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.

University of New Mexico (UNM)

1 scholarship available across 16 programs

In keeping with the intentions of the UNM Board of Regents, this program is designed to increase the number of UNM students able to participate in credit-granting international programs, and to heighten international awareness and expertise among students and the public. Grantees will be encouraged to share their knowledge and experiences upon return within the university community, as well as with communities and organizations in New Mexico and beyond. In this effort, GEO seeks to identify and assist meritorious students who might otherwise not be able to afford study abroad, to assist non-traditional students and underrepresented groups, and to promote study abroad in non-traditional languages and cultural areas. Grants from GEO for undergraduate UNM students to study abroad. Approximately $1,000 for a semester or $500-800 for a short-term program.

$500-1,000

IPSL

1 scholarship available across 14 programs

FISL offers $500 scholarships to aid students who are enrolled in programs operated by IPSL. Students do not need to apply for this scholarship, all IPSL undergraduate students are considered. Recipients are selected based on their academic and professional goals and accomplishments, as well as financial need.

$500

EF International Language Centers

1 scholarship available across 13 programs

EF International Language Centers is proud to offer 5 travel grants to students of all ages who are passionate about language learning and travel and identify with our mission to open the world through education. As the world becomes more and more interconnected the need for multilingual students and professionals grows. Submit a 500 word response to the question below to be considered for a $500 travel grant to apply towards an EF Language Study Abroad Program during the summer or 2016. Accommodations with a host family and a meal plan will also be provided. At EF we believe the future belongs to those who speak multiple languages. Do you agree? Tell us why in 500 words.

500

Institute for American Universities (IAU)

8 scholarships available across 12 programs

This is a merit-based scholarship available to students with outstanding academic achievement. Students applying for this scholarship should have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Selected recipients receive up to $2,500 each semester. Summer recipients receive up to $1,500.

Up to $2,500

Students who enroll in a January term and a spring semester consecutively are eligible to receive a $500 grant credited to their spring invoice.*

Up to $500

IAU College’s Diversity Scholarship recognizes the academic achievement and potential of students who, through sharing their varied cultural perspectives, will enhance the education of all IAU students and the excellence of IAU College. Open to students who have been traditionally under-represented on study abroad programs. This group includes, but is not limited to, students identifying by a certain race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, disability, age, national origin or ancestry, ethnic origin or veteran status. It would also include first generation college students, students from low income families, and students with a history of overcoming adversity. Selected recipients receive up to $2,000 each semester. Summer recipients receive up to $1,000.

Up to $2,000

IAU offers two merit-based scholarships per semester and one per summer to students majoring in political science, international relations or global studies. Students applying for this scholarship should have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Selected recipients receive up to $2,000 each semester. Summer recipients receive up to $1,000.

Up to $2,000

IAU College offers an endowed scholarship in honor of Dr. Constantin Christofides, retired Distinguished Professor of Humanities at IAU College. This is a merit-based scholarship available to semester and summer students majoring in art or art history. Students applying for this scholarship should have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Selected recipients receive up to $1,000 each semester. Summer recipients receive up to $500.

Up to $1,000

IAU offers a $1,000 grant in honor of Dr. Herbert Maza, co-founder and first President of IAU, to qualified students who enroll for an academic year (two full semesters). The $1,000 scholarship will be applied against the student’s spring semester invoice. Depending on the billing arrangement IAU has with the student’s home institution, IAU will either credit the student’s spring semester invoice or provide the student with a check for $1,000 on-site. All students who spend a semester in Aix and maintain a 3.0 IAU GPA after their first semester will automatically qualify to receive the grant.

Up to $1,000

IAU College’s Presidential Scholarship is awarded to students with exceptional academic ability who also have demonstrated outstanding out-of-classroom and co-curricular involvement and leadership. Students applying for this scholarship should have a 3.5 GPA or higher. Selected recipients receive up to $5,000 each semester. Summer recipients receive up to $2,500.

Up to $5,000

In honor of Amos Booth, esteemed teacher, director, and second President of IAU College, IAU offers a merit-based scholarship to eligible semester students who have been accepted into the French Honors Program. Students applying for this scholarship should have a 3.5 GPA or higher. Selected recipients receive up to $1,500 each semester. Summer recipients receive up to $500.

Up to $1,500

Alliance for Global Education

1 scholarship available across 12 programs

The Alliance for Global Education was formed with the vision of opening study abroad destinations in Asia to an ever-growing and more diverse U.S. undergraduate population. In this vein, we are pleased to offer scholarships to students who attend Alliance programs in China or India and demonstrate financial need. The maximum award amount is $4,500 per student for the fall and spring terms and $2,500 per student for the summer term. Students from non-traditional majors or minority backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

$500 - $4,500