East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship

East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship

Award Amount: $4,800 per year

Number of Awards: Not known

Deadline: December 1, 2017

Winner Announcement: Not known

Brief Description:

The East-West Center is delighted to announce the East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship. The program provides masters and doctoral funding for graduate students from Asia, the Pacific, and the United States to participate in educational, cultural, residential community building, and leadership development programs at the East-West Center. The program supports graduate study at the University of Hawai‘i (UH) in fields relevant to the goals and objectives of the East-West Center (EWC).

Host Institution:

The East-West Center promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1960, the Center serves as a resource for information and analysis on critical issues of common concern, bringing people together to exchange views, build expertise, and develop policy options.


The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship invites applications from:

  • Citizens or permanent residents of the United States
  • Citizens of countries in the Pacific and Asia, including Russia
  1. Pacific Region: American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Northern Marianas, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna Islands
  2. Southeast Asia: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam
  3. South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
  4. East Asia: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Russia, Taiwan
  • Bachelor’s Degree and Grade Point Average: Before the start of the award
  1. Applicants for graduate programs must have obtained a 4-year bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited U.S. college or university, or from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad.
  2. An applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (4.0=A scale) or the equivalent, in the last four semesters or six quarters of the undergraduate record and in all post-baccalaureate work.

Instructions for Applying:

In order to apply, the applicants can download the application through the given link: https://www.eastwestcenter.org/sites/default/files/filemanager/Education_Program/Student_Programs/GDF/2018/3-2018%20Fellowship%20instructions%20and%20application%20forms.pdf

Supporting Documents:

  • A cover letter and responses to essay questions 1-4
  • Supplementary essays if also applying for ADB-JSP Scholarship or Obuchi Scholarship consideration
  • University of Hawai‘i statement of objectives (refer to academic program for instructions), not applicable for current UH students who are continuing in their same degree and field
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of passport biodata page if available (for international applicants)
  • If you apply for the Obuchi Student Scholarship, please submit a photocopy of permanent domicile in Okinawa or a certificate of residence for Okinawa, to show your eligibility to apply for the Obuchi Student Scholarship
  • One (1) official transcript from each institution attended.
  • Three (3) Letters of Reference
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS test score report from the testing service.

Submitting Details:

  • All documents should be sent to the East-West Center at the following address: Award Services/Graduate Degree Fellowship East-West Center 1601 East-West Road John A. Burns Hall, Room 2066 Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96848-1601 USA
  • Reference letters can be emailed to scholarships-at-eastwestcenter.org

Award Description:

The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship provides the following funding:

  • The graduate degree fellowship covers the cost of tuition and fees, books, housing in an East-West Center dormitory and partial funding toward meals, health insurance, and incidental expenses. Funding for field study and conference presentations is offered on a competitive basis during the fellow’s period of study.
  • The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship provides substantial funding for educational costs and living expenses toward masters and doctoral degree studies.
  • Living expenses beyond the fellowship are estimated at $400 per month, or $4,800/year.
  • Cost-sharing for health insurance (if the participant selects a health insurance plan that costs more than the health insurance subsidy).
  • Travel to and from home country and Honolulu.

Detailed Information Link:


Contact Information:

If you have any question, email your request to scholarships-at-eastwestcenter.org.

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