Karsh International Scholarship Program 

Karsh Scholars Dining Together

In honor of the exceptional contributions international scholars make to Duke University, the Karsh International Scholarship was founded in 2010 thanks to a generous donation from Martha L. and Bruce A. Karsh. Karsh International Scholars comprise an intellectually and civically engaged cohort of international students who promote interdisciplinary inquiry, academic research, and scholarship in the service of society. International applicants must have demonstrated financial need to be eligible for this scholarship.  Our current cohort of scholars includes students from China, Croatia, El Salvador, England, Ethiopia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, India, Italy, Kenya, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Spain, Vietnam, and Wales.  



Karin Shapiro is Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of African and African American Studies and in the Department of History.

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Dr. Zanalda is Professor of the Practice in the Social Science Research Institute, Department of Economics, and Department of History, and Director of the Duke University Center for International and Global Studies.

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Maryam Shahid

Maryam chose to use her enrichment funding to study underwater autonomous vehicles, which contribute to the exploration of the uncharted depths of the ocean. See her talking about her project here: https://sites.duke.edu/posters2021/2021/10/14/autonomous-underwater-veh…

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Frequently Asked Questions




Simply apply to Duke University.

Strong academic preparation and documented need for financial aid.


Yes. Please visit the Duke Financial Aid website for more information.


Your tuition, room and board, mandatory fees, demonstrated need that exceeds those costs, and three summers of funding for research, unpaid internships, and other opportunities that will advance your academic career.


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Karsh International Scholars