The Institute of International Education

Founded in 1919, the Institute of International Education® (IIE) is a private not-for-profit leader in the international exchange of people and ideas. In collaboration with governments, foundations and other sponsors, IIE creates programs of study and training for students, educators and professionals from all sectors. These programs include the flagship Fulbright Program and Gilman Scholarships administered for the U.S. Department of State. IIE also conducts policy research, provides resources on international exchange opportunities and offers support to scholars in danger.

Master's Programmes


An independent non-profit organization founded in 1919, the Institute of International Education (IIE) is among the world's largest and most experienced international education and training organizations.IIE works to create mutual understanding, develop leaders, educate global citizens, advance social justice, rescue threatened scholars, build human capacity, and internationalize higher education. Each year, over 20,000 men and women from 175 countries received scholarships and professional training through our programs, assisted by 500 IIE staff in 18 offices around the globe, and an annual budget of over $200 million.

Our Mission

IIE’s mission is to advance international education and access to education worldwide.

We accomplish this by:

  • managing scholarships, training, exchange and leadership programs
  • conducting research and facilitating policy dialogue on global higher education
  • protecting scholarship around the world

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

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