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International Graduate Students

We have a number of programs for international students planning to study at Harvard graduate and professional schools. Please review the information below and the corresponding links to learn more about these funding opportunities.

Jorge Paulo Lemann Fellowships

The Jorge Paulo Lemann Fellowships support graduate students who are residents and citizens of Brazil who are committed to becoming leaders in their field and making a difference in Brazil in a career dedicated to creating social impact in the country. Applicants must planning to enroll in full-time degree programs at one of Harvard's graduate and professional schools, with a preference for, but not limited to, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, or the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. The fellowships are made possible by the generosity of Jorge Paulo Lemann.

Fellowship recipients must be enrolling in full-time, in-residence degree programs which run during the regular academic year. Students in part-time, summer, or on-line programs are not eligible for consideration.

The fellowships are awarded for one academic year with the possibility of renewal for one additional year. Lemann Fellowships are designed to make a substantial contribution toward the cost of attendance, and are generally linked to the tuition and fees. Candidates must apply to and be accepted by their school of choice at the University independent of this Fellowship application. Admission to the University does not guarantee a Fellowship award.

Fellowship recipients will be connected with each other across the university in an academic and professional community.

Recipients of the Jorge Paulo Lemann Fellowship may also be invited by Fundação Lemann to join a network of fellows following the completion of their degree. They may also be invited to participate in events hosted by the Fundação Lemann. Fellowship funding is not linked to participation, however, fellowship recipients are encouraged to consider these links as potential benefits in their future academic and professional careers.

The application process for the 2021-22 academic year has passed. We will post application materials for the 2022-23 academic year in January 2022. Please see the application guidelines from this past year (link below) for an idea of the requirements to submit an application.

Please consult the 2021-2022 Lemann Guidelines to answer questions and to make certain that you are eligible to apply.

If you have further questions or concerns, please contact the Committee on General Scholarships.
Tel. 617-496-9367

Please note that the Lemann Fellowship program also supports research for current Harvard doctoral and Ph.D. candidates whose work focuses on Brazil. This requires a different application form. Please click here for more information.