The University of Iowa

Funding Your Study Abroad Experience

Let's start with the basics

Where do I learn how much a program costs?

Cost is a factor all students should consider when selecting a program—or deciding whether or not to study abroad. Costs vary considerably by program, as does what is included in the program fee and what isn't. For each UI study abroad program, the Study Abroad office produces a Cost Sheet which add up all anticipated expenses, including air fare and personal spending money. Cost Sheets can be found on the Application tab of each program page.

Can I use financial aid?

Most financial aid (scholarships, grants, and loans) is applicable to study abroad programs. You are encouraged to speak with someone at the Office of Student Financial Aid to further explore financial aid options. Scholarships are available through the University of Iowa, many of our preferred program providers, and some external institutions. 

study abroad scholarships awarded in 2018-2019

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Undergraduate Scholarships

There are many funding opportunities you can explore - you are encouraged to apply to all you're eligible for! 

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Financial Aid

Be sure to understand the details of how financial aid works when applied to studying abroad.

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Administrative Fees

Administrative fees cover a large range of services, making it possible for you to study abroad.  

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Funding for Graduate Students

If you're a graduate student, there are separate opportunities available outside the Study Abroad office.

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