UW Global Gateway Fellowships
The UW Global Gateway Fellowships are designed to provide students the access to the UW Study Abroad approved summer, semester or year-long program of their choice. All CALS, Engineering, IAP, and WSB students are eligible! Please note that the scholarship deadline is earlier than most study abroad program application deadlines so that you will know you have your scholarship BEFORE you commit to your program. The Global Gateway Initiative is based on the following values:
- Global competency and experience is necessary to succeed in today’s world.
- Global learning continues throughout a student’s career at UW-Madison, both on campus and away.
- Financial barriers should not prevent access to these opportunities.
The Global Gateway Initiative engages all students before, during, and after their program to support the Wisconsin Idea by helping students bring their experiences back to campus and the greater Wisconsin community, including the international student community, and maximize students’ connection to international activity on campus by integrating their experience abroad with their academic careers at UW-Madison and their professional development. This prestigious scholarship was established by International Academic Programs, in partnership with the Office of Student Financial Aid, to introduce students to the issues of globalization, and prepare students for success in an increasingly interconnected world.
Students who have previously received a UW Global Gateway Summer Program or Fellowship award are not eligible.
- Be in the process of applying, or have already applied, to a UW Study Abroad program for a summer, semester or year-long program in Summer 2022, Fall 2022 or Academic Year 2022-23 (studying abroad in both Fall 22 and Spring 23).
- Be a full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate student at UW-Madison during study abroad duration
- Have a submitted FAFSA
EFC of $12,000 or lower required
- Must be planning to return to UW-Madison for at least one semester following their program participation.
- Complete specially designed pre-departure, on-site, and upon return engagements
- Complete and submit scholarship application by March 15, 2022 on Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH)
How to Apply
Application is open NOW! The deadline is March 15, 2022. If your study abroad program application isn’t required to be complete until after this date, you must still submit your completed scholarship application by this date to be considered. However, you must already be in the process of applying to your program by March 15, 2022 in order to be eligible for this scholarship. Incomplete scholarship applications or applications submitted to the office will not be considered. To apply, please log into Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH) through your student center or by logging in directly using the ‘My Applications’ button at the top of this page.
2 essays required. Must have FAFSA submitted and have an EFC $12,000 or lower. UW Study Abroad takes into consideration other awards a student may have been offered.
Additional consideration for some of the awards will be given to students who possess the following characteristics and/or traits:
- First generation college student
- First time traveling abroad
up to $5,000 for summer programs; up to $10,000 for semester or year-long programs
Conditions of Award
Completion of the study abroad program is a requirement of the scholarship. To achieve the goals of the Global Gateway Initiative, students are required to complete specially designed pre-departure, on-site, and upon return engagements as follows:
Learn about the Global Gateway Initiative!
1. Attend a UW Global Gateway Fellowship Pre-Departure Orientation to review expectations (with IAP Director and Assistant Director)
On-site activities during program:
1. Contribute to the program blog, to help reflect on your experience and to explore issues of global importance from a comparative lens.
2. Produce optional digital media that demonstrates the student experience while on the program, including but not limited to video blogs, photography, or social media posts which could be featured on the study abroad website or social channels.
1. Submit a narrative of your program experience
2. Participate in one K-12 related outreach activity (on-campus, around the Madison community, or in your hometown).
3. Attend a UW Global Gateway post-program event with students, faculty and staff
4. Explore opportunities of student positions in international-related offices on campus and the Bridge Mentor Program, as well as activities, events, and courses offered by the Area Studies Centers.