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  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: UNT applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Academic Level: Graduate, Undergraduate Program Type: Scholarship
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Requirement: 2 Click here for a definition of this term Classification: Graduate Student, Undergraduate Students
Click here for a definition of this term Fields of Study: Any major Program Contact in SAO: Study Abroad (
Program Description:

Award Amount

Students are only able to receive the International Education Fee Scholarship (IEFS) one time as an undergraduate level student and one time as a graduate level student.  

Programs Starting Fall 2023 and later
Amount Duration of Program
$4,000*  Academic Year or Calendar Year SAO programs**
$2,500 Semester programs
$2,250 Summer Session SAO programs
$2,000  Winter Session SAO programs
$1,500 Global Intensive Opportunities (GIO)
$500 Other international credit bearing programs with SAO and college approval (students must be enrolled in a research course, a course with an imbedded field trip, an internship course, a virtual study abroad program (through SAO), or the MIST program)

*Academic and Calendar year awards will be disbursed as a $2,500 award in the first semester and a $1,500 award in the second semester (contingent on program enrollment).
**Academic and Calendar Year awards are only available for programs completed consecutively in the same location and through the same partner; concurrent programs in different locations or through different partners are not eligible for this award amount.  These applicants may be eligible for a semester award during their first semester abroad only.  

Number of Awards

A limited number of IEF Scholarships are available and are awarded based on a combination of financial need and academic merit.

Funding Source 

The UNT Study Abroad Office (SAO) is responsible for disbursing scholarships generated by funds collected through the International Education Fee (IEF) assessed each academic term to all UNT students.  The purpose of this fund is to support the development of UNT students into global citizens.  The IEF Scholarship is available to UNT students participating in programs abroad approved by the Study Abroad Office.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible, you:
  • Must be a degree-seeking student (undergraduate or graduate) at time of application at UNT enrolled in at least one UNT class in the 12 months preceding the term abroad and must not graduate prior to program completion. 
  • Must participate in a SAO-approved credit-bearing international program OR be registered with SAO for international academic research OR an SAO-approved non-credit international program. 
  • Be in good academic and conduct standing.
  • Have a current FAFSA on file at the time of application, be eligible to receive UNT financial aid for the program , and have unmet need; International students must demonstrate financial need by providing additional supporting documents on request.  Graduate students must be earning degree-relevant graduate credit to receive this award.
  • Must not have previously received an IEF Scholarship in their current academic career, i.e. undergraduate or graduate level.
  • Must have a 2.0 or higher cumulative UNT GPA at time of application; SAO reserves the right to revoke an award from students who fail to maintain a 2.0 or higher GPA until the program start date.
  • Must NOT be a participant on the UNT Emerald Eagle or Texas Leader Scholars Study Abroad Programs.
All scholarships awarded are conditional upon your full participation in your study abroad program.  If you withdraw from your program, for any reason (voluntary or involuntary), all awards will be revoked. If your award is revoked after funds have been disbursed to you, SAO will put a hold on your UNT student account for the amount of the scholarship.

Application Opening/Closing Deadlines

Term Open Close
Fall (includes Academic Year) by October 1 April 30
Spring (includes Winter, Spring Break (GIO) and Calendar Year) by February 1 October 31
Summer by August 1 March 31
Students should apply for the scholarship in the term corresponding to their intended experience abroad.

Award Notifications


Notification Timeframe

Fall and Academic Year

Rolling until the end of May

Spring, Winter, Spring Break, and Calendar Year    

Rolling until mid-November


Rolling until the end of April

Students will receive notification of their scholarship status (Awarded or Not Awarded) via the UNT email address that is listed in their profile within the UNT Study Abroad portal.

This program is currently not accepting applications.