International Education

At UB, we pride ourselves on our diversity and global-mindedness. For many decades, students from around the world have enriched our learning and campus culture at UB. 


Donors now have an opportunity to enable more of our students to benefit from study abroad and assist international students in need. Gifts to the funds below enhance the student experience of our international and domestic students, who all look to UB to provide them with a global opportunity.


Dr. Stephen C. Dunnett Study Abroad Fund
Dr. Stephen C. Dunnett, PhD '77, BA '68, Professor and Vice Provost for International Education, established this fund in order to help UB students better understand and participate in our interconnected global world.


Welch-Ludwig Fund for International Study
Through the generous gift of Claude E. Welch, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science, and Jeannette Ludwig, Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, the Welch-Ludwig Fund partially defrays study abroad experiences around the world.


Study Abroad Scholarship Fund
The Office of International Education provides partial scholarships on a competitive basis to support participation in a UB or SUNY study abroad program.


International Student Emergency Fund
This fund makes it possible for international students to apply for financial assistance in an emergency.


Why your support matters
Alumni who support UB help build university pride! Alumni donations factor into improved national and international rankings. Over the last 11 years, UB’s ranking has improved 32 places in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings. UB is now 22 among the top 25 universities in the US with the most international students!


When you give back, you help our students today and build pride for our alumni around the world.

President Tripathi's Giving Day Challenge
The President’s Giving Day Challenge will award $15,000 to the UB Fund for the top three academic departments or units that have the greatest number of donors. The first-, second- and third-place units will receive $7,500, $5,000 and $2,500, respectively.
Rank Prize Department/Unit Gifts
1 $7,500 Athletics 236
2 $5,000 College of Arts and Sciences 208
3 $2,500 School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 157
4 School of Management 147
5 Student Life 103
6 Graduate School of Education 93
7 School of Nursing 73
8 UB Libraries 62
9 Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences 59
10 School of Architecture and Planning 59
11 Honors College 56
12 Graduate Research 56
13 International Education 54
14 School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 47
15 School of Social Work 45
16 School of Law 34
17 School of Public Health and Health Professions 24
18 UB Information Technology 17
19 School of Dental Medicine 15
Faculty and Staff Match
Provost Chip Zukoski and his wife Barbara Morgan have generously agreed to match each gift dollar for dollar from current UB faculty and staff who have not made a gift this fiscal year (July 1, 2018-present) (up to $5,000).
$5,000 MATCHED
Office of Student Life Staff Challenge
When 50 current Student Life staff members make a gift to UB, Scott Weber, Vice President for Student Life and Jo Ann Weber will generously donate $2,000 to Student Life.
50 / 50 Gifts
Young Alumni Match
Dr. Stephen Still, BS '76, will generously match all gifts dollar for dollar (up to $20,000) made from young alumni (identified as 35 or younger) during UB Giving Day. In addition, members of the Young Alumni Leadership Council will add to Dr. Stills challenge, adding an additional $1,100 match.
$15,589 MATCHED
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