The University of Iowa

Undergraduate Scholarships for Study Abroad

Scholarship support is the most tangible expression of the UI’s commitment to increasing the number of students who study/conduct research abroad.  Study Abroad expects to disburse more than $500,000 in scholarships/grants this year.

We encourage you to apply for any awards for which you are eligible!  If you are completing scholarships with essay components, we highly encourage you to utilize the Writing Center to review your work prior to submission.

UI Study Abroad-Administered Scholarships

Merit-based Scholarships

Merit-based study abroad scholarships are available to students participating in a semester or academic year length programs.  Only one application is needed!

Learn more about Merit-based scholarships

Alex Marti
Need-based Grants

Students who are eligible for financial assistance, evidenced on the UI Award Letter, and are interested in Virtual Internships or Virtual Course offerings (in addition to UI courses) can receive a Need-Based Grants.

Learn more about need-based grants

Jon Sanford sitting with friend, both with Norwegian flags painted on their cheek
Diversity Ambassador Scholarship

These scholarships are intended to support the diversification of students who study abroad. Students from groups that have traditionally been under-represented in study abroad are encouraged to apply.

Learn more about Diversity Ambassador Scholarships

Additional Scholarships

Omar Khodor in front of Sydney Opera House
Program-Specific Awards

These awards are funded by the provider listed in the name of the award and are determined by the fulfillment of eligibility requirements.

Learn more about Program Specific Awards

Other UI Awards

Funding opportunities outside of International Programs/Study Abroad are available for specific study abroad programs.

Learn more about other UI awards

UI student Rita Guzman studying abroad in Ireland
External Awards

Public and private money supporting study abroad is available from a variety of external sources. 

Learn more about External Awards

Jess Burman at Dublin internship site
Global Internship Funding

Check out this list of scholarships that can be applied towards an internship abroad.

Learn more about internship funding

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