Thanks to generous donors who realize the value of international education and global community, UAB offers several scholarships specifically for full-time, degree-seeking international students. All incoming freshman (first-year) international students are automatically considered for the UAB International Scholarship, which is based on Grade Point Average (GPA), upon application to UAB. The ISSS office conducts interviews for the following scholarship opportunities in February each year.

Available Scholarships

Pushpamala Deosthale International Programs Scholarship

  • available to international sophomores (second-year) and juniors (third-year) based on a combination of GPA, extracurricular involvement, and recommendation letters

Spain Hickman Estess International Scholarship

  • sponsored by the Rotary Club of Shades Valley
  • available to international juniors (third-year) and seniors (fourth-year) based on a combination of GPA, leadership skills, and extracurricular involvement

Caroline and Charles W. Ireland International Student Scholarship

  • available to degree-seeking students at the undergraduate or graduate levels, or postgraduate students pursuing research and/or classes

Joseph F. Volker International Scholarship

  • available to degree-seeking students based on a combination of GPA, demonstrated leadership potential, and involvement in extracurricular activities

You can read about each scholarship here. Watch the Globetrotter newsletter for announcements about interview dates in February and March.

Scholarship Application 2019

Many UAB schools and departments have additional sources of funding or scholarship opportunities available thanks to scholarships provided by generous alumni and faculty and public or private sponsors. Each scholarship will have its own specific criteria. Please take time to explore UAB’s Blazer Scholarship Management and Resource Tool (B SMART) to identify other scholarship opportunities for which you may be eligible. The ISSS office does not administer any scholarships other than the ones named above. Please direct questions about all other scholarship opportunities to the Office of Undergraduate Scholarships at or your academic department. More general information on scholarships and private loans for international students can be found here.