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Fellowships and Scholarships

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

Education Abroad Travel Grants
RIT students participating in an RIT Global Campus direct enroll, faculty-led, exchange and certain affiliated programs may be eligible for Education Abroad travel grants between $500 and $1000. The scholarship was created in an attempt to reduce traditional barriers to study abroad and support student engagement in international education.

To be considered for a travel grant, fill out the compass application for your desired study abroad program by the appropriate deadline. Make sure to “opt-in” for scholarship consideration and complete the essay requirement.

To learn more about scholarships and fellowships for international education, email Claire DelMonte at

Search For Awards

  • Featured Awardee

    Rose Rustowicz

    Project: Mapping and Monitoring the Hekla Volcano: An Early Warning to Devastation and Tragedy: I am working with a research team from the University of Iceland to conduct remote sensing at the Hekla volcano in order to create a multidisciplinary assessment of the landscape which will allow them to map and monitor hazardous and vulnerable areas.

    How Fulbright fits into my long term goals:

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  • Featured Awardee

    Julia Provenzano

    In addition to a rigorous course load as a Chemical Engineering and International and Global Studies double major, I am also on the cross country and indoor and outdoor track teams at RIT, along with being a member of Spanish Club and Engineers for a Sustainable World. I decided to study abroad because having taken Spanish since middle school, becoming fluent in the language has been one of my long term goals. I also wanted to be immersed in a different culture.

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  • Featured Awardee

    Ocean Jangda

    Over the course of many years spending my summers in nature, I developed a deep appreciation for nature. Today, this appreciation has evolved into a keen interest in cities, design, urban development, and business. Through RIT’s School of Individualized Study, I have been able to create a program which encompasses my interests, helping me to develop well-rounded critical thinking skills and an entrepreneurial spirit which will serve me throughout my life. Since high school, I have had an interest in architecture, and that interest has lead me to the study of real estate, and human spaces.

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  • Shannon Smith

    Featured Awardee

    Shannon Smith

    I chose to go to Japan because of my long-standing interest in the language and culture.  Deciding to study abroad inspired me to declare a minor in Japanese language and participate a weekly event called "Japanese Conversation Table,” during which I became close friends with Japanese International students.

    Study abroad is a wonderful way to learn about the world from others' perspectives, and even more about yourself as a whole. It allows personal growth as well as your motivation and passion to grow as you experience life in another country.

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  • Featured Awardee

    Alec Freyn

    I worked in a biochemistry laboratory in Giessen, Germany studying the response of cells to Influenza virus. We used variant strains of virus to measure the immunological response during infection. I worked closely with my Ph.D. candidate mentor and was able to troubleshoot a new technique to monitor expression during my time in the lab.

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