University of Iowa

Pre-Session Language Study Grants


The Pre-Session Language Study Grant is specifically designed for students undertaking coursework in the native language of the country where they will study and/or full language immersion while abroad. Usually offered as a pre-session, preparatory language course, the goal is the student will develop advanced language skills allowing classroom participation alongside local students. Programs eligible for this grant include:

  • ISEP Direct - various programs
  • ISEP Exchange - various programs
  • Vienna Exchange

Up to four (4), $500 Pre-Session Language Study Grants, will be awarded to eligible applicants for a semester-length or academic year program.


Applicant must be:

  • undergraduate, full-time, degree-seeking UI student in good academic standing
  • participating in one of the programs listed above or where university coursework is presented in the language of the country
  • nominated by their Study Abroad Advisor

Application Procedure

Complete, sign, and submit the Pre-Session Language Study Grant application during the appropriate submission timeline (as listed below). Applications will be reviewed and evaluated as received and notified of results approximately two (2) weeks following application submission. 

Pre-Session Language Study Grant Application

Submission DEADLINE

Applications will be accepted for the stated semester during dates listed and evaluated as received. 

Fall 2020/Academic Year 2020-21 - Thursday, April 9, 2020*

Spring 2021 - TBD

*The final deadline listed for the corresponding application submission is 5 p.m. on the date listed above (close of the business day in the Study Abroad office - 1111 University Capitol Center). No applications will be accepted after this deadline!