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Student Programs:  
Opportunities for Study & Scholarships

The East-West Center's student programs, carried out in cooperation with the University of Hawai‘i (UH), are designed to foster a shared sense of community and develop the leadership skills and regional literacy needed for regional cooperation and community building among nations. The thread of cooperative study runs through all of the Center's programs, whether conducted on campus or off, in the classroom or in the field, for students or for professionals. At the Center, learning is viewed as a collaborative process in which each person contributes knowledge, experience, and multi-cultural perspectives to benefit all participants. The Center recognizes the importance of establishing a basis for the comfortable exchange of ideas by building an environment of openness, trust, and shared community. 

 
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Scholarships and Fellowships

East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship 
Funding for graduate study to participate in educational, cultural, residential and leadership development programs at the East-West Center while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawai‘i.
Type of study: Master's or Doctoral degree (up to 24-month fellowship).
Eligibility: Citizens or permanent residents of the United States and citizens of countries in the Pacific and Asia, including Russia. See application for complete list of eligible countries.
Provisions: Substantial funding toward education and living expenses, including tuition and fees, graduate residence hall room costs, health insurance, book allowance, and partial living stipend.
Application deadline: November 1 (or following Monday if deadline falls on a weekend)
For more information: scholarships@eastwestcenter.org | Frequently Asked Questions 


Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program 
Funding for graduate study to participate in educational programs at the East-West Center while pursuing graduate study in the ADB approved fields at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.
Type of study: Graduate degree study (up to 24-month scholarship).
Eligibility: Applicants must be a citizen of a borrowing member country of the Asian Development Bank.
Provisions: Tuition, graduate residence hall room costs, health insurance, book allowance, living stipend, and round-trip airfare.
Application deadline: November 1 (or following Monday if deadline falls on a weekend)
For more information: http://www.adb.org/JSP and adbjsp@eastwestcenter.org | Frequently Asked Questions 

United States--South Pacific Scholarship Program (USSP) 
Funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, USSP provides educational opportunities for individuals from South Pacific countries to pursue degree study at U.S. institutions in fields relevant to development needs in the Pacific islands region.
Type of study: Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree study.
Eligibility: Citizens of the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
Provisions: Tuition, residence hall room costs, health insurance, book allowance, living stipend, and round-trip airfare. 
Application deadline: February 2
For more information: USSP@eastwestcenter.org

Indonesian Directorate General of Higher Education (DIKTI) Scholarship - Government of Indonesia
Funding for graduate study to participate in educational, cultural, and residential programs at the East-West Center while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawai'i, funded by the Indonesian Directorate General of Higher Education.
Type of study:  Master's degree (up to 24-month fellowship) or Doctoral degree (up to 48-month fellowship)
Eligibility:  Citizens of Indonesia.
Provisions:  Substantial funding toward educational and personal expenses, including tuition and fees, graduate residence hall room costs, health insurance, book allowance, and living expenses.
Application deadlines:  For DIKTI deadlines please refer to the DIKTI website. To apply through the East-West Center for admission to the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, all application materials must be received by: November 1.
Click on the Frequently Asked Questions link below for detailed EWC-UHM application instructions.
For more information:  scholarships@eastwestcenter.org | Frequently Asked Questions


Obuchi Student Scholarship 
Funding for graduate study to participate in educational, cultural, residential, and leadership development programs at the East-West Center while pursuing a Master's or Doctoral degree at the University of Hawai‘i, or for study in the Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP)
Type of Study: Master's or Doctoral degrees (up to 24-month fellowship) or APLP (4.5 month fellowship).
Eligibility: Residents of Okinawa, Japan, who have the intention of returning to Okinawa on completion of study, to contribute to the development needs of Okinawa.
Provisions: Substantial funding toward education and living expenses, including tuition and fees, graduate residence hall room costs, health insurance, book allowance, and partial living stipend.
Application Deadline for Obuchi Student Scholarship:  November 1 (or following Monday if deadline falls on a weekend) for Master's or Doctoral applicants; December 1 for APLP
For more information:  scholarships@eastwestcenter.org | Frequently Asked Questions  

 

Affiliation Programs

East-West Center Student Affiliate Program 
An opportunity for University of Hawai‘i graduate students and graduate students coming to Hawai‘i on official exchange programs to participate in the Center's educational and cultural programs and residential community.
Type of study: Participation in EWC programs focused on creating an Asia Pacific community through research, dialogue, educational and cultural activities, and public outreach.
Eligibility: Full-time graduate student status at the University of Hawai‘i, or participation in an exchange program. Open to students from all countries; priority given to students with research interests in the Asia Pacific region.
Provisions: Discounted housing rate in EWC residence halls. Eligible for competitive EWC field-study/travel grant awards.
Application deadline: November 3 for spring semester start; April 3 and June 1 for fall semester start.
For more information: studentaffiliate@eastwestcenter.org


East-West Center Affiliate Scholar Program 
An opportunity for graduate students from universities and institutions from all countries to have a short-term affiliation with the EWC while working on research for a thesis or dissertation related to the Asia Pacific region.
Type of study: Intensive research for one semester to one year; participation in EWC programs focused on creating an Asia Pacific community through research, dialogue, educational and cultural activities.
Eligibility: Graduate students from universities world-wide, to work on research for a thesis or dissertation. Priority given to graduate students with research interests in the Asia Pacific region.
Provisions: Research library access, and discounted housing rate in EWC graduate residence halls.
Application deadline: Applications are received year-round and affiliation is arranged individually.
For more information: affiliatescholar@eastwestcenter.org

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Contact Information

East-West Center
Award Services Office
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96848-1601 USA
Tel:  (808) 944-7735 | Fax:  (808) 944-7730 | Email:  scholarships@eastwestcenter.org