Numerous philanthropic foundations, scholarship organizations, and government institutions offer scholarship and other support for students pursuing public policy degrees. Funding sources generally fall into three categories: domestic sources available only to US domestic students, international sources available only to international students, and universal sources available to both US domestic and international students.

Third-Party Funding Guide

Our Third-Party Funding Guide is intended to be a resource for current and prospective students at Harris Public Policy who are seeking scholarships, fellowships, and other sources of financial assistance from outside organizations.

Please note, this is not an exhaustive resource of all the available third party funding options, and the details subject to change. Please click through to the specific opportunity for up to date information. This list is updated periodically as we identify additional opportunities.

Funding Opportunities for Domestic and International Students


Students sponsored by a third party organization outside of Harris can process their payment via direct billing from the University. In order to be invoiced, the students should complete a Third Party Contract with the University. The contract should be accompanied by your award letter for the university to invoice your sponsors directly. The UChicago Bursar's Office webpage contains more information about Payment Options as well as information on third-party billing.

More Information

For additional information on funding your Harris education, don’t hesitate to contact the Admissions team directly.

You can also find a comprehensive fellowship database on UChicago Grad that allows you to easily filter your search based on eligibility, degree level, academic interests, and more. 

Alex Fouirnaies

Assistant Professor

Alexander Fouirnaies

Alexander Fouirnaies is an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.