Fellowship and Funding Opportunities
Fellowships and awards for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are available from many external entities as well as several internal sources. Aside from providing financial support, these awards are recognition of scholarly excellence.
The Graduate School is responsible for the review and approval of applications to external agencies when graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are listed as the principal applicant. In addition, the Graduate School serves as the institutional official for applications when the primary benefactor is the graduate student/postdoc (for example: NSF DDRIG, NSF DDIG).
In additional to the funding opportunities listed above, there are also several other ways for international students to fund their graduate education at NDSU. Among these include the following:
- Support from your home institution. NDSU has arrangements with many international institutions for student exchange. Check with your home institution.
- Support from your government. Many countries support students to conduct their graduate studies and provide a living and education allowance (to support tuition). Check with your national government.
- US-International collaborative fellowships. The US and countries around the world collaborate to support graduate study in the US through these programs:
Support for graduate education also can be provided through NDSU academic departments on a competitive basis, which is part of the graduate application process (no need to contact departments) .
How to Apply
Frequently Asked Questions
Click here for a list of common questions and answers typical for prospective graduate students and applicants.
Domestic & Permanent Resident Applicants
Students attend North Dakota State University from all over the United States. Here you’ll find information about how to apply, where to find funding and fellowships, tuition and fees, dates and deadlines, and frequently asked questions.
International students from more than 80 countries attend North Dakota State University. On this page, you’ll find information about how to apply; English language test score requirements; tuition, fees and funding; dates and deadlines; and frequently asked questions.
Certificate and Non-degree Applicants
Many people choose our certificate programs or enroll as a non-degree seeking student to earn an extra credential for their career or to brush up on skills. On this page, you’ll find information about applying to NDSU Graduate School for a certificate program or for non-degree seeking status.
Life at NDSU
Whether you’re new to the campus community or have been a resident for years, this page will provide information about life as a student at North Dakota State University.
NDSU is a public university located on the eastern edge of North Dakota in Fargo, the state's largest community. With its sister city, Moorhead, Minn., directly across the Red River, Fargo forms one of the largest metropolitan centers between Minneapolis and Seattle.
Among the community's benefits:
- A family-friendly environment with excellent schools, safe neighborhoods and a low crime rate.
- An active arts and cultural scene, including a symphony, civic opera company, art museums and community theatre.
- Many places to shop and eat, including numerous restaurants, coffee shops and a newly refurbished downtown district.
Recruiting Events Calendar
We enjoy meeting prospective graduate students from across the country and around the world! Check out our travel schedule to see when we'll be visiting a location near you.