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Aalborg University International Fellowships for Graduate and Postgraduate Students in the USA for 2023

Application is currently open for the Aalborg University International Fellowships. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About Aalborg University and the Fellowship

Aalborg University is a Danish institution of higher learning with campuses in Aalborg, Esbjerg, and Copenhagen. Aalborg University Center (AUC) was founded in 1974, but in 1994 it changed its name to Aalborg University. Since 1917, there have been international fellowships. Women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who want to return to their native country to pursue a professional career are given funding for their full-time graduate or postdoctoral education under this program.

A modest number of scholarships for study abroad (outside of the applicant’s home country) may be available to women who are members of Graduate Women International (see the list of GWI affiliates). Funding is provided for graduate and postgraduate education at accredited schools in the US.


Candidates must have finished coursework equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree before the application deadline and submit applications to the universities they wish to attend. When selecting awardees, academic achievement and a strong dedication to aiding women and girls are taken into account. Recipients return to their home countries and advance to leadership roles in business, politics, academia, civic engagement, the arts, and sciences.

Details about Aalborg University International Fellowships

Scholarship Sponsor: Aalborg University

Scholarship Value: $20,000–$50,000

Number of awards: One

Study level: Fellowships, Postgraduate, Graduate, PhD

Host Institution(s): Aalborg University


The following fellowship grants will be awarded to candidates for AAU International Fellowships for Graduate and Postgraduate Students:

  • Living expenses
  • Dependent child care
  • Travel to professional meetings, conferences, or seminars that do not exceed 10% of the fellowship total
  • Master’s/first professional degree: $20,000
  • Doctoral: $25,000
  • Postdoctoral: $50,000
  • Educational expenses.

Eligibility Criteria for Aalborg University International Fellowships

  • Previous beneficiaries of any national AAUW fellowship or grant (except branch or local awards or Community Action Grants) are not eligible for Aalborg University International Fellowships.
  • The AAUW board of directors, committees, panels, task forces, and staff members, including current interns, are not qualified to apply for fellowships or grants from the organization. Election or appointment to boards, committees, panels, and task groups is open to anybody holding a current award.
  • Women, including those who identify as women, are eligible to apply for international fellowships in any field of study at an approved institution of higher learning, or in research for postdoctoral fellows. Concerning whether institutions qualify as qualified institutions, AAUW will have the ultimate say.
  • Reapplying is permitted for unsuccessful candidates.
  • The following requirements must be met by candidates to be eligible for an international fellowship:
  1. Possess a nonimmigrant visa if residing in the US or having citizenship in a nation other than the US. Women who presently have the status of U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or dual citizen of the U.S. and another nation, or who anticipate doing so during the fellowship year, are ineligible.
  2. Possess an academic degree (obtained in the US or overseas) that, when finished by November 15, 2023, would be comparable to a US bachelor’s degree.
  3. Want to spend their whole fellowship year on the suggested academic schedule.
  4. Intend to finish their education in their native country and seek a professional career there.
  5. Be able to communicate well in English and demonstrate this ability by providing one of the Required Components (see below), which may include specific English proficiency tests, transcripts from institutions that speak English, or a written declaration stating that English is the applicant’s first language. Candidates should prepare for and take the exam as soon as feasible if they intend to take one of the recognized English proficiency tests. Please contact the exam provider with any inquiries you may have.
  6. Applications for doctoral and master’s degrees must be submitted by November 15, 2023, to institutions of higher education that have been accepted for the fellowship year. The international fellowship application must also contain the institution’s name. 
  7. Although acceptance is not needed at the time of application, fellows must provide formal university confirmation along with the papers confirming their acceptance of their grant.
  8. Fellowships for master’s or first professional degrees are available for J.D., M.F.A., L.L.M., M.Arch., and medical degrees like M.D., D.D.S., among other master’s- or professional-level programs. Associate degrees, undergraduate degrees, and certificates are not acceptable.
  9. Doctoral degrees that are categorized as research degrees, such as a Ph.D. or an Ed.D., are eligible for doctoral fellowships.
  10. By November 15, 2023, postdoctoral candidates must have a doctorate that can be considered a research degree (such as a Ph.D., Ed.D., D.B.A., or D.M.), as well as present documentation of their doctoral degree and state the location of their intended study.
  11. Doctoral and master’s applicants must be enrolled in a U.S.-accredited university in the country of residence throughout the fellowship year.
  12. Members of Graduate Women International are eligible for a select number of prizes for study or research abroad. Keep in mind that international divisions of American institutions are seen as being located abroad.
  13. Although candidates must be enrolled in a full year of study or research, the fellowship can be sought in any program year. An international fellowship does not provide financial support for a semester that is not completed. Programs that end before April of the fellowship year are not eligible.
  • Master’s/first professional degree and doctorate fellowships support conventional classroom-based education at colleges or universities through distance learning/online programs. The financing for online or distance learning programs, as well as degrees that mainly rely on remote learning, is not available through this fellowship program. AAUW will have the last say on what qualifies as distant learning for these fellowships. AAUW will welcome applications from applicants who are now studying remotely as a result of COVID-19 protections at their school.

Interview Date, Process, and Venue for Aalbaorg University International Fellowships for Graduate and Postgraduate

Once a year, the panel meets to discuss grant requests. The following set of criteria is used to determine awards. The AAUW must provide final approval of the panel’s recommendations. The amount of money available in a particular fiscal year determines how competitively fellowships are granted.

AAUW does not address the conclusions reached by its award committees to maintain an impartial review process. Application assessments are not provided by AAUW. There are no mechanisms for reevaluating fellowship proposals. Applications and supplemental materials become the exclusive property of AAUW and will not be returned or kept for a subsequent year.

  • Applications from developing or emerging nations, those from underrepresented groups in any area, and people who were living in their native country at the time of application will all be given special attention.
  • Stance while returning to one’s native country.
  • Academic achievements and/or work experience.
  • Dedication to the progress of women and girls in the nation of origin.
  • Proposed timetable.
  • A plan of study or research’s quality and viability.
  • Proof of earlier civic or communal work in one’s nation.
  • Country of the applicant’s need for the specific expertise.
  • Financial need.
  • A driving force behind graduate studies or research.

Application Process

Interested and qualified? Click here to apply. You can also visit the official website for further details.

The Application Deadline is: November 15, 2023

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