UT awards Study Abroad scholarships to qualified students based on the number of applicants and the availability of funds. To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant student must be enrolled in a Faculty-Led Study Abroad or Semester/Year Abroad program course(s) with applicable or transferrable UT Tyler course numbers. Scholarships are merit-based and are awarded as per the financial aid disbursement schedule.
UT Tyler Scholarships
The International Education Fee Scholarship (IEFS)
The International Education Fee Scholarship (IEFS) is made possible by the International Education Fee that UT Tyler students pay each semester.
IEFS Awards Range from $500-$3,000
- Short-term Faculty-led Programs: $500-$1,000
- Semester Length Programs: $1,000-$2,000
- Yearlong Programs: $2,000-$3,000
Guidelines and Application Materials
- be enrolled in an approved study abroad course(s)
- have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 for undergraduates, and a GPA of 3.2 for graduate students
- Submit the Study Abroad General Scholarship Application and upload your scholarship essay and resume.
Applications will be reviewed and successful applicants will be notified by the Office of International Programs Study Abroad Advisor. Scholarship is non-renewable. Students receiving Freshman or Transfer Scholarships, or who have received this scholarship in the past, are ineligible to receive this award.
NOTE: Disbursement of awarded scholarship funds are made in accordance with the scheduled financial aid disbursement date for the semester awarded. Scholarship awards received are considered a resource to meet financial need, and therefore impact aid eligibility. If resources are identified or received after your initial aid awards are made, they could cause some awards to be reduced or rescinded. After payment of UT Tyler tuition and fees, any remaining funds will be disbursed on the published financial aid refund date.
Dorothy Bradley Brown International Studies Endowed Scholarship (DBB)
The Dorothy Bradley Brown International Studies Endowed Scholarship (DBB) is offered through UT Tyler's Office of International Programs. DBB Awards Range from $500-$1,500.
Guidelines and Application Materials
- be enrolled in approved UT Tyler study abroad course(s) or exchange program
- have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
- have junior standing (60 credit hours) or higher.
- demonstrate a seriousness of purpose, academic accomplishments and leadership abilities.
- Submit the Study Abroad General Scholarship Application and upload your scholarship essay and resume.
Applications will be reviewed and successful applicants will be notified by the Office of International Programs Study Abroad Advisor. The scholarship is non-renewable. Students receiving Freshman or Transfer scholarships or participating in an Affiliate program, or who have received this scholarship in the past, are ineligible to receive this award.
NOTE: Disbursement of awarded scholarship funds are made in accordance with the scheduled financial aid disbursement date for the semester awarded. Scholarship awards received are considered a resource to meet financial need, and therefore impact aid eligibility. If resources are identified or received after your initial aid awards are made, they could cause some awards to be reduced or rescinded.
After payment of UT Tyler tuition and fees, any remaining funds will be disbursed on the published financial aid refund date. This means you may not receive the funds prior to trip departure. Please ensure that you are able to meet all payment deadlines, without relying solely on the award.
Affiliate Program Scholarships
CIEE Scholarships and Grants
CIEE annually awards up to $5 million in scholarships and grants to students who plan to study abroad on their CIEE programs. This includes Merit Scholarships (for students who excel in academic pursuits and are devoted to specialized areas of study) and Need-Based Grants.
CEA Scholarships and Grants
CEA believes studying or interning abroad is a life changing opportunity that can enhance your global competence and improve your employability. This is why CEA commits more than $2 million each year to scholarships and grants. CEA has Academic Scholarships and Opportunity Grants such as Flight Vouchers and a Work Study Subsidy.
SIT Study Abroad Pell Grant Match
The School for International Training (SIT) is committed to making its study abroad programs affordable for students – including low income undergraduates who might otherwise not pursue international opportunities. SIT’s Pell Grant Match program provides matching grants up to $2,500 to students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding for the term during which they are studying with SIT.
The Education Abroad Network
The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) believes all students should have the opportunity to study abroad. To help make this a reality, TEAN offers a variety of generous scholarships – from $1000 to $5000 and even an annual full scholarship. TEAN gives the most scholarships to students who are both deserving and demonstrating a need.
U.S. Government Scholarships
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. For more information, visit the Gilman website.
Boren National Security Education Program Scholarship
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East.
For further information, visit the Boren website.
The CLS Scholarship
The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is a fully-funded overseas language program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering 13 critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.
The 13 CLS languages are: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish and Urdu.
Please note that participants in the CLS Program are not required to have any experience studying critical languages for most of the 13 languages. Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, which can be found on the CLS website.
The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, from a wide variety of fields of study, backgrounds and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of professional, regional, cultural and academic backgrounds in the United States. Thus, students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply.
There is no service requirement for CLS Alumni after the program. However, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits.
Prior to preparing their application, interested students should review the full eligibility requirements and application information on the CLS Program website.
Freeman Asia Scholarship
Freeman Award for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduates with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. A Freeman-ASIA Award provides need-based funding to assist the recipient with the cost of study abroad program and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc. Freeman-ASIA is sponsored by the Freeman Foundation, which works to build friendship and cultural understanding between American people and institutions and those in East and Southeast Asia.
The U.S. – Japan Bridging Scholarship
The Bridging Scholarship by the American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ) awards scholarships to American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study and attending any recognized exchange or independent program in Japan are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
Recipients of Bridging Scholarships will receive stipends of $2,500 or $4,000, depending on the length of their study program in Japan. The scholarships are funded by donations from U.S. corporations and foundations to the US-Japan Bridging Foundation. Since 1999, the Bridging Scholarship program has awarded more than 1,643 scholarships to students studying abroad in Japan.
Spring study programs are those beginning between January and April and continuing for at least three months. (Summer program participants are not eligible for Bridging Scholarships.) The deadline for applications for spring scholarships is typically in early October. Selection will be based on academic potential and financial need. The scholarships are administered by the American Association of Teachers of Japanese.
Information on Bridging Scholarships and downloadable application forms are available on AATJ's website.
DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship for Study Abroad in Germany
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invites highly qualified undergraduate students to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.
For more information, visit the DAAD website.
Fund for Education Abroad
The Fund for Education Abroad accepts applications from U.S. undergraduate students who plan to study in a host country for four or more weeks. Students underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population. Applications open in mid-November, with deadlines in early January for the upcoming academic year (summer, fall, and spring programs). More information is available at the Fund for Education Abroad website.
First Trip Scholarship
First Trip promotes global citizenship by awarding study abroad scholarships to students at accredited colleges and universities throughout the U.S. Scholarship awards are available for students traveling abroad for the first time to eligible destinations.
The Diverse International Women of Color (DIWC)
The Diverse International Women of Color Summer Study Abroad Scholarship is intended to assist women of color who are exceptional in their studies and in need of financial assistance to study abroad.
DIWC will award (3) $500 scholarships to women of color who have been accepted to a In-Person Study Abroad Program.
Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation
The Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation is dedicated to preserving the memory of Corinne who believed strongly in higher education for women and in learning about various cultures through the study of languages. The scholarship provides financial assistance to young women who are pursuing undergraduate degrees in the study of language or who are studying in a foreign country as enrichment for their undergraduate college program.
The Foundation awards two types of scholarships to undergraduate women who have attained the Girl Scout Silver or Gold Award: the Academic Scholarship to Study a Foreign Language and the Scholarship to Study Abroad.
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants
The Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year. Two Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants have been endowed by generous donors.
The Rhodes Scholarship
Rhodes scholarships offer the opportunity to study at Oxford University for one or two years, with all tuition fees paid and a living allowance provided. Thirty-two American Rhodes Scholars are selected from all over the nation to pursue a course of study of their own choosing at Oxford; students may work toward a master's degree or other advanced degree. Intellectual and academic achievement of a high standard is the first quality required of applicants, but they will also be expected to demonstrate integrity of character, interest in and respect for their fellow beings, the ability to lead, and the energy to use their talents to the full. For further information, visit the Rhodes website.
The Marshall Scholarship
Marshall scholarships support young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to 40 scholars are selected each year to study for two years either at graduate or occasionally undergraduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. The award allows the scholars, who are the potential leaders, opinion-formers and decision-makers in their own country, to gain an understanding and appreciation of British values and the British way of life. It also establishes long-lasting ties between the peoples of Britain and the United States. In appointing scholars the selectors will look for distinction of intellect and character as evidenced both by their scholastic attainments and by their other activities and achievements. Selectors will also look for strong motivation and seriousness of purpose, and for candidates who display a potential to make a significant contribution to their own society. For further information, visit the Marshall Scholarships website.
The George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program
The George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program, named in honor of the former Senator's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, are intended to familiarize and engage the next generation of America's leaders with the island of Ireland. Mitchell Scholars may study any academic discipline offered in a degree or certificate program at an institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland. The Selection Committee's overriding interest is the applicant's record of academic excellence, leadership, and community service. These Scholarships allow Americans to pursue one year of post-graduate study in any discipline offered at institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The Mitchell Scholarship provides tuition and housing for one year along with international travel and a living expenses stipend. For further information, visit the George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program website.
Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship
The Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded biannually to passionate students who want to explore the world. This scholarship may be used for tuition, room and board, books, or travel. It is limited to spring and fall semester participants only and cannot be used on Maymesters, summer, or winter term programs.