Scholarships

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. Additionally, the Office of the Provost, Office of International Education (OIE), and Financial Aid work to promote sustainable ways for UT Dallas students to have a more affordable experience.

UT Dallas International Education Fund Scholarship (IEFS)

Undergraduate Scholarships

Graduate Scholarships

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 Office of International Education located in the Green Center (GC) in room 2.216 by the following deadlines corresponding to each study abroad term:


Fall 2014 – Friday, May 23, 2014

Spring 2015 – Friday, October 31, 2014
Summer 2015 – Friday, March 27, 2015
Fall 2015 – Friday, May 22, 2015

Spring 2016 – Friday, October 30, 2015
Summer 2016 – Thursday, March 31, 2016
Fall 2016 – Friday, May 27, 2016

Spring 2017 – Friday, October 28, 2016
Summer 2017 – Friday, March 31, 2017
Fall 2017 – Friday, May 26, 2017

Spring 2018 – Friday, October 27, 2017
Summer 2018 – Friday, March 30, 2018
Fall 2018 – Thursday, May 31, 2018


IEFS 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 satisfy the institutional protocol through the Office of International Education.

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 Office of International Education according to deadlines. No applications will be considered after the established deadline.

Please print out the form below to apply for the International Education Fund Scholarship (IEFS). Please return your application to the Office of International Education located in the Green Center (GC) 2.216 by 5:00PM CST. All forms are PDF format and require Adobe Reader.


International Education Fund Scholarship Form


International Education Fund Scholarship Bylaws

1. Students should be aware of the Office of the Provost by-laws for the International Education Scholarship (IEFS) as they will affect the awarding.

2. International Education Fund Scholarship (IEFS) awards are based primarily on length of the program, geographic diversity, percentage of financial assistance requested with respect to the total cost of the international educational program, GPA, narrative, primary language of the destination(s), and two letters of recommendation.

3. Letters of recommendation will only be accepted from UT Dallas faculty and/or advisors.

4. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. No applications will be considered after the established deadline.

5. Undergraduate lower division students applying for IEFS must have successfully completed a minimum of 30 semester credit hours at UT Dallas (residential hours) for long - term programs, i.e. study abroad, independent study, exchange mobility, internship, and research. Undergraduate students applying for the IEFS must have successfully completed a minimum of 12 semester credit hours at UT Dallas (residential hours) for short term programs i.e. faculty led programs (customized programs) at the moment of pursuing the program. In this case, the IEFS award will be subject (conditional) to the completion of such 12 semester credit hours and expected GPA (3.0 or above) at the end of the semester in which the student is applying for the IEFS.

6. Transfer undergraduate students applying for IEFS must have successfully completed a minimum of 15 semester credit hours at UT Dallas (residential hours) for long - term programs, i.e. study abroad, independent study, exchange mobility, internship, and research. Transfer undergraduate students applying for the IEFS must have successfully completed a minimum of 12 semester credit hours at UT Dallas (residential hours) for short term programs i.e. faculty led programs (customized programs) at the moment of pursuing the program. In this case, the IEFS award will be subject (conditional) to the completion of such 12 semester credit hours and expected GPA (3.0 or above) at the end of the semester in which the student is applying for the IEFS.

7. Graduate students applying for IEFS must have successfully completed a minimum of 9 semester credit hours at UT Dallas for (residential hours) for long - term programs, i.e. study abroad, independent study, exchange mobility, internship, and research. Graduate students applying for the IEFS must have successfully completed a minimum of 9 semester credit hours at UT Dallas (residential hours) for short term programs i.e. faculty led programs (customized programs) at the moment of pursuing the program. In this case, the IEFS award will be subject (conditional) to the completion of such 9 semester credit hours and expected GPA (3.0 or above) at the end of the semester in which the student is applying for the IEFS.

8. Undergraduate students or graduate students who do not register for summer courses and intend to pursue study abroad programs in the semester of Fall are still eligible to apply for the IEFS provided they were enrolled at least part time in the spring semester.

9. IEFS awards will be communicated to students via UT Dallas e-mail accounts.

10. Eligible students will have to accept electronically their IEFS award based on the electronic award letter instructions before the corresponding deadline for such acceptance. Acceptances have to be submitted to OIE (oie@utdallas.edu) from students’ UT Dallas e-mail account.

11. Students from the Executive Division of the Naveen Jindal School of Management are not eligible for the IEFS.

12. International students intending to pursue international educational programs at their home countries are not eligible for the IEFS.

13. Decisions of the IEFS Committee are final. They are not subject to appeal. Students may submit questions or concerns in writing to the IEFS Committee.

14. IEFS scholarship is limited for a maximum support of two semesters abroad.

15. If students are awarded the IEFS scholarship to be disbursed over two semesters, the award will be divided over the two semesters.

16. Office of the Provost, Office of International Education, and IEFS Committee will have computer accounts set up that will enable them to view Scholarship Applications on line.  This will involve encryption software, and any other measure to ensure the security of student information (FERPA).

17. IEFS scholarship applications require new documentation including letters of recommendation with each application. It is not sufficient to refer to dated material of the previous years or materials not submitted with the application that may be on file somewhere in the university.

18. International Education Fund Scholarships (IEFS) awarded to go to a stated location cannot be transferred to a different location. If the student does not go to the stated location the award will be forfeited.

19. The IEFS Committee will assign the amount of resources to be allocated in each deliberation based on the availability of funds. In addition the IEFS Committee will have a discretionary fund to assist students in special circumstances such as an emergency, etc.

20. The IEFS Committee will evaluate applications for study abroad programs, exchange mobility programs, independent studies, internships, and research programs based on the IEFS eligibility requirements and allocate resources based on the IEFS criteria (formula). The IEFS Committee will evaluate applications for faculty led programs based on the IEFS eligibility requirements and will assign an amount to be disbursed evenly among applicants.

21. If a student receives money for one IEFS trip, the IEFS Committee will not consider them a high priority if they apply for a second program. In effect, this means that the IEFS Committee would not normally disburse money to someone for a second program. If resources are available, the maximum amount to be awarded for a second program should not be higher than the 50% awarded in the first program. Also, students who have been awarded other scholarships which provide money for travel will not be considered high priority.

22. Students who apply for the IEFS must use the UT Dallas IEFS application. This includes a financial statement of resources needed to travel abroad and a narrative listing specific educational objectives and how the courses or program pursued abroad will transfer back to UT Dallas for use in the applicant's degree program. The application form makes it clear that the purpose of the IEFS Scholarship is to supplement student expenses, NOT to cover the cost of most or all of the trip.

23. The IEFS Committee will not award IEFS Scholarships to students who have not gone through the International Education Office to complete institutional protocol, including "Pre Approval Course Form" or "Out of State, Foreign and Field Trip Course Approval Form." These forms are to help ensure that students have a safe and worthwhile travel experience.

24. When a student is awarded an IEFS Scholarship but does not go, the university will keep the designated funds in the IEFS general account to award to other applicants in subsequent semesters. Concurrently, the Office of the Provost will also designate that this student has received an award and is therefore the lowest priority for future IEFS awards. (There are always exceptions of course such as if the class does not make or if an institution cancels a class.) If the reason is personal, however, such as not having enough money saved, the student is not behaving responsibly.


UT Dallas International Education Fund Scholarship (IEFS) Criteria

Variables
Weight
Ex 1
Points
Weighted Value
Ex 2
Points
Weighted Value
Length of program (no. of days)
30%
125
100
30
25
25
7.5
Diversity (country)
15%
New Zealand
75
15
Spain
25
5
Percentage of assistance requested
15%
46
75
18.75
34%
75
18.75
Narrative
35%
75
15
15
90
18
18
Non-English speaking country
5%
0
0
0
100
5
5
Percentage of scholarship
100%
78.75
54.25

Criteria for IEFS New Formula

Length of the program criteria:
If the number of days is between 270 and 121 days, the student gets 100 points.
If the number of days is between 120 and 76 days, the student gets 75 points.
If the number of days is between 75 and 31 days, the student gets 50 points.
If the number of days is between 30 days and 1 day, the student gets 25 points.

Diversity (country):
If the destination has not been visited by UT Dallas students during the previous semester (including summer), the student gets 100 points.
If the country had been visited between 1 and 25% of the total number of students traveling abroad during the previous semester (including summer), the student gets 75 points.
If the country had been visited between 26 and 50% of the total number of students traveling abroad during the previous semester (including summer), the student gets 50 points.
If the country had been visited between 51 and 100% of the total number of students traveling abroad during the previous semester (including summer), the student gets 25 points.

Amount of scholarship assistance requested:
This criteria would be based on the percentage between the student's total cost of the program expenses for international education and the student’s amount of assistance requested.
If the percentage is < 25%, the student gets 100 points.
If the percentage is between 25% and 49%, the student gets 75 points.
If the percentage is between 50 and 75%, the student gets 50 points.
If the percentage is > 75%, the student gets 25 points.

Narrative criteria:
There are 5 aspects to be evaluated. Each one represents 4 points, so if the narrative covers all of these aspects, the student gets 100 points.
1. Clarity/Concise (0-20 points).
2. Description of the program (0-20 points).
3. Goals (0-20 points).
4. Impact of the program and learning outcome anticipated by the student (0-20 points)
5. Benefits for UT Dallas (0-20 points).

Language:
If the country destination is a non-English speaking country, the applicant gets 100 points.


UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS


Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship
http://www.iie.org/programs/gilman/resources.htm
National Security Education Program (NSEP)
http://www.iie.org/nsep
The Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships
http://www.rotary.org/foundation/educational/amb_scho/index.html
DAAD German Academic Exchange Service
http://www.daad.org/edude.htm

 

GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS


David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships
http://nsep.aed.org
Fullbright Program
http://www.iie.org/Fullbright
The Rhodes Scholarships
http://www.rhodesscholar.org/splash.html
The Marshall Scholarships
http://www.marshallscholarship.org

 


OTHER STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Please printout the form below to apply for UT Dallas's Tuition Scholarshipfor the Hessen International Summer University, Marburg, Germany (HIS). Please return your application to the Office of International Education in Cecil left, 2nd floor. The form is in PDF format and require Adobe Reader.


The University of Texas HIS Tuition Scholarship
Hessen International Summer University (Marburg, Germany)

 


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.

http://www.internationalscholarships.com


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.

http://www.studyabroadfunding.org


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.

http:// www.iie.org/programs/gilman


Find scholarship programs by country, field of study or university name! Programs available include the Fulbright Scholarship, Rotary Scholarships, Postdoctoral Fellowships, Merit Scholarships, College Loans and much more. Programs are available for graduate and undergraduate students anywhere in the world including international students and U.S. study abroad students.

http:// www.internationalstudent.com/scholarship


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

http:// www.iie.org/nsep


Scholarships for students interested in studying in Asia. Freeman-ASIA offers awards of up to $7,000 to U.S. students needing the financial support to study abroad in East/Southeast Asia. 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. 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.

http://www.iie.org/programs/freeman-asia/default.htm


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.

http://www.studyintaiwan.org/

 

For application forms:

http://www.houstoncul.org/huayuform.pdf


The Rotary Ambassadorial Scholars Program 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.

http://www.rotary.org


Grants for North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain

The Assistants will have the opportunity to learn about Spanish language and culture and use their experience upon their return to the United States or Canada, thus helping to develop cultural understanding between the citizens of Spain, the United States and Canada. At the same time, the program provides Spanish students and teachers of English an opportunity to broaden and increase their knowledge of the English language and American or Canadian culture through interaction with native speakers.


The Autonomous Regions will assign all candidates, individually, to elementary or secondary schools. The MEC and some of the Regional Education Authorities will organize orientation seminars at the beginning of the school year. Candidates must have an intermediate to advanced level of Spanish. Selected candidates will receive a grant that includes

  • A monthly allowance of 631 Euros after taxes, (820 US $; 967 Canadian $, as January 24, 2007). The duration of the grant is eight (8) months, October to May.
  • Medical insurance.
  • Teacher orientation course at the beginning of the school year.
  • Official Certificate, issued by the Regional Government.
  • Paid school holidays: Christmas and Easter.
  • All additional expenses (such as transportation to and from the country of origin) are the assistant's responsibility.

http://www.sgci.mec.es/usa/eng


For more information, please log onto:

http://www.mec.es/sgci/usa/en/programs/us_assistants/default.shtml