Financial Aid & Scholarships

Sticker shock? Remember that studying abroad is a long-term investment in your future.

Resources are available to help, and we encourage you to:

Annually, the IUPUI Study Abroad Office gives away $70,000 in scholarship money. Last year, IU students used more than $9 million in loans, grants, and scholarships to study abroad.

However, you should never rely on scholarships to completely fund your program and be prepared to make certain program payments in advance.

Use Your Existing Financial Aid

Are you already receiving financial aid? Awards and grants may be applicable to your study abroad program.

When is financial aid disbursed?

Financial aid is not disbursed until the beginning of the term in which you study abroad. Contact your financial aid advisor early to determine your financial aid eligibility and make sure your aid information is accurate.

Will my financial aid apply to my program?

Existing financial aid is a great source of funding for long-term programs, like semester and academic year programs.Most financial aid may be applied to IUPUI and IU-sponsored programs, but there are some exceptions. Please check with the IUPUI Office of Student Financial Services for questions regarding your aid.

Does this apply to a summer program?

Summer financial aid is usually in the form of loans, grants, or scholarships. For summer study abroad, you must register for at least 6 credits over both summer sessions which can be a combination of on and off campus coursework.

Find Scholarships to Help You Study Abroad

A Helpful Scholarship

Madison Harris and Cari Knip received the Beaudry Summer Scholarship for French and Francophone Studies in May 2014 to help fund their summers in France on the French Language Studies Program. This is one of many study abroad scholarships offered by the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.

But really, where’s the dough? We want to help you find scholarships to fund your trip abroad. Our office offers scholarships twice a year, based on financial need and academic merit. Many departments on campus also offer scholarships. Check with your school and department administrators for the most recent scholarship information. Don’t forget about your existing scholarship money!

Start Your Search Now

Finding scholarships applicable to your program or academic interests may take some searching. It’s never too early to start looking for potential scholarships. If you study abroad on a co-sponsored program (e.g., IES, CIEE), you may be eligible for their scholarships. IU Bloomington offers scholarships for students from other IU campuses, minority scholarship, and internship incentive grants.

Check out available scholarships below.

Undergraduate Scholarships
  • IUPUI International Experience Scholarship

    The IUPUI IES Scholarship has two award cycles per year. Preference will be given to students who have never had an opportunity to study overseas. Any IUPUI and IUPUC undergraduate student, full or part-time, who will be participating in an approved, credit bearing, study abroad program (including approved independent study and direct enrollment overseas), is eligible.  

    Apply here.

    Note: You do not need to be accepted into your study abroad program before applying to the scholarship.

  • Existing IUPUI/IU Scholarships with a Study Abroad Stipend

    • Outstanding Freshman Scholarship—the stipend is only available to 08'-09' and 09'-10' scholarship recipients
    • Valedictorian and Salutatorian Scholarships—the stipend is only available to 08'-09' and 09'-10' scholarship recipients
    • Chancellor's Scholarship (Honors College)
  • Herron School of Art and Design

    Rev. A. G. Fraser International Travel Award

    • Up to $2,000 awarded to a full-time Herron student to travel with a Herron sponsored international program. Student must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.30. The application for this award is included in the application to all Herron study abroad programs.
    • DEADLINE: same deadline as Herron program applications.

    Miller Student Travel Award

    • Approximately $500 will be awarded to Herron students who have demonstrated superior talent and skills and an interest in pursuing art studies in the US or abroad. The application for this award is included in the application to all Herron study abroad programs.
    • DEADLINE: same deadline as Herron program applications.

    Julia Z. Wickes Award

    • Approximately $1,500 will be awarded to full-time, undergraduate students pursuing a degree in fine arts by participating in a residential artistic studio environment located abroad. For more information, contact Herron Student Services, HR 126; (317) 278-9400.
    • DEADLINE: February 1.
  • Kelley School of Business

    Visit the Kelley Undergraduate Scholarship website for the most updated information. 

    Summer 2014 R.I.S.E. Scholarship Criteria

    All scholarships are for $1,500.00 and applications are due March 1, 2014. The award will be applied summer 2014.

    Daniel A. Courtney Family RISE Scholarship

    • Student must be registered in a course which has a R-I-S-E designation
    • Student must be enrolled fulltime in the Kelley School of Business at IUPUI
    • Student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2
    • Student must be classified as a junior or senior

    Dr. Les and Mary Lou Waters RISE Scholarship

    • Student must be registered in a course which has a R-I-S-E designation
    • Student must be enrolled fulltime in the Kelley School of Business at IUPUI
    • Student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2
    • Student must be a Supply Chain Management major
    • Gordon C. Miller RISE Scholarship
    • Student must be registered in a course which has a R-I-S-E designation
    • Student must be enrolled fulltime in the Kelley School of Business at IUPUI
    • Student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2
    • Student must be a Supply Chain Management major

    Charles Henry Buchanan RISE Scholarship

    • Student must be registered in a course which has a R-I-S-E designation
    • Student must be enrolled fulltime in the Kelley School of Business at IUPUI
    • Student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • Student must be a resident of Indiana
    • Student must be a Management major
    • Student must be a returning senior, although juniors may also be considered

    For more information on scholarships for Kelley students, contact Brittany Gleitsman, bgleitsm@iupui.edu; (317) 274-3506.

  • School of Liberal Arts

    For a full listing of scholarships offered by the School of Liberal Arts, visit the website here

    Alice Chandler Gockley and Gordon E. Gockley Memorial Scholarship

    • Up to $1,500 will be awarded per year to a student who has been accepted to an accredited international study program or enrolled in a Liberal Arts course that contains an international component that requires travel outside the United States of America. The recipients should have demonstrated financial need, as determined by standard university measures. Recipients must be undergraduate students in the IU School of Liberal Arts.

    Audrey Harshbarger Study Abroad Scholarship

    • Up to 1/3 of approved program costs for students studying abroad for a semester or year long program. Recipients must be undergraduate students in the IU School of Liberal Arts.

    Beaudry Summer Scholarships for French and Francophone Studies

    • This scholarship of up to $1,200 promotes and encourages the cultural and linguistic development of IUPUI students majoring or minoring in French by funding student participation in a academically approved foreign study programs in a French-speaking country during the summer session. IUPUI undergraduate French major preferred (may be an IUPUI French minor).

    The Gail M. & William M. Plater International Scholarship for Community Engagement

    • $1,000+ will be awarded for the summer or academic year. Recipients must be undergraduate or graduate students in the IU School of Liberal Arts involved in a project or program where students learn through their engagement with the community regardless of the physical location of the activity (i.e., it may be international as well as local). Faculty, who will serve as mentor to the student, will nominate recipients.

    Margaret A. Cook Foreign Study Award

    • $500-$2,000 for students in Liberal Arts. Must be a modern foreign language major or minor studying in a non-English language study abroad program. Criteria for selection includes: cumulative GPA, language ability, and plans for continued study of a modern foreign language.

    Marius J. Faure Family Scholarship—French only

    • This $1,000 scholarship is awarded each year to an outstanding student who has declared a major in French language and literature at IUPUI. Not specifically for study abroad, but it would nevertheless assist the student in participating in a program abroad.

    Max Kade German American Study Abroad Scholarship—German only

    • Two $500 scholarships, for studying German in an approved study abroad program. Open to German majors or minors, as well as other majors who will earn credits toward their degrees. For more information, contact the IU School of Liberal Arts or contact Dr. Claudia Grossmann, (317) 274-3943 or cgrossma@iupui.edu.

    Nancy Newton Study Abroad Scholarship—Spanish only

    • Award of up to $500. Provides support to undergraduate IUPUI Spanish majors and graduate students in the IUPUI Spanish M.A.T. for Spanish language study abroad programs. (Preference given for participation in the Salamanca and Pachuca programs).

    P.M.G and M.S.W. Harris Study Abroad Award

    • $500 award. Eligible candidates will be students majoring in a School of Liberal Arts discipline and enrolled in an accredited study abroad program for a semester or year-long academic program. In selecting recipients, preference will be given to students majoring in history or graduate students in history.
  • School of Engineering and Technology

    Yurtseven Scholarship

    • Application available online. Available to students in the School of Engineering And Technology who are planning to study abroad during the calendar year. Applications will be available after January 1. Amounts vary, typically between $500 - $1,000. The amount of the award and the number of scholarships is dependent on the money in the fund. A committee of School faculty and staff will select the recipients.For more information, contact Dr. Terri Talbert-Hatch, ET 215D, (317) 274-8703, ttalbert@iupui.edu.

    International Project-Based Learning Travel Grants

    • Eligible students are those who plan to participate in approved programs that offer service or project-based learning. Students must be enrolled in a degree program offered by E&T. Application available online. For more information, contact team8ols@iupui.edu, attn Prof. Timothy Diemer.
  • School of Nursing

    Global Learning and Research in Nursing

    • The School of Nursing provides up to $1,200 in scholarship support for undergraduate students participating in coursework abroad. Through the Charlotte A. Carlley/Jean E. Schweer Mentorship in Cross-Cultural Studies Fund and the International Learning Experience Program Fund, students may be awarded support for course expenses. Criteria for selection include GPA, an essay on learning goals and relevance of course to program outcomes, and strong letters of support. Application available online. For more information, contact Prof. Mary Riner, mriner@iu.edu.
    • DEADLINE: last Friday in February.
  • School of Physical Education and Tourism Management

    Efroymson TCEM Study Abroad Award for Germany

    • The Department of Tourism, Conventions, and Event Management (TCEM) awards the Efroymson-Tourism Management Study Abroad Award to a minimum of one student to study abroad for one semester in Germany. Minority students and those with financial need are encouraged to apply. Application available online. For more information, contact TCEM: (317) 278-7439, tcemdept@iupui.edu.
    • DEADLINE: early November.

    Efroymson TCEM Study Abroad Award for Cruise Line Management

    • The Department of Tourism, Conventions, and Event Management (TCEM) awards the Efroymson-Tourism Management Study Abroad Awards to three students who plan to enroll in the Cruise Line Management study abroad program (to offset travel expenses). Minority students and those with financial need are encouraged to apply. The study abroad program takes place over spring break. Application available online. For more information, contact TCEM: (317) 278-7439, tcemdept@iupui.edu.
    • DEADLINE: early December.
  • School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)

    Summer 2015 Automatic Awards

    • SPEA undergraduate students participating on a SPEA overseas program (offered either through Indianapolis or Bloomington) will receive a scholarship for half of the stated program fees, up to $2,000. 

    MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

      • SPEA Overseas Education Scholarships may only be applied to SPEA-sanctioned programs, i.e. SPEA Summer Abroad Programs or SPEA Semester/Academic Year Abroad Programs.
      • Students must be admitted to a SPEA undergraduate degree program at IUB or IUPUI.
      • Students admitted for a fall semester will be eligible for scholarship support in the prior summer (for example, a student admitted for Fall 2015 will be eligible for the scholarship for a Summer 2015 SPEA Abroad program).
      • Students taking their final course requirements in a SPEA Abroad program are still eligible for this scholarship.
      • For more information contact: Matthew Thompson, BS 3025, (317) 274-4775, thompmat@iupui.edu.
    • SPEA students can apply for additional competitive scholarship awards from SPEA that range between $1,000 and $2,000. More information on these competitive awards is available on the SPEA Overseas Education Programs website.
    • DEADLINE for competitive awards: March 1.
  • School of Science

    RISE Study Abroad Scholarship

    • The RISE-Study Abroad scholarship provides support for a continuing Science major who is enhancing his or her educational experience through studying abroad.
    • DEADLINE: January 15. For more information, contact Molly Rondeau, LD 222, (317) 274-0672, mrondeau@iupui.edu. Apply here
  • IU Undergraduate Scholarship

  • External Undergraduate Scholarships

Graduate Scholarships
  • IUPUI Graduate Scholarships

    IUPUI Study Abroad Office

    Graduate Office

    School of Nursing

    • Global Learning and Research in Nursing: The School of Nursing provides up to $1,200 in scholarship support for graduate students participating in coursework abroad. Through the Charlotte A. Carlley/Jean E. Schweer Mentorship in Cross-Cultural Studies Fund and the International Learning Experience Program Fund, students may be awarded support for course expenses. Criteria for selection include GPA, an essay on learning goals and relevance of course to program outcomes, and strong letters of support. Application available online. For more information, contact Prof. Mary Riner, mriner@iu.edu.
    • DEADLINE: last Friday in February.

    School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA)

    • Summer 2015 Automatic Awards: SPEA Graduate students attending a SPEA overseas program (offered either through Indianapolis or Bloomington) will receive a $500 scholarship. SPEA students can apply for additional competitive scholarship awards from SPEA that range between $1,000 and $2,000. More information on these competitive awards is available on the SPEA Overseas Education Programs website.
    • DEADLINE for competitive awards: March 1.

    MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

      • SPEA Overseas Education Scholarships may only be applied to SPEA-sanctioned programs, i.e. SPEA Summer Abroad Programs or SPEA Semester/Academic Year Abroad Programs
      • Students must be admitted to a SPEA graduate degree program at IUB or IUPUI.
      • Students admitted for a fall semester will be eligible for scholarship support in the prior summer (for example, a student admitted for Fall 2015 will be eligible for the scholarship for a Summer 2015 SPEA Abroad program).
      • Graduate students must be in good academic standing.
      • Students taking their final course requirements in a SPEA Abroad program are still eligible for this scholarship.
      • For more information contact: Matthew Thompson, BS 3025, (317) 274-4775, thompmat@iupui.edu.

    School of Social Work

  • IU Undergraduate Scholarships

    A complete list of grants through the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs.

  • External Grants through IU