Built on a tradition of engagement with the world

like you, we're all about experiential learning

Scholarships at Northeastern University

Entry Terms 
Up to four times per year

Available 100% Online: Yes

Application Deadlines:
Domestic Students:
Now accepting applications for upcoming terms

International Students:
Now accepting applications for upcoming terms

Credits Required for Graduation
Depends on program

Northeastern was built on a tradition of engagement with the world. 
Our scholarships reinforce our culture of 
experiential learning and integrating study with professional work, research, and service. We encourage our students to develop an understanding essential to lifelong achievement: how to learn and grow outside the comfort zone of the classroom. That's why our teaching and research is grounded in global engagement.

Currently, our students are practicing experiential learning in 131 countries around the world as part of their studies at Northeastern University.


Featured Scholarship - Full Circle Scholarship
You dedicated your time to give back to the world, now let us give back to you. The Full Circle Scholarship offers a 25% tuition discount to graduate applicants who embody Northeastern University’s values of experiential and global learning.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must be currently involved with or completed a term of service with the following groups: Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, Teach for America, LDS Returned Missionaries.

If you have spent 1-year abroad volunteering or teaching English Language Learners (ELL), you could also be eligible.


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Did you know about our TESOL Certificate?

In Seattle, Northeastern is proud to be Washington State’s first private research university. The Seattle campus's portfolio of online and hybrid graduate degree and certificate programs fulfill the key needs of the region’s employers, and includes computer science, bioinformatics, global studies, and project management. In addition to our graduate programs, Northeastern works to develop research collaborations with companies and institutions in Seattle.

Our faculty members hail from local industry leaders, including Boeing, Amazon, Twitter, and Microsoft, and we work to ensure our academic programs are geared toward the needs and goals of our partners.



The Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the structure and use of English language. The certificate offers teaching strategies, firmly grounded in research, theory, and practice, to instruct ESL/EFL (English as a Second Language/ English as a Foreign Language) to adults in the U.S. or internationally. Students have an opportunity to develop learning ePortfolios as part of their coursework.

Topics covered by the program include best practices in TESOL methodology through a combination of lecture, small group work, reflection, classroom observation, and a practicum that provides hands-on experience designing lessons, materials, and assessments. Whether students want to teach English abroad, work with immigrant adult populations in the U.S., or teach English at the university level, this graduate certificate will provide them with an opportunity to gain a combination of theoretical and practical training to teach English to speakers of other languages in international contexts, community colleges, and within organizations devoted to adult English language learners.

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Find out how a Northeastern degree can help you advance your career and lifelong learning goals. Consult our enrollment coaches about scholarships and programs to help you decide if your program of choice is a right fit for you while also obtaining guidance on the application process.