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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. 

Highlighted Scholarships for Study Abroad

Featured Study Abroad Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

Language & Culture Intensive Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

International Research Fellowships for Undergraduate Students

  • DAAD Rise - funding for graduate students to assist with research in Germany in the fields of biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, earth science, or engineering
  • Fulbright Canada-Mitacs Globalink - funding for 10-12 week summer internship for U.S. undergraduate students to work on research projects in Canada in the areas of science, engineering, math, and social sciences.
  • Amgen Scholars Program - funding for summer research experience in Japan, China or Singapore for undergraduate engineering or science majors.

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

  • Featured Awardee

    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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  • Featured Awardee

    Miles Hood

    "I decided to study abroad because I’m from Rochester and after being in the same city for 21 years I needed a chance to see something new and I needed a refresh on life in general. 

    Personally, I have gained so much from the experience. I have so many friends all around the world now and have plans to return to these locations and see more in the future. I was also able to explore who I was and what I wanted in my life going forward. 

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  • Featured Awardee

    Victoria Maung

    Victoria Maung has won the prestigious Fulbright Student Program award sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. As an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) awardee, Maung will teach English language while serving as a cultural ambassador for the U.S. Drawing on her previous teaching experience as a camp instructor for Digital Media Academy and a STEM-Leadership camp for Emirati students, Maung hopes to use art, drawing, story boarding and visual design to engage her students in Malaysia.

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  • Featured Awardee

    Sam Hebbar

    As a DAAD RISE awardee Sam’s will work with Technische Universität Kaiserslautern in Germany on a project to develop a simple, easy-to-use, and portable electric photometer to measure the quality of wine in an industrial setting. “As a Biomedical engineer, I am interested in one day designing and manufacturing biomedical devices that can make healthcare more accurate and accessible to people all over the world.

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  • Featured Awardee

    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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