Gilman International Scholarship Program: Gilman offers awards for study abroad for U.S. students who are also receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university. Gilman is offered through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education. Contact IIE for an application and deadline information: Gilman International Scholarship Program, IIE, 515 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 150, Houston, TX 77027-9407.
SACI: Studio Art Centers International Florence: Created a scholarship through The Elizabeth A. Sackler Museum Education Trust (EASMET) for female students with exceptional artistic excellence in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography or art conservation who intends to pursue a career in this field and wishing to study abroad at Studio Art Centers International (SAC). 212-984-5548. Contact: Erica Fretwell at firstname.lastname@example.org
National Security Education Program (NSEP) : The NSEP program provides funding for undergraduate and graduates studying abroad in areas outside of Western Europe , Canada , New Zealand and Australia . Students in fields of study critical to U.S. national security, such as engineering, and applied sciences, business and economics, international affairs, political, policy and social sciences, and health and law, are particularly encouraged to apply. For further information, contact: NSEP Undergraduate Scholarships, IIE, 1400 K Street NW , Washington , DC 20005-2403.
Tel. #:1-800-618-6737 Fax: (202)-326-7698.
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia : The goal is to increase the number of American undergraduates who study in East and Southeast Asia . Awardees will be expected to share their experiences with their home campus to encourage study abroad by others, and to spread understanding of Asia in their home communities. Contact: Freeman-ASIA Program, IIE, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York , NY , 10017-3580 .
ATJ Scholarships for Japan : The Association of Teachers of Japanese (ATJ) Bridging Project Clearinghouse at the University of Colorado provides financial support for students participating in study abroad programs in Japan. ATJ awards scholarships to assist with travel and living expenses in Japan. This scholarship can be used in conjunction with participation on the Council Study Center program in Tokyo. For more information about Bridging Scholarships, including deadlines for applying and an application, contact:
Tel. #: (303) 492-5487. Fax: 303-492-5856.
Augsburg College-Scholarships for Students of Color : Available to assist students of color participating in the Center for Global Education Study Abroad programs in Mexico and Namibia . For undergraduates and U.S. citizens. Average award is about $2,500. Deadline is Oct. 15 for Spring, and April 15 for Fall.
DAAD Scholarship Programs for Study and Research in Germany : The German exchange offers undergraduate scholarships for study abroad, language or summer courses, senior thesis, and/or internships in Germany . Grants available to graduate students, Ph.D. candidates & faculty, scholars and scientists at universities. Contact: German Academic Exchange Service, 950 Third Ave , New York , NY , 10022 or
Tel. #: (212) 758-3223.
Institute for International Education: The Institute for International Education (IIE) administers international exchange programs, scholarships and grants. For more information on all the services that IIE can provide, please contact IIE, U.S. Student Programs Division, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017.
Rotary International: The Rotary Foundation, the world’s largest privately-sponsored international scholarship program, provides funding for overseas study for undergraduate, graduate, vocational, and journalism students, and also offers a special award for teachers of the disabled. Rotary Foundation scholarships provide money for travel and living expenses, as well as tuition and academic fees. Contact your local Rotary Club for application information or write to: Rotary International, One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201. Tel. #: (847) 866-3000 Fax:( 847)328-8554.
International Student Loan Program: The International Education Finance Corporation (IEFC) offers loan programs to help participants pay for their study abroad experience. The International Student Loan Program (ISLP) offers Stafford and PLUS loan financing with a supplemental loan through a single package. Students are able to receive government and supplemental financing to cover all costs of studying abroad through one program. For an application packet and further information, please contact IEFC customer service representative: International Education Finance Corporation, 424 Adams Street, Milton, MA 02186.
Tel. #: (617) 696-7840 Fax: 617-698-3001
David Boren Undergraduate Fellowship, National Security Education Program: This program is designed to provide American undergraduates with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experience in countries and areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation. For more info, contact Institute of International Education — NSEP Undergraduate Scholarship/ 1400 K Street, NW — Suite 650/ Washington D.C. 20005-2403 or (800) 618-NSEP.
Bowman Travel Grants: Administered by Council on International Educational Exchange (Council) for students participating in educational programs in non-Western countries. Scholarships available are $500 for programs in Central America or the Caribbean, $750 for South America, $1000 for Asia, and $1500 for Africa. Financial need and merit are taken into account.
Web: http://www.ciee.org or email email@example.com.
American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) Designed for students of color–- African American, Asian American, Native American, Hispanic American and Pacific Islander. Offers one hundred $1,000 scholarships annually for one semester of study in Australia, Czech Republic, Western Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Russia. Fifty scholarships of $500 are awarded for summer study.
Bailey Minority Student Scholarships . Sponsored by the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). Awards are from $500-$1000. To support study abroad, work abroad, international volunteer work or secondary school program. Deadlines are April 1 for summer, fall, and academic year programs and Nov. 1 for spring programs.
Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program. Administered by the Department of State. This scholarship is designed for students planning on pursuing a career in the Foreign Service. Undergraduate and graduate funding is available. U.S. citizens only. Contact The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
Institute for International Public Policy Award will cover half the cost of junior year abroad at an approved institution of student’s choice. Includes sophomore and junior summer institutes and internship opportunities. Must be a U.S. citizen, a sophomore at a 4-year institution, with a minimum of 3.2/4.0 GPA. Emphasis on members of underrepresented minority groups. Applications due March 1 for the following academic year. For applications write to Executive Director, Institute for International Public Policy, The College Fund/UNCF, 8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, P.O. Box 1044, Fairfax, VA 22031. See Fellowship program
Marion Wright Eldeman Scholarship. For persons of cultural or racial diversity. Provides $1,000 for students to attend a Lisle Fellowship International Program in Hawaii, Costa Rica, Bali, Africa, or Japan. Three reference letters are needed. Deadline is April 1. Contact Lisle Fellowships, 433 W. Sterns Rd. Temperance, MI 48182,
(313) 847-7126. 1-800-477-1538. Fax: (419) 530-1245.
Judee J. Kleffman Memorial Scholarship. Recipients must participate in the University of Minnesota’s SPAN or MSID program. Only students who are going to a developing nation are eligible. Deadline-Apply by October. Contact MSID programs, The Global Campus, University of Minnesota, 216 Pillsbury Dr. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.
ISEP-DeWitt-Wallace Scholarship/Youth Travel Enrichment Fund (Established by the Reader’s Digest Association, Inc.) Travel grants in the amount of $750-$2,500 to target underrepresented minority students, students from low-income urban, rural and suburban communities; and young people with disabilities”. Requires a strong academic background, leadership potential, community involvement and financial need.
The American University of Cairo (AUC) Simpson Egyptology Scholarship.
For students studying Egyptology at AUC. For more information, e-mail the American University of Cairo New York Office or contact: The Office of Student Affairs. The American University in Cairo. 420 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor. New York, New York 10018-2729. Voice: (212) 730-8800. Fax: (212) 730-1600
Arcadia University Scholarships. For students studying on Arcadia University's programs in Scotland and Perugia, Italy. For more information see:
Arcadia University Center for Education Abroad. See scholarships.
Web: http://www.beaver.edu/cea/ or
CIEE - ISP Scholarships. For students participating in CIEE programs. For more information see: Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
CIEE - Jennifer Ritzmann Scholarship. For students applying to the Monteverde, Costa Rica semester program only. For more information, see Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
CIEE - John E. Bowman Travel Grants. For students participating in any CIEE educational program in the developing world. For more information, see Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
CIEE - Robert B. Bailey III Scholarships For African American, Arab American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American students participating in CIEE programs. For more information see: Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE).
CIEE China Scholarships For students studying on CIEE programs in China. For more information see: Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE).
Denmark ’s International Studies Program. DIS Scholarship. For students attending Denmark's International Study Program in Copenhagen. DIS provides a high-quality study abroad education to nearly 20,000 students in fields ranging from architecture to economics, political science, biotechnology, art/fine arts, design, graphic design, interior design, landscape, architecture, urban and regional planning and town planning. In the U.S. call (800)247-3477
For more information see Denmark International Studies.
See Financial & Practical-DIS Scholarships
National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) Study Abroad and Scholar at Sea Scholarships
The Scholars Abroad program funds two $5,000 awards and one $2500 award each year. In order to assist students with their study abroad experience, one award is made for each fall, spring and summer term. Application for the scholarship should be made online and submitted to NSCS by the designated deadline date. More information is available on-line at
Semester at Sea Grants.For students studying on Semester at Sea programs. In addition to federal financial aid loans and other outside sources of funding, students may apply for financial assistance from the Institute for Shipboard Education. For fall and spring programs work study grants of $6200 are awarded to a limited number of applicants who demonstrate the highest need. Other students may qualify for grants ranging from $3000 to $5000. For the summer program work study grants of $3800 are awarded to a limited number of applicants who demonstrate the highest need. Other students may qualify for grants of $2000. Contact: Institute for Shipboard Education. 811 William Pitt Union. Pittsburgh, PA 15260. (412) 648-7490/ Fax: (412) 648-2298. See: Semester at Sea, application at:
School for international Training.SIT Scholarships. For students attending School for International Training programs. SIT scholarships include:
- The Diversity Fund: awarded to students who will enhance the racial, national, and ethnic diversity of their programs;
- The Compton Fund: awarded to students participating on SIT programs with environmental, peace studies, or sustainable development themes;
- SIT Asia Fund: awarded to students participating on SIT program in China, Mongolia and Vietnam programs. (Supported by the Freeman Foundation);
- The Workum Fund: awarded to students participating on SIT program in India, Nepal, and Tibetan Studies programs;
- Sally Bragg Baker Scholarship: awarded to female participants in any SIT Study Abroad program.
Fall Semester Deadlines:
May 1: For Brazil, India, Nepal, Indonesia ( Bali), and Tanzania.
May 15: For all other programs.
Spring Semester Deadlines:
October 1: For India, Nepal, Indonesia ( Bali).
October 15: For Brazil, China, Jamaica, Mekong Delta, Mongolia, Samoa, and Viet Nam.
November 1: For Australia, the Balkans, Belize, Bolivia, Cameroon, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, France, Ghana, Ireland, Jordan, Kenya, Madagascar, Mexico, Morocco, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, and Tibetan Studies.
November 15: For Botswana, Central Europe, Chile, Mali, Panama, Southern Cone, and Uganda.
Summer Program Deadline:
March 15for all Summer programs.
For more information see SIT Web: http://www.sit.edu/
SIT Scholarship Web: http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/scholarships/index.html
University of Lancaster (FyldeCollege) Scholarship- Scholarships for Minority Students.
Lancaster welcomes applications from minority students. Two partial scholarships for minority students from North America who will be studying at Lancaster for a full academic year are offered by Fylde, one of the Lancaster colleges. Students who qualify are encouraged to contact the International Office for further information. See http://www.lancs.ac.uk/users/international/staff.htm
Or Web: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/users/international/ or http://www.lancs.ac.uk/users/international/overseas/ or http://www.lancs.ac.uk/users/international/overseas/handbook/intro/17.htm
The Taiwan Scholarships, sponsored by Taiwan 's Ministry of Education, are available to qualified undergraduate, Master's and Ph.D. students. The purpose of the Taiwan Scholarship Program is to encourage promising students from foreign countries to pursue their studies in Taiwan and to enhance educational and academic exchanges. Undergraduate Scholarships: These scholarships are for qualified foreign students who want to pursue undergraduate studies at universities/colleges in Taiwan . A stipend of NT$25,000 per month per student will be provided. Master’s Scholarships: Scholarships in the amount of NT$30,000 per month will be provided for qualified foreign students who want to pursue their master’s degrees at universities/colleges in Taiwan.
Ph.D. Scholarships: Scholarships in the amount of NT$30,000 per month will be provided for qualified foreign students who want to pursue their Ph.D. degrees at universities/colleges in Taiwan . Details, applications and deadlines are available on their website:
Web: http://www.studyintaiwan.org. or see Scholarships at: http://www.studyintaiwan.org/why_studying_in_taiwan/why-study-in-taiwan.htm
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Scholarships .
Phi Kappa Phi awards thirty-eight $1000 Study/Internship Abroad Grants a year. These grants are available for members and non-members in all fields of study who have a minimum academic grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. All applicants must have earned a minimum of 56 semester credit hours of academic credit but not more than 90 semester hours at the time of application; also, they must have at least one full year remaining in their academic programs after participating in the study abroad. Students applying for the Study Abroad Grant must be accepted into a study abroad program at the time of application. Part of the application includes a study abroad plan, which should relate directly to academic preparation, potential career choice, or to a commitment to the welfare of others. Contact Phi Kappa Phi (Phone 1-800-804-9880) or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or via their Web site at: www.phikappaphi.org) for deadlines and an application.
British Council Scholarship Database for UK Study Abroad
Web Links & Publications
International Education Financial Aid
The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
Peterson’s Guide (General search for Study Abroad Programs)
ExPan Scholarship Search
Scholarship Resource Network Express
AIFS International Scholarships
American Association of University Women
Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study
College Consortium for International Studies
DADD-German Academic Exchange Service
DeWitt-Wallace Scholarships through ISEP
University of Colorado at Boulder
Ito Scholarship Foundation
National Science Foundation (NSF), International Programs & Awards
United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corp.
Field Research Grants
CollegeNet Mach 25
Sallie Mae’s Online Scholarship Search
Autralia/New Zealand Scholarship Program
Mobility International. Resources for Persons with Disabilities, including financial aid.
World Study - A Resource on Study Abroad sponsored by NSEP
International Study and Travel Center
Financial Aid for Research and Creative Activities Abroad. San Carlos, CA: Reference Service Press. Bi-Annual, telephone: 650-594-0743.
Financial Resources for International Study: A Guide for US Students and Professionals. New York: Institute for International Education, telephone: 212-984-5330.
Funding for United States Study: A Guide for International Students and Professionals. New York: Institute for International Education, telephone: 212-984-5330.
Fellowships, Scholarships, and Related Opportunities. University of Tennessee-Knoxville: Center for International Education, telephone: 423-974-3177.
Financial Resources for International Study. Princeton, NJ: Peterson’s Guide, telephone: 1-800-338-3282.
Foundation Grants to Individuals. New York: The Foundation Center, telephone: 212-620-4230
Free Money for Foreign Study. New York: Facts on File, telephone: 212-967-8800.
The International Scholarship Book. 2nd Edition. New York: Prentice-Hall, telephone: 212-373-8500.