Scholarships, Awards and Financial Aid
Students often assume it is more expensive to study abroad than to remain on UT's campus, however many education abroad destinations offer lower tuition and cost of living. Students should meet with a financial aid counselor to determine how financial aid will be applied towards an education abroad program. In most cases, students can apply Federal Student Aid and State Aid to education abroad experiences. Financial Aid that typically transfers may include: the Pell Grant, EASE, FSAG, Bright Futures Scholarships, Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized loans, and Parent PLUS loans. Scholarships specific to UT do not transfer towards education abroad; these include all UT merit scholarships, departmental scholarships and the UT Need Based Grant. Students pay only the cost associated with their program abroad and a UT Travel and Insurance fee. Students will not pay UT tuition, fees or room and board during their time abroad.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UT TRAVEL COURSES:
UT HONORS SCHOLARSHIP
The Honors Program has scholarships available for honors students enrolled in an honors UT travel course. Applications are available in PH 307.
Deadline: Nov. 16
PHILIP QUINN EDUCATION ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP
A $1,000 scholarship is available to a criminology major with at least 60 credit hours and a 3.2 GPA enrolled in a UT travel course. Preference will be given to those enrolled in a criminology travel course, but other applications will be considered. Please contact Cedric Michel in PH 311B or an education abroad advisor to apply.
Deadline: Oct. 19
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SEMESTER, SUMMER AND YEAR ABROAD PROGRAMS:
THE OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS EDUCATION ABROAD AWARD
Students with a 3.0 GPA and at least 28 credit hours on their UT transcript are eligible to apply for a $1,000 education abroad award each semester and a $500 award each summer.
Spring programs Nov. 1
Summer and fall programs March 15
PROGRAM PROVIDER SCHOLARSHIPS
Most program providers offer both merit and need-based aid. Consult the provider’s website for available scholarships, deadlines and other details. Also contact your education abroad advisor as some program providers make their aid available through the UT Office of International Programs.
PHI KAPPA PHI
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. Forty-five $1,000 grants are awarded each year. Students do not need to be a member of Phi Kappa Phi to apply.
INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AWARDS
The Institute for International Education, IIE, offers several scholarship programs. The Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens and who receive a Federal Pell Grant. Boren Awards are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and focus on geographic areas, languages and fields of study critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in education abroad. Freeman-ASIA provides scholarships to help fund study programs in East and Southeast Asia.
FUND FOR EDUCATION ABROAD
The FEA is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships.
The US-Japan Bridging Foundation awards scholarships of up to $5,000 to U.S. undergraduates to study for one semester or academic year in Japan.
ROTARY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
The Ambassadorial Scholarship aims to further international understanding among people of different countries and geographical areas. The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students.
EDUCATION ABROAD FUNDING SEARCHES