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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

    Tyler Pugeda

    Tyler will work on a research project based at Charité Hospital in Berlin that investigates a possible mechanism for Alzheimer's disease. “While there are drugs that alleviate symptoms of Alzheimer's, it is frustrating that there are no approved treatments to slow the progression of the disease. However, my Fulbright work could lead to the first groundbreaking therapy that slows the progression of Alzheimer's. It could also extend the use of this research to treat other neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's,” says Tyler.

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  • Featured Awardee

    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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  • Featured Awardee

    Mikayla Fors

    As a Fulbright Canada Mitacs awardeee, Mikayla will assist with research at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, collecting data in a patient population suffering from severe mental illness and substance use disorders, to study patient outcomes and characterization. “I will be working individually with patients at an inpatient rehab facility, conducting computer-based experimental treatments with the patients,” says Mikayla.

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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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    Serena Tuytschaevers

    As a Fulbright Canada Mitacs awardeee,, Serena will assist researchers at University of Sherbrooke on a biodiversity and functional study of gut bacteriophages to determine how microbial and viral changes contribute to the onset and progression of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis. “My major, bioinformatics and computational biology, is very specific, making it a bit difficult to study abroad. I have always wanted to study abroad, and the Fulbright Canada award allows me to go abroad for a semester,” says Serena.

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