Are you looking for scholarships to assist in financing your study abroad experience? You may be eligible to apply for a variety of opportunities available from the University of Illinois and other sources.

Study Abroad Undergraduate Scholarships

Many study abroad scholarship applications are due more than one year before your term abroad, so it is important to begin your scholarship applications early.

Search for Scholarships

Browse the Scholarship Listing to view all of your options as a University of Illinois undergraduate. While this listing includes the study abroad scholarships we are aware of, we also encourage you to utilize the University's additional resources to conduct your own search for additional scholarship opportunities. For opportunities outside of the University, visit the IIE Passport Study Abroad Funding page.

Some University of Illinois study abroad scholarship applications are available by clicking here. Please be sure to read through the information regarding eligibility and submission requirements before beginning an online application.

Draft Your Applications

We are here to help you with drafting essays and requesting your letters of recommendation, if required. Illinois' Office of Prestigious Scholarships also offers helpful advice on crafting competitive applications and provides sample essays.

The National and International Scholarships Program is available to assist you in revising applications for regionally or nationally competitive study abroad scholarships.

If you are applying for a scholarship offered through the University of Illinois, such as those provided through various colleges or through IPS, we suggest consulting the Writers Workshop and/or asking a peer to review your work.

***The application process for the I4I Scholarship and IIP (formerly IPS) Scholarships have changed! They are no longer tied to your study abroad application. For more information, application instructions, and the application form, please click here.

Future Opportunities

If you are considering graduate studies either in the U.S. or abroad, or if you would like to head overseas again after graduation, scholarships such as the Fulbright or Rhodes provide full funding. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your time while abroad to become more competitive and prepare for these future opportunities.


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Study Abroad Graduate Scholarships

If you are a graduate student looking for scholarship opportunities to fund study and/or research abroad, please contact the Graduate College Fellowship Office or apply for the Nelle M. Signor Graduate Scholarship in International Relations.