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  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: UTSA applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2025 03/15/2025 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:
International Education Fund (IEF)

The University of Texas at San Antonio awards study abroad scholarships through the International Education Fund. These scholarships range from $300 to $1,500 per student. Applications for the scholarship are assessed on the quality of several short essays and the student's demonstrated need. Applications are evaluated by the UTSA International Education Fund Committee.

Note: This is a competitive scholarship and not all applicants will receive an award. The quality of an applicant's submissions is critical to their chances of receiving an award.
  • Applicants must be UTSA students at the time of application and during their study abroad term.
  • Applicants must identify and participate in a program that is approved by the UTSA Study Abroad office.
  • The study abroad program must be for academic credit at UTSA. Experiences that do not receive credit, such as cultural tours, volunteering, or attending a conference abroad, are not eligible.
  • Undergraduate students must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA; Graduate students must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.
  • Scholarship awardees must comply with all expectations established by the Office of International Programs at UTSA.
  • Scholarship awardees may be asked to participate in volunteering opportunities supporting the UTSA Study Abroad office for events and other outreach.
  • Students are allowed to receive an IEF scholarship more than once.

Application Cycles
When you click 'Apply Now', choose the IEF program term that corresponds with the term of your study abroad program, as follows:
  • IEF Summer term is for Summer and Maymester programs
  • IEF Fall term is for Fall semester and Academic Year programs
  • IEF Spring term is for Spring semester, Spring Break, and Winter (January term) programs
Please confirm the term your academic coursework is associated with for your study abroad program.  Your IEF application term must match the term of your coursework.

Application Components
  • Four essays of at least 150 words each (Students are encouraged to answer question fully.  Length does not equal quality, but ensure your answer give the reviewers information to accurately assess your candidacy.)
  • Summary of program costs and explanation of financial need
  • Provide an Academic Reference (Name and Email only.  A letter of recommendation is not required.)

* Your academic reference must be a UTSA faculty (e.g., professor, lecturer, teaching assistant) or a UTSA staff member (e.g., supervisor, advisor, staff mentor). Your academic reference cannot be the leader of your study abroad program. Non-UTSA references will not be considered. You should choose an academic reference who can speak to your character, abilities, and overall merit for this competitive award.

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