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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

    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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  • 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

    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

    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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  • Featured Awardee

    Maria Morcos

    As a Fulbright scholar, Maria will spend the next academic year conducting a clinical asthma trial at Bahrian's Royal College of Surgeons. Her research will update and share recommendations with clinicians in Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. “COVID is what influenced my Fulbright,” she says. “Long-term effects from COVID are very scary. We had no idea what was going on. If there’s anything I can do to make this better in the future for other people, I will do it.”

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