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.
Important note: Scholarship application deadlines often fall before or on the same day as the program application deadline. Be sure to research and apply for scholarships as early in the process as possible.
Illinois for Illinois (I4I) Scholarship
The I4I Scholarship is available to all Illinois undergraduates studying abroad on a pre-approved program. The funding for this scholarship is provided by a student-initiated fee. Visit the Illinois International website for more information.
Illinois International Programs (IIP) Scholarships
IIP Study Abroad Scholarships are made possible by generous donations from University of Illinois alumni and friends. Some of the scholarships have very specific criteria for study abroad programs and destinations, while others maintain open criteria for a wide variety of applicants and programs. All of the IIP scholarships are open to undergraduate students studying abroad on a pre-approved program; some are also open to graduate students. Visit the Illinois International website for more information.
Enabled Abroad Scholarship
The Enabled Abroad Scholarship aims to encourage University of Illinois undergraduates with physical or sensory disabilities to study abroad. While study abroad can be challenging, the experience can help you learn more about yourself and your capabilities. Visit the Illinois International website for more information.
Additional Scholarship Opportunities
Search for scholarships
Use the Institute for International Education scholarship search features detailed descriptions of hundreds of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships for U.S. undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, and professionals.
Drafting Your Application
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, we suggest consulting the Writers Workshop and/or asking a peer to review your work. For those unavailable to meet face-to-face with the Writers Workshop, you can consider participating in their online synchronous tutoring service.
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.