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60 Study Abroad Grants and Scholarships

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Updated November 18th, 2015.

Did you see the cost of your dream study abroad program and instantly cringe? You're not alone -- studying abroad can be expensive but there are some ways around those hefty price tags. You could of course fundraise, take on a side job, and spend your summer saving, but did you know there are also grants and scholarships specifically for students who want to study overseas?

Scholarships for study abroad are widely available from a variety of sources.

That's right, scholarships for study abroad are widely available from a variety of sources (including right here on Go Overseas with our study and intern abroad scholarship). Surprisingly, thousands of dollars worth of scholarships go unclaimed every year simply because no one applies for them (the horror!). Some of this money could be YOURS.

The trick is knowing not only where to look for scholarships, but also how to apply for them. Even though they may not fully cover your study abroad costs, they'll help decrease your expenses and make your study abroad experience more affordable. So read on for tips on how to apply for study abroad grants and scholarships, as well as a helpful list of scholarships and grants you should apply to.

Quick Tips for Getting Financial Aid for Study Abroad

We've compiled as many study abroad scholarships and grants as we could find right here, but it's not an exhaustive one. In addition to looking here, here are some tips for finding more study abroad scholarships and grants:

  • Explore financial aid options specific to your study abroad program.
  • Check with the government of the country you want to study abroad in -- some give financial support to international students.
  • Visit your financial aid office, study abroad office, and foreign language departments to ask about potential funding sources.
  • Ask your advisor if there are any scholarships specific to your major.
  • Check local organizations like Sons of Italy chapters, German clubs, Hispanic heritage groups, Chinese-American associations, etc.
  • Apply for federal financial aid -- many students don't realize that these government grants and loans may used toward study abroad. You can fill out the application, known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA, online at the US Department of Education FAFSA website.

Are you a high school student? Then you may want to jump ahead to our list of high school study abroad scholarships.

Free Scholarship Search Databases

The internet is an excellent resource for locating a large number of study abroad scholarships. Many of these scholarships will allow you to apply directly online; potentially, you can apply for dozens of scholarships in a few short hours. However, their one downfall is that a larger application pool will reduce your chances to be awarded aid, but remember, you have to be in it to win it! Some places to start:

  • Scholarship Portal: This website provides a comprehensive free search database system for scholarships available throughout Europe; you can search by region, country and discipline.
  • FastWeb: This website will not only help you find study abroad scholarships, but scholarships of all kinds that may help you get through the rest of college. The service is free but offers a number of extra benefits if you decide to register.
  • Mach25 Scholarship Search: This is a simple and free scholarship search database. In a Keyword Search, try entering the name of a language you are interested in and browse through the results to find anything you qualify for.
  • IIE Passport: This database is a comprehensive search engine for all study abroad programs registered with IIE passport.
  • The great thing about grants is they're NOT loans, so you don't have to pay them back. Use this database to find money available to cover various costs of study abroad.
  • Scholarships for Study in Australia:This database provided by the Australian government gives students easy access to the available funding for international students studying there.

Now, down to the good stuff! A whole, huge list of study abroad scholarships you should apply for now:

Study Abroad Scholarships for Multiple Languages and Locations

Multiple Countries
1. Go Overseas Study & Intern Abroad Scholarship

Go Overseas offers a bi-annual scholarship to students who are planning on studying or interning abroad. Applicants must submit a photo essay and quick survey to enter. The award of $500, to go to any part of your study or intern abroad trip, is given to the most creative entrant. Read our full list of insider tips for applying to the Go Overseas scholarship to get ahead of the crowd!

  • Level: Undergrad and graduate students
  • Award: $500
  • Requirements: You must be enrolled full-time at an instution based in the U.S.
  • Deadline: December 1st, 2015
  • How to Apply: Online Application
2. National Security Education Program / David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships:

Scholarships to support U.S. undergraduate students participating in study abroad programs in world regions critical to US interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East), in exchange for a commitment to seek work in the federal government. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

  • Level: Undergrad
  • Award: $2,500 - $20,000
  • Requirements: Must be a U.S. citizen who has not yet completed their undergraduate degree.
  • Deadline: February 9, 2016
  • How to Apply: Online application which requires two essays and two letters of recommendation.
3. Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

Provides awards for US undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Based on financial need. Sponsored by the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

  • Level: Undergrad
  • Award: Up to $5,000 (plus additional bonus funds available to Gilman Scholarship recipients only)
  • Requirements: Must receive the Pell Grant. The student's chosen program must meet the Gilman Program's eligibility criteria.
  • Deadline: October 6, 2015
  • How to Apply: Submission of an online application and certification from the student's study abroad and financial aid advisor
4. Robert B. Bailey Scholarship

The Robert B. Bailey Scholarship is intended to promote the participation in CIEE's International Study Programs of individuals or members of groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in study abroad, especially ethnic minority students. Applicants are asked to specify the group to which they belong and which they believe to be underrepresented in study abroad.

Applications are reviewed based upon the information provided including financial need, academic achievement, the Personal Statement essay, and recommendations. As part of the scholarship essay, students should also explain how membership in that group factored into the decision to choose the program/destination of study. Additionally, the personal statement should address how the applicant plans to integrate the international experience into future academic, community, professional, and extra-curricular activities.

  • Level: All
  • Award: Up to $2,000 per student.
  • Requirements: CIEE program participants
  • How to Apply: Online application, includes an essay.
5. CIEE International Study Programs (CIEE-ISP) Scholarships

Scholarships each year to students who demonstrate both academic excellence and financial need and who are applicants from an Academic Consortium member institution (list is here). Applications are reviewed based upon the information provided including financial need, academic achievement, the Personal Statement essay, and recommendations.

  • Level: All
  • Award: $1,500 - $2,000 per student
  • Requirements: CIEE program participants
  • How to Apply: Online application
6. Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETAs)

Selected participants work for one academic year in a school or university in a foreign country in Europe, Asia, or South America, assisting in the teaching of English language and American culture. Participants are integrated into the life of the host country. Program details differ from country to country, but participants receive a stipend, paid round-trip airfare, and other benefits. Applicants must have B.A. at time the award year begins.

  • Level: B.A. in hand
  • Award: The grants cover transportation costs, housing, and accident and sickness benefits.
  • Requirements: U.S. resident in good physical health with bachelors degree (or equivalent). Must have proficiency writing and speaking language of host country.
  • How to Apply: Online Application
7. USAC Scholarships

USAC awards more than $350,000 in scholarships each year to help students with their study abroad expenses. They have a variety of scholarships available for students enrolled in USAC programs, including general study abroad, Member University, and site/project specific scholarships.

  • Award: Varies
  • Requirements: Must be used on a USAC program
8. Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships

The Rotary Club offers 3 different types of scholarship: Academic Year Ambassadorial Scholarships for 1 year of study abroad, Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships for 2 years of degree-oriented study abroad, and Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships for 3 or 6 months of language study and cultural immersion abroad. Applicants must be a citizen of a country that has Rotary Clubs and must have completed at least 2 years of college-level coursework or equivalent professional experience before commencing their scholarship studies.

  • Level: Undergrad or graduate
  • Award: $13,000 - $25,000
9. Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Scholarships

The national honor society for foreign language students awards scholarships for undergraduate study in programs abroad to its members.

  • Level: Undergrad
  • Award: $1000
  • Requirements: Have a 3.75 GPA at an institution with an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter.
  • Deadline: 2016 dates have yet to be announced.
  • How to Apply: Online Application.
10. Golden Key Study Abroad Scholarships

Ten scholarships awarded annually for members of the Golden Key Honor Society for undergraduate study abroad. Awards will be made based on academic merit and relevance of study abroad program to major field of study.

  • Level: Undergrad
  • Award: Varies between scholarships.
  • Requirements: Must be a Golden Key Member.
  • Deadline: December 2015
  • How to Apply: Online Application.
11. Fulbright Travel Grants

To pay round trip travel expenses to study abroad programs in Germany, Hungary, Italy in cases where the cost of travel is not covered by the program fees.

  • Level: Graduate
  • Award: Determined by need of applicant.
  • Requirements: U.S. resident in good physical health with bachelors degree (or equivalent). Must have proficiency writing and speaking language of host country.
  • Deadline: October 13th, 2015
  • How to Apply: Online application.
12. American Association of University Women Fellowships and Grants

One of the world's largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing more than $3 million in funding for more than 200 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2009-10 academic year.

  • Level: Graduate
  • Award: Varies. Between $2,000 and $30,000.
  • Requirements: Each fellowship or grant has its own requirements, but all are only available to women.
  • Deadlines: Each has a different deadline, the earliest being November 15th, 2015, the latest being January 15th, 2016.
  • How to Apply: Varies between awards.
13. CEA Scholarships

CEA offers 8 unique scholarship opportunities available to those enrolled in CEA study abroad programs, based on need, merit, affiliation, and distinction.

  • Level: Undergrad
  • Award: $500 - $750 for short term programs and $1,000 - $3000 for year-long programs.
  • Requirements: Varies; 2 are diversity-based, 1 is need based, and the remaining 5 are merit-based.
  • Deadline: November 30th, 2015
  • How to Apply: Varies by scholarship, but most require an online application and a brief essay.
14. Glimpse Correspondents Programs

The Glimpse Foundation and The National Geographic Society seek talented writers, photographers, and filmmakers to record their experiences studying abroad.

  • Level: Undergrad
  • Award: Save $600 from one of their courses
15. Churchill Foundation Scholarship

At least fourteen Churchill Scholarships are offered annually. The Scholarship is tenable for nine, ten or twelve months, depending on the academic program.

  • Level: Graduate
  • Award: $45,000 - $50,000
  • Requirements: Strong academic performance, with outstanding personal qualities and proven to be capable of contributing to the advancement of knowledge in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics.
  • Deadline: November 10th, 2015
  • How to Apply: An instruction guide is available to prospective candidates. Students a required to submit an online application and submit letters of recommendation. The student must be accepted by laboratory supervisor before submission.
16. Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation

Travel Study Awards through the CJS foundation are available to Silver or Gold Award Girl Scouts who plan to study abroad.

  • Level: Undergrad
  • Award: $1,000
  • Requirements: A current or former girl scout. Must have 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or 4.0 on a 5.0 scale.
  • Deadline: December 4, 2015
  • How to Apply: Complete the application, obtain a letter of recommendation from a Girl Scout staff member or volunteer, and submit an essay.
17. John T. Petters Scholarship

Scholarship awards for students interested in international business with diverse backgrounds looking to study abroad as part of their degree plan.

  • Level: Undergrad
  • Award: Up to $5,000
18. Jerome Foundation Travel & Study Grant Program

Awards grants to emerging creative artists with funds supporting periods of travel for the purpose of study, exploration, and growth.

  • Level: Must not be enrolled in a degree program.
  • Award: Up to $5,000.
  • Requirements: The applicant must be an individual artist living in Minnesota or the five boroughs of New York City.
  • Deadlines: The 2016 deadline will be announced in the Fall of 2015.
  • How to Apply: Complete the Eligibilty Quiz, review policies and practices, and submit an application.
19. School for International Training (SIT) College Semester Abroad Scholarships

Awards are made on consideration of need. In addition, scholarship funds are used to ensure that a diverse group of students, from all regions in the U.S. and from a variety of colleges and universities can participate.

  • Level: Undergraduate
  • Award: $500 - $5,000
  • Requirements: As long as you are accepted into the program, the program's scholarships and grants are available to you.
  • Deadlines: April 1st for Summer programs, May 15th for Fall programs, and November 1st for Spring programs.
  • How to Apply: When applying to SIT, indicate that you would like to apply for SIT scholarships. Furthermore, you must add SIT's school code when you are filing your FAFSA.
20. Youth Foundation Scholarship

Available to high school seniors seeking higher education at accredited four-year United States colleges or universities. Applicants must show a 3.5+ or better grade average and should document financial need.

  • Level: Undergrad
  • Award: Varies, ranges between $2,500 and $4000
  • Requirements: A high school Senior who demonstrates a desire to help others through their extra curricular activities.
  • Deadline: Information will be available in January 2016
  • How to Apply: Information will be available in January 2016
21. Critical Language Scholarships

The CLS Program is a U.S. government interagency effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply.

  • Level: Undergrad, Graduate
  • Award: Varies
  • Requirements: Must be a U.S. citizen who has completed at least one academic year at an institution.
  • Deadline: November 23, 2015
  • How to apply: Online application along with two letters of recommendation and a copy of your transcripts.
22. Global Studies Foundation Student Grant

The CLS Program is a U.S. government interagency effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply.

  • Level: Undergrad
  • Award: Varies
  • Requirements: U.S. citizen who is attending an accredited secondary or postsecondary institution. Strong academic performance is essential to be considered.
  • Deadlines: July 1st, 2015
  • How to apply: To apply, you must submit an application that includes your school transcripts, two letters of recommendation, a resume, official endorsement from your study abroad program, and a letter describing how the grant will benefit you and others (upon your return).
23. NSEP Boren Scholarship

The Language Flagship offers the Boren Scholarship once a year to undergraduate students to study languages that are underrepresented in areas critical to U.S. interests.The Language Flagship also offers a limited number of fellowships to qualified American students interested in receiving financial support to participate in one of the Graduate Flagship Programs in Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, and Persian.

  • Level: Undergraduate
  • Award: Varies
  • Requirements: Must be a U.S. citizen who has not yet completed their undergraduate degree.
  • Deadline: February 9, 2016
  • How to Apply: Online application which requires two essays and two letters of recommendation.
24. AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships and Grants

Over $800,000 is given to deserving students for both semester and summer programs by the American Institute for Foreign Study.

  • Level: Undergrad
  • Award: $200 - $1,000
  • Requirements: Varies by award
  • Deadlines: Varies
  • How to apply: Varies, several through online application
25. Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship

Part of Tortuga Backpack's mission "is to help people take amazing trips" -- which is why they dedicate part of their proceeds towards a study abroad scholarship for full time students who have been accepted to study abroad trips. It's only open to U.S. citizens. To apply just complete an online application and 500-word essay.

  • Level: Undergrad
  • Award: $1,000 and a Tortuga Backpack
  • Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a full time student in good academic standing, and have been accepted into a study abroad program. As far as residency requirements, you don't have to necessarily be a resident of the U.S., but you must at least be studying in the U.S. on a student visa.
  • Deadline: To be considered for the Spring 2016 scholarship, you must submit an application by December 20th, 2015
  • How to Apply: Online Application

Scholarships for Study Abroad in Asia

26. Department of Education Scholarship for Programs in China

Provides financial assistance to students who are participating in the Chinese language programs offered by the CIEE Centers at Peking University (Beijing), East China Normal University (Shanghai), Nanjing University, and National Chengchi University (Taipei). Based on merit, financial need, and previous language experience.

  • Level: Upperclassman undergrad or graduate
  • Award: $500 - $8,000 toward program fee
  • Requirements: Varies between scholarships
  • Deadline: Varies
  • How to apply: Online application
27. Henry Luce Foundation: Luce Scholars Program

Stipends and internships for eighteen Americans under the age of 29 to live and work in Asia are available each year.

  • Level: Graduate
  • Award: $40,000
  • Requirements: Candidates must be U.S. citizens who, by July 1 of the year they enter the program, will have received at least a bachelor's degree and will not have reached their 30th birthday.
  • Deadline: June 15 is the annual deadline for receipt of proposals, although a prior letter of inquiry is required to be received by April 1.
  • Number of Scholarships given: 15-18 each year
  • How to apply: Required application documents include a carefully completed application form, four letters of recommendation, academic transcripts and two photos.
28. Freeman Asia

The Freeman-Asia scholarship provides American students to study abroad in one of the 15 Asian countries on semester or summer programs (at least eight weeks in length). Scholarships are first offered to student with no prior experience in the country where they plan to study.

  • Level: Undergrad
  • Award: $3,000 - $7,000
29. Japanese Studies Scholarships

The Japanese Studies Scholarships are for undergraduate students who wish to pursue Japan-related studies. This program offers students an opportunity to study Japanese language and culture for one year in Japan. Students must be currently enrolled in Japanese at a university outside of Japan at the time of application. Sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho).

  • Level: Undergrad
  • Award: 139,200 yen/mo. + one-time sum of 25,000 yen upon arrival
30. Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

Scholarships for American students participating in study abroad programs in Japan to assist with travel and living expenses. Funding from private foundations and major US corporations has made it possible for ATJ to award scholarships annually. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite.

  • Level: Undergrad
  • Award: $2,500 - $4,000
  • Requirements: Students with an interest in studying in Japan.
  • Deadline: October 8th, 2015
  • Number of Scholarships given: 75
  • How to apply:Online application
31. Morgan Stanley Scholarships

For those students interested in economics and international finance who have been accepted for study in Japan are eligible.

  • Level: Undergrad
  • Award: $7,500
  • Requirements: Eligible students include students at US universities who have an interest in economics and international finance and who have been accepted for study in Japan for the 2015-2016 academic year.
  • Deadline: April 8th, 2015
  • Number of Scholarships given: 2
  • How to apply: Submit application with 3-5 page essay
32. India Study Abroad Center

Available to deserving international students interested in studying abroad in India through an ISAC program.

  • Level: Undergrad
  • Award: Varies
  • How to apply: Online application form
33. Asia Exchange Scholarships

Awarded twice a year for students who are currently enrolled in a university/college. The scholarship is to be used for studying abroad via Asia Exchange at one of the following universities: Bali, Indonesia: Udayana University; Bangkok, Thailand: Kasetsart University; Guangzhou, China: Guangzhou University; Phuket, Thailand: Prince of Songkla University; and Seoul, South Korea: Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. The entire program fee for each of the above programs is $3,500.

  • Level: Undergrad
  • Award: 500EU
  • Requirements: The student applying for the scholarship needs to be currently enrolled in an institution of higher education
  • Deadline: September 30, 2015
  • Number of Scholarships given: 10 per year
  • How to apply: Online application

Scholarships for Study Abroad in Europe

Evora, Portugal
34. Walter Jensen Scholarship for Study Abroad

Awarded to a future teacher of French to help pay for a semester or a year studying French abroad in an accredited program in any Francophone country. Student must be currently enrolled in an established teacher education program in French and must be sponsored by a member of the American Association of Teachers of French. Awards are based on financial need and can be used to cover tuition, fees, travel, or housing costs.

  • Level: Undergrad or graduate
  • Award: $2,000
  • Requirements: The student applicant must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application and enrolled in an established teacher education program (B.A., B.S., or M.A.T.) in French. Must be sponsored by an AATF member teacher.
  • Deadline: March 15, 2016
  • Number of Scholarships given: 1 per year
  • How to apply: Online application
35. The Walter J. Jensen Fellowship For French Language, Literature, and Culture

Awarded by the national honor society Phi Beta Kappa for at least 6 months of study in France. Candidates must be US citizens holding a B.A. who can demonstrate that their career does or will involve the active use of the French language. They must demonstrate superior competence in French.

  • Level: Post-undergrad
  • Award: $15,500
  • Requirements: U.S. citizen under the age of 40, who has earned a B.A. with a 3.0 minimum GPA in French language and literature as a major.
  • Deadline: 2016 deadline not yet announced
  • Number of Scholarships given: 1
  • How to apply: Online application, including letters of recommendation.
36. German Academic Exchange Service

Offers 9 different types of scholarships, grants, and fellowships for study and research in Germany. There are awards for undergraduate students to post-doctoral scholars in every field imaginable. Ranges from financial support for 3-week courses to full-year financial support for an academic year abroad.

  • Level: Any
  • Award: Varies
  • Requirements: Varies between programs, most require American or Canadian citizenship.
  • Deadline: Dependent on which scholarship, fellowship or grant you apply for.
  • Number of Scholarships given: 25+
  • How to apply: Varies, at minimum online application
37. Congress - Bundestag Youth Exchange Program

Scholarship program that facilitates cultural exchange for American and German young adults in the business, vocational, technical, and agricultural fields. 12-month program includes support for intensive language instruction, university classes, and a 5-month career-related internship. Funds round-trip airfare, language study and university classes, living stipend.

  • Level: High school
  • Award: Varies
  • Requirements: U.S. citizen, between the ages of 15 and 18, and a current high school student with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Deadline: Dependent on organization, typically between December and February
  • Number of Scholarships given: 75
  • How to apply: Online application
38. EESA-Eastern European Study Abroad

EESA provides merit and need-based scholarships of up to $7,000 per applicant. EESA offers individual financial advising to all students and ensures that each student is able to study abroad.

  • Level: Undergraduate
  • Award: Up to $7,000
  • Requirements: Meet minimum GPA requirements.
  • Deadline: March 1 for the Fall Semester, October 15 for the Spring Semester, and April 1 for the Summer.
  • Number of Scholarships given: 5
  • How to apply: Answer a scholarship question with an essay one to two pages long
39. Delta Phi Alpha Scholarship Awards

The national honor society for German awards scholarships to undergraduate student members wishing to further their German studies with research and study abroad in a German-speaking country.

  • Level: Undergrad
  • Award: $1,000 - $2,000
40. American Austrian Foundation

Offers numerous awards to support exchanges to Austria in the fields of medicine, science, communications, and the arts.

  • Level: Varies by award
  • Award: Varies
  • Requirements: Each fellowship has it's own requirements
  • Deadline: Varies between fellowships
  • Number of Fellowships given: 10+
  • How to apply: Several require the completion of an application form
41. Work Immersion Study Program (WISP)

Three-month work and study immersion program that pays for intensive 1-month language course and places students in a 2-month paid internship in a business or technical field related to their career plans in Germany.

  • Level: Community college only
  • Award: Varies
42. Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbuttel Fellowship

Applicants for long- and short-term fellowships at the Newberry may also ask to be considered for this joint fellowship providing an additional two-month fellowship in Wolfenbuttel, Germany.

  • Level: Undergrad, graduate
  • Award: The award will pay 1,050 EUR per month plus up to 600 EUR for travel expenses.
  • Requirements: United States citizens are eligible for all fellowships.
  • Deadline: November 15, 2015 for Long-Term fellowship, December 15 for Short-Term Fellowship.
  • Number of Fellowships given: 1
  • How to apply: Complete application online, plus a description of your project
43. Kosciuszko Foundation Year Abroad in Poland Scholarship

Financial support from the Polish Ministry of Education and Sport and the Kosciuszko Foundation for US students to study and live in Poland for a semester or year. Includes tuition waiver and stipend for living costs for study of Polish language, history, and literature at Jagiellonian University in Krakow.

  • Level: Undergrad
  • Award: The Scholarship includes acceptance to the program, a tuition waiver and a stipend from the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education in the amount of 1,350 zloty per month.
  • Requirements: Undergraduate sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who are US citizens may apply.
  • Deadline: January 15, 2016
  • How to apply: Online application, including essay
44. King Olav V Norwegian-American Heritage Fund

Scholarship to support the study of American students in Norway or Norwegian students in the US.

  • Level: Undergrad
  • Award: $1,000 - $1,500
  • Requirements: Americans age 18 and older, who plan to explore an interest in Norwegian heritage or modern Norway at an institution of higher learning OR Norwegians age 18 and older, who desire to further their studies in American culture at an institution of higher learning.
  • Deadline: March 1 annually
  • Number of Scholarships given: The Sons of Norway Foundation Scholarship Committee will determine each year the number of scholarships to be awarded
  • How to apply: 500 word essay
45. UniPlaces Scholarship

UniPlaces is a search engine for student accommodation, and while their scholarship is different than most others on the list, applicants will have the chance to win accommodation for a full semester of their study abroad -- which we all know can be a major expense! Applicants can be any nationality.

  • Level: Undergrad and Grad
  • Award: Accommodation for a semester
  • Requirements: Submission should be original, authentic, and help as many students as possible.
  • Deadline: September 30, 2015
  • Number of Scholarships given: 10 per year
  • How to apply: Submit a video of you doing something random and kind for another student.

Scholarships for Study Abroad in Latin America

Latin America
Oaxaca, Mexico
46. uVolunteer Scholarship

This scholarship isn't for studying abroad, but it's a great opportunity for volunteering abroad. This scholarship covers the full cost of volunteering abroad in Costa Rica for 4 weeks; everything from airfare to housing is covered. Applicants must submit a video demonstrating how they've made a difference in their community.

  • Level: Undergrad, graduate
  • Award: $2,000, plus a $600 airfare voucher
  • Requirements: Must be 18 years or older. This scholarship may not be received more than once.
  • Number of scholarships given out: 1
  • Deadline: Wednesday, November 25, 2015
  • How to apply: Video Submission
47. Center for Cross-Cultural Study Scholarship Program

The Center for Cross-Cultural Study Scholarship Program is open to all students enrolled in CC-CS study abroad programs in Spain, Argentina, and Cuba.

  • Level: Undergrad
  • Award: $100 - $1,000
  • Requirements: The Merit-Based scholarship requires a 3.5 GPA and a strong passion for the Spanish language. The Diversity scholarship requires a 3.0 GPA and is designed for students from diverse backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in Study Abroad.
  • Deadlines: May 15 for Fall, October 15 for Spring, and April 15 for Summer.
  • How to apply: 400-500 word essay written in English
48. LIVFund

The Learn, Intern, and Volunteer in Latin America fund offers scholarships to any student in need of financial assistance and planning to study or intern abroad in Latin America (including Argentina and Cuba).

  • Level: Undergrad
  • Award: $500
  • Requirements: "The scholarship competition is open to anyone over the age of 18 interested in learning, interning or volunteering abroad in Latin America"
  • Deadline: You may apply anytime, beginning six months in advance of your program start date
  • Number of Scholarships given: 2 scholarships per month
  • How to apply: Fill out online application form
49. HACU Study Abroad Scholarship Programs

The HACU offers two different scholarships to students of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities to participate in programs around the world.

  • Level: Undergrad
  • Award:The HACU-AIFS Scholarship covers 50% of the AIFS all-inclusive program fee. The HACU-IES Abroad Scholarship ranges from $2,500 to $5,000.
  • Deadlines: HACU-AIFS Scholarship: March 1 for Summer, April 15 for Fall, and September 15 for Spring. HACU-IES Abroad Scholarship: May 1 for the Fall and October 25 for the Spring.
  • How to apply: Fill out the application form for the scholarship you wish to apply for.
50. Expanish Short Term Argentina Scholarship

Expanish offers two scholarships during January term, and two during May sessions, equal to the equivalent of 25% of the student's program fees.

  • Level: Undergrad
  • Award: Varies

Scholarships for Study Abroad in Africa

Isalo, Madagascar
51. American Research Center In Egypt Fellowships

Over the course of five decades, ARCE's fellowship program has benefited more than six hundred scholars, whose research interests span the diversity of Egypt's periods and cultures.

  • Level: Pre-doctoral and post-doctoral
  • Award: Varies
  • Deadline: January 15, 2016
  • Number of Fellowships and Scholarships given: 10+
  • How to apply: Fill out application form for the fellowship or scholarship you are interested in applying for. Some require a description of your proposal and letters of recommendation.
52. The School for Field Studies Scholarships (SFS)

The Heather Jo Leibowitz Memorial Scholarship is an endowed scholarship open to SFS students participating in an East Africa program. SFS students who have expressed an interest in continuing the community work that Heather began are eligible to apply. In addition, there's a wide range of School for Field Studies Scholarships available.

  • Level: Undergrad
  • Award: $2,000 - $5,000
  • Requirements: Be a current SFS stutdent.
  • Deadline: Applications for Summer 2016 and Fall 2016 are being accepted. There are no application deadlines.
  • How to apply: You are automatically considered for the scholarship when you submit your SFS Financial Aid Application.
53. Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award

An award that focuses unambiguously on excellence in scholarship; it has a long tradition of investing in education and related fields.

  • Level: Graduate
  • Award: Over $100,000
  • Requirements: Residents of South Africa who are outstanding achievers, and demonstrate a commitment to transferring skills and building capacity in South Africa.
  • Number of Fellowships given:1
  • Deadline: November 3rd 2015
  • How to apply: Written submission
54. CGE's Students of Color Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Students of Color Endowed Scholarship Fund exists to provide encouragement and financial assistance to a student of any class who is involved in a Center for Global Education

  • Level: Undergrad
  • Award: Varies, based on applicant's financial need
  • Requirements: 1. Involved in a Center for Global Education and Experience customized program, or summer program, or semester program, and 2. affiliated with one of the following: A. The American Indian, Hispanic/Latino, Pan Afrikan or Pan Asian student service programs at Augsburg College, B. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) college or university, C. another college or university in Minnesota
  • How to apply: Fill out application
55. Vance Scholarship in Ghana

For students attending Central College Abroad's program in west Africa.

  • Level: Undergrad
  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadlines: March 15 for Fall and year programs, October 1 for Spring programs
  • Requirements: Attend one of Central College Abroad's cooperating institutions (inquire at your home institution or with CCA to see if you qualify); 3.0 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale; application required
  • How to apply: Fill out application

Scholarships for Study Abroad in Oceania

56. US Indonesia Society Grants

USINDO Travel Grants are open U.S. and Indonesian citizens seeking to travel to Indonesia or the United States to conduct field research or other professional projects, including conferences.

  • Level: Undergrad, Graduate
  • Award: $2,000
  • Deadlines: March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1
  • Requirements: U.S. and Indonesian citizens who plan to contribute to long-term understanding between Indonesia and the United States.
  • How to apply: Follow the application procedures outlined on USINDO's site
57. Southeast Asian Fellowship Program

The East-West Center offers a wide variety of both short- and long-term programs for individuals. Academic scholarships and fellowships as well as educational exchange and professional development programs are available.

  • Level: Undergrad, Graduate
  • Award: Varies
  • Number of scholarships/fellowships given: 15+
  • Deadlines: Varies
  • How to apply: Varies by scholarship
58. Fellowship Grant in Singapore

The Asian Civilizations Museum invites scholars to apply for fellowships in areas related to the museum's collections and topics of future exhibitions. The research fellowships support in-depth original study and writing on specialized aspects of Asian culture.

  • Level: Undergrad, graduate
  • Award: A monthly stipend of S$5,000, plus a grant for S$3,000 for relocation costs
  • Number of fellowships given out: 1-2 each year
  • Deadlines: 2015 dates not yet posted
  • Requirements: PhD or be in the final stages of their dissertation or equivalent research qualifications.
  • How to apply: Submit a research proposal
59. Otago Polytechnic Scholarships

Otago Polytechnic offers multiple scholarships, which are open to local and international students. These scholarships cover several different areas of study, so it's very likely you can find one to fit your needs.

  • Level: Undergrad, graduate
  • Award: Varies. Some offer to reduce course fees, others offer grants.
  • Requirements: Each scholarship asks for specific criteria from applicants.
  • Deadline: Varies between scholarships.
  • How to apply: Request information or application forms as specified by each award.

Good Luck!

This is just a snapshot of the ample scholarship opportunities available to aid in funding your study abroad experience. While cost is an influential factor, it should not be a deciding factor (especially if the decision is leaning towards a 'no!'). We bid you good luck in your search for scholarships!

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