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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

  • Featured Awardee

    Margo McBrearty

    As a Fulbright Canada Mitacs Global Link awardee Margo’s research assignment at the University of Montreal will analyze the pathways of potential microRNAs used in the infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) vaccines. This research experience will help further her future academic goals of earning a master’s degree in global health and eventually a Ph.D. in virology. “I’ll be able to work with others who are also interested in viral diseases. I hope to use what I learn to help lessen the impact of infectious diseases on vulnerable populations,” she says.

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  • Featured Awardee

    Matthias Hausman

    As an English Teaching Assistant (ETA), Matthias will teach English language in Germany. After studying abroad in Germany in 2019, Matthias wanted to pursue a Fulbright award to have an in-depth cultural experience in Germany and perfect his German language skills. “By teaching, I will be regularly interacting with many Germans of various perspectives, from which I will be able to learn many more perspectives about Germany, and it's culture than I have before,” he says.

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  • Featured Awardee

    Sydney VanWinkle

    Sydney will head to Madagascar in fall 2022 to study the impact that conservation initiatives have on local communities and the environment. Over nine months she will analyze the impacts of conservation initiatives that occur through the Centre ValBio (CVB), a field station in Ranomafana National Park. In addition, she will assess an initiative led by the Seneca Park Zoo Society and another led by CVB’s Education and Outreach Department. “I think I’m going to gain a lot more experience in Madagascar with the social side of conservation and environmental work,” she says.

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  • Featured Awardee

    William Avis

    William Avis (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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  • 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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