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.

Financial Aid FAQs

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.

Additional help for scholarships and financial aid

Financial aid shouldn't be so difficult. And with careful financial planning, short- and long-term programs could be more affordable than you would expect! Check out our Costs page for helpful advice on how to financially plan for your study abroad program and how to save money while abroad.

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.

Check out available scholarships below.

Undergraduate Scholarships

  • IUPUI Campus-Wide Scholarships

    Study Abroad International Experience Scholarship

    • Awarded by the IUPUI Study Abroad Office to IUPUI, IUPUC, or IUFW undergraduate or graduate students participating in a credit-bearing and approved study abroad program. Recipients will be selected on the basis of need, merit, and motivation. Preference will be given to students who have never had an opportunity to study overseas. In addition, programs administered by IUPUI and Indiana University as well as programs with a service learning or community involvement component will receive priority consideration. Student participating in longer programs will also be given preference
    • Award: Up to $1,000
    • Deadline: February 1st (summer, fall and academic year programs), October 16th (winter, spring, spring break and summer programs)

    Study Abroad Shreve Scholarship

    • Awarded by the IUPUI Study Abroad Office to IUPUI undergraduate students participating in a credit-bearing and approved study abroad program. Applicants must demonstrate financial need as determined by a FAFSA filing. Recipients will be selected on the basis of merit and motivation. Preference will be given to students who have never had an opportunity to travel outside of their home country
    • Award: Up to $2,000
    • Deadline: February 1st (summer, fall and academic year programs), October 16th (winter, spring, spring break and bummer programs)

    Study Abroad Planning Grant

    • Awarded by the IUPUI Study Abroad Office to degree-seeking undergraduate students within their first year at IUPUI, IUPUC, or IUFW. The Planning Grant differs from other Study Abroad Office scholarships in that recipients will have three years to use the funds on an approved study abroad program. Applicants to the scholarships do not need to have already identified a program or know exactly what that they would like to do abroad. Recipients will be assigned an advisor to help them through the planning and application stages of studying abroad.
    • Award: $3,000
    • Deadline: October 15th

    Ivy Tech Transfer Student Study Abroad Scholarship

    • Awarded by the IUPUI Office of International Affairs to IUPUI undergraduate students with financial need who have completed a degree or certificate from Ivy Tech within the last three years. Preference given to first-generation students, students with no international experience, and students who have completed the Global Workforce Skills or Global Studies Certificate at Ivy Tech
    • Award: $2,000
    • Deadline: October 15th

    Hatcher Global Service Learning Scholarship

    • Awarded by the Institute for Engaged Learning to undergraduate students pursuing international learning opportunities that blend academic study of global issues with civic engagement. Recipients must be in good academic standing and show demonstrated financial need. Additionally, recipients must have prior community-engaged learning experiences as a college student
    • Award: $1,250
    • Deadline: March 1st

    Presidential Match Scholarships? (Allmayer-Williams, Jorgensen, Bradley Wheeler)

  • Scholarships for IUPUC Scholarships

    IUPUC Study Abroad Scholarship

    • For IUPUC graduate and undergraduate students studying abroad. Contact Aimee Zoeller with any questions
    • Award: $1,000

    IUPUC students are elligible for both the International Experience Scholarship and the Planning Grant through our office. IUPUC students are additionally elligible for scholarships from the IU Bloomington Office of Overseas Studies if participating in a program managed by their office.

  • Scholarships for IU Fort Wayne Students

    IUFW students are elligible for both the International Experience Scholarship and the Planning Grant through our office. IUFW students are additionally elligible for scholarships from the IU Bloomington Office of Overseas Studies if participating in a program managed by their office.

  • IUPUI Honors College Admissions Scholarships

    The IUPUI Honors College offers high-achieving incoming freshmen the opportunity to apply to four competitive scholarship programs. In addition to award to cover academic and living expenses, each Scholarship offers a $2,500 study abroad stipend. Applicants must be incoming freshman and must apply before November 15th

     

  • Herron School of Art and Design

    The Herron School of Art and Design offers study abroad scholarships for students Herron student participating in Herron programs. Visit the Herron Study Abroad page for additional information

    Huston/McDermed Gay Men's Study/Travel Scholarship

    • For Herron students who identify as gay men traveling to pursue creative knowledge in locations beyond Indianapolis, Indiana. Applicants must be full-time Herron students with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5.
    • Deadline: Same deadline as Herron program applications. Scholarship applications are online through iAbroad
    • Award: Minimum $500

    Rev. A. G. Fraser International Travel Award

    • For a full-time Herron student to travel with a Herron sponsored international program. Student must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.30
    • Deadline: Same deadline as Herron program applications. Scholarship applications are online through iAbroad
    • Award: Up to $2,000

    Miller Student Travel Award

    • Awarded to Herron students who have demonstrated superior talent and skills, and an interest in pursuing art studies abroad
    • Deadline: same deadline as Herron program applications. Scholarship applications are online through iAbroad
    • Award: Approximately $500

    Carol S. Stayton International Studies Scholarship

    • Awarded to students traveling with a Herron-sponsored international program. Special consideration will be given to underrepresented populations, including but not limited to financially challenged students, and/or students with diverse cultural experiences. Preference will be given to female students
    • Deadline: same deadline as Herron program applications. Scholarship applications are online through iAbroad
    • Award: Approximately $500

    The Margaret R. Watanabe M.C., Ph.D., International Studies Scholarship

    • Awarded to students traveling with a Herron-sponsored international program
    • Deadline: same deadline as Herron program applications. Scholarship applications are online through iAbroad
    • Award: Approximately $1,000

    Julia Z. Wickes Award

    • 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
    • Deadline: February 1
    • Award: Approximately $1,500
  • Kelley School of Business

    Visit the Kelley Undergraduate Scholarship website for the most updated information. 
    Victor E. Childers International Study Award
    • Supports students in the the Kelley School of Business participated in an approved, credit-bearing program offered by the Kelley School of Business. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 and must have demonstrated leadership, work ethic, community service, and financial need
    • Award: $500.00
    RISE Scholarship
    • Supports students in the Kelley School of Business Undergraduate Program at IUPUI participating in the Research, International, Service Learning, and Experiential Learning (RISE) activities
    • Award: $1,500
    • Deadline: January 31st
    Stephen and Betty Sterrett Study Abroad Scholarship
    • Awarded to qualified IUB or IUPUI undergraduate business majors participating in an IU-approved, credit bearing overseas study abroad program for a semester, academic year, or summer study. Semester programs must meet a 16-week minimum duration requirement. Summer programs must meet an 8-week minimum duration requirement. Recipients must be residents of the greater Indianapolis area who have sufficient documentable financial need.  Preference is given to qualified applicants who participated in high school varsity sports.  Selection decisions are finalized after applicants’ financial need, including program costs, has been formally documented
    • Award: Up to $5,000
  • School of Education

    Uzra Mirza International RISE Scholarship

    • Supports undergraduate students in the School of Education traveling to countries with Muslim populations. Recipients will be required to observe and learn about Islamic culture in its many forms, including but not limited to that of the arts, architecture, social and racial justice
    • Award: $500
    • Deadline: January
  • School of Engineering and Technology

    Chris E. Stout RISE Scholarship

    • Supports undergraduate Engineering and Technology students participating in a study abroad program
    • Award: $1,500
    • Deadline: January 17th

    Cummins Inc. RISE Scholarship

    • Supports undergraduate Engineering and Technology students participating in an international experience. Students must be enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering or Electical Engineering Program
    • Award: $800
    • Deadline: January 17th

    Engineering & Technology Honors Study Abroad Travel Grant

    • The purpose of the Travel Grant is to help Honors Program students participate in a Study Abroad experience or a conference in their area of study. This scholarship is open only to Engineering & Technology Honors Program students
    • Award: $2,000

    International Project-Based Learning Travel Grants

    • Supports Engineering and Technology students participating in an approved program that offers service or project-based learning. Interested students apply through the university scholarship system. Contact Marilyn Mangin for more information
    • Award: $750

    Robert H. and Marjorie K. Begeman Study Abroad Scholarship

    • Supports undergraduate Engineering and Technology students participating in an IU-approved credit-bearing study abroad program. Preference will be given to students who are from Indiana, Ohio, or Pennsylvania. Program must be for a semester, academic year, or during the summer session
    • Award: $1,200
    • Deadline: January 17th

    Yurtseven International Initiatives Fund

    • Supports Engineering and Technology students participating in a credit-bearing academic experience abroad. Preference will be given to students who have not yet had an international academic experience and are participating in a newly established program
    • Award: $500
    • Deadline: January 17th
  • School of Health and Human Sciences

    Efroymson TCEM Study Abroad Award - Semester Abroad, 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 October

    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 October

    TCEM Study Abroad Scholarship - Summer Abroad, Germany

    • This scholarship is given to up to five students who plan to enroll in the summer study abroad experience in Heilbronn, Germany. This is a three-week experience that will take place during summer session I in June 2016. Upon return, recipients will be required to complete a reflective essay or give a presentation to classmates detailing their cultural experience in Germany. Application available online
  • School of Informatics and Computing

    Samantha "Sam" Hale Study Abroad Scholarship/Fellowship

    • This scholarship is open to undergraduate students in good standing who have completed their sophomore year in the IU School of Informatics and Computing (SoIC) at IUPUI. Experience in at least one of the following areas is sought: digital storytelling; video documentation techniques and editing; 3D modeling; texturing and animation; digital photography; and sound recording and editing
    • Award: $1,250
    • Deadline: This scholarship is not being offered this year

    Contact soicawrd@iupui.edu with any questions

  • School of Liberal Arts

    Alice Chandler Gockley and Gordon E. Gockley Memorial Scholarship

    • Supports undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Liberal Arts who have been accepted to an accredited international study program or enrolled in a Liberal Arts course that contains and international component that requires travel outside of the United States. The recipient should have demonstrated financial need, as determined by standard university measures.
    • Award: Up to $1,000
    • Deadline: February 1

    Audrey Harshbarger Study Abroad Scholarship

    • This award seeks to support students who study abroad because that experience develops a person’s understanding of our place in a global society. Eligible candidates will be undergraduate students majoring or minoring in a Liberal Arts discipline and enrolled in an accredited study abroad program for a semester or yearlong academic program (summer programs are not eligible)
    • Award: Up to $1,200
    • Deadline: February 1

    Beaudry Summer Scholarships for French and Francophone Studies - French only

    • Promotes and encourages the cultural and linguistic development of IUPUI students majoring or minoring in French by providing scholarship support for the student to participate in an IU-accredited study abroad program in a French-speaking country during the summer session. IUPUI undergraduate French major preferred (may be an IUPUI French minor)
    • Award: up to $2,450
    • Deadline: February 1

    Bersier World Language Scholarship

    • This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student who is enrolled part or full time, majoring in the Department of World Languages and Cultures, or is enrolled in the Individualized Major Program with a world language concentration, and who has a record of academic excellence. Preference will be given to a student who has demonstrated service to their language discipline
    • Award: up to $500
    • Deadline: February 1

    Classical Studies Travel Award

    • The award will support a student participating in a study abroad that interacts with the study of the classical world. The award is open to IU School of Liberal Arts undergraduate students minoring in Classical Studies
    • Amount: $100
    • Deadline: February 1

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

    • This scholarship is to support undergraduate or post-baccalaureate scholarships students to learn through their engagement with the community regardless of the physical location of the activity. Recipients will devote a reasonable amount of time to a project, as determined by and under the supervision of a faculty member, consistent with the student’s learning objectives and the goals of a specific project that demonstrates learning through community engagement.
    • Amount: up to $3,475
    • Deadline: February 1

    The Global and International Studies Scholarship

    • Supports Global and International Studies majors studying abroad on a credit-bearing program. Applicants participating in long-term programs will be given preference. Applicants apply through the International Experience Scholarship application and indicating that they are GIS students
    • Award: Up to $1,500
    • Deadline: February 1st (summer, fall and academic year programs), October 16th (winter, spring, spring break and summer programs)

    Liberal Arts Dean’s RISE Scholarship

    • The Liberal Arts Dean’s RISE Scholarship was created to provide liberal arts undergraduate students opportunities to participate in research, international, service learning, and experiential learning opportunities. This scholarship supports undergraduate students who are enrolled in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI and are participating in the RISE program on campus
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Deadline: February 1

    Margaret A. Cook Foreign Study Award

    • This scholarship was created to promote and encourage the study of French and other modern foreign languages and is presented to an undergraduate student who is majoring in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI and has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the study of a modern foreign language
    • Amount: up to $2,250
    • Deadline: February 1

    Marius J. Faure Family Scholarship—French only

    • This scholarship promotes and encourages the study of French language and literature. The recipient must be a French language and literature major. The scholarship is open to both juniors or first semester seniors. Students must have a demonstrated interest in, and contribution to, fostering the study of French language, literature, and culture
    • Award: Up to $1,250
    • Deadline: February 1

    Max Kade German American Study Abroad Scholarship—German only

    • This scholarship supports the study of German via overseas study. For full and part-time undergraduate students working toward a degree in German or other field for which German is a degree requirement. Applicants must have a GPA greater than or equal to 2.75 out of a 4.0 scale. Two semesters of German and enrollment in the IUPUI Heilbronn Program are required. 
    • Award: $1,000
    • Deadline: February 15

    Nancy Newton Study Abroad Scholarship—Spanish only

    • Student must be enrolled during the study abroad program as an IUPUI Spanish major or IUPUI Spanish M.A.T. student. Must participate in an approved Spanish language study abroad program
    • Award: Up to $500
    • Deadline: February 1

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

    • This scholarship recognizes the importance of study abroad experiences for Liberal Arts students, the value of these learning opportunities in an increasingly global society, and the life-changing occurence that international study provides. 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.
    • Award: $5,000
    • Deadline: February 1

    Sutton Scholars International Experience Fund

    • This scholarship is to help support international study for Liberal Arts students engaging in social, cultural, and/or historical academic endeavors. The recipient will be an undergraduate or graduate student, enrolled in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI who currently have a GPA greater than or equal to 2.75 out of a 4.0 scale
    • Award: $500
    • Deadline: February 1

    Scottish Foundation of Indianapolis McMath Scholarship

    • This scholarship is to support undergraduate students in the IU School of Liberal Arts who are interested in studying subjects related to Scottish art and/or artists, archaeology, dance, music, history, language (Scots English and/or Scots Gaelic), literature, and poetry. Additional expenditures may be included with this scholarship to support supplemental activities that enrich the recipient's educational experiences in Scottish studies, such as participating in an IU-accredited study abroad program
    • Award: $2,000
    • Deadline: February 1

    William M. Plater General Studies International Scholarship

    • This scholarship will be given to a student enrolled in the General Studies Degree Program within the School of Liberal Arts who have an interest in adding an international educational experience to their portfolio while pursuing their undergraduate degree. The recipient should desire to add an international educational experience to their portfolio during undergraduate student years and have clearly defined career goals and objectives. A record of academic excellence with a GPA of 3.0 or higher is required
    • Amount: $700
    • Deadline: February 1
  • School of Nursing

    Charlotte A. Carlley/Jean E. Schweer Mentorship in Cross-Cultural Studies Fund & the International Learning Experience Program Fund

    • Support undergraduate students participating in coursework abroad. 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. For more information, contact Dr. Ukamaka Oruche email uoruche@iu.edu
    • Award: Up to $1,200
    • Deadline: First Friday of February (summer programs), Third Friday of October (spring Break programs)

    Explore other School of Nursing Scholarships here (Annual deadline: March 31st). 

  • Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

    Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Study Abroad Scholarship
    • Supports and encouragse international educational experiences through participation in approved, credit-bearing study abroad courses. Open to any philanthropic studies undergraduate, graduate, or certificate student, full or part-time. Preference given to students who have never had an opportunity to study overseas
    • Award: Up to $3,500
    • Deadline: February 1st
    School of Philathropy RISE Scholarship
    • Enables students to participate in the Research, International, Service Learning, and Experiential Learning (RISE) activities. Open to undergraudate students enrolled full-time in philanthropic studies registered in a RISE designated course
    • Award: Up to $1,500
    • Deadline: December 15th (spring & summer programs), May 1st (fall programs)

    Thomasson Scholarship

    • This four-year scholarship prepares undergraduates to become future nonprofit organization leaders. Open to full-time incoming freshman undergraduate student majoring in philanthropic studies. Awards an amount equivalent to tuition and fees, room and board, books, and includes a study abroad stipdend
    • Award: $2,500 for a semester abroad
    • Deadline: Open to incoming freshman undergraduate students
  • O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

    The O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs offers study abroad scholarships for students participating in O'Neill programs. Visit the O'Neill study abroad webpage for additional information

    Overseas Education Scholarship - O'Neill students only

    • O’Neill students who participate in an O’Neill International program will automatically receive this scholarship. Any student with a declared major, minor or certificate in O’Neill is eligible
    • Award: $250 for Spring Break programs, $500 for summer programs
    • Deadline: Application is automatic upon acceptance to the program

    O'Neill International Equal Opportunity Scholarship - O'Neill students only

    • Supports O'Neill students who demonstrate financial need. Applicants will be asked to write an essay describing their financial situations and will also be asked to create a detailed budget
    • Award: Varies based on the number of applicants
    • Deadline: Application is optional after applying to an O'Neill program

    O'Neill International Marketing Scholarship

    • Supports one student participating in an O'Neill program in exchange for marketing related tasks such as blogging, photography, videography, social media, and supporting on-campus marketing efforts. Students receive an email invitation to apply for the scholarship after applying for their program
    • Award: Up to $250 for spring break programs, up to $400 for 2-3 week summer programs, up to $600 for 6 week summer programs
    • Deadline: 48 hours after program application deadline

    Scholars in Global Citizenship - Environmental Scholarship

    • Supports high-achieving undergraduate students studying environmental policy and management in a developing part of the world. Student must be participating in an O'Neill program in the Caribbean, Costa Rica, Senegal & the Gambia, South Africa, or Cayman Islands. Students receive an email invitation to apply for the scholarship after applying for their program
    • Award: $1000-$2,000
    • Deadline: 48 hours after program application deadline

    Tobias Scholarship for International Development

    UAE Program Scholarship

  • Fairbanks School of Public Health

    Fairbanks School of Public Health Study Abroad Scholarship

    • Supports students enrolled in approved, credit-bearing Fairbanks School of Public Health study abroad programs. Applicants must be traveling abroad for the first time and be a current junior/senior student at the Fairbanks School of Public Health. Visit the FSPH Study Abroad Scholarship Application to apply
    • Award: $500
    • Deadline: March 26th
  • School of Science

    The Indumati Sukhatme RISE - Study Abroad scholarship

    • Provides support for undergraduate Science majors who are enhancing their educational experiences through studying abroad
    • Award: $1,000
    • Deadline: December 31st

    The William H. and Elizabeth M. Reid RISE – Study Abroad Scholarship 

    • Provides support for undergraduate Science majors who participate in an international experience, with preference given to oversees experiences in China or the United Kingdom
    • Award: $1,000
    • Deadline: December 31st

    BioStorage Technologies RISE Scholarship

    • Supports undergraduate students with a declared major in the School of Science who have an interest in a life sciences-related career as demonstrated by major or intended career path. This scholarship will support a Research, International, Service Learning, or Experiential Learning (RISE) experience
    • Award: Up to $1,000
    • Deadline: December 31st

    Mathematics Geraldine and David Rigdon RISE Scholarship

    • Supports undergraduate science majors, with a preference for students with a major in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, who have integrated one of the four IUPUI RISE initiatives into their studies: Research, International, Service Learning and Experiential Learning
    • Award: Up to $1,500
    • Deadline: December 31st

    W. Michael and Susan L. Wells RISE Scholarship

    • Supports students with a major in the School of Science who have an interest in a life sciences career and have integrated one of the four IUPUI RISE initiatives into their studies: Research, International, Service Learning and Experiential Learning
    • Award: Up to $1,000
    • Deadline: December 31st
  • Office of Overseas Study Scholarships

    IUPUI, IUFW, and IUPUC students studying abroad on IU Bloomington Office of Overseas Study programs are elligibe for a variety of scholarships administered by their office. Students are typically limited to receiving one Office of Overseas Study award per study abroad program

    Presidential Match Scholarships

    • Established by former IU President Michael McRobbie and the IU Foundation to help make study abroad more affordable for students who might not be able to study abroad otherwise. IUPUI students are elliglbe for many scholarships offered though this program, including the Gleich Study Abroad Scholarship
    • Award: Varies

    Minority Scholarships

    • For underrepresented U.S. racial/ethnic minority undergraduates from any IU campus who are making normal degree progress and are participating in certain programs programs administered by the Office of Overseas Study. Financial need and academic performance are considered
    • Award: $750-$1,000 for summer programs, $1,000-$1,250 for semester programs, and $1,500-$2,500 for academic year programs
    • Deadline: Application included in the study abroad application and are due by the program application deadline

    Program Specific Scholarships

    • These scholarships offer funding for students participating in specific programs administed by the Office of Overseas Study. Decisions are based on academic merit and financial need. Additional criteria may be attached to some scholarships.
    • Award: Varies
    • Deadline: Application included in the study abroad application and are due by the program application deadline

    Richard E. Stryker Scholarship

    • Awarded to a political science and/or international studies major who has been accepted to any IU-administered academic year program. Decision based on academic merit and financial need
    • Award: $2,000
    • Deadline: Application included in the study abroad application and are due by the program application deadline

    Scott C. Schurz Pell Match Study Abroad Scholarships

    • Awarded to undergraduate students accepted to an IU semester or academic year program. Applicants must receive a Pell grant to be eligible. Preference given to IU-administered programs
    • Award: Amount will be equal to the Pell grant as determined by the IU Office of Student Financial Assistance
  • National Scholarships

    Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship

    • Must receive a Pell Grant to be eligible
    • Award: Up to $5,000

    Bridging Scholarship Program

    • For students participating in Academic Year or semester programs in Japan
    • Award: $4,000-$4,500 for Academic Year, $2,500 for semester

    Boren Awards

    • For students studying a critical language abroad. Recipients will complete one year of government service after graduating. Summer awards are exclusive to studies in STEM
    • Award: Up to $25,000 for academic year, $12,500 for semester, $8,000 for summer

    Critical Language Scholarship

    • Offered by the Department of State to students in language studies participating in a summer program. Supported languages are: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu
    • Award: Covers most study abroad expenses, except passport and medical fees

    Deutscher Akademischer Austasch Dienst (DAAD) Scholarships

    • Wide range of scholarships for programs in Germany of various lengths and subject matters
    • Award: Varies

    Freeman Asia Grants

    • For students with financial need studying in East or Southeast Asia
    • Award: $7,000 for Academic Year, $5,000 for semester, and $3,000 for summer

    Fund for Education Abroad

    • Apply for over a dozen scholarships with one application. Eligible programs must offer academic credit and be at least 4 weeks long. Recipients are selected on the basis of financial need, demographic factors, and academic plan and preparedness.
    • Award: Varies

    New Zealand Generation Study Abroad Travel and Excellence Awards

    • Awarded to students participating in a direct-enrollment program in New Zealand. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0. Travel Awards fund flights to and from New Zealand. Excellence Awards fund general expenses for programs at select universities.
    • Award: $2,000 for Travel Award, $500 for Excellence Award

    Killam Fellowships Program

    • A unique exchange opportunity that offers American undergraduate students the chance to spend either one semester or a full academic year studying at a university in Canada. The program also includes two three-day enrichment seminars in the fall and spring that are held in Ottawa, ON, and Washington, DC, respectively
    • Award: $5,000 per semester, funding for travel within Canada, a health coverage allowance and funding for students to pursue additional cultural experiences
  • Non-IU Scholarships

    Students participating on non-IU programs are encouraged to check with their program/provider about program specific scholarships. Non-IU program participants must also work with the Study Abroad Office to assure use of financial aid and transfer credit processing. Additional information is available on our Non-IU Program webpage.

    • CIEE—Scholarships avabile for students participating on CIEE programs. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
    • IES Abroad—Scholarships are available for students participating on IES Abroad programs. Funds are limited and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. 
    • IFSA-Butler—Multiple scholarships are available for students participating on IFSA programs. Apply by completing scholarship applications through IFSA.
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Graduate Scholarships

  • Campus-Wide Graduate Scholarships

    Graduate Office Conference Travel Fellowship

    • Assist full-time graduate students in attending a meeting or conference relevant to their degree program to present their research
    • Award: Up to $1,000
    • Deadline: October 15th for fall fellowships, March 1st for spring fellowships

    Study Abroad International Experience Scholarship

    • Awarded by the IUPUI Study Abroad Office to IUPUI, IUPUC, or IUFW graduate students participating in a credit-bearing and approved study abroad program taking place in the Summer term. Recipients will be selected on the basis of need, merit, and motivation. Preference will be given to students who have never had an opportunity to study overseas. In addition, programs administered by IUPUI and Indiana University as well as programs with a service learning or community involvement component will receive priority consideration.
    • Award: Up to $1,000
    • Deadline: February 1st, October 16th
  • IU Graduate Scholarships

    International Enhancement Grants

    • Available on a competitive basis for graduate students seeking support to pursue relevant internationally focused academic or training opportunities. Grants may not be used to support participation in any IU program or focus on research activities, nor may they be used to fund any program intended to earn credits toward an IU degree
    • Award: $1,000 - $2,000
    • Deadline: March 1st

    Graduate Student Exchange Program

    • IU covers all or most of the program-associated costs for students accepted to participate in these opportunities for international graduate research.Participation in a graduate exchange program requires careful consideration and significant preparation. Please review the descriptions of each program carefully.
    • Award: Varies
    • Deadline: November 1st
    Summer Pre-Dissertation Travel Grant
    • Support research-related summer travel abroad for graduate students prior to conducting dissertation research abroad
    • Award: $1,000 plus round-trip economy airfare
    • Deadline: March 1st

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

  • Herron School of Art and Design

    The Herron School of Art and Design offers study abroad scholarships for students Herron student participating in Herron programs. Visit the Herron Study Abroad page for additional information

    Huston/McDermed Gay Men's Study/Travel Scholarship

    • For Herron students who identify as gay men traveling to pursue creative knowledge in locations beyond Indianapolis, Indiana. Applicants must be full-time Herron students with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5.
    • Deadline: Same deadline as Herron program applications. Scholarship applications are online through iAbroad
    • Award: Minimum $500

    Rev. A. G. Fraser International Travel Award

    • For a full-time Herron student to travel with a Herron sponsored international program. Student must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.30
    • Deadline: Same deadline as Herron program applications. Scholarship applications are online through iAbroad
    • Award: Up to $2,000

    Miller Student Travel Award

    • Awarded to Herron students who have demonstrated superior talent and skills, and an interest in pursuing art studies abroad
    • Deadline: same deadline as Herron program applications. Scholarship applications are online through iAbroad
    • Award: Approximately $500

    The Margaret R. Watanabe M.C., Ph.D., International Studies Scholarship

    • Awarded to students traveling with a Herron-sponsored international program
    • Deadline: same deadline as Herron program applications. Scholarship applications are online through iAbroad
    • Award: Approximately $1,000
  • School of Engineering and Technology

    Yurtseven International Initiatives Fund

    • Supports Engineering and Technology students participating in a credit-bearing academic experience abroad. Preference will be given to students who have not yet had an international academic experience and are participating in a newly established program
    • Award: $500
    • Deadline: January 17th
  • School of Liberal Arts

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

    • This scholarship is to support undergraduate or post-baccalaureate scholarships students to learn through their engagement with the community regardless of the physical location of the activity. Recipients will devote a reasonable amount of time to a project, as determined by and under the supervision of a faculty member, consistent with the student’s learning objectives and the goals of a specific project that demonstrates learning through community engagement.
    • Amount: up to $3,475
    • Deadline: February 1

    Nancy Newton Study Abroad Scholarship—Spanish only

    • Student must be enrolled during the study abroad program as an IUPUI Spanish major or IUPUI Spanish M.A.T. student. Must participate in an approved Spanish language study abroad program
    • Award: Up to $500
    • Deadline: February 1

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

    • This scholarship recognizes the importance of study abroad experiences for Liberal Arts students, the value of these learning opportunities in an increasingly global society, and the life-changing occurence that international study provides. 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.
    • Award: $5,000
    • Deadline: February 1

    Scottish Foundation of Indianapolis McMath Scholarship

    • This scholarship is to support students in the IU School of Liberal Arts who are interested in studying subjects related to Scottish art and/or artists, archaeology, dance, music, history, language (Scots English and/or Scots Gaelic), literature, and poetry. Additional expenditures may be included with this scholarship to support supplemental activities that enrich the recipient's educational experiences in Scottish studies, such as participating in an IU-accredited study abroad program. Only students in undergraduate/graduate programs (MA/BA or BA/Law JD) are elligibel to apply
    • Award: $2,000
    • Deadline: February 1

    Sutton Scholars International Experience Fund

    • This scholarship is to help support international study for Liberal Arts students engaging in social, cultural, and/or historical academic endeavors. The recipient will be an undergraduate or graduate student, enrolled in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI who currently have a GPA greater than or equal to 2.75 out of a 4.0 scale
    • Award: $500
    • Deadline: February 1
  • School of Nursing

    Charlotte A. Carlley/Jean E. Schweer Mentorship in Cross-Cultural Studies Fund & the International Learning Experience Program Fund

    • Support graduate students participating in coursework abroad. 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. For more information, contact Dr. Ukamaka Oruche email uoruche@iu.edu
    • Award: Up to $1,200
    • Deadline: First Friday of February (summer programs), Third Friday of October (spring Break programs)

    Explore other School of Nursing Scholarships here (Annual deadline: March 31st). 

  • Lilly Family School of Philathropy

    Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Study Abroad Scholarship
    • Supports and encouragse international educational experiences through participation in approved, credit-bearing study abroad courses.Open to any philanthropic studies undergraduate, graduate, or certificate student, full or part-time. Preference given to students who have never had an opportunity to study overseas
    • Award: Up to $3,500
    • Deadline: February 1st
  • O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

    The O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs offers study abroad scholarships for students within their school. Visit the O'Neill study abroad webpage for additional information

    Overseas Education Scholarship - O'Neill students only

    • O’Neill students who participate in an O’Neill International program will automatically receive this scholarship. Any student with a declared major, minor or certificate in O’Neill is eligible
    • Award: $250 for Spring Break programs, $500 for Summer programs
    • Deadline: Application is automatic upon acceptance to the program

    O'Neill International Equal Opportunity Scholarship - O'Neill students only

    • Supports O'Neill students who demonstrate financial need. Applicants will be asked to write an essay describing their financial situations and will also be asked to create a detailed budget
    • Award: Varies based on the number of applicants
    • Deadline: Application is optional after applying to an O'Neill program

    O'Neill International Marketing Scholarship

    • Supports one student participating in an O'Neill program in exchange for marketing related tasks such as blogging, photography, videography, social media, and supporting on-campus marketing efforts. Students receive an email invitation to apply for the scholarship after applying for their program
    • Award: Up to $250 for spring break programs, up to $400 for 2-3 week summer programs, up to $600 for 6 week summer programs
    • Deadline: 48 hours after program application deadline

    Tobias Scholarship for International Development

    UAE Program Scholarship

  • Fairbanks School of Public Health

    Fairbanks School of Public Health Study Abroad Scholarship

    • Supports students enrolled in approved, credit-bearing Fairbanks School of Public Health study abroad programs. Applicants must be traveling abroad for the first time and be enrolled in an Fairbanks School of Public Health Masters or PhD program. Visit the FSPH Study Abroad Scholarship Application to apply
    • Award: $500
    • Deadline: March 26th
  • School of Social Work

    Wallace International Scholarship Fund — Available to Social Work students.

    Be sure to explore other continuing student scholarships here

    For more information, contact Erika Galyean, 317-278-4864, ergalyea@iupui.edu

  • National Scholarships

    Boren Awards
    • For students studying a critical language abroad. Recipients will complete one year of government service after graduating
    • Award: Up to $25,000 for academic year, $12,500 for semester

    Critical Language Scholarship

    • Offered by the Department of State to students in language studies participating in a summer program. Supported languages are: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu
    • Award: Covers most study abroad expenses, except passport and medical fees

    Deutscher Akademischer Austasch Dienst (DAAD) Scholarships

    • Wide range of scholarships for programs in Germany of various lengths and subject matters
    • Award: Varies

    Fullbright U.S. Student Program

    • An exchange program designed for young American professionals interested in pursuing a year of graduate study, research, teaching at various levels abroad
    • Award: Multiple types of awards with various amounts. Check our description of award types for more information

    Marshall Scholarship

    • Finances graduate students to pursue a degree in the United Kingdom. Scholarship is awarded for periods of one or two years. Only applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 3.7 or higher may apply
    • Award: University fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the United States and, where applicable, a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse

    New Zealand Generation Study Abroad Travel and Excellence Awards

    • Awarded to students participating in a direct-enrollment program in New Zealand. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0. Travel Awards fund flights to and from New Zealand. Excellence Awards fund general expenses for programs at select universities.
    • Award: $2,000 for Travel Award, $500 for Excellence Award

    Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

    • Finances incoming graduate students to prepare for Foreign Service careers in the U.S. Department of State. pon successful completion of a two-year master’s degree program and fulfillment of fellowship and Foreign Service entry requirements, fellows have the opportunity to work as Foreign Service Officers with the U.S. Department of State
    • Award: In addition to $42,000 annually to pay for regular educational expenses, the Fellowship places students on a Summer long internship overseas. Travel, housing, and other related expenses are supported
  • External Grants through IU