International Programs in Engineering strives to make sure that every student can go abroad. The key is to investigate early! Funding is available, but deadlines and requirements vary; explore funding options at the same time as you investigate programs.
Office of Financial Aid
Most UM-awarded financial aid—grants, scholarships, loans—may be used toward the cost of study abroad programs. Speak with an advisor in the Office of Financial Aid to determine what kind of financial aid funding you will receive for an IPE program. (And what might be available for Beyond UM programs).
Funding For Engineers: IPE and CoE Funding
- For CoE undergraduate students on IPE study abroad programs. No application necessary.
- For CoE undergraduate First Generation students.
- If you are a CoE undergraduate or graduate student who receives Financial Aid, contact this office to inquire about any available funding for your specific international experience.
- For CoE undergraduate or graduate students leading a student organization abroad and looking for funding to support your group’s experience.
- For CoE undergraduate or graduate students who are individually participating in a co-curricular experience abroad (an experience that does not yield academic credit).
- College of Engineering undergraduate students in good academic standing admitted to the College of Engineering’s UM-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute Fall term program are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to students with no prior international travel experience and students who have not traveled to or lived in China.
- This scholarship is available to a University of Michigan student, who is going to take part in NUSIP-Nagoya University Summer Intensive Program in Automotive Technology (single award of US$1,000).
- For CoE undergraduate students planning an international internship experience.
- For CoE undergraduate students participating on an IPE study abroad program, who have an interest in sharing their stories from abroad.
- CoE graduate students should inquire with their home department about any available funding to support their international experience.
Funding For University of Michigan Students: U-M Funding
- U-M Funding for Study Abroad: List of U-M offices offering funding and U-M-specific scholarships
- Raoul Wallenberg International Summer Travel Award: For U-M Ann Arbor students taking part in community service or civic participation domestically and abroad
- Mary Sue & Kenneth Coleman Global Experiences Scholarship: For U-M students participating in overseas experiences
Funding For All Students: External Funding
- The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.
- The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
- Click here to view the Gilman & IPE info session 2023
- The Boren Awards fund the intensive study of language and culture abroad by U.S. undergraduate or graduate students. All eligible applicants have the option to either apply for a Regional Flagship Language Initiative or select/design their own study program.
- The DiversityAbroad.com Overseas Ambassador Scholarship was formerly known as the DiversityAbroad.com/AIFS Blogging Scholarship. Diversity Abroad, in cooperation with the AIFS Foundation, will offer $500 scholarships for fall and spring semesters as well as summer term. Five scholarships are available for each semester and two scholarships are available for summer. Students going abroad for the full fall, spring or summer terms are eligible to apply. Economically disadvantaged students, first-generation, students with disabilities and ethnic and racially diverse students are strongly encouraged to apply.
- The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) invests in promising students with financial need who wish to study abroad. Potential applicants who meet our eligibility requirements may participate on any international education program that meets their academic objectives.
- IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants were made available for U.S. students from a broad range of backgrounds to make it possible for them to participate in academic, internship or service-learning experiences abroad. With the goal to diversify study abroad and to encourage students to go abroad who would otherwise not participate in an international experience as part of their college education, a cohort of exceptional undergraduate students were selected, with consideration given to the following factors: financial need; status as first-generation college students; status as members of underrepresented racial/ethnic/gender groups; disabilities; and the lack of experience with travel abroad.
- JASSO offers scholarship for qualified international students who are accepted by a Japanese university, graduate school, junior college, college of technology 3rd grade or upper or professional training college hereinafter referred to as “Japanese school” under a student exchange agreement or other student exchange arrangement on a short-term basis from 8 days to one year between Japanese school and their home higher educational institution outside Japan hereinafter referred to as “home school”.
- The DAAD’s scholarship database contains numerous scholarship offers for study or teaching visits and research projects in Germany.
- The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations, through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, makes it possible to award about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Applications are accepted twice a year for Bridging Scholarships.
- Generation Study Abroad students come to New Zealand for a great education and an incredible adventure. It’s a place where learning is personalized and easily tailored, where independent thought is welcomed and innovation is encouraged.
- Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.
- The Rainbow Scholarship awards deserving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) students who aim to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs. To be considered for the Rainbow Scholarship, applicants must self-identify on the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) scholarship application.
- The Rotary Foundation and clubs invest in our future leaders and philanthropists by funding scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study.
- We Believe Going Overseas Changes Lives. That’s Why We Give Away $100,000 in Scholarships Every Year. Programs and community reviews aren’t the only things we offer here on Go! We are also a scholarship resource. We want to help as many people as possible travel abroad and experience a new culture — you included.
- Each year BUTEX awards a number of scholarships to students studying abroad for either a semester or for a whole academic year in the UK.
- The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university.
- Scholarships for Members
- Apply for some of the world’s top scholarships, grants and travel opportunities for researchers, graduates and for professional development.
- Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Seventy-five $1,000 grants are awarded each year.
- Applicants do not have to be Society members but must attend an institution with an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter.
- Earn a $1,000 study abroad scholarship
- Many of the Scott’s Cheap Flights team members had their first international travel experience when they studied abroad. We’d like to give others this same opportunity.
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IPE's Free Passport Photo Service
Need a passport photo for a passport or visa application? IPE’s got you covered! IPE offers a FREE passport photo service on Friday afternoons
Walk-ins are held every Friday afternoon from 1:30-3:30pm in the IPE Office (245 Chrysler)
(Service is for CoE undergraduate and graduate students, and is available on Fridays when classes are in session)