Office of the Provost, Education Abroad, and Financial Aid work to promote sustainable ways for UT Dallas students to have a more affordable experience.  Studying abroad does not have to be prohibitively expensive; however, students should begin assessing their financial situation early in preparation for studying abroad. Many of the third-party programs offer scholarships.

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UT Dallas International Education Fund Scholarship (IEFS)

Undergraduate Scholarships

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Other Opportunities

UT Dallas International Education Fund Scholarship (IEFS)

The International Education Fund Scholarship (IEFS) is offered to students interested in studying abroad and is based on the availability of funds, number of students applying, and the quality of the proposal. Completed IEFS Scholarship Applications must be submitted to the International Center (SSB 3.400) by the following deadlines corresponding to each study abroad term:

Spring 2015 – Friday, November 15, 2014

Future dates will be posted when available.

International Education Fund Scholarship application form is under construction, and will be available by October 15, 2014.

UT Dallas International Education Fund Scholarship (IEFS) Criteria are available upon request by emailing

Some criteria that are considered are:

  • Financial Need
  • Length of Program
  • Quality of Essay
  • Diversity of Destination

Eligibility requirements are as follows (subject to change):

1. Enrolled in UT Dallas courses involving study abroad or enrolled in a study abroad program that transfers credit back to UT Dallas. Students are required to register for at least six (6) semester credit hours for the semesters of Fall and Spring. Students are required to register for at least three (3) semester credit hours for the semester of Summer.

2. Degree seeking, non-degree seeking, and undeclared major students may apply.

3. Enrolled at least half-time with UT Dallas at the time of application.

4. Students must have a 3.0 or higher GPA.

5. Students must complete the International Education Fund Scholarship application, including the Cost Addendum Form.

6. Students must complete the Education Abroad Student Application process for international travel.

7. Students must submit two (2) current UT Dallas faculty and/or academic advisor letters of recommendation on UT Dallas letterhead with original signature and title.

8. Student narrative must provide information on relevancy of study abroad as it pertains to educational plan and the transferability towards your degree at UT Dallas.

9. Students are responsible for the complete submission of IEFS application to the International Center according to deadlines. No applications will be considered after the established deadline.


Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers a competition for 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 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

The Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships

Rotary will sponsor two $28,000.00 9-month scholarships to study abroad to "increase awareness of and respect for cultural differences" and "develop leaders who can address the humanitarian needs of the world community." Applicants must have completed 2 years of college, or high school plus 2 years of work. Candidates must plan to study in a foreign country where Rotary is present.

National Security Education Program (NSEP)

DAAD German Academic Exchange Service



David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships

Fullbright Program

The Rhodes Scholarships

The Marshall Scholarships


The International Scholarship Search is the premier financial aid, college scholarship and international scholarship resource for students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs and other information to assist college and university students in their pursuit to study abroad.

The IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding is a valuable funding resource that allows you to search by country or subject to find the study abroad funding information that you need. The comprehensive database of study abroad scholarships, fellowships and grants can help make your dream of studying abroad a financial possibility and a profound reality.

Scholarships for study in Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Middle East and other less traditional study abroad destinations.

The primary goal of the Freeman-ASIA Program is to increase the number of American undergraduates who study in East and Southeast Asia by providing them with the information and financial assistance they will need. Freeman-ASIA offers awards of up to $7,000 to Awardees are expected to share their experiences with their home campuses to encourage study abroad in Asia by others, and to spread greater understanding of the Asian cultures within their home communities.

The Taiwan MOE Mandarin Enrichment Program is a scholarship designed for American students who want to attend Mandarin enrichment programs at a university-affiliated Chinese language left in Taiwan through its Ministry of Education. A stipend of NT 25,000 (approximately US $790) per month is to be offered to recipients. The duration of the scholarship is up to 12 months (from September 1, 2007 to August 31, 2008). Candidates need to apply directly to university-affiliated Chinese language lefts in Taiwan for admission before applying for the scholarship. Each language left may apply independent application deadline and admission requirements.