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    Study Abroad

    McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC)
    Room 203
    3201 S. State Street
    Chicago, IL 60616

    Phone: +1 312.567.3680
    Fax: +1 312.567.3687
    Email: studyabroad@iit.edu

    What's the Cost?

    "What is the cost?" -- the question on the tips of many lips.  The costs of a study abroad program depend completely on the program you choose.  For some, it could be the same as a semester at IIT, plus flights and, of course, personal travel; for others it could actually be cheaper if the tuition at a partner institution is considerably lower than that of IIT (which can often be the case in Europe). 

    Costs will also be affected by whether you can bring your current financial aid with you, and this is again dependent on the program you choose.  Access to study abroad-specific scholarships can also play a huge role in finances and we can help you try and find one that matches your needs and abilities.

    We recommend using your Study Abroad Worksheet when deciding between programs and determining applicable aid.

    Fees
    Faculty-Led Programs
    Faculty-Led Programs are regular IIT courses, so regular tuition will apply, dependent on the semester in which your selected program takes place.  Sometimes there are additional program-specific fees, which include field trips, etc. 

    Global E3 and Exchange Programs
    You pay IIT tuition for the term you will be abroad.  Minor administrative costs may also be required at the host university, much like those that usually would have been paid to IIT.  You will pay housing costs directly to the host university, NOT IIT.  

    Partner University Programs
    You pay the host university tuition fees, housing costs and other minor administrative costs.  Tuition in Europe or Asia is often considerably less than IIT tuition, though tuition in Australia can be quite comparable.

    External Programs
    Similar to a partner program, you pay the host university tuition fees, housing costs and other minor administrative costs.  However, you will have to do a bit of legwork on your own to be sure you are eligible to apply, and to see if there are additional fees added by the host university for not going through a partner program.

    Third Party Provider Programs
    Published fees for Third Party Programs can include tuition and fees, housing and meals, field trips/excursions, insurance and occasionally international airfare.  Other programs simply list the tuition cost.  Make sure that you obtain the complete cost information from your program provider.
    How Your Financial Aid Will Apply
    Type of Aid Faculty-led Programs GE3 and Exchange Programs Partner University Programs External and Third Party Provider
    Institutional Scholarships

    Tuition scholarships only. Housing scholarships will not apply.

    Tuition scholarships only. Housing scholarships will not apply.

    No

    No

    Federal Grants1

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Maybe

    Federal Loans1

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Maybe

    Federal Work Study1

    No

    No

    No

    No

    State Grants1

    Maybe

    No

    No

    No

    Institutional Loans

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    No

    Private Loans2

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

     Notes:

     ¹ These awards are only offered if you have completed FAFSA for the academic year of the study abroad program or exchange program.  If you haven't done so already, be sure to work with your parents to complete the FAFSA.  Even if you don't typically qualify for federal financial aid, you should still complete the FAFSA.  While there are many affordable programs, a study abroad semester may cost a bit more than studying on the IIT campus, which may allow you to qualify for federal aid.

    ² You must have eligibility in your budget to apply for this loan.

    Remember to renew your FAFSA application while abroad (if abroad for the spring semester only). 

    Financial aid for summer semesters can vary significantly.  Check with the Office of Financial Aid to see how your financial aid is set up for summer.

    For external and third party provider programs, federal financial aid eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis.  No IIT institutional scholarships will be applied to these programs.

    Check how this affects your package by filling out the Study Abroad Worksheet.  For more information, please visit the Financial Aid Office page for study abroad.

    Study Abroad Scholarships

    Whether or not you qualify for financial aid, there are many study abroad scholarships available for both undergraduate and graduate students.

    • Check with your department chair to see if any departmental scholarships exist;
    • Search international education scholarship databases, such as IEFA, studyabroad.com, and internationalscholarships.com.
    • If applicable, research your Affiliated Program Provider’s website, as they too could offer scholarships to their participants.

    External scholarships and grants offer an opportunity for students to offset the costs of studying abroad.  Some scholarships and grants are highly competitive while others have very early deadlines.  Read through the descriptions and websites carefully before you submit an application.  If you need help with an application, do not hesitate to come up to the Study Abroad Office for assistance.

    The following are just a few scholarship/grant sites for you to research:

    General Study Abroad Scholarships

    Benjamin A. Gilman Undergraduate Scholarship Program
    Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
    Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
    Foundation for Global Scholars
    Global Studies Foundation
    LewerMark 'Make Your Mark' Scholarship Program
    Elder & Leemaur University Writing Scholarship
    Mensa Education & Research Foundation
    National Science Foundation
    DiversityAbroad.com Scholarships


    Regional Study Abroad Scholarships

    ASIA

    Japanese Student Services Organizations (JASSO)
    Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Scholarships
    Chinese Government Scholarship
    Japanese Consulate Scholarships
    Freeman Asia

    AUSTRALIA
       
    Australian Culture Forum

    EUROPE
       
    Ministry of the Flemish Community - Belgium
    American Councils for International Education (ACTR/ACCELS) - Russia, Eurasia, SE Europe
    French Government Scholarships - France
    The Kosciuszko Foundation - Poland
    American-Scandinavian Foundation - Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Norway
    American Women's Club in Sweden - Sweden
    British Counsil - UK
    Butex Scholarship - UK
    Lloyd Family Travel Scholarship - UK
    National Welsh-American Foundation Exchange Scholarship - UK
    Rhodes Scholarships - UK
    R. Harper Brown Memorial Scholarship - UK
    DAAD/RISE Scholarship program - Germany
       
    Grant & Scholarship Opportunities For Graduate Students

    Fulbright Student Program
    National Security Education Program (NSEP)
    Marshall Scholarships
    Organization of American States
    American Association of University Women - WOMEN ONLY
    The Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship

    Scholarships For Minorities

    Microsoft Scholarship Programs
    The Marion Wright Edelman Scholarship
    Black Collegian
    Thurgood Marshall Scholarship
    Turkish Coalition of American & DiversityAbroad.com
    American Physical Society
    A Better Chance: College Scholarships
    Brown Foundation
    Gates Millennium Scholars Program
    IIPP Fellowship Program
    The Lagrant Foundation
    The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME)
    NAACP
    National Society of Black Engineers (must be a NSBE member)
    Science Research Scholarship Awards
    United Negro College Fund
    Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
    The Korean American Scholarship Foundation
    Korean Honor Scholarship
    US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce
    Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting
    Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
    Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement
    Hispanic College Fund Scholarship Program
    Hispanic Scholarship Funds Program
    League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
    Mexican American Legal Defnse and Educational Fund
    Smithsonian Institution Native American Internship Program
    American Indian Education Foundation
    American Indian Science and Engineering Society
    Association of American Indian Affairs
    The Cherokee Nation: Higher Education
    Indian health Service
    Anglo-Jewish Association

    Specialized Scholarships

    Rotch Travel Studio Grant for ARCH majors
    U.S. National Commission for UNESCO Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship - for proposals on topics  related to the mandate of the United nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and that seek to build strong ties among nations
    Air Force Crossroads Scholarship - Connection to military as shown on website
    Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association - Connection to military as shown on website
    Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for mathematics, natural sciences or engineering majors
    Explorers Club Youth Activity Fund for natural science majors
    Government Finance Offers Association for Business of Social Science Majors
    Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation - Connection to U.S. Marine Corps as shown on website
    The Point Foundation for LBGT students and supporters
    Scholarships for Military Children - Connection to military as shown on website
    Society of Women Engineers for women pursuing degrees in engineering

    Other Scholarship Databases

    Global E3 - IIE Scholarship Website
    International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)
    Go Overseas Scholarships
    Foundation Center
    U.S. Government Sponsored Scholarships & Grants
    Black Excel (for African-American Students)
    Scholarships.com
    Peterson's Award Database

     

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