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Office of International Programs

Financial Aid and Scholarship Information for Study Abroad

Financial Aid

Students participating in an approved program (consortium agreement) that allows them to earn credit hours toward their degree plan are eligible for the same federal financial aid they would receive if they were studying on campus. Individual students may set up an appointment to meet with a financial aid advisor to discuss scheduled awards that may be received during the study abroad semester.

Financial aid funds will be disbursed based on the established calendar dates for the semester. Study Abroad start dates will usually not be equivalent to UT Tyler semester start date but, financial aid disbursements will be the same for all students. Participating students must be prepared to pay any required study abroad expenses (airline tickets, deposits, student visas, etc.) prior to receiving financial aid refunds. Financial aid refunds will be processed based on your P2 Card refund preference. For your study abroad semester, you may change your refund option on-line or discuss changes with the Cashiers Office.

Withdrawals/Cancellation: Full repayment to UT Tyler is required if a student withdraws from the program after financial aid and/or scholarship funds are disbursed and refunded.

Additional information about financial aid for Study Abroad can be found on the financial aid website.

Scholarships

UT Tyler awards scholarships to qualified students based on the availability of funds and the number of applicants. All application forms for UT Tyler Study Abroad Scholarships should be submitted to the Office of International Programs via email at oip@uttyler.edu.

UT Tyler Scholarships

Dorothy Bradley Brown International Studies Endowed Scholarship

Deadline: 3 March 2014

  • Awards range from $500-4,000
  • Application deadlines: November 12 (for spring semester) and March 1 (for summer/fall)
  • Award announcements are made by December 1 and April 1 of each year
  • UT Tyler undergraduate or graduate students may apply
  • Students must be enrolled in appropriate UT Tyler travel/study course(s)
  • Student must be participating in a UT Tyler-sponsored program; students participating in any other study abroad program are ineligible for this award
  • Open to students in all areas of study
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Applicant must have junior standing (60 hours) or higher
  • Applicant must demonstrate a seriousness of purpose, academic accomplishments, and leadership abilities
  • Applicants must submit an application form, an official transcript, and a brief essay (250 words) explaining the reason for aspiring to study abroad
  • Applicants must submit at least one letter of recommendation from a faculty member (additional letters are accepted)
  • Applications will be reviewed by UT Tyler’s Intercultural Affairs Committee
  • Successful applicants will be notified by the Office of International Programs
  • Scholarship is non-renewable

International Education Fee Scholarship (IEFS)

Deadline: 3 March 2014

  • Awards range from $300-1,500
  • Application deadlines: November 12 (for spring semester) and March 1 (for summer/fall)
  • Award announcements are made by December 1 and April 1 of each year
  • UT Tyler undergraduate or graduate students may apply
  • Students must be enrolled in appropriate study abroad course(s)
  • Open to students in all areas of study
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 for undergraduates, and a GPA of 3.0 for graduate students
  • Applicants must submit an application form, an official transcript, and a brief essay (250 words) explaining the reason for aspiring to study abroad
  • Applicants must submit at least one letter of recommendation from a faculty member (additional letters are accepted)
  • Applications will be reviewed by UT Tyler’s Intercultural Affairs Committee
  • Successful applicants will be notified by the Office of International Programs
  • Scholarship is non-renewable

 

Scholarships from Other Resources

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

Summer/Fall Deadline: 4 March 2014

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers 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 two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

Visit www.iie.org/gilman for more information.

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants

Application Deadline: 1 April 2014 

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. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year. 

Two Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants have been endowed by generous donors. 

 

 

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