Office of Study Abroad Scholarships

The Office of Study Abroad is able to award a wide variety of scholarships to qualified UTC students every year. We award scholarships to students participating in the following program options: faculty-led programs, provider programs, exchange programs, select non-UTC affiliated programs, and those participating in a Featured Program. We also have limited funds available to students who wish to conduct research abroad (for UTC credit).

1) be a degree-seeking, undergraduate or graduate students at UTC;

  • Online students who are not registered for an on-campus UTC course are not eligible

2) Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA at UTC;
3) Undergraduate Applicants must have passed and completed at least 24 credit hours at UTC;

  • Undergraduate Transfer Applicants: must have passed and completed at least 12 credit hours at UTC
  • Graduate Applicants: must be currently enrolled in a UTC on-campus course

4) Applicants must receive UTC academic credits for their study abroad;
5) Applicants must be accepted into a study abroad or intern abroad program offered and approved by UTC Office of Study Abroad;
6) Travel to a third country, if an international student
7) Must be willing to share their experiences abroad with the UTC academic community by completing the post-study abroad assignment
8) Must fill out the study abroad evaluation with their study abroad testimonial at the end of their time abroad; and
9) Graduating seniors must set their graduation date for the term in which your study abroad program ends (i.e. studying abroad summer 2018, graduate summer 2018). You also must work with your academic advising office to set your graduation date. Students who graduate before the start of their study abroad program are not eligible.
10) To be eligible for a study abroad scholarship through the Center for Global Education, all Terra Dotta study abroad requirements/paperwork must be completed by the posted deadlines. 

Scholarship award amounts vary depending on a number of different factors. The Office of Study Abroad takes into consideration the following:

  • Scholarship Application
  • Scholarship Essay
  • GPA
  • Location of Study Abroad
  • Length of Study Abroad (i.e. summer, semester, yearlong)

The Office of Study Abroad is committed to increasing UTC student study abroad participation in non-traditional study abroad locations as well as the study of critical languages. In this respect, students who elect to study abroad in a non-traditional region (Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Central or South America) or study a critical language (in a country in which the language is predominantely spoken) may qualify for a higher study abroad scholarship through the Office of Study Abroad.

Critical Languages: Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu, Arabic, Persian, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian.

UTC students who are planning on studying abroad must complete the UTC study abroad requirements through their UTC Study Abroad Portal (Terra Dotta). 

The study abroad scholarship application is available through Terra Dotta once a student has started an application for a specific program. All students (except for faculty-led program participants) are required to meet with a study abroad advisor BEFORE they begin the Terra Dotta application process.

Students who fail to complete ALL required Terra Dotta materials by the program application deadline will not be eligible for the study abroad scholarship. 

UTC students who receive a study abroad scholarship will be required to complete post-study abroad scholarship requirements. Recipients will be required to submit the following:

  • Post-study abroad essay
  • Minimum of 10 photos
  • Brief study abroad testimonial

Office of Study Abroad staff will reach out to recipients regarding these requirements.

Featured Program Scholarship recipients will have certain additional requirements to complete.

Office of Study Abroad 2018-2019 Featured Program Scholarships

The Office of Study Abroad is pleased to announce the following Featured Program Scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Please note: These are the Featured Program Scholarships for 2018-2019. Our office has various scholarship opportunities that any qualified student can apply for. Students must complete the scholarship application through their study abroad portal to be eligible for any Office of Study Abroad scholarship (including the Featured Program Scholarships listed below).

Summer 2019 Featured Program Scholarships

Program Details: Singapore combines an ultramodern skyline with the rich cultures of its past. Look forward to an exhilarating summer at a centuries-old crossroads of international trade and a dynamic gateway to Asia.

The CIEE Summer Global Internship in Singapore program is a great option for any student who is looking for a unique and diverse loation for an international internship.

Internship Opportunities In: Business, Finance, & Accounting; Design; Arts, Culture & Fashion; Communications, Media, Film & Web; Politics, Law & NGOs; Technology, Research & Science.

Course/Credits (earned through CIEE): Academic Internship/6 Credits

Program Dates: mid-June 2019 - mid-August 2019

Requirements: Students are required to fulfill the program requirements as listed on the CIEE website. Students must complete all Center for Global Education study abroad requirements to be eligible (Terra Dotta paperwork) and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Incomplete applications will not be considered for the scholarship. This scholarship will not be awarded until the student has attended a Study Abroad 103: Pre-Departure Orientation session.

Scholarship: ONE (1) study abroad scholarship valued up to $5,850. Participant is responsible for airfare, any meals not covered in the program fee, personal expenses, passport, visa (if required), and any other expenses not included in CIEE program fee.

The Office of Study Abroad will accept waitlist scholarship applications for this program.

Deadline: April 1, 2019

How to Apply: Interested students must schedule a meeting with Laura Livermore in the Office of Study Abroad to discuss their interest in this scholarship. You must have attended the Study Abroad 101 and 102 information sessions first.

Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 Featured Program Scholarships

Mexico: Migration, Borders, and Transnational Communities

Program Details: Discover the contemporary realities of international undocumented migration and border enforcement and their immense human impact and political and social tension in the context of Mexico, Central America, and the United States.

Required Courses: Political Economy and Migration, Migration and Borders in a Globalized World, Spanish for Social and Cultural Studies, Research Methods and Ethics, Independent Study Project OR Internship and Seminar.

Important to Know: Courses will be taught in Spanish and English. Prerequisites: Three recent semsters of college-level Spanish or equivalent and the ability to follow coursework in Spanish, as assessed by SIT.

Credits: 16

Program Dates: Fall 2018 – 08/29/2018 – 12/11/2018 

Requirements: Students are required to fulfill SIT Study Abroad program requirements as listed on their website. Students must complete all Center for Global Education study abroad requirements to be eligible (Terra Dotta paperwork) and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Incomplete applications will not be considered for the scholarship. This scholarship will not be awarded until the student has attended a Study Abroad 103: Pre-Departure Orientation session.

Scholarship: ONE (1) study abroad scholarship valued up to $7,000 for ONE (1) UTC student participating in the Fall 2018 program. Participant is responsible for airfare, any meals not covered in the program fee, personal expenses, passport, visa (if required), and any other expenses not included in SIT Study Abroad program fee.

The Office of Study Abroad will accept waitlist scholarship applications for this program.

Deadline: Fall 2018: May 15, 2018 

How to Apply: Interested students must schedule a meeting with Laura Livermore in the Office of Study Abroad to discuss their interest in this scholarship. You must have attended the Study Abroad 101 and 102 information sessions first.

Malaysia: Money, Trade, and the New Silk Road

Program Details: Develop new perspectives on global economic integration and trade while studying in Malaysia, China, and Singapore.

Required Courses: Economic Integration and the New Silk Road, Islamic Banking and the Future of Global Finance and Trade, Field Methods and Ethics, Bahasa Malaysian OR Chinese, Independent Study Project OR Internship and Seminar.

Credits: 16

Program Dates: Spring 2019 – early February – late May.

Requirements: Students are required to fulfill SIT Study Abroad program requirements as listed on their website. Students must complete all Center for Global Education study abroad requirements to be eligible (Terra Dotta paperwork) and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Incomplete applications will not be considered for the scholarship. This scholarship will not be awarded until the student has attended a Study Abroad 103: Pre-Departure Orientation session.

Please note: The SIT Study Abroad application deadline for this program is November 1, 2018.

Scholarship: ONE (1) study abroad scholarship valued up to $7,000 for ONE (1) UTC student participating in the Spring 2019 program. Participant is responsible for airfare, any meals not covered in the program fee, personal expenses, passport, visa (if required), and any other expenses not included in SIT Study Abroad program fee.

The Office of Study Abroad will accept waitlist scholarship applications for this program.

Deadline: Spring 2019: December 1, 2018

How to Apply: Interested students must schedule a meeting with Laura Livermore in the Office of Study Abroad to discuss their interest in this scholarship. You must have attended the Study Abroad 101 and 102 information sessions first.

What is IHP? IHP is a study abroad option through SIT Study Abroad in which students can experience comparative global study by addresssing critical topics in four contrasting countries. Only the IHP options listed below are eligible for the IHP scholarship.

Eligible IHP Options:

  • Cities in the 21st Century: People, Planning, and Politics 
  • Climate Change: The Politics of Food, Water, and Energy 
  • Health and Community: Globalization, Culture, and Care
  • Human Rights: Foundations, Challenges, and Advocacy
  • New African Diasporas: Transnational Communities, Cultures, and Economies
  • Rethinking Food Security: People, Agriculture, and Politics
  • Social Innovation: Entrepreneurship, Design, and Development

Credits: Varies by IHP

Program Dates: Varies by IHP

Requirements: Students are required to fulfill SIT Study Abroad program and admission requirements as listed on their website. Students must complete all Center for Global Education study abroad requirements to be eligible (Terra Dotta paperwork) and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Incomplete applications will not be considered for the scholarship. This scholarship will not be awarded until the student has attended a Study Abroad 103: Pre-Departure Orientation session.

Please note: The SIT Study Abroad application deadlines vary by IHP (October 1 or November 1). Please be aware of the SIT application deadlines for the respective programs.

Scholarship: ONE (1) study abroad scholarship valued up to $10,000 for ONE (1) UTC student participating in a Fall 2018 IHP; ONE (1) study abroad scholarship valued up to $10,000 for ONE (1) UTC student participaiting in a Spring 2019 IHP. Participants are responsible for airfare, any meals not covered in the program fee, personal expenses, passport, visa (if required), and any other expenses not included in SIT Study Abroad program.

The Office of Study Abroad will accept waitlist scholarship applications for this program.

Deadline: Fall 2018: May 15, 2018 / Spring 2019: December 1, 2018

How to Apply: Interested students must schedule a meeting with Laura Livermore in the Office of Study Abroad to discuss their interest in this scholarship. You must have attended the Study Abroad 101 and 102 information sessions first.

Program Details: The School for Field Studies offers programs that are based in locations and ecosystems grappling with critical environmental issues such as climate change. 

Locations: Australia, Bhutan, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Kenya, Panama, Peru, Tanzania, Turks & Caicos Islands

Credits: Varies by program 

Program Dates: Varies by program

Requirements: Students are required to fulfill SFS program and admission requirements as listed on their website. Students must complete all Center for Global Education study abroad requirements to be eligible (Terra Dotta paperwork) and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Incomplete applications will not be considered for the scholarship. This scholarship will not be awarded until the student has attended a Study Abroad 103: Pre-Departure Orientation session.

Please note: While The School for Field Studies lists that they have rolling admissions, students interested in attending one of their programs for Spring 2019 should have an application submitted no later than November 1, 2018.

Scholarship: ONE (1) study abroad scholarship valued up to $8,000 for ONE (1) UTC student participating in a Spring 2019 SFS program. Participant is responsible for airfare, any meals not covered in the program fee, personal expenses, passport, visa (if required), and any other expenses not included in SFS program.

The Office of Study Abroad will accept waitlist scholarship applications for this program.

Deadline: December 1, 2018

How to Apply: Interested students must schedule a meeting with Laura Livermore in the Office of Study Abroad to discuss their interest in this scholarship. You must have attended the Study Abroad 101 and 102 information sessions first.

Additional Information on Funding Your Study Abroad Experience

It is important to know that your UTC financial aid will apply to any of our approved study abroad and exchange programs included in the programs list on this website. This includes your federal aid, state aid, UTC scholarships, and outside scholarships (be sure to verify this with the organization that offered you the scholarship to be certain).

Make sure to review our Outside Scholarships section to see additional study abroad scholarships that may be available to you based on eligibility. The Office of Study Abroad requires any UTC student who is receiving a Federal Pell Grant to apply for the Gilman Scholarship

If you are studying abroad through a provider program, make sure that you are applying for any of their scholarships that you may qualify for!

Keep in mind that every program will have a different program fee, and this depends on a number of factors, including but not limited to:

  • Which organization you choose to study through (UTC faculty-led program, Provider Program, a Bilateral Exchange, etc.)

  • What each program provides for you (for example: tuition, room, and board or perhaps tuition only)

  • Where you choose to go

  • How long you go

  • Whether or not you are required to obtain a visa, and how much it costs for a particular country, duration, and visa type

  • What your spending habits are like 

  • What financial aid you receive  

Another important thing to keep in mind: our Study Abroad Advisors are here to help you navigate these program options and associated fees, and help determine the best fit for you based on your interests and your budget. Don't rush ahead and decide you can't afford it...talk to a Study Abroad Advisor first!

Use this interactive budgeting tool to help you compare costs for study abroad program(s) with the estimated costs for studying at UTC!
Program Cost Comparison Budget Sheet

**NOTE**  Remember that the currency where you intend to study will be different than the U.S. dollar! For help calculating exchange rates visit this website.

Unofficial Study Abroad Scholarship Guide