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Scholarships for Study Abroad

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Study abroad scholarships often have very specific guidelines, so research the scholarship and its eligibility requirements to make sure you're a good candidate before you apply. 

General scholarships for university students

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Federal

  • Pell Grant recipients may apply for the Gilman Scholarship, a federal program targeted especially (but by no means exclusively) for students planning to study abroad in countries outside of Western Europe or Australia. Contact the Study Abroad Office  or Dr. Barbara Pitz for details about the Gilman Scholarship.
  • Boren Awards for International Study are offered for those studying in a world region critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East). Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. This scholarship emphasizes the importance of language study appropriate to your identified country as a major component of your study abroad program.
  • The Language Flagship Fellowship is another NSEP scholarship program that provides full financial support to participate in Flagship Programs in Arabic, Central Asian languages, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, and Russian. This program involves on year of intensive language study in the US, and one year in an immersion program overseas.
  • The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master's and Ph.D. students.
  • The Freeman-Asia Scholarship program aims to increase the number of U.S. undergraduates who study in East and Southeast Asia by providing them with the information and financial assistance they will need. Applicants must be receiving need-based financial aid or show a need for aid to study in Asia. They must be undergraduates in good standing with at least one term remaining at their home institution after their return. They also must be accepted into a study abroad program.
  • The Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship funds brief work related to the mandate of UNESCO--to build ties among nations. Fields include education; natural, social, and human sciences; culture; and communication. Applicants should have an interest in international collaboration but little opportunity to travel abroad, and they must be currently enrolled in college. Awards last 4-6 weeks.


Leadership

  • Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students and to qualified professionals in particular vocations. It is the world's largest privately funded international scholarship program.


Diversity


Regional

Asia
  • Bridging Scholarships are offered to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations has made it possible for the Association of Teachers of Japanese to award 100 scholarships annually to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite.
  • Education New Zealand Generation Study Abroad Study Abroad Travel Awards, worth US$2,000 each, will be granted to seven students demonstrating the talent and flair to be ambassadors for New Zealand as an international education destination. Recipients will be required to report on their experience through social media and other channels while in New Zealand. A further 26 Generation Study Abroad Excellence Awards, each worth US$500, will be offered by New Zealand's eight universities to assist with the up-front cost of traveling to New Zealand.
  • The New Zealand government has partnered with Go Overseas to offer a full-tuition scholarship (up to $15,000 NZD) for a well-deserving US student to study among the kiwis for a semester. We've got the flight covered, too -- thanks to our friends at STA Travel! All the details can be found on this page.
  • Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

Europe and the UK
  • The Davies-Jackson Scholarship program is for exemplary students who are among the first in their family to attend college. After two years of study in England, candidates are awarded a Cambridge B.A. degree.
  • The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals offers year-long work/internship opportunities in Germany for Americans ages 18-24. German proficiency is recommended, but not required. CBYX is primarily designed for business, engineering, technical, vocational, and agricultural fields, though applicants from all fields may apply.
  • The DAAD German Academic Exchange Service provides study, research, and internship opportunities for highly qualified undergraduates and graduate students in all fields in Germany.
  • The National Italian American Foundation offers scholarships to those of Italian-American descent, or to those from any ethnic background who are majoring or minoring in Italian language, Italian Studies, or Italian American Studies or a related field.
  • The Order of the Sons of Italy in America offers national leadership grants and study abroad scholarships to those of Italian descent.

 
Graduate

  • Boren Graduate Fellowships are available to students who would like to add an international and language component to their graduate education. Boren Fellowships support research and study in ares of the world that are critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East). Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
  • The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master's and Ph.D. students.
  • Graduate students in Business can consider the Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program (EMDAP). This program works in conjunction with the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide US graduate business students with a ten-month opportunity to provide management assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries.
  • Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students and to qualified professionals in particular vocations. It is the world's largest privately funded international scholarship program.
  • The DAAD German Academic Exchange Service provides study, research, and internship opportunities for highly qualified undergraduates and graduate students in all fields in Germany.
  • Every year, the Japanese government invites thousands of young college and university graduates from overseas to participate in the Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program to teach English throughout Japan. Established in 1987, the program has earned a high reputation, both in Japan and overseas, for its efforts in human and cultural exchanges, and has become one of the largest cultural exchange programs in the world.
  • Students considering a graduate degree in science, engineering and technology should explore the KAUST Discovery Scholarships sponsored by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia. This is a fully funded scholarship.