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International Academic Programs (IAP), within the International Division, serves as a comprehensive resource for academic experiences worldwide.  A variety of study abroad program options - over 200 programs in more than 60 countries - have been developed to address the diverse needs of students.  Programs vary in length, level, academic focus, teaching format, language requirements, cost and degree of independence demanded of the participant.   Each program is expected to meet the University's high academic standards and to integrate with the on-campus curriculum.

Currently, 1,300 students study abroad each year through IAP, and around 150 students from our partner institutions abroad come to UW-Madison through exchange partnerships.  IAP strives to remove the financial barriers for UW-Madison students to study abroad and to make study abroad accessible to as many students as possible.  Available scholarships are for degree-seeking students who will be attending study abroad programs that meet specific criteria.

IAP is soliciting applications from students enrolled at UW-Madison who are planning to attend a UW-Madison study abroad program.  The scholarships listed are representative of the funds available from which awards will be made.   In most cases, students do not apply for individual scholarships but instead the applications are tied to multiple scholarship funds.  If you qualify, you may be asked to complete more than one scholarship application.   Scholarship offers will be sent by email.

There may be more scholarships available through individual academic departments, so students are encouraged to contact their major department for more information on application procedures and deadlines.  Additional information on study abroad scholarships and donors can be found on the IAP web page at http://www.studyabroad.wisc.edu

Application Information

 Apply for study abroad scholarships and grants online, through the Scholarships@UW system available at: https://scholarships.wisc.edu/Scholarships/



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Scholarships for this Program

Scholarships Descriptions
This scholarship is available to degree-seeking UW-Madison undergraduate students studying abroad on a UW-Madison Study Abroad Program in China, Hong Kong or Taiwan. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Prior study of Chinese language is desirable,...
This scholarship is available to degree-seeking UW-Madison undergraduate students studying abroad on a UW-Madison Study Abroad Program in China, Hong Kong or Taiwan. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Prior study of Chinese language is desirable, but not required. Applicant must be in the process of applying, or have already applied, to a UW-Madison study abroad program for Summer 2018, Fall 2018 or Academic Year 2018-19.
Minimum 3.0 Cumulative GPA; degree-seeking UW-Madison undergraduate student studying abroad on a UW-Madison Study Abroad Program in China, Hong Kong or Taiwan. Applicant must be in the process of applying, or have already applied, to a UW-Madison study abroad program for Summer 2018, Fall 2018 or Academic Year 2018-19. Essay required.
This scholarship is available to UW-Madison students participating in the following DDEEA-affiliated programs: Center for Educational Opportunity, Chancellor's & Powers Knapp Scholarship Program, First Wave, PEOPLE, or the Posse Program. The scholarship was designed to support DDEEA Scholars who...
This scholarship is available to UW-Madison students participating in the following DDEEA-affiliated programs: Center for Educational Opportunity, Chancellor's & Powers Knapp Scholarship Program, First Wave, PEOPLE, or the Posse Program. The scholarship was designed to support DDEEA Scholars who are engaging in study abroad opportunities during the Winter Intersession 2017-18, and Summer 2018; must be participating on an International Academic Programs (IAP) study abroad program.
<ol> <li>Students must participate in one of the following programs within the Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement: <ul> <li>Center for Educational Opportunity</li> <li>Chancellor's & Powers Knapp Scholarship Program</li> <li>First Wave</li> <li>PEOPLE</li> <li>Posse Program</li> </ul></li> <li>Students must be in the process of applying, or have already applied, to an International Academic Program (IAP) study abroad program for Winter Intersession 2017-2018 (UW Global Gateway Programs are not eligible)</li> <li>Students will have at least one semester on UW-Madison's campus after you return from your study abroad program</li> <li>Students commit to the DDEEA Global Scholars Scholarship pre-departure, Global Scholars Project, and upon return requirements</li> </ol> Student applications will undergo a holistic review to include the following considerations: <ul> <li>Financial Need</li> <li>STEM</li> <li>First Time Abroad</li> <li>First Generation College Student</li> <li>Program is less than four weeks</li> <li>Time to Degree Completion</li> <li>Two Essays</li> </ul>
Madison, Wisconsin and Freiburg, Germany have a sister city relationship which fosters cultural exchanges and activities between the two communities. The Freiburg Madison Sister City Scholarship is established and sponsored by the City of Freiburg, in cooperation with the...
Madison, Wisconsin and Freiburg, Germany have a sister city relationship which fosters cultural exchanges and activities between the two communities. The Freiburg Madison Sister City Scholarship is established and sponsored by the City of Freiburg, in cooperation with the Madison-Freiburg Sister City Committee (MFSCC) and Freiburg-Madison-Gesellschaft (FMG), and is intended to promote sister city relations between Madison and Freiburg. For more information about the Sister City groups in Madison and Freiburg, visit: http://madisonfreiburg.org
Pending the yearly approval of funds, this competitive scholarship will be awarded to 1-2 students on the Academic Year in Freiburg (AYF) study abroad program administered by International Academic Programs (IAP) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The following eligibility criteria apply: 1) In order to be considered for Freiburg Madison Sister City Scholarship for this application round, an applicant must have completed their program application by the priority deadline of December 8, 2017. If awarded a scholarship, the student must be a participant in the Academic Year in Freiburg Program (AYF) study abroad program administered by International Academic Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for the academic year. 2) Be a full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison or Edgewood College. Essay required. Special consideration will be given to applicants who possess the following characteristics and/or traits: - From the Madison area - First time abroad - Honors - Financial need - First-generation college student
The IAP General Study Abroad Scholarship is for scholarships not requiring essays that are available to students planning to attend an International Academic Program (IAP) study abroad program. The IAP General Study Abroad Scholarship includes the following scholarship opportunities:...
The IAP General Study Abroad Scholarship is for scholarships not requiring essays that are available to students planning to attend an International Academic Program (IAP) study abroad program. The IAP General Study Abroad Scholarship includes the following scholarship opportunities: -Cerk Family Fund -Dorothy E Paull Fund -Elizabeth A. Garden Memorial Scholarship -George and Lisa McReddie Scholarship -Great People-International Studies Scholarship -Joseph Elder Scholarship -Julie and Michael Gerend Scholarship -Laurent A. Makward Memorial Scholarship -Morton and Lena Wax Scholarship -LACIS-Nave Scholarship -WAA Norway Chapter Scholarship for Study Abroad -Study Abroad Alumni Scholarship. Applicant must be in the process of applying, or have already applied, to an International Academic Program (IAP) study abroad program for Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Academic Year 2018-19.
Eligibility varies depending on the criteria of each scholarship. FAFSA not required, however financial need and Cumulative G.P.A. are partial considerations for some of the scholarships. Applicant must be in the process of applying, or have already applied, to an International Academic Program (IAP) study abroad program for Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Academic Year 2018-19. Student Eligibility Requirements: In order to be considered for the IAP General Study Abroad Scholarship for this application round, an applicant must: 1) Be in the process of applying, or have already applied, to an IAP study abroad program for Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Academic Year 2018-19; 2) Be a full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate student at UW-Madison; 3) Complete and submit scholarship application by March 1, 2018 on Scholarships@UW.
This scholarship is available to degree-seeking UW-Madison Graduate and Professional students studying abroad on an IAP study abroad program for Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Academic Year 2018-19.
This scholarship is available to degree-seeking UW-Madison Graduate and Professional students studying abroad on an IAP study abroad program for Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Academic Year 2018-19.
Student Eligibility Requirements: In order to be considered for this scholarship for this application round, an applicant must: 1) Be in the process of applying, or have already applied, to an IAP study abroad program for Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Academic Year 2018-19; 2) Be a full-time, degree-seeking Graduate or Professional student at UW-Madison; and 3) Submit the completed scholarship application materials online by March 1, 2018. Students must be in good standing with preference being given to students who demonstrate financial need. Academic merit and financial need are additional considerations for awarding.
Pending annual review, this scholarship is designed to foster Danish-American relations by providing generous financial support to degree-seeking UW-Madison undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are participating on an approved UW-Madison study abroad or credit-bearing...
Pending annual review, this scholarship is designed to foster Danish-American relations by providing generous financial support to degree-seeking UW-Madison undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are participating on an approved UW-Madison study abroad or credit-bearing internship program to Denmark for Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Academic Year 2018-19. In addition to receiving scholarship funds, Scan|Design fellows are invited to participate in a range of hosted activities in Denmark, which are organized by the Scan|Design coordinators in Copenhagen. The goal of the activities is to help recipients get to know other Scan|Design fellows, Danes, Denmark, and the Scandinavian region a little better. Upon return to Madison, Scan|Design Scholars are expected to participate in activities involving the Danish students on campus. The UW-Madison Scan|Design Fellowship Program is directed by Maj Fischer of the International Division.
Applicants must be degree-seeking UW-Madison undergraduate and graduate students who will return to campus for at least one semester following their program in Denmark. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are participating on an approved UW-Madison study abroad program or credit-bearing internship program to Denmark for Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Academic Year 2018-19. Applicant must be in the process of applying, or have already applied, to a program for the specified semester(s). Transcript (UW Student Record), information on the program student is attending in Denmark, Essay, Resume and a written Academic Letter of Recommendation required. The written Academic Letter of Recommendation (from a faculty member, instructor or advisor) must be received by the application closing date of March 1, 2018. No exceptions to this Letter of Recommendation deadline will be considered. Please plan accordingly.
This scholarship is designed to foster Danish-American relations by providing generous financial support to degree-seeking UW-Madison undergraduate students. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are participating on the UW Transnational Experiences of African Americans in Denmark study abroad program for...
This scholarship is designed to foster Danish-American relations by providing generous financial support to degree-seeking UW-Madison undergraduate students. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are participating on the UW Transnational Experiences of African Americans in Denmark study abroad program for Summer 2018. Upon return to Madison, recipients of this Scan|Design scholarship are expected to participate in activities involving Danish students on campus, promoting study abroad in Denmark, and in general fostering greater understanding of U.S. and Danish relations. The UW-Madison Scan|Design Fellowship Program is directed by Maj Fischer of the International Division.
Applicants must be degree-seeking UW-Madison undergraduate students applying to the UW Transnational Experiences of African Americans in Denmark for summer 2018. Applicants for this scholarship may not apply for the general Scan|Design Scholarship program. Transcript (UW Student Record) and Essay required.
Pending annual renewal, this scholarship is available to UW-Madison undergraduate students pursuing degrees in the School of Education who are studying abroad on an International Academic Programs (IAP) study abroad program. Any School of Education undergraduate, including students in "pre"...
Pending annual renewal, this scholarship is available to UW-Madison undergraduate students pursuing degrees in the School of Education who are studying abroad on an International Academic Programs (IAP) study abroad program. Any School of Education undergraduate, including students in "pre" status (e.g., pre-Elementary Education, pre-Kinesiology), or students earning the Certificate in Education Policy Studies or the Certificate in Education and Educational Services are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to applicants for whom this would be their first study abroad experience, as well as for students participating on a program in Africa, Asia, or Latin America. Applicant must be in the process of applying, or have already applied, to an International Academic Program (IAP) study abroad program for Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Academic Year 2018-19.
Any School of Education undergraduate, including students in "pre" status (e.g., pre-Elementary Education, pre-Kinesiology), or students earning the Certificate in Education Policy Studies or the Certificate in Education and Educational Services are eligible to apply.
Discover the world...and bring the world back to Wisconsin! Study Abroad is an integral part of a UW-Madison education and can be one of the highlights of a student's time here. International Academic Programs (IAP) hopes to make this...
Discover the world...and bring the world back to Wisconsin! Study Abroad is an integral part of a UW-Madison education and can be one of the highlights of a student's time here. International Academic Programs (IAP) hopes to make this possible for as many Badgers as possible with Study Abroad Scholars awards, starting with $1,500 towards IAP short term programs; $3,000 towards IAP semester programs; and $4,000 towards IAP year long programs. Applicant must be in the process of applying, or have already applied, to an International Academic Program (IAP) study abroad program for Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Academic Year 2018-19.
All students applying to IAP programs should consider this award! In order to be considered for the Study Abroad Scholars scholarship for this application round, an applicant must: <ol> <li>Be in the process of applying, or have already applied, to an International Academic Program (IAP) study abroad program for Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Academic Year 2018-19. (UW Global Gateway Programs are not eligible)</li> <li>Be a full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate student at UW-Madison</li> <li>Complete and submit scholarship application by February 26, 2018 on Scholarships@UW</li> </ol> Essay required. Additional consideration for some of the awards will be given to students who possess the following characteristics and/or traits: <ul> <li>First generation college student</li> <li>First time traveling abroad</li> <li>Financial need</li> <li>STEM majors (science, technology, engineering, and math)</li> <li>Cumulative GPA above 3.8</li> </ul>
Scholarships marked with FAFSA required prior to awarding decisions in the list above require a completed Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for awarding decisions. To learn more about applying for financial aid, please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid website.