Indiana University Bloomington
Graduate Exchanges

Graduate Exchanges

Each year, the Pan Asia Institute will provide financial support for graduate students to participate in a variety of academic exchange programs. The Institute will provide finalists with roundtrip economy-class airfare as well as a modest living stipend. If your academic interests include areas related to Asia we would encourage you to consider participating in a PAI Graduate Exchange Program.

Semester-Length Exchange Programs

Whether you are interested in taking courses or pursuing research only with an ANU or IU faculty member, consider spending a semester as a PAI Graduate Exchange Student. Students selected for the program will have access to course work, research facilities, and leading scholars of the region while having the opportunity to live abroad.

Students will pay their regular tuition and fees to their home institution and will receive travel and living support from the Institute.

Short Term Research Exchanges

The Institute is also pleased to support short-term, research-based programs of advanced graduate students. Finalists will work closely with faculty mentors and will have access to research facilities and other leading scholars of the region.


For All Options

Graduate students who have completed at least one year of full-time academic study (or its equivalent) with a minimum GPA of a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale are eligible to apply. Students from any discipline are welcome to apply, but the focus of their research and/or academic program must be related to the pan-Asian region.

While preference is given to doctoral students, master’s students can be considered. Students for whom English is not their native language must meet the English language proficiency requirements of the school they wish to attend.

For Exchanges

In addition to the academic and language requirements noted above, students must have both an ANU and IU faculty sponsor for short-term and research-based exchanges and will work closely with the Institute in this regard. For exchanges based on course enrollment, students must obtain the necessary department and school approvals for their participation in the program prior to selection as finalists.

For further information regarding the qualification and application process, contact the Pan Asia Institute at

Past Doctoral Fellows Include

Chit Win

Department of Political and Social Change
The Australian National University, College of Asia and the Pacific
November 2015

Sian Mughan

Public Affairs
Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs
May 2015

Niamatullah Ibrahimi

Political Science and International Relations
The Australian National University, School of Politics and International Relations
October 2015

Julia Talbot-Jones

Crawford School of Public Policy
The Australian National University, College of Asia and the Pacific
August 2014

Meghan McGrath

Folklore; Information Sciences
Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences
May 2014

James Gieser

Higher Education and Student Affairs
Indiana University School of Education
July 2012

Ellen Prusinski

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Indiana University School Of Education
October 2011

Huong Nguyen

Law and Democracy
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
July 2011

Brooke Treadwell

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Indiana University School of Education
June 2011