Explore the many funding opportunities open to UI students and alumni.

From Fulbright awards to grants and scholarships, International Programs is here to help you find financing to study, work, and conduct research abroad!

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International Grants and Fellowships

Learn about international grants and fellowships and how International Programs can support your endeavors.

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Undergraduate Student Study Abroad Scholarships

There are so many funding opportunities open to UI students to study abroad - start your search here!

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"I know that finding research affiliations in a foreign country seems daunting, but talk to your professors and utilize their connections. The academic community is so connected, and I think that just one email, just one question, can become the jumping point to an awesome Fulbright project."

Student Funding News

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7 University of Iowa students awarded Gilman scholarships to study abroad

Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Out of thousands of applicants nationwide, seven students from the University of Iowa have been granted a prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, which awards each recipient up to $5,000 to study abroad.
Leona Odole

University of Iowa student awarded prestigious DAAD grant for graduate studies in Germany

Tuesday, May 16, 2023
University of Iowa student Leona Odole, a double major in math and data science from Des Moines, Iowa, has been awarded a prestigious and highly competitive DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) grant to pursue graduate studies in Germany.  
Joseph Seo

6 first-generation UI students to study abroad with help from new scholarship

Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Six University of Iowa first-generation college students will go abroad this fall with support from the Leona Zaharis Scholarship, a fund that was established in 2022 by Cathy Zaharis (BBA finance ’82) in memory of her mother.


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