Researching International Graduate Schools

General Resources

BrainTrack College and University Directory
An international higher education directory with 10,000 listings in 194 countries. Search by continent, then region and country.
A hyperlinked directory listing colleges & universities by nation— including almost every country in the world.

Find a Masters
A one-stop shop for students looking for a postgraduate Masters course/qualification within the UK. Also features a wide range of international Masters degree programmes.

Find a PhD
A guide to current postgraduate research and PhD studentships. Database lists details of graduate research programs from universities throughout the UK, Europe and more.

Fulbright ProgramThe Fulbright is a respected international exchange program for post-graduate students, offering opportunities for study and research in many academic areas.

Advocating “meaningful travel,” this site provides information about interning, working, teaching, studying, volunteering, or traveling abroad. They list about 250 graduate opportunities across the world.

Go Abroad Again: Graduate Study Abroad
Check out this helpful resource from the Northwestern University study abroad office. Learn the basics to consider before beginning your research, and access links to help you research programs and funding options.

IES Abroad
A compiled list of U.S. grad schools with an international focus, universities that are located overseas, and international work and volunteer opportunities.

International Association of Universities Database 
Look for information on colleges and universities in approximately 180 different countries and territories worldwide.

International Graduate
Dedicated specifically to international graduate study, this site offers a search engine as well as tips on writing international CVs and resumes, getting a visa, etc. Search by school, country or program.

International Graduate Schools 
From, search for colleges and universities around the world.

Masters Portal
The EU database of Master’s programs features 12,400 international programs in 33 European countries. Search by keyword, discipline and region or use the advanced search.
Resource about studying (at all levels) in English—namely in England, Australia and Asia.

Universities Worldwide
Database of universities by country (except the United States) with hyperlinks to each college website.

Australia/New Zealand/ South Pacific

This site is designed for U.S. and Canadian students looking to study in Australia, New Zealand and/or the South Pacific. Search by destination, university or program.

Grad Schools Abroad - New Zealand
Provides information about study in New Zealand, including scholarship resources.
Offers information on study in the U.K. and Australia, with a helpful section devoted to international student loan and scholarship information.

Study in Australia
The Australian Government’s official portal for international students seeking opportunities in Australia gives a general overview (and less specifics) on graduate study.

Study in New Zealand
Designed for Americans who want to study in New Zealand. Learn about the country, living there, its educational opportunities, and scholarships through text or videos. In addition to searching by discipline, level or length of study, you can search by access to snow, surf, hiking/biking, arts/culture, city or countryside.


Study in Canada
If you are considering higher education in Canada, consult this site for information about careers, schools, student life, financial aid, applying and general advice. Their Graduate School section is broken into five categories: Business, Law, Medical, Dental and general Graduate Schools.


American University in Paris
The American University of Paris offers eight Master of Arts programs in areas such as cultural translation, international affairs, global communications and public policy.

Campus France
This English-language website briefly answers common questions about higher education in France. You can also search for doctoral programs, Erasmus exchanges, distance learning, internships, classes in English, MBAs, etc.


DAAD: German Academic Exchange Service
The Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD), or German Academic Exchange Service, is a service of the Germany government supporting international educational exchanges. Approximately 55,000 individuals take advantage of DAAD programs or funding each year.

International Graduate Centre for the Study of CultureThe International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC) at Justus Liebig University Giessen in Hessen, Germany offers a PhD in cultural studies for international students. Their website, in both English and German, details the center’s programs.


 Domus Academy
The Domus Academy offers several 12-month, UK-accredited graduate programs in Milan and Rome. Masters degrees from University of Wales are offered in various types of design.

James Madison University in Florence
The Master of Arts in Political Science with a concentration in European Union Policy Studies is a one-year, 33-credit graduate program resulting in an M.A. degree in Political Science from James Madison University. This intensive residential program is based entirely in Florence, Italy.


Saint Louis University in Spain
The Jesuit university based in St. Louis, Missouri offers Master of Arts degrees in English or Spanish at their Madrid campus. This two-year program is accredited both in Spain and the U.S.


Study in Sweden
Provides details about studying at undergraduate through doctoral levels (in English and/or Swedish) in Scandinavia’s biggest country.


Study in Switzerland
The Swiss government’s site for U.S. students looking to study in Switzerland includes information on the Fulbright program and established U.S.-Swiss exchange programs.

United Kingdom

British Council
Designed for Americans, the British Council’s site details where, why, and how to do graduate study in England. Most are one year long, require no GRE and can be less expensive than American programs.

Education UK
Education UK, a site run by the British Council, is a resource for international students seeking education in all four UK countries. The emphasis is not necessarily on graduate education, but a variety of degrees and programs.

Grad Schools Abroad- UK
Provides information about studying in the UK, with resources about funding, research, and working in the UK.
Offers information on study in the U.K. and Australia, with a helpful section devoted to international student loan and scholarship information.

Postgraduate Scholarships in the UK
A source of information about funding for postgraduate education in England.



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