Study Philosophy Abroad
Studying abroad for a year while you get ready to write your dissertation or are writing your dissertation is important especially if you work with European and other non-Anglophone philosophers. It provides new venues for thinking and allows you to make professionally valuable connections. There are numerous funding opportunities that you can find listed below.
If you are planning to take courses in a foreign language, you should be aware that most scholarships and exchange programs require at least 2 years of college-level in the language spoken at the university one wishes to attend. There are programs in the UK and in northern European countries where graduate level courses are offered in English (for example, the University of Södertörn in Sweden, the University of Bergen in Norway, and the University of Nijmegen in Holland).
If you think of studying abroad after you have completed your coursework, you should start planning at the beginning of your second year. Get information on what universities would be of interest to you (your professors at UO may have valuable connections, so talk with them); check out funding opportunities and application deadlines.
PHILOSOPHY SUMMER PROGRAMS ABROAD (IN ENGLISH)
We encourage you to consider going to the following summer programs abroad:
The Collegium Phaenomenologicum meets in July in Citta di Castello, Italy, for three weeks. Application deadlines are in January or February. Usually, the programs are announced at SPEP at the beginning of the academic year. Check out funding opportunities and deadlines from CAS or the Graduate School early in the academic year.
(For more information contact Daniela Vallega-Neu or Alejandro Vallega)
For funding of these summer programs, consider:
1. The Global Oregon Graduate Award ($2000): https://gsi.uoregon.edu/go_graduate_awards
Application deadline: Beginning of April
2. Gary E. Smith Summer Professional Development Award ($3000):
Application deadline: Mid February
3. More funding opportunities may be found on the Philosophy Department’s Website:
STUDY ABROAD FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
A. FOR STUDYING PHILOSOPHY AT THE MASTERS OR DOCTORATE LEVEL
Consult as well: http://geo.uoregon.edu/scholarships
(For non U.S. citizens, there are other country-specific fellowships not listed below.)
• Fulbright fellowships: There are many types of Fulbrights, ranging from teaching assistantships, study/research and doctoral dissertation
• Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources:
• OUS-SYLFF Graduate Fellowships for International Research awards for 1 year full-time graduate work and research in graduate programs/projects with an international dimension:
• The Mills Study Abroad Scholarship (listed under general scholarships): $500; open to undergraduate and graduate students participating in a UO affiliated study abroad program:
• UO College of Arts and Sciences: numerous scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students
• UO Graduate School Website:
There are many opportunities for doctoral students listed on the graduate school website:
• Marshall Scholarship
Charles B. Rangel International Graduate Fellowship:
• DAAD: for exchange/study/research in Germany
• Heidelberg University (HAUS) Scholarship:
• Baden-Württemberg – OUS (11 universities – student exchange program)
Go to the site “Baden-Wurttemberg” IE3
Students have to have 2 years of College-level German language; students with only one year may take a German language course for one semester in Tubingen and then study either there or at another Baden-Württemberg university.
Funding opportunities are provided by the DAAD: www.daad.org
• Lyon – OUS (4 universities in Lyon)
Year, Semesters (exchange program)
Chateaubriand Fellowship Program (Embassy of France in the United States)
Research fellowship for doctoral students (4-9 months)
• University of Pavia
• American-Scandinavian Foundation: for students conducting research in a Nordic country:
• Chinese Government Scholarships (listed under program and region specific scholarships): covers full tuition and living expenses; open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in Chinese language and culture in China:
• Junji Numata International Scholarship (listed under program and region specific): $1,000-$1,500; open to undergraduate and graduate students participating in a UO sponsored study abroad or internship program in Japan
EAST AND SOUTH-EAST ASIA
• Freeman Internship Fellowship (listed under program and region specific): up to $6,000; open to undergraduate and graduate students participating in a UO affiliated internship abroad program.
• Southeast Asian Studies Award: $2,500 for graduate research about Southeast Asia
B. FOR STUDYING LANGUAGES
There are many funding opportunities for studying languages abroad, both for intensive short-term programs as well as for semester and year-long programs.
Check the university website: https://geo.uoregon.edu/scholarships/critical_lang
Other UO Study abroad related scholarships:
• Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes: for undergrads/grads interested in languages critical to US interest http://www.clscholarship.org
• Boren: supports students pursing language, culture, and world regions critical to US national security
*UO SPONSORED STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS:
OUS programs are typically exchange programs and they offer scholarships
Main website: https://geo.uoregon.edu/
(There are more universities sponsored by the UO than those listed above)
The eligibility requirements generally are:
• a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above
• at least 45 credits
• at least 2 years of college-level in the language spoken at the university one wishes to attend with a GPA of 3.00 or higher (in some cases part of the language requirement can be fulfilled at the university at which one wishes to study)