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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. 

RIT Scholarships for Study Abroad

Featured Study Abroad Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

Language & Culture Intensive Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

International Research Fellowships for Undergraduate Students

  • DAAD Rise - funding for graduate students to assist with research in Germany in the fields of biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, earth science, or engineering
  • Fulbright Canada-Mitacs Globalink - funding for 10-12 week summer internship for U.S. undergraduate students to work on research projects in Canada in the areas of science, engineering, math, and social sciences.
  • Amgen Scholars Program - funding for summer research experience in Japan, China or Singapore for undergraduate engineering or science majors.

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

    Michael Bashta

    As a Critical Language Scholarship awardee Michael will be studying Russian language through the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic during the summer of 2021. “I pursued this award to advance my Russian-speaking skills, particularly in an immersive environment,” says Michael.

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  • Featured Awardee

    Ryan Brown

    As a Fulbright Canada Mitacs Global Link awardee Ryan will work with the University of Montreal to develop robotic “bee” vision by using CAD and Python to work on a drone that “sees” like a bee. “I pursued this award because I enjoy learning about nature and aerospace technology, and this project covers both,” says. Working with a team of researchers in Montreal will also allow him to use his French language skills while gaining experience working on a diverse team. "I look forward to doing research after I graduate, whether it be at a lab, Ph.D. program, or in research and development.

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  • Featured Awardee

    Daeya Shealy

    Daeya Shealy (Industrial Design, ’21) was awarded the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) fellowship. The fellowship is funded by the German Bundestag and U.S.

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  • 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

    Sojourner Coles

    "When I started my college career, having the ability to study abroad was one of the most important aspects of choosing a college.  Traveling abroad has been a part of my life since I was very young and studying abroad gave me the opportunity to see the world and continue my studies.

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