Don't let a perceived lack of funds spoil your dreams of studying abroad. We're here to help!
Make an appointment today to discuss the many scholarship opportunities available to help make your study abroad dream a reality. From small grants available through your local Rotary Club to big national scholarships, to aid and assistance from your chosen study abroad program, there is money out there!
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Substantial funding for students who are recipients of a Federal Pell Grant. Preference given to students who study in non-traditional destinations. Deadline: late february for fall semester; October for spring semester.
Boren Scholarship for International Study
Boren Scholarship provides up to $10,000 per semester to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, in exchange for the student’s commitment to seek work in the federal government. The scholarship promotes long-term linguistic and cultural immersion; therefore, proposals for 2 or more semesters are preferred. Deadline: January for fall and spring semesters.
Supplemental funding from the Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project for study abroad programs in Japan. Deadline: April for fall; October for spring semester.
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) for Intensive Summer Institutes
Scholarship covers all costs and provides group-based summer intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for eight to ten weeks in the summer. The languages offered are Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Indonesian, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. Deadline: December for summer semester.
Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Study in Germany
Scholarship for academically competitive students for funding for study abroad, senior thesis research, and/or internships in Germany. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year. Deadline: January for fall semester/academic year.
Foundation for Asia Pacific Education General Study Abroad Scholarship
Supplemental funding for study abroad in Asia or the Pacific Rim. Deadline: November for spring semester; March for summer; July for fall semester.
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. Please visit the Center for International Programs for more information about this excellent scholarship opportunity.
Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships
General and dedicated scholarships for summer, semester, and academic year study abroad. Deadline (for all programs): November
Global Studies Foundations Grant for Student Travel and Study Abroad
Supplemental funds for academic studies abroad and for foreign language training abroad. The GSF prefers to fund study in strategically significant countries and languages. Upon return, students are expected to share their experiences through public presentations. Deadline: July for fall/academic year.
Morgan Stanley Scholarships for Study in Japan
Substantial funding for juniors or seniors with an interest in economics and international finance who will study abroad in Japan for an entire academic year. Application must be completed along with Bridging Scholarship application. Highly competitive. Deadline: April for academic year beginning in fall.
Rotary District Grants
Your local Rotary Club may have funds available to support your study abroad plans. Start at the above link, and then take the time to get in touch with the members of your local Rotary Club. Deadlines will vary.
The Learning Abroad Center at the University of Minnesota provides students with excellent tips/hints for financing study abroad. Check out these useful resources:
The Institute of International Education (IIE) also maintains an excellent database of study abroad scholarships and grants: