Studying abroad is a fantastic way to continue along your path of pursuing higher education while also having the opportunity to experience the life and culture of another country. However, it’s no secret that studying abroad can be a costly endeavor, when you add up tuition and fees, room and board, and other costs that often come with exploring somewhere new. So, in this post, we highlight some great study abroad scholarships to help you fund your travels!
Amount: up to $12,000
Eligibility: Open to high school juniors and high school seniors interested in studying abroad in college. No essay required - simply upload your FAFSA to be considered!
Amount: up to $10,000
Deadline: January 12
Eligibility: Open to current undergraduate students (US residents only) who are planning to study abroad. Preference will be given to students of color, first-generation students, and community college students.
Amount: up to $25,000
Deadline: February 2
Eligibility: Open to undergraduate students who are at least 18 years of age and planning to apply to an overseas program in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.
Deadline: March 1
Eligibility: Open to students of Italian heritage who are planning to study abroad in Italy.
Deadline: March 15
Eligibility: Open to undergraduates who have been accepted into study abroad programs. Must have at least a 3.75 GPA. You do not need to be a member of Phi Kappa Phi to apply, but you must be attending an institution with an active chapter.
Amount: up to $7,000
Deadline: March 29
Eligibility: Open to US students attending accredited colleges and universities who have applied to (or are planning to apply to) study abroad programs in Asia. Must have at least a 2.8 GPA and have demonstrated financial need.
Deadline: May 13
Eligibility: Open to Girl Scouts undergrads who plan to study abroad, regardless of their major/minor.
Deadline: August 31
Eligibility: Open to students from any country who will be pursuing a bachelor’s degree abroad at a college or university in the USA.
Amount: Full tuition + study abroad experience
Deadline: September 27
Eligibility: Open to high achieving high school seniors in Arizona.
Amount: Full tuition
Deadline: September 30
Eligibility: Open to US students pursuing postgraduate study in Ireland. Must be between the ages of 18 and 30 and have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Amount: $5,000 - $10,000
Deadline: December 10
Eligibility: Open to high school seniors and current college students in the US and Canada who are studying computer science or a related field. Must be able to demonstrate strong financial need.
Eligibility: Open to current undergraduate students who are planning to study abroad through Arcadia Abroad (note: you do not have to be an Arcadia University student to apply, you only have to be planning to study abroad through Arcadia Abroad!)
Amount: $500 - $5,000
Deadline: Varies (April 1, May 15, November 1)
Eligibility: Open to undergraduate students interested in participating in one of SIT's study abroad programs.
Eligibility: Open to undergraduate students interested in participating in one of CEA's study abroad programs. Must be attending a CEA partner institution.
Deadline: Varies (April 15, November 15)
Eligibility: Open to current undergraduate students who are planning to study abroad. Must be a US citizen or an international student with a valid US visa.
Amount: Varies, up to full-tuition
Deadline: Varies (April 1, October 15)
Eligibility: Open to current undergraduate students who are planning to study abroad through CIEE.
Deadline: Varies depending on semester abroad (October 1, April 15)
Eligibility: Open to high achieving students from backgrounds historically underrepresented in education abroad.
Deadline: Varies depending on study abroad term
Eligibility: Students must meet the minimum requirements for the program to which they are applying and have at least a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA.
PS - for more study abroad scholarships through AIFS, check out their website!
Amount: up to $5,000
Deadline: Varies (deadlines in March and October)
Eligibility: Open to undergraduate students in the US (attending community colleges and four-year universities) who are in the process of applying to study abroad. Must have financial need (be currently receiving a Federal Pell Grant).
Deadline: Varies (July 2 and November 4)
Eligibility: Open to active NSCS members who have been accepted to and enrolled in accredited study abroad programs.
If you’re looking for more study abroad scholarships, the best place to continue your search is on your school’s website!
If you’re planning on studying abroad on a program that is run through your college or university, it’s highly likely that your school offers scholarships (they may even be specific to your school/major/area of study) specifically for study abroad.
Here’s an example:
I went to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, so naturally this example is from my alma mater’s study abroad scholarships page! Many other colleges and universities have pages similar to this one.
If you’re not sure where to find yours, you can start by doing a simple Google search such as “[insert school name] study abroad scholarships”.
Luckily for you, I have a comprehensive blog post that outlines everything you need to know about studying abroad! This guide includes information such as:
And, for you students who are outside of the US and are looking to attend school in America (whether for study abroad or for the entirety of your degree), this blog post on studying in the US is for you!