Semester/Academic Year

Study Abroad awards listed below are available to UI undergraduate students studying abroad for a semester or academic year. The Merit-Based Scholarships listed below are available for Spring 2016 only (see eligibility criteria and instructions on the Merit application). Need-Based Grants are available for Spring 2016, Fall 2016, and Academic Year 2016-17 programs. 

IMPORTANT ACADEMIC YEAR AWARD NOTE: Successful Need-Based Grant applicants will be notified of their Fall award as well as the subsequent Spring award.

One common application form is used for all merit-based scholarships, with a separate application form for need-based grants drawn from any funding source. By completing the corresponding application form(s), you will be considered for all the awards available for the semester(s) you will be studying abroad—merit, need, or both if you complete both applications.

  Merit-Based Scholarships (for Spring 2016 ONLY) Need-Based Grants (for Spring 2016,  Fall 2016, and AY 2016-17)
Amount $2,500 - $1,000 $4,000 - $250 depending on relative financial need and duration of study
Number (each Semester) 5 - $2,500 Presidential, 5 - $1,500 Dean's, up to 10 - $1,000 Merit Varies; ~75 in 2014 - 15
UI Cumulative GPA Requirement 3.33 or above Good academic standing

Thursday, October 15, 2015 * for Spring 2016

Thursday, October 15, 2015* for Spring 2016; Monday, February 29, 2016* for Fall 2016 and Academic Year 2016-17

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
  • Grants are awarded on the basis of relative 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)
  • Must be enrolled in a degree program at the University of Iowa and be in good academic standing
Additional Details
  • Ann Morse Study Abroad Scholarship

*The final deadline listed for the corresponding application submission is 5 p.m. of the date listed above (close of business day in the Study Abroad office). No applications will be accepted after this date!