The International Scholarship for Women 2020-2021

Deadline: 20 April 2020
Open to: women from any other country except Iran
Benefits: different levels of funding depending on degree level


In the United States (US) Universities, the International Scholarship for Women (ISW) will be granted to the women for full-time research or study. At recognized Canadian or U.S. institutes, both graduates, as well as postgraduate educations, are supported under this scholarship sponsored by SheBegan Women’s Magazine. Since 1998, international Scholarship for Women (ISW) has been existing. The international scholarship for women (ISW) program offers sponsorship for women studying full-time graduate, undergraduate, or postdoctoral programs in the U.S.A. The full education funding grants are offered to the women of all countries other than Iran, to study in U.S. Universities and exemption for the women, those are ISW institution members.

First preference will be given to the women that prove prior dedication to the charitable or volunteering work for empowering women in their specific fields and also to the women through professional, community, or civic work.


  • Except for Iran ISW sponsorship is available for the women from any other country;
  • Age requirement for degree programs depends on the University requisites;
  • Hold an educational grade (received abroad or in the U.S.) equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in the U.S. for enrollment application on master’s program, hold a degree equivalent to a master degree in the U.S. to apply for a doctoral grade program, or hold a valid doctoral degree to apply for a post-doctorate position;
  • Committed to dedicate herself to the intended educational plan, if selected. A commitment letter needs to be signed by the candidate upon receiving the ISW Scholarship;
  • Plan to go back to her home nation to take up a professional occupation;
  • Be competent in English. Unless the candidate can confirm that her resident lingo is English (statement required in writing), that she obtained her undergraduate degree or secondary diploma that was taught in English language (transcript needed), or that she needs to submit a letter that provides evidence of her work as a full-time researcher enrolled in English taught program (transcript needed – English Proficiency Certificate needed), IELTS, or English language proficiency evidence is mandatory;
  • By April 15, 2020, the candidate must have received a conditional admission letter from a U.S. university;
  • Master’s professional-grade fellowships are meant for professional or master’s degree-level curriculums, for example, MS, L.L.M., J.D., Arch. Or M.F.A., or medical degrees, for instance, D.D.S., M.D., etc;
  • Doctoral fellowships are meant for Ph.D. degrees, for instance, Ed.D or Ph.D;
  • Postdoctoral candidates should present evidence of their doctorate degrees; holding a doctorate graded as a research degree (for example, M, D.B.A. Ed.D., Ph.D.,) or by April 15. 2020 an M.F.A.; & specify University and laboratory name where the candidate will carry out their research study;
  • Candidates should be enrolled in a full-time degree program. ISW does not offer sponsorship for a part-time course or research or study;
  • ISW does not provide sponsorship for distance-learning programs, language courses, exchange program courses and short duration courses.


  • Health insurance in sponsorship with Sunlife insurance company;
  • Expense on Return flight: USD 1600 (Once per anum);
  • Undergraduate degree sponsorship: USD 18,000;
  • Master’s/first professional degree sponsorship: USD 28,000;
  • Doctoral degree sponsorship: USD 26,000;
  • Postdoctoral degree sponsorship: USD 32,000;
  • Books & Literature expense: USD 1000 per year;
  • Monthly stipend of USD 1200 for an undergraduate student, USD 1600 for Master student, USD 1800 for Doctoral Student and flexible package for post-doctorate student.

International Scholarship for women sponsorship is NOT offered for the following purposes:

  • Academic Research Paper Publication costs;
  • Scholarships-in-aid for under a complete academic year or traveling scholarships;
  • Research assistants expenditure;
  • Tuition for dependent’s education;
  • Purchase of equipment in the laboratory or experimentation;
  • Traveling to or from a fellow’s home nation above once a year;
  • Institutional expenses (overheads);
  • Previous overheads, arrears, or repayment of loans;
  • Indirect costs of travel or conference expense;
  • Institutional (overhead) expenses.

How to apply?

In order to apply, please click here.

For more information, please visit the official web page.