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Master's Degree Abroad
Our office has compiled the following resources in response to many inquiries regarding master's degree opportunities abroad. The information below is intended not for GVSU master's students seeking study abroad opportunities, but instead for students who are seeking to complete a full degree abroad. The Padnos International Center does not offer advising on these opportunities however we realize the benefits of this opportunity and willingly provide resources.
GVSU Partner Universities Offering Graduate/Doctoral Programs in English
United Kingdom: Kingston University
Kingston University offers a tuition discount for students who are pursuing for graduate degree programs in disciplines not available at GVSU. You can find a bit more detail here. (Keep in mind that this information is a bit dated. Contact Kingston directly for confirmation.)
China: East China Normal University
France: Grenoble School of Management
Norway: University of Oslo
Poland: Krakow University of Economics
Romania: Babes-Bolyai University
Turkey: Middle East Technical University
United Kingdom: University of Brighton
Do you want to continue into higher education in a foreign language?
Most of our GVSU partnership universities offer Graduate/Doctoral programs taught in the official language of the country.
Helpful Search Engines and Organizations
These are search engines or organizations that provide resources for researching possible degrees abroad. This may include application and pre-departure assistance to help you prepare to earn your degree abroad as well.
British Council (For information particularly on how to study in the U.K.)
- Washington Post (a recently published article about 7 places in Europe where Americans can study for a very low cost, in English.)
- Matador Network (7 countries that offer graduate school for a fraction of the price of US institutions.)
- US News & World Report, Go Overseas (though these two articles may be a few years old, they do highlight some important reasoning to consider a Master's abroad.)
Funding a Master's Degree Abroad
Use this link to view FAFSA eligible foreign institutes. (Select Foreign Country, there are 452 eligible institutions that show up)
GVSU students and alumni have secured over $1,000,000 in nationally competitive awards over the last three years! The Frederick Meijer Office of Fellowships aids in matching the dreams of students and alumni with prestigious and highly competitive fellowship, scholarship awards, and other opportunities. The office assists interested students with the application process for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships.
Learn more about post-Graduate award opportunities for specific purposes such as conducting research, learning critical need languages, aspiring to pursue careers in public or foreign service, teaching English abroad, and more. Research more Outside Scholarships and Fellowships here.
If you have any questions, contact the Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships for more information.
Each year, 200 scholars are chosen for this highly selective program where they work to complete a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing. During their stay, students will be given access to a privileged range of cultural and academic experiences, from travel to all corners of China to exchanges with global leaders and mentorship with experts in their chosen discipline. They will also spend their year immersed in the local economy and social life.
IIE Passport has a searchable database of scholarships and fellowships available for international study, research, and internships.