East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship

Deadline: 1 December 2019
Open to: citizens of countries in the Pacific and Asia, including Russia, and United States
Benefits: fully funded


The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship provides master’s 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 while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM). Undertaking degree studies at UHM through an East-West Center fellowship is not merely about receiving a financial aid scholarship. Since the basic purpose of the East-West Center is to build a sense of Asia-Pacific community and prepare for future leadership roles, EWC graduate student fellows live together and interact with each other in both intellectual and social activities. They are, from the very outset, an identifiable group committed to the notion of building an Asia-Pacific community. Through team-building activities, leadership development projects and internships, learning about the Asia Pacific region, cultural exchange, educational enrichment gatherings, community service and service learning projects, EWC graduate degree fellows establish friendships and lifelong ties to a network of people committed to positive change in the Asia Pacific region.


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;
  • Priority in the student selection process is given to applicants with a demonstrated commitment to the Asia Pacific region.


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

  • Full-time graduate tuition and fees up to the equivalent of the tuition charged for post-baccalaureate students at the University of Hawaii at Manoa toward master’s or doctoral studies;
  • Housing in an East-West Center residence hall, based on single occupancy;
  • A stipend to partially cover food and incidental expenses;
  • An allowance for books, materials and supplies; and
  • Subsidy toward health insurance coverage.
  • Living expenses beyond the fellowship are estimated at USD 350 per month, or USD 4,200/year.
  • Cost-sharing for health insurance (if participant selects a health insurance plan that costs more than the health insurance subsidy).
  • Travel to and from home country and Honolulu.

All provisions above are subject to change.

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