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Study Abroad


UT Tyler 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 Scholarship Requirements

  • Demonstrate good academic, financial, and judicial standing
  • Demonstrate enrollment at UT Tyler for one year
  • Attain sophomore level
  • Submit completed application
  • Submit essay
  • Provide two Letters of Recommendation with corresponding Rating sheets
  • Submit a Letter of Appreciation upon receiving the Study Abroad scholarship

Students must be enrolled in appropriate UT Tyler travel/study course(s) to qualify for the scholarships offered through UT Tyler's Office of International Programs. Scholarships are awarded approximately 4 weeks prior to the travel date for each travel study/study abroad program.

List of UT Tyler Study Abroad Scholarships

External (Non-UT Tyler) Study Abroad Scholarships

Click on any of the external scholarships listed below to learn more about it.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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