Scholarships, Grants, and Fellowships for Studying Abroad

Many external agencies offer grants, scholarships, and fellowships, and loans to help students study abroad, including:

Academic Programs International (API)
API awards approximately $400,000 in scholarships annually to study abroad students accepted to their programs. These scholarships range from $250 to $1,000 per student.

Annette Kade Scholarships for Study Abroad in Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland
The International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) is accepting nominations from U.S. member institutions for student scholarships through the The New York Community Trust-Annette Kade Fund. 

Grants will be awarded to U.S. ISEP spring semester participants in order to encourage students with a genuine interest in study abroad who do not have sufficient financial resources, to apply for placements in France, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The target audience for these scholarships is students wishing to pursue study at one of the German or French language programs within the ISEP member institutions. The award criteria for the scholarships include academic background, des

$2,000 Scholarships are available for semester and full year students ( 2 available per year)

$1,000 Scholarships are available for semester and full year students (5 available per year)

All nominations should be submitted to ISEP by October 27th. Scholarship recipients will be notified in November.

Bridging Scholarships
Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships sponsored by the Association of Teachers of Japanese. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and be enrolled in a college or university in the United States.

Blakemore Foundation Grants
The Blakemore Foundation with support of the Freeman Foundation announces plans for 25-30 grants during the 2007-2008 academic year for the advanced study of modern Chinese, Japanese, Korean and SE Asian languages.  Students pursuing professional, academic, or business careers that require frequent use of an Asian language may be eligible.  The grant covers tuition and a stipend, plus basic living expenses. 

Boren Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships
National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships competitions. Created in 1991, NSEP awards undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships to American students for study of world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East). Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 for an academic year's study abroad. Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 for language study and international research.

BUTEX North American Scholarships
The British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) offers eight $1,000 scholarships each year to students currently registered at US universities who will study abroad at a BUTEX member institution in the U.K

CC-CS Spanish Studies Abroad Scholarships
The Center for Cross-Cultural Studies (CC-CS) awards several scholarships to students participating in a CC-CS program in Spain or Argentina. Scholarships are awarded based on diversity or merit.

Center for Academic Programs Abroad (CAPA) Scholarships for International Internships
CAPA International Education has more than doubled the amount of scholarship money awarded annually to program participants. Each year thousands of dollars in scholarships are given to students who submit application materials demonstrating high academic achievement and financial need.  Scholarship are available for students particpating in the CAPA-Led Programs to Beijing, Buenos Aires, Florence, Istanbul, London, and Sydney.

CISabroad Scholarships
70% of all CISabroad students receive study abroad scholarship or grants. Between their scholarship programs and affiliate grants, chances are good you’ll receive some aid from CISabroad. 

Critical Language Scholarships (CLS)
The CLS Program is part of a U.S. Government effort to expand 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 undergraduates, Master's and Ph.D. students.

DAAD Grants and Scholarships
The German Academic Exchange Service (Deutsche Akademische Austausch Dienst) offers many scholarships, travel, language, and research grants to undergraduates, graduates and post-graduates wishing to study, research and travel in Germany. Knowledge of the German language requirements varies with each grant or scholarship.
DAAD Grants
DAAD Undergraduate Scholarships

DAAD RISE Scholarships
If you're an undergraduate student, you can spend the summer working on a research project with a German PhD student, who serves as a personal and professional mentor. You'll receive a scholarship to cover living expenses, and the PhD student will help find housing. Get exposed to advanced research and learn about Germany from the inside. Make new friends and establish professional contacts, and spend your weekends exploring the heart of Europe.

Freeman-Asia Grant
Undergraduates who will study in a designated Asian country are eligible for this grant. Qualified undergraduates must show financial need, be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and have at least one more semester of study at their U.S. institution when they return.

Fulbright Grants 
Information on Fulbright Comprehensive Grants for U.S. citizens who are undergraduate or graduate students, doctoral candidates, young professionals or artists. Application deadline is @ October 20th

Fulbright Binational Business Program in Mexico
This program is designed to enhance the knowledge, expertise and understanding of business communities in Mexico for U.S. graduates in business, law or engineering. It combines an internship within a Mexico-based company, firm or NGO dedicated to international business with some graduate courses at a Mexican University. The Fulbright-García Robles grantees usually work as interns from 8am to 4pm five days a week in their assigned companies and attend the university two evenings a week during the program.

Requirements: Excellent spoken and written Spanish is required at the time of application; U.S. Citizenship. US/Mexican dual nationals are not eligible for this program; Candidates with a BA, M.B.A., J.D. or an M.A./M.S. in business administration, finance, economics, international relations, engineering, accounting; Some work experience in a business environment is strongly recommended.

Internships: After final selection is completed, the Commission will arrange the internship matches with the participating companies: Banorte, Cemex, Deutsche Bank, Dupont, Endeavor, Fondo Unido, Gamesa, Grupo BAL, Procter & Gamble, Rothschild Bank, Scotiabank Inverlat, among others.

Universities: Grantees are usually placed at one of the following Mexican universities: Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM) and the Monterey Technological Institute (ITESM).

Application Deadline:@ October 20th

Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships
The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is an independent organization committed to increasing opportunities for American students to participate in high-quality education abroad programs by reducing financial pressures through scholarships.  FEA's goals include increasing the number and diversity of U.S. students abroad. Awards up to $5,000 per semester and up to $10,000 per year are on offer.

Future Unlimited-Australia
A large database of scholarships offered by public and private organizations to students wishing to study abroad in Australia. 

Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. citizen undergraduate students at two- and four-year institutions to pursue country-based undergraduate opportunities abroad of up to one academic year. To be eligible students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application and cannot be studying abroad in a country currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or in Cuba. Short-term programs are eligible provided they are a minimum of four weeks in length.

Application Deadlines: April 15 - Fall/Academic Year Programs that begin between July 15 and October 15 (excluding summer-only programs); September 22 - Spring Programs that begin between December 15 and April 15

Glimpse Correspondents Program Grants
The Glimpse Foundation and The National Geographic Society are seeking talented writers, photographers, and filmmakers. Each selected participant will receive a $600 grant and will see their work published in Glimpse and National Geographic Media.

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Scholarships
GlobaLinks Learning Abroad offers numerous study abroad scholarship awards exclusive to participants of their study abroad programs. An additional scholarship application is required and is made available to all eligible participants upon acceptance to their programs.

Golden Key Study Abroad Scholarship
$1,000 grants are available to Undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate members of the Golden Key International Honour Society who are currently enrolled in a study abroad program or will be enrolled the academic year immediately following the granting of the award. The study abroad program cannot have been completed prior the application deadline date.

International Studies Abroad (ISA) Scholarships
ISA awards over $600,000 in grants and scholarships to participating students each year. In addition to those offered by ISA, scholarship opportunities are available through several host universities and outside organizations affiliated with ISA.

JASSO Scholarships
The Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) offers enhanced support programs for international students studying in Japan. JASSO offers scholarships to international students who are accepted by a Japanese university, graduate school, junior college, college of technology(4th grade or upper)or Professional training college (hereinafter refered to as "school(s)") under a student exchange agreement on a short-term basis which is  between three to twelve months. Scholarships are usually in the form of a a stipend or around ¥80,000 per month.

Jeannette Rankin Foundation Award
For women over 35 years of age. Grant can be used for study abroad programs.

John Cabot University Rome- Visiting Student Scholarships
An American liberal arts university based in Rome, Italy, John Cabot has as its mission to create a community of both degree-seeking and visiting students. To recognize the importance of visiting students a limited number of scholarships are available to visiting study abroad students who qualify. Scholarships range from $500- $2,000.

Kayln Peterson Memorial Scholarship
Experiential Learning Abroad Programs (ELAP)
offers structured volunteer and internship placements in Latin America, Spain, and England in a variety of fields, yielding valuable personal and professional experience.

One scholarship per year, $1,500 - $3,000 is available for ELAP participants. 

In order to apply for this scholarship students must meet the following:

1) Have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA

2) Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at the time of participation in an ELAP program at a U.S. University/college.

3) Be accepted to an ELAP program.

4) Demonstrate financial need.

Deadline for Application = February 15th for Summer ELAP Participants 

Killam Fellowship
The Killam Fellowships Program provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from universities in the United States to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in Canada.The Killam Fellowships Program provides a cash award of $5,000 US per semester ($10,000 for a full academic year), an all expense paid three day orientation in Ottawa, and a three day all expense paid seminar in Washington. In addition, the Foundation provides all American Killam Fellows with a health insurance allowance of $500 Cdn. All Killam Fellows are also eligible to apply for a mobility (in-country travel) grant in an amount not to exceed $800 Cdn. The idea of the mobility initiative is to allow students to undertake an educational field trip, providing the Fellows with the opportunity to gain a fuller understanding of the culture in Canada. The Application deadline is January 3.

King Olav V Norwegian-American Heritage Fund from the Sons of Norway International
For undergraduate study in Norway and for Norwegian students to study in the U.S.

Massey University Scholarship for New Zealand
The International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) is accepting nominations from member institutions like WCU for student scholarships funded by Massey University in New Zealand.

Students applicants applying to study abroad through ISEP at Massey University on Direct Enrollment are eligible for $500 NZD Scholarships The award criteria include academic background, desire to study abroad, and genuine financial need.

All nominations need to be submitted to ISEP by November 1st. Scholarship recipients will be notified by mid-November.

Minority Scholarships and Strategic Studies Award from the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)

National Security Education Program (NSEP) Marshall Scholarships
These scholarships and fellowships are primarily for graduate study. There are, however, awards available for undergraduate study, too. Each scholarship or fellowship has its own eligibility requirements and application deadlines. Many of the scholarships and fellowships are targeted for certain fields of study, minorities, or study abroad. Visit a specific website listed for detailed information about particular scholarships or fellowships.

National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Scholarships
The NAIF has an annual budget around $1 million dollars. The NIAF awards scholarships and grants  to outstanding students in the summer for use during the following academic year. These awards are based on two categories: 

1) Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements. Area of study is open.

2) Students from any ethnic background majoring or minoring in the Italian language, Italian studies, Italian American studies or a related field, who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements. 

Awards range from $2,000-$12,000 and are awarded to undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, medical, dental, and legal students. Each scholarship award can only cover tuition and university-provided room and board. Scholarship recipients are eligible for one year of scholarship support. 

Partial Scholarships for International Educational Exchange Programs from Mobility International USA
Empowering people with disabilities around the world through international exchange and international development to achieve their human rights.

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant
The Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society offers grants designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants for study abroad are awarded each year.

Raymond Davis Scholarship from the Society for Imaging Science and Technology
The Raymond Davis Scholarship is granted to a student (or students) of imaging science or engineering for use in continuing their studies as a graduate or undergraduate. The grant is made for academic study or research in the theory or practice of imaging science.

Robert B. Bailey Minority Student Scholarship from the Council on International Educational Exchange

Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarships
Currently, three types of scholarships are offered. Some Rotary districts may only offer one type of scholarship (or none at all); applicants must check with the local club regarding availability.  

  • Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships provide funding for one academic year of study in another country up to US $26,000.
  • Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships are for two years of degree-oriented study in another country. A flat grant of US$13,000 or its equivalent is provided per year to be applied toward the costs of a degree program.
  • Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships are for either three or six months of intensive language study and cultural immersion in another country and provide funds to cover round-trip transportation, language training expenses, and homestay living arrangements up to US$12,000 and US$19,000, respectively. Applications are considered for candidates interested in studying Arabic, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, and Swedish.

Sons of Norway Foundation Scholarships
The mission of Sons of Norway is to promote and preserve the heritage and culture of Norway and provide quality insurance and financial products to its members.
For students looking to study abroad for a one or two semesters. Loans are available to US citizens and permanent residents planning on study abroad through a school sanctioned study abroad program at either the undergraduate or graduate level while still attending an approved school within the USA.

US Department of Education Scholarship for Council Study Centers in Beijing or Nanjing from the Council on International Educational Exchange and US Department of Education
Available to American or U.S. permanent resident students who apply for study abroad with CIEE Study Center and specifically applicants for the programs in Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, and Taipei. In addition, applicants must be planning a teaching career in a modern foreign language, have completed 2 years of college-level Mandarin Chinese language training and demonstrate high merit and financial need.  Awards vary in amount and are applied directly to the applicant's program fee. Past scholarship awards have been in the amounts of $500 - $4000.

Application Deadline: Summer, Fall, and Academic Year Programs is April 15; Spring Programs is November 15.

FinAid: The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
Scholarships and fellowships are reserved for students with special qualifications, such as academic, athletic or artistic talent. Awards are also available for students who are interested in particular fields of study, who are members of underrepresented groups, who live in certain areas of the country or who demonstrate financial need.


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