Graduate Fellowships


Graduate and professional students are eligible to compete for limited funds if they are participating in a program offered through Study Abroad/University College, i.e. registered in an ABRD (165) course number. This merit scholarship applies only to the Summer & Short-Term scholarship, offered for programs during the Winter and Summer sessions. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

  Merit Need
Amount $1000 $250-$1000 depending on relative need & duration of study
Number Approximately 2-3 Varies; ~10 in 2012-2013
Cumulative GPA Requirement 3.5 Good academic standing
Deadline October 1* for winter / March 12* for summer October 1* for winter / March 12* for summer
Applications Merit application Need application
General Criteria
  • Academic and personal objectives which are clearly defined and realistic
  • Academic achievement and preparation
  • Quality and completeness of the project proposal
  • Contribution of the study abroad experience to the student's overall academic program
  • Evidence of maturity, motivation and adaptability to a different cultural environment
  • Demonstrated interest in learning about foreign cultures
  • Relative financial need, based on Financial aid Award Summary information (current academic year FAFSA must be completed and processed by UI Office for Student Financial Aid)
  • US Citizens and US Permanent Residents (with completed FAFSA)

*The final deadline for application submission is 5 p.m. of the date listed above (close of business day in the Study Abroad office).

Field Research

Graduate and professional students seeking funding for field research or other activities should begin their search with: