The University of Iowa

International Student Study Abroad Scholarship

Overview

International students who are currently enrolled at the University of Iowa are encouraged to consider participating in an approved study abroad program. This International Student Scholarship will be awarded via a competitive, merit-based application process. Eligible students must participate in an approved Study Abroad at an institution outside the United States (but not in their home country) for a summer or winter session (granting at least 3 s.h.).

One (1) $1,000 International Student Scholarship will be available for each summer or winter session.

Eligibility requirements

Apply must:

  • be an undergraduate International Student (not holding a U.S. passport or U.S. permanent resident Green card)
  • be in good academic standing
  • have a minimum 3.33 overall cumulative GPA as reported on the unofficial UI grade report
  • have completed at least 12 semester hours by the application deadline
  • propose to study abroad for at least one summer or winter session (not in their home country)

Students must be participating in a formal, academic-credit granting Study Abroad program sponsored by the University of Iowa, another U.S. university, exchange organization, or may enroll directly in a foreign university.

Selection procedure and criteria

Applications are reviewed by the Study Abroad Scholarship Committee. The following criteria are used in awarding the scholarship:

  • 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

Application Procedure

Students who meet the eligibility requirements listed above are encouraged to apply for the International Student Study Abroad scholarship by completing and submitting the application below. The application packet includes the application page, two essays (Statement of Proposed Study and Personal Statement - each 750 words or less), an unofficial grade report (from MyUI Student Portal), and two letters of reference (UI faculty/Teaching Assistants).

Students may enroll in a formal academic study abroad program sponsored by the University of Iowa or another accredited US university or exchange organization or may enroll directly in a foreign university. Students who meet the requirements listed above are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. The application packet includes the application form, two essays (Statement of Proposed Study and Personal Statement (each 750 words or less), UI Award Letter, and an unofficial grade report (both available from MyUI), and two letters of reference (UI faculty/Teaching Assistants). Incomplete application packets will NOT be accepted.

Cover Sheet and Application

Submission Deadline

Winter 2021 - Thursday, October 14

Summer 2022 - TBA

The final deadline listed for the corresponding application submission is the date listed above. No applications will be accepted after this deadline!