IUPUI-Plater International Scholars Program (Honors College)

IUPUI-Plater International Scholars Program (Honors College)

The Plater International Scholars Program is designed for exceptional incoming freshmen with an interest in international affairs and cross-cultural experiences. Plater International Scholars will be actively involved in international programming, both off and on campus. In close cooperation with the Office of International Affairs, recipients of the Plater International Scholarship will be exposed to high-profile international visitors, international seminars, and lectures.

About Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is Indiana’s premier urban public research university. Combining the resources of two prestigious universities with the downtown Indianapolis location, they offer students the opportunity to earn a respected degree from Indiana University or Purdue University while enjoying all the benefits of city life.

IUPUI gives you the freedom to design a program that prepares you for the career of your choice.  Combine majors, minors, and certificates from Indiana University and/or Purdue University to customize a program of study that meets your interests and goals, or even design your own interdisciplinary major.

Whatever you study, you will have access to opportunities to apply your learning outside the classroom and develop the skills you need to meet your career goals. They also have a safe community and programs such as the International Peer Mentoring Program that will support you as you settle into life at IUPUI.


The plater international scholarship benefits below will be awarded to only one student;

  • $12,000 every year for the duration of four years of study.
  • $2,500 study abroad stipend
  • $2,500 housing stipend for their freshman year.

To be Eligible

  • Residents of Indiana and other countries can apply for the scholarship award.
  • If you plan to enroll in a fall term, apply by November 1 for maximum scholarship consideration or apply by February 15 for merit scholarship consideration.
  • Students are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores to be considered for merit or Honors College scholarships.
  • All scholarships require you to be enrolled full-time in the fall and spring semesters.
  • Most admission-based scholarships require that you maintain a GPA of 3.0 to renew the scholarships from year to year.
  • Scholarship funds cannot be used for the intensive study of English as a Second Language.

How to Apply

Follow these steps to apply to IUPUI as an international graduate

  • You should apply for graduate status if you will have received a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) in the United States or another country by the time you enroll at IUPUI, and if you are pursuing a master’s, Ph.D., or professional degree.
  • Graduate Admissions at IUPUI
  • Masters, doctoral, and professional program initial admissions decisions are made by the schools. All applications, admissions, and financial aid are handled by individual departments.

Application Process

  • Verify Admission Requirements and Procedures for your Program
  • Submit the Online Application
  • Submit Your Supporting Documents to Your Department
  • Receive Decision from Your Department
  • Submit Additional Documents for OIA Final Review
  • Receive Admission Letter from OIA

To begin your application, visit the application page via; https://international.iupui.edu/admissions/how-apply/graduate/index.htmlFor more information on the Plater international scholarship program, visit the scholarship website via; https://iu.academicworks.com/opportunities/4036r

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