The University of Iowa attracts the brightest students from across the world. International students entering in the fall (August) 2019 term will be considered for a limited number of merit scholarships. Financial assistance in the form of grants, loans, or need-based aid is not available for international students. International first-year students who will graduate from a United States high school are eligible for non-resident scholarships and not considered for the International Distinction in Education Award.

Please see the Scholarship and Grant Policies for additional information on awarding.

International Distinction in Education Award (IDEA)

For incoming first-year international citizens (not U.S. citizens or permanent residents) who are graduates of a high school outside the US. International students who graduate from a US high school will be considered for the domestic first-year scholarships.

Value:

$500 - $10,000 per year

Minimum Requirements:

International students entering the fall (August) 2019 term will be considered for a limited number of merit scholarships. Scholarship selection is competitive, and is based on holistic review of all application information, high school marks/grades, and ACT or SAT scores.

Application:

None. Scholarship is awarded automatically to eligible students upon admission beginning November 1.

Renewal:

Available for up to four years or until you receive your bachelor’s degree (whichever comes first). You must maintain continuous full-time enrollment (12 semester hours) at the University of Iowa and maintain a minimum 2.50 UI GPA, continue to pay nonresident tuition for renewal. Renewal reviews are done at the end of each semester.

Contact: International Undergraduate Admissions

Collegiate and Departmental Scholarships

In addition to the scholarships above that are awarded by the Office of Admissions, there are a variety of scholarships administered by University of Iowa colleges and departments for the incoming new student as well as the continuing University of Iowa student. Expand your search using the links below.