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.

CISabroad / Center for International Studies

8 scholarships available across 108 programs

This award is intended for students within the LGBTQIA+ community. Recipients will work in coordination with the CISabroad Marketing Team to develop a plan for sharing their story while abroad. Options may include photos, instagram takeover, videos, or a blog. Recipients will be expected to submit 5 - 10 pieces.

$250

This scholarship is intended for students who are among the first from their U.S. university to go abroad on any CISabroad program. Recipients will work in coordination with the CISabroad Marketing Team to develop a plan for sharing their story while abroad. Options may include photos, instagram takeover, videos, or a blog. Recipients will be expected to submit 5 - 10 pieces.

$250

Are you already #InstaFamous? Take it to the next level. Recipients will be required to take part in an Instagram takeover as well as provide content for other CISabroad Social platforms. Examples of content include, 20 high quality photos, and a short video about your experience.

$250

There is no GPA requirement for these scholarships. Interested students should complete all scholarship application requirements and be sure to tell us why you want to be a CISabroad Photojournalist. Recipients will be required to maintain an online photo wordpress blog with at least 100 photos by the end of their program.

$100 towards a semester or summer program plus a $100 Amazon gift card to purchase a digital camera.

This award is intended for under-served students within the education abroad population. Possible considerations include, STEM majors, first generation college students, multicultural backgrounds, and many more. Recipients will work in coordination with the CISabroad Marketing Team to develop a plan for sharing their story while abroad. Options may include photos, instagram takeover, videos, or a blog. Recipients will be expected to submit 5 - 10 pieces.

$250

There is no GPA requirement for these scholarships. Interested students should complete all scholarship application requirements and be sure to tell us why you want to be a CISabroad Videojournalist. Recipients will be required to maintain an online video wordpress blog with at least 1 video by the end of their program.

$100 towards a semester or summer program plus a $100 Amazon gift card to purchase a digital camera.

This award is intended for students who are interested in or have an academic focus in conservation, community development, or sustainability. Recipients will arrange and participate in at least two volunteer opportunities while overseas and make a presentation, video, blog, or vlog on their experience upon returning home.

$250

This award is given to students who are ready to dive deep and tell their story to the world! While abroad, recipients will learn to blog or vlog like a pro using either Wordpress or YouTube. When you return students will work in coordination with the CISabroad Marketing Team to develop a project that will be completed upon return of your overseas experience.

$500-$1000

IES Abroad

1 scholarship available across 89 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

International Studies Abroad / ISA

4 scholarships available across 82 programs

In pursuit of its goals of enhancing cultural awareness and providing students with the independence and language skills necessary for the workplace, The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship seek to help those who may not otherwise be able to study abroad. As a testament to his early struggle and lifelong pursuit of academic excellence, ISA offers USD 58,000 annually in scholarships to be used towards ISA programs in memory of Dr. Castañeda. The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship are both merit and financial need-based scholarships that assist students from affiliated universities with the expenses of studying abroad. Scholarship awardees will have the opportunity to participate in the Correspondent Internship, which gives students the chance to add content to ISA’s Student blog. The student may also be given an opportunity to be part of ISA’s offices abroad based on the need of the particular office.

12 x $2000 for Fall Programs; 12 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Fall-start) Year Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Spring-start) Year Programs

ISA offers USD 8,000 worth of scholarships annually dedicated to the memory of Michaela Farnum. Michaela was a junior studying International Business and Spanish at Seattle University and was a participant in the ISA program in Chile. Her experience was tragically cut short when she lost her life in a hiking accident in the mountains of La Campana National Park in Chile. ISA hopes that this scholarship will help aspiring study abroad students and will do so in memory of Michaela who only began to realize her dream of study abroad. The scholarship is both merit and financial need-based scholarships for the study abroad expenses for the summer term of the student awardees

8 x $1,000 for Summer Programs

The ISA Diversity Scholarships aim to encourage students of a broader cultural make-up to participate in ISA programs by offering funds to assist with the expenses of studying abroad. The scholarship amounts to USD 14,000 in awards and is to be used towards ISA programs.

2 x $1,000 for Summer Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Fall Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs

ISA is offering 2 USD 1000 scholarships starting in 2016 to students who embody idea of the phrase “Live Like Ally”. Allison Willen, a Junior at Eckerd College whose life tragically ended during a hiking trip in Mt. Aspiring National Park on ISA’s semester study abroad program in New Zealand. Ally had a contagious love for life, nature, community service, and adventure. Ally was a passionate volunteer in her community, always doing what she could to make the world a better place. Students who believe they Live Like Ally and also share similar interests such as a passion for volunteering, a love for nature and hiking, and zest for life are encouraged to apply.

1 x $1,000 for Fall Programs; 1 x $1,000 for Spring Programs

University of Nicosia - Global Semesters

2 scholarships available across 70 programs

This award is for semester students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above. Students must mail their official transcript to Global Learning Semesters for verification. This award can only be combined with our Early Deposit Discount.

1500.00

Global Learning Semesters awards the Takis Chrysanthou Honored Scholar Award to one student each semester. The student must be attending a semester-long program that is home-based in Cyprus. The award winner is selected based on academic merit, expected contribution to the group experience, and financial need. This award is a $2,500 discount that is credited against program fees.

2500.00

World Endeavors

3 scholarships available across 51 programs

This scholarship is available to applicants interested in participating in any World Endeavors program of at least 3 weeks in duration. As a travel correspondent, a participant will submit video blogs, blog entries, photo essays, or other media documenting their experiences abroad.

$100 - $250

This scholarship is available to student leaders of a college or university organization or social group who are interested in sharing their study, intern, or volunteer experiences with their home campus organizations.

$100 - $250

World Endeavors is proud to offer scholarships to Filipino-American students applying for a semester study abroad program at the University of the Philippines – Diliman.

up to $1,500