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Fellowships and Scholarships

What are international scholarships and fellowships?
International scholarships and fellowships are financial awards granted to students to support study, research, or work abroad. Eligible students are selected through an often competitive application process. 

Study Abroad Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

Post-Graduate Fellowships

  • DAAD RISE Professional - funding for graduate students to assist with research in Germany in the fields of biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, earth science, or engineering
  • Fulbright Fellowship (U.S. Student Program) - funding for upcoming or recent graduates to go to grad school, complete an independent research project abroad, or teach English abroad

Contact Jenny Sullivan (, Director of Education Abroad & International Fellowships, for more information on these opportunities and to assist you in the application process.

RIT Fellowship and Scholarship Advising Services

As an RIT student or alumnus/a, you have the benefit of applying to international fellowships through RIT. 

Specifically, the RIT Education Abroad & International Fellowships office provides:

  • Resources such as webinars and videos about award specifics, application tips, etc.
  • Individualized coaching
  • Hands-on proofreading and review of application materials
  • Vetting of application by RIT faculty and staff

To learn more about scholarships and fellowships for international education, contact Jenny Sullivan at

Search For Awards

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    Daeya Shealy

    Daeya Shealy (Industrial Design, ’21) was awarded the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) fellowship. The fellowship is funded by the German Bundestag and U.S.

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    Benjamin Gloger

    As a Fulbright Scholar, Benjamin will work on a project aimed at strengthening supply chains and their cybersecurity in partnership with the University of Applied Sciences Wurzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS) in Germany. “It was the perfect cross between my two biggest areas of interest—machine learning and cybersecurity,” he says.

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    Ryan Brown

    As a Fulbright Canada Mitacs Global Link awardee Ryan will work with the University of Montreal to develop robotic “bee” vision by using CAD and Python to work on a drone that “sees” like a bee. “I pursued this award because I enjoy learning about nature and aerospace technology, and this project covers both,” says. Working with a team of researchers in Montreal will also allow him to use his French language skills while gaining experience working on a diverse team. "I look forward to doing research after I graduate, whether it be at a lab, Ph.D. program, or in research and development.

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    Imani Stone

    As a Fulbright Canada Mitacs Global Link awardee Imani will assist with research at the University of Montreal on a computational neuroscience project to examine how social norms and hierarchy impact brain function and processes. “I wanted to gain research experience, and the fact that the research would be international was a major draw for me. I'm excited to explore an area of interest and connect with experts in the field,” says Imani. With collaboration being a cornerstone of working in a scientific field, the opportunity to work on a global team will be especially fruitful.

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    Alissa Mann

    As a DAAD RISE grant awardee, Alissa will work with Technische Universität Dortmund in Germany, researching electromagnetic and thermal field simulation related to high-voltage cables current transmission. The research project will also involve fiber-optic voltage and electric field strength sensing based on optical pockels-effect. The opportunity to work on an electrical engineering project with a German university was an experience she did not want to pass up. “Having this experience will give me a new perspective, get out of my comfort zone and experience new things,” Alissa says.

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