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How to Search for Graduate School Funding: International Students

Helping current and admitted UW graduate students learn the skills and tools to find funding

On-Campus Resources

Assistantships at UW

International students can hold assistantships at the University of Washington. Teaching assistants (TAs) must meet an English-language proficiency requirement. For more information about assistantships and how to find them, refer to the Assistantships tab on this guide.

UW International Student Services

International Student Services (ISS) can help with questions about visa status and eligibility for on- or off-campus employment. ISS also offers the Jeff Shih Student Loan for international graduate students.

Funding Search Tools

The following funding search tools are specifically for international study.

Other funding search tools can be filtered for international opportunities.

Using Funding Search Tools

Most funding search tools allow you to filter by citizenship.

See the two examples below.

In UCLA Graduate and Postdoctoral Extramural Support (GRAPES) Search

To see opportunities for non-US residents, select the "US citizen not required" box from the filters list on the left hand side of the page.

In Harvard University CARAT Database for Grants and Fellowships

To see opportunities for non-US residents, click on the "CARAT database" button, and then scroll down to the "Citizenship Requirement" section on the lower-left side. Click on the "International Student/Scholar" box.


International Student Workshop Materials

International Graduate Student Funding Handout

The following handout includes funding opportunities and resources open to international students:

GFIS International Student Handout--Fall 2020


Graduate Funding for International Students Workshop  |  April 25, 2019
Workshop on funding resources for international graduate students at UW

Presentation audio recording with slides (UW NetID required)