fulbright
Program and the Rhodes scholarship. These programs offer the opportunity for academic
scholarship in a global setting and provide the opportunity for the student to engage
with scholars from all over the world on a daily basis.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research
projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country
outside the U.S.
During their grants, Fulbrighter’s will meet, work, live with and learn from the
people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural
exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field,
home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’
viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement
in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis
in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby
promoting mutual understanding.
The Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international educational fellowships, were initiated
after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and bring outstanding students from many
countries around the world to the University of Oxford. The first American Scholars
entered Oxford in 1904.
American Rhodes Scholars are selected through a decentralized process by which regional
selection committees choose 32 Scholars each year representing the fifty states and
the District of Columbia. Applicants from more than 300 American colleges and universities
have been selected as Rhodes Scholars. In most years, even after a century of competition,
a Rhodes Scholar is selected from an institution which has not formerly supplied a