International Education Fee Scholarship (IEFS), University of Houston, US

Publish Date: Feb 13, 2016

Deadline: Mar 04, 2016

International Education Fee Scholarship (IEFS)


Summer 2016 and Fall 2016 programs

  • Application opens: Monday, January 4, 2016
  • Application deadline: Friday, March 4, 2016 by 5:00pm

Please do not submit materials for any other term, as they will not be considered.

General Eligibility

  • Undergraduates
    • Must have completed 12 UH credit hours, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and be in good academic standing.
    • Must NOT have received the IEFS before.
  • Graduates
    • Must have completed 9 UH credit hours, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be in good academic standing.
    • Must NOT have received the IEFS before.

2015 International Education Fee Scholarship Policies and Procedures

Click here for the full policies and procedures (PDF).

How to Apply

  1. Complete and print the International Education Fee Scholarship Application.
  2. Ask two UH faculty of staff members to complete the IEFS Reference Form on your behalf.
    • Once completed, the form must be returned to the Learning Abroad office. The person completing the recommendation form can scan and email it to or send the form through inter-office mail (our mail code is 2039).
  3. Complete the IEFS application essay.
    • The essay should consist of three paragraphs (not to exceed one page). It must be typed (12pt., Times New Roman font) and double-spaced. 
    • It should describe how the learning abroad program you have selected will enhance your academic program at the University of Houston. Also, please state:
      • Personal and professional goals
      • How your goals fit into your learning abroad program
      • What contribution you will be able to make to your community and college on return
  4. Submit a description of your selected learning abroad program with cost information.
    • This may be a photocopy of part of the program brochure or a page from the provider's website.

Award Notifications

Depending on the volume of applications, we hope to have award notifications to all applicants by mid-April.

Submit the above documents via email to or as a hard-copy to the Learning Abroad office (E. Cullen Bldg., Suite 105). 

Once all documents have been received, your application will be marked as complete and will be submitted to the scholarship committee for review.


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