Study Abroad Scholarship Directory

To help with the funding of your study abroad, we have compiled this list of scholarship opportunities offered by providers of study abroad programs and foreign host universities. In this directory you will see information from these organizations, which may help you fund your dream of study abroad.

Many other resources exist, including those from your home university, you should check with your study abroad office for a list of these. You might also consider how study abroad may impact your existing university Financial Aid package, as the cost of your education will change.

We also recommend you consider a crowd funding campaign for your study abroad. Abroad101 awards money each week to a student with study abroad crowd-funding mission on GoEnnounce.com.

Confused by all the complexities surrounding study abroad? Check out Affordable College's Guide to Finding and Financing Study Abroad for some answers and tips.

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

1 scholarship available across 2099 programs

Six grand prize winners will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship to put towards their study abroad or volunteer program. 30 runners-up will receive a $50 Amazon gift card.

$2,500

CIEE

19 scholarships available across 219 programs

For strong students of engineering who plan to further their studies with one of three programs: Engineering, Technology & Society in Dublin; Engineering & Society in Madrid; or Business, Engineering, Arts & Sciences in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

$2500 per student

For students who want to pursue an intensive language program for one academic year in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Cuba, Dominican Republic, France, Italy, Jordan, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Senegal, Spain, or Taiwan

$2500 per student

For high-achieving students focused on these academic areas

$2500 per student

For high-achieving students who want to combine an academic internship and study abroad

$2500 per student

For minority students from minority-serving institutions who demonstrate financial need based on EFC

$2000 per student

Awarded to motivated students who are eager to share the many transformative benefits of studying abroad when they return to campus. Awards are based on personal statements from student applicants that demonstrate motivation and financial need based on estimated family contribution (EFC).

$1500 per student

For high-achieving students seeking study abroad programs focused on these academic areas

$2500 per student

For first-generation college students who want to combine research and study abroad. Preference is given to students with diverse ethnic backgrounds.

$2500 per student

For students who want to pursue study abroad in Africa, Asia Pacific, the Caribbean, or Latin America, and who demonstrate financial need based on EFC

$2000 per student

Six grand prize winners will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship to put towards their study abroad or volunteer program. 30 runners-up will receive a $50 Amazon gift card.

$2,500

For high-achieving students in business, management, finance, and accounting programs who enroll in programs that focus on business or economics

$2500 per student

For strong students who plan to further their studies in environmental sciences and sustainability with the Sustainability and the Environment or Tropical Ecology and Conservations programs in Costa Rica or Bonaire

$2500 per student

For students who demonstrate financial need, CIEE provides direct support for travel.

$1500 per student

For high-achieving students of environmental sciences and sustainability who want to pursue these topics with study abroad

$2500 per student

For high-achieving students who want to study in one of 19 locations in Africa, Asia, or Latin America, or pursue comparative studies in such areas as religion or business

$2500 per student

For high-achieving students who want to study community public health or nursing with specific CIEE programs in Argentina, Botswana, Dominican Republic, and Thailand

$2500 per student

For strong students in international development programs who want to combine academic service learning and study abroad

$2500 per student

For students with a GPA or 3.8 or higher who excel in academic pursuits devoted to socially important areas of study

$2500 per student

For strong students of architecture, design, or engineering who want to attend an architecture and design program in Barcelona, Berlin, Prague, or New York City

$2500 per student

API / Academic Programs International

13 scholarships available across 142 programs

Students who are interested in studying abroad with API at John Cabot University in Rome have the opportunity to earn an “early bird scholarship” in the form of a $200 – $250 program fee deduction, simply by applying to the program in advance of the application deadlines.

$200-$250

The API regional scholarships (Asia/Middle East, Europe, Latin America) provide awards that range from $250 to $800 per session. All API students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are encouraged to apply. The scholarship is both need and merit-based. We will review your academic record, essays and financial need as stated in your own words. This scholarship is offered to quarter/semester, academic year, and summer students.

$250-$800

The API-JCU Diversity Scholarship provides one full tuition award per session abroad (fall, spring, summer 1 or summer 2 session) to an outstanding minority student participating in the John Cabot University Program in Rome, Italy.

Full tuition (varies per term)

API is pleased to support students who are the first in their families to attend a college or university. The First Generation Scholarship award ranges from $250 to $750 per session and is available for academic year, quarter/semester, and summer students.

$250-$750

This scholarship is offered to API participants who attend a community college in the U.S., and awards range from $250 to $750 per session.

$250-$750

The API STEM scholarship is offered for API participants who are studying science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The API STEM Scholarship award ranges from $250 to $750 and is available for academic year, quarter/semester, and summer students.

$250-$750

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Students participating in an API program who have been awarded a Gilman scholarship will be eligible to receive up to $1,000 in matching contributions from API for a study abroad program, or up to $500 in matching contributions from API for an intern abroad program. To receive this award, Gilman winners should indicate their scholarship details on their financial aid information after acceptance to an API study abroad program.

Up to $1,000

API is proud to provide a diversity scholarship in order to support students from a variety of backgrounds. The API Diversity Scholarship award ranges from $250 to $750 and is available for academic year, quarter/semester, or summer students. In order to qualify for this scholarship, students must be one or more of the following: a U.S. military veteran, a non-traditional student (30 years old or older), a student with a disability, a minority student, and/or a LGBTQ student.

$250-$750

It is not an easy task to juggle the demands of college athletics with academic responsibilities while pursuing other interests on campus. API supports both current and college-bound student-athletes participating on our programs. We welcome student-athletes across all divisions of the NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA to apply.

$250- $750

With the launch of its API programs in New Zealand, API is excited to announce two $500 scholarships offered per semester for API students studying at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand.

$500

With the launch of its API programs in New Zealand, API is excited to announce two $500 scholarships offered per semester for API students studying at AUT University in Auckland, New Zealand.

$500

With the launch of its API programs in Australia, API is excited to announce one AUD $500 scholarship offered per semester for API students studying at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.

AUD $500

API is proud to award a two semester and two summer scholarships for $500 each to international internship participants.

$500

Arcadia

1 scholarship available across 123 programs

The College of Global Studies at Arcadia has one of the most extensive scholarship programs of any study abroad organization. As a non-profit university, Arcadia aims to help students for whom financial assistance can mean the difference between participation in an Arcadia program and staying home. Eligibility for our scholarships is based on financial need and approximately 70% of study abroad students who apply for aid from Arcadia receive some form of award.

$250-$2,500

IFSA-Butler

1 scholarship available across 110 programs

Any student applying to an IFSA-Butler program can apply for our general scholarship awards, which are $500 for a summer program, $1,500 for semester study, and $2,000 for the full year. We also offer special opportunities such as First Generation College Student scholarships and a Fill the GAP study abroad savings program that matches contributions up to $1,000.

$2,000