UIC Office of International Affairs


Scholarships and Grants

John and Grace Nuveen International Awards
The John and Grace Nuveen International Awards have been established in honor of John and Grace Nuveen, and are intended to assist UIC students with expenses related to the OIA/Nuveen Center Exchange Program in which they are participating. Awards of $500 are offered each academic year. 

Chicago Consular Corps Scholarship

The Chicago Consular Corps Scholarship was created in 2007 as an annual scholarship by the Chicago Consular Corps, which is comprised of 79 international consular representative offices within Chicago.  Nine scholarships are available for foreign students studying at UIC.  One scholarship is available for a US national studying at UIC.   Successful applicants receive $1,000.

Everett and Florence Drumright Scholarship

The Everett and Florence Drumright Scholarship has been established in honor of Everett and Florence Drumright.  UIC undergraduate students who are American-born of Chinese descent are invited to apply.  Successful applicants receive $1,000.

Nuveen International Development Fund

The Nuveen International Development Fund has been established in honor of John and Grace Nuveen, and is intended to encourage international program development at UIC by supporting faculty in activities that result in an internationally enriched academic environment.  The grant competition is open to all UIC faculty.  Successful candidates receive up to $1,000 in funding. 

International Scholarships, Internships, Assistantships, and Grants

Erasmus Mundus Programme

“The Erasmus Mundus Programme aims to enhance the quality of higher education and promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through mobility and academic cooperation.”  Erasmus Mundus also provides sources of funding to assist student mobility.

ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship

“ThinkSwiss offers scholarships for a research stay in Switzerland.  It supports highly motivated and qualified U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to do research at a public Swiss university or research institute for 2 to 3 months.  The scholarship is open to students of all fields.”

German Bundestag International Parliamentary Scholarships

“The German Bundestag collaborates with the Humboldt University in Berlin to run its International Parliamentary Scholarships (IPS) scheme.  This gives well qualified young people with a strong interest in politics from the USA, France, Israel and Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of Germany’s system of parliamentary government.  The scheme involves fifteen-week placements with Members of the German Bundestag.”

Language and Culture Assistantships in Spain

“This program aims to promote cultural, educative and scientific knowledge exchange; support Spanish teachers in teaching and students in learning the Spanish language; foster understanding and appreciation between different cultures.  The Assistants get a grant in Spain to provide support to the English or French teachers in language and culture classes and also have the opportunity to learn about the Spanish language and culture and use their experience upon their return to the United States or Canada, thus developing cultural understanding between the citizens of Spain and the United States of America and Canada.”

Taiwan Scholarships- Ministry of Education, Taiwan

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago annually offers a variety of scholarships to students wishing to study in Taiwan.  The Taiwan Scholarship, Huayu Enrichment Scholarship, and the Scholarship Program for Advanced Mandarin Studies provide funding to students wishing to seek a degree or study Mandarin language in a Taiwanese university.

Netherland-America Foundation Duisenberg School of Finance Scholarship

The scholarship provides funding to students wishing to enroll in graduate programs at the Duisenberg School of Finance located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 

Monbukagakusho Scholarships

Five different scholarships are offered to non-Japanese nationals wishing to study in Japan.  Scholarship topics cover research, specialized training, undergraduate studies and Japanese studies.