East-West Center-Graduate Degree Fellowship: Apply Now

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ELIGIBILITY

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

Bachelor's Degree and Grade Point Average

Before the start of the award, 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. Generally, 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.

HOW TO APPLY

East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowships support graduate study at the University of Hawai‘i (UH) in fields relevant to the goals and objectives of the East-West Center (EWC). Because degree fellows are involved in programs at the EWC, as well as in advanced degree work at UH, they have obligations to both institutions. This relationship between the EWC and UH is unique, and clarification is needed regarding the EWC application process.

Fellowships are awarded annually in an international competition. To apply for study beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year, the deadline to apply online is 
December 1, 2018

If you are not already enrolled as a classified graduate student at UH Mānoa, you must apply to the university for the following fall semester by December 1.  The University of Hawai‘i launches their online application system (https://manoa.hawaii.edu/graduate/) on August 1 each year for admissions the following year. To ensure timely processing of your EWC application, supporting documents for both your UH admissions office and department applications must be completed by January 10, regardless of whether the UH departmental deadline falls after that date.  

Application Forms and Instructions 

To download the application documents, click below:

  1. Application Handbook (pdf)
  2. Application Checklist (pdf)
  3. Diagram of the Application Process for EWC and UH (jpg)
  4. Academic Letter of Reference Form & Instructions (form-fillable Word doc)
  5. Civic Engagement Letter of Reference Form & Instructions (form-fillable Word doc)
  6. Verification of Funds for Additional Expenses Form (form-fillable Word doc)
     

Once you have reviewed the Application Handbook and Frequently Asked Questions page, click on the following link to apply for the EWC Graduate Degree Fellow using our online application:  
www.eastwestcenter.org/applyGDF

If you are unable to access these application materials, email scholarships@eastwestcenter.org for further assistance.