This section lists a few organizations that may be able to provide
some information about financial aid for international students.
- NAFSA: Association of International Educators
- NAFSA: Association of International Educators (previously
known as the National Association of Foreign Student Affairs) is the national
professional association for international educators. NAFSA promotes
international educational exchange between the United States and the
rest of the world. In addition to providing information about
financial aid for international students
and a web site for Chinese students,
NAFSA's web site provides
information about the organization,
electronic news for international educators,
and back issues of their quarterly magazine (International Educator).
NAFSA also operates the INTER-L mailing list.
NAFSA does not provide any grants to international students, with the
exception of two small grant programs, the
ASEAN Student Assistance Awards Program (ASAAP)
and the Korean Student Assistance Awards
Program (KSAAP). ASAAP and KSAAP are national grants competitions for
all accredited 4-year academic institutions in the US currently
enrolling students from Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and
Thailand - the four ASEAN countries most affected by the Asian
economic crisis and Korea. There was previously a program for students
from the former Soviet Union (REAP) and East Central Europe and the
Baltic States (BEEP), but these programs are no longer accepting new
applications. Information about ASAAP and KSAAP should be available
from the international student advisor at most colleges and
For more information, call 1-202-737-3699, fax 1-202-737-3657, write to
NAFSA: Association of International Educators, 1307 New York
Avenue, NW, Eighth Floor, Washington, DC 20005-4701, or send email to
To order NAFSA publications, call 1-800-836-4994, fax 1-412-741-0609,
or write to NAFSA Publications, PO Box 1020, Sewickley, PA 15143.
- Council for International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
- CIEE provides assistance with study abroad programs and
internships, international student identification cards,
student travel services,
and English as a second language instruction and testing.
For more information, call 1-212-661-1414, fax 1-212-972-3231, or write to Council for International
Educational Exchange (CIEE), 205 E 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017.
- Institute of International Education (IIE)
- Founded in 1919, the IIE is the largest non-profit organization in
the US devoted to international exchange.
The IIE administers the US Fulbright program and
manages more than 250 international education programs.
IIE assists the US Information Agency in the administration of the
graduate Fulbright Fellowships for study in the United States,
international students cannot apply directly to IIE for USA
Fulbright Fellowships. All international students
should apply through the Fulbright Commission or US
Information Service in their home country. Their site also includes a
searchable version of
their scholarship books. (The full text is only available to IIE members.)
For more information, write to Institute for International Education,
809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017-3580, call 1-212-883-8200
or 1-212-984-5412, fax 1-212-984-5452, or send email to
- Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
- CIES is administratively affiliated with the Institute of
International Education and provides assistance with the
administration of the Fulbright Program. CIES also administers the
NATO Advanced Research Fellowships and Institutional Grants Program.
For more information, send email to
or write to
Council for International Exchange of Scholars,
3007 Tilden Street, NW, Suite 5L,
Washington DC 20008-3009.
- International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
- NSERC is the Canadian equivalent of the United State's National
Science Foundation (NSF). NSERC's
For more information call 1-613-995-5992, fax 1-613-943-0742,
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, 350
Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 1H5,
or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Rotary Foundation
- The Rotary Foundation
of Rotary International provides grants to
university students and teachers to act as "goodwill ambassadors"
around the world. The Rotary Foundation also sponsors international
exchanges of business and professional people, and provides provides
grants to improve the quality of life around the world.
An example of this is their
Ambassadorial Scholarship Program.
For more information about their programs, write to Rotary Foundation,
1560 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201 or call 1-708-866-3000.
- AAUW Education Foundation
- The AAUW Education Foundation provides graduate fellowships to women
with the equivalent of a Bachelors degree who are not citizens or
permanent residents of the United States. International Fellowships support graduate students writing doctoral
dissertations and postdoctoral scholars conducting research in the
United States. Upon completion of studies, fellowship recipients
must return to their home countries to pursue a professional
career; preference will be given to applicants who can verify that
they have a definite position awaiting them. Applications become
available from August 1 through November 15. The deadline is December
2 (Airmail), and the 1996 fellowship stipend is $15,065. For more
information write to
AAUW Educational Foundation, Department 60, 2201 N. Dodge St, Iowa
City, IA 52243-4030, call 1-319-337-1716, or fax 1-319-337-1204, or
American Association of University Women, 1111 Sixteenth Street N.W.,
Washington, DC 20036-4873 or call 1-202-728-7603.
- Support 4 Learning (UK)
- The Support 4 Learning site provides information about
student and graduate bank accounts and loans,
updated monthly from Moneyfacts, a UK
financial newsletter. There is also information on
studying on benefit, which is how many students in the further
education sector survive.
The site is primarily focussed on the further education sector,
although some of the information will be useful to university
students, both UK and EC students wanting to study overseas, and overseas
students wanting to study in the UK and EC.
For more information about the site, please send email to Flick Harris,