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Global Health Scholarships

The Global Health Program is able to offer several scholarships, designed to support graduate students in the School of Public Health in their internationally engaged work, whether virtual or in-person, or research as a part of various School of Public Health degree programs.  Examples include MPH applied practice experiences and MS thesis research.  Students are encouraged to review all scholarships thoroughly before applying, as each scholarship has separate eligibility criteria and requirements.

The Global Health Scholarship Application period for the academic year 2023-2024 is now open! Please see below for more information on Scholarships available. Application due date is April 8, 2024.

*Travel guidance for the destination may be quickly impacted by COVID-19 and U.S. State Department travel restrictions. As such, students are highly encouraged to identify a virtual, remote, or local alternative for their field experience. Scholarship applications for virtual, remote, or local field-based placements will be considered, but strong preference will be given to students that travel abroad.

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  1. Review available scholarships below to determine for which you may be a good fit.  The descriptions below also include post-acceptance requirements.
  2. Complete the SPH – Global Health Scholarships application, found here: SPH – Global Health Scholarships application
    Components include:

    • A personal statement (which should be written for whichever scholarship(s) the student feels they are best suited).
    • A budget estimating total travel expenses, if applicable.  Please include any other sources of financial support that would be used to help offset the total cost of the experience.
    • A letter from the Host Organization outlining the parameters and expectations for the experience.
    • A letter from the applicant’s UIC supervisor (i.e. applied practice experience advisor) for the experience vouching for the applicant’s capacity for taking full advantage of this experience and stating her/his willingness to serve as a contact at UIC for the student throughout their experience.
    • A statement about the language spoken at the proposed destination regarding the applicant’s foreign language proficiency (speaking, reading, writing), if applicable.
    • A copy of the applicant’s unofficial UIC academic transcript (available from  An official transcript is not necessary.

External funding opportunities

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Note: You must be in good financial standing to receive these scholarships.  Receiving any scholarship may affect your financial aid package. We encourage you to contact Student Financial Aid Services to determine your financial standing.

Note: International students applying for projects in their home country must consult with the Global Health Program before applying.