All ScholarshipsFellowships

East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowships 2020 – United States

Applications are invited for Fully funded East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowships 2020 at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), United States.


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. 

Eligible Countries

Individuals who are citizens or permanent residents of the countries listed below may apply for the East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship:

  • United States
  • 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
  • Southeast Asia:  Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam
  • South Asia:  Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
  • East Asia:  China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Russia, Taiwan


Successful applicants will receive the following benefits:

  • 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
  • Subsidy toward health insurance coverage
  • Travel Grants:  Subject to funding availability, funding for field study and conference presentations is offered to degree fellows on a competitive basis during their study period.

All Graduate Degree Fellowship applicants are also considered for EWCA Alumni and Foundation Scholarships. These Awards are funded through privately-endowed Scholarships from the East-West Center Foundation and may supplement a Graduate Degree Fellowship.


To apply for East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowships, applicants are required to submit following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Application Acknowledgment (screenshot or PDF of the notification you receive from UH upon submitting your online admission application to the university) for applicants applying simultaneously to UH
  • Cost Sharing Form
  • Passport biodata page (for international students only)

Applicants must submit your admission application to the University of Hawai‘i by December 1 if you are not already registered in a graduate degree program at UH. You should expect to receive an “Application Acknowledgment” after successfully submitting your online admission application to the university. Please upload a copy of that acknowledgment page to your EWC online application to confirm that you have applied to the university.

Your application to the admissions office requires official transcripts and for certain international students, proof of English proficiency. Please be sure to check the UH Office of Graduate Education website ( for complete details. You must complete your admission application by January 10.

Apply for this Scholarship – Application Link

Back to top button