Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarships

AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships and Grants

AIFS recognizes the challenges today’s students face with meeting the cost of their education. We believe a study abroad experience is an essential component of well-rounded university education and we are committed to providing financial assistance to as many students as possible in support of their goal to study abroad. AIFS funding, combined with other sources of financial support you can access, will help make study abroad attainable.

Aid: Various amounts

See website for deadline.


Ashley Soule Conroy Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at a four-year college or university in the United States and who are planning to participate in full-time study abroad for at least one full semester outside of the United States.

Aid:  $4,000

Deadline: June 1, 2019


Barcelona SAE

Spend your semester or quarter studying abroad through Barcelona SAE! We offer top-tier academics with courses in both English and Spanish for a wide variety of fields, and your coursework in Barcelona can count towards your major, minor, or general education requirements at your home institution.

Aid: $100 – $1,500

Deadline: November 1, 2019


Boren Scholarships for International Study

Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Aid: $8000 – $20,000

See website for deadline.


Benjamin A. Gilman

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness. The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Aid: up to $5,000

Deadline: December 15, 2019


Bridging Scholarships

The United States-Japan Bridging Foundation funds scholarships through AATJ to help students to study abroad in Japan. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Prior Japanese language study is not required. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the U.S. Their terms of study in Japan should be at least three months long.

Aid: $2,500 for semester and $4,000 for academic year

Deadline: October 10, 2019


CEA Study Abroad Scholarships

Studying abroad will change your life, improve your employability, and enhance your global competence… not to mention all of those amazing new friends, new classes, and new foods you’ll discover when you take your education international. In fact, study abroad is so awesome that we think more students should experience it!

Aid: Need Based

Deadline: November 15, 2019



CIS Abroad offers 120 programs in 22 countries with 44 cities to choose from. All of us at CIS abroad have had experiences with life, work, travel, or study abroad, and they’ve changed us for the better. CIS Abroad offers have stellar on-site staff who will help you settle into your life abroad, understand and adapt to the culture.

Aid: Various amounts based on program

Deadline: November 1, 2019


Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals to Germany

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals, between the ages of 18½–24, the opportunity to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program.

Aid: Full Scholarship

See website for deadline.


Critical Language Scholarship

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for U.S. American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.

Aid: Full Scholarship (Tuition, board and airfare)

See website for deadline.


Cultural Vistas Fellowship

For the summer of 2019, Cultural Vistas will select up to 15 fellows to take part in this multinational professional development program that includes eight-week summer internships in Argentina, Germany, and Hong Kong. This fellowship opportunity is funded by Cultural Vistas. The seventh class of Cultural Vistas Fellows will enrich their academic learning through professional internship and immersion experiences focused on civic engagement and youth involvement during the summer of 2019. One cohort of up to four fellows will travel to each international destination.

Aid: Full Scholarship

Deadline: November 15, 2019


David Porter Scholarship (Minority Groups and Disabilities)

Named in honor of David Porter, who has served on the IES Abroad Board of Directors since 1995, this scholarship is open to students of diverse cultural backgrounds who have been traditionally under-represented on study abroad programs. One award given each term of up to $5,000 off the IES Abroad program fee. 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, sex, color, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, age, marital status, national origin or ancestry, ethnic origin or veteran status.

Aid: $5,000

See website for deadline.


Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level or are enrolled in a trade or technical program and who are active in the progressive movement. Early recipients worked for civil rights, against McCarthyism and for peace in Vietnam. Applicants must have participated in activities in the US, and there is a strong preference for applicants who plan on working in this country.

Aid: $15,000

See website for deadline.


Delta Phi Alpha Scholarship

An active chapter has inducted at least two members within any two-year period. Please consult with the chapter advisor to verify whether your chapter is currently active. Applications from inactive chapters cannot be considered.

Aid: $1,250

Deadline: November 15, 2019


Diversity Abroad Scholarships

Undergraduates at a university or community college and be accepted to a study abroad program offered by a Diversity Abroad member organization. Economically disadvantaged students, African American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Latino, Multiracial/ethnic or Native-American undergraduate students as well as students who study in non-traditional locations should consider applying for these scholarships.

Aid: Various amounts

See website for deadline.


Freeman Asia

A Freeman-ASIA award provides need-based funding to assist the recipient with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc.


  • Summer Award: up to $3,000
  • Semester/Quarter Award: up to $5,000
  • Academic Year Award: up to $7,000

See website for deadline.


Fulbright UK Summer Program Scholarship

The Fulbright UK Summer Program Scholarship is for first or second-year college students going to the UK for a four to six-week summer program.  The Fulbright Commission is seeking evidence of leadership qualities and initiative, academic ability, character, adaptability and ambassadorial qualities, as well as an interest in the UK and its culture.

Aid: Full Scholarship

Deadline: February 2020


Fund for Education Abroad

Scholarships available to students, including a general scholarship and specific scholarships dedicated to various student populations. Applicants must meet general FEA scholarship eligibility requirements & preferences. Includes dedicated scholarships for student-athletes, students identifying as LGBTQ+ and scholarships dependent on region.

Aid: Up to $10,000 for academic year and up to $5,000 for the semester

Deadline: January 2020


Gamma Mu Foundation Scholarship

Dedicated to giving $1,000 or $2500 scholarships to gay male identified students from rural areas with international higher education opportunities.

Aid: $1,000 – $2,500

See website for deadline.


Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants IIE

IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants will be made available for U.S. students from a broad range of backgrounds to make it possible for them to participate in academic, internship or service-learning experiences abroad. The scholarship program is intended to diversify study abroad and to encourage students to go abroad who would otherwise not participate in an international experience as part of their college education, especially in support of high-achieving, low-income students.

Aid: $2,000

See website for deadline.


Good Colleges

Good Colleges was founded by Dr. Andrew Lancaster with the mission of helping students find information about the best career options and educational paths available for each student’s chosen field of study. To further this mission, an annual scholarship is provided for study abroad programs. Award selection will be based on essay submissions, and particular attention will be paid by the judges to applicants who demonstrate a well thought out plan of what they hope to learn and achieve by studying abroad.

Aid: $2,000

Application Deadline: November 1, 2019


Go Overseas Annual Scholarship

Go Overseas offers two annual scholarships. One to Scotland and the other to New Zealand. The scholarship to Scotland is $15,000 with flights included. The program is at the University of Edinburgh. The Scholarship to New Zealand is also $15,000 and covers all expenses.

Aid: $15,000

See website for deadline.


Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a university degree. Scholarships are available, on a competitive basis, to high school seniors, Undergraduate students (all years), Community college students transferring to four-year universities, Graduate Students

Aid: $500-$5,000

Deadline: April 19, 2019


Mobility International USA (MIUSA)

Study the culture of indigenous populations in Australia. Intern at an international human rights organization. Americans with all types of disabilities are expanding their world through international exchange. Mobility International USA (MIUSA) is your resource center for disability-related questions about your international study, work, volunteer, teaching or cultural program. We’ll help you with all the tips and strategies you need to get geared up and out the door on your next journey.

Aid: Various

See website for deadline.


Morgan Stanley Scholarship for Study in Japan

Morgan Stanley awarded two scholarships to US students for study in Japan during the academic year 2018-2019: Caralee Casto, from Marshall University, WV, who is studying at Kansai Gaidai, and Abigail Kruska, from Portland State University, who is studying at Aoyama Gakuin. Eligible students include students at US universities (citizens or permanent residents) who have an interest in economics and international finance and who have been accepted for study in Japan for the academic year. Winners of the Morgan Stanley Japan Scholarships are awarded scholarships of $7,500 to help finance their studies.

Aid: $7,500

See website for deadline.


National Italian American Foundation

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) awards scholarships to 60-70 outstanding students in a variety of academic disciplines for use during the following academic year. Scholarships range from $2,500 – $12,000. To be considered for a NIAF scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a member of NIAF or have a parent, grandparent or guardian with an active NIAF membership. Not a member? Visit our membership page to join or renew your membership today!
  • Be enrolled in a US accredited institution of higher education for the Fall 2019 semester.
  • Have a grade-point average of at least 3.5 out of 4.0 (or the equivalent). Some scholarships require a lower GPA requirement for eligibility. Students that are a part of a pass-fail system are also eligible to apply.
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident alien.
  • For the purposes of the NIAF Scholarship Program, to be considered “Italian American,” the student must have at least one ancestor who has immigrated from Italy

Aid: $2500 – $12,000

Deadline: March 1, 2020


New Zealand: Generation Study Abroad Award

Education New Zealand and New Zealand tertiary institutions are supporting Generation Study Abroad students with excellence and travel awards. There are three different scholarships available for semester study in New Zealand.

  • Education New Zealand Study Abroad Travel Awards (ENZTA)
  • Generation Study Abroad New Zealand Universities Excellence Awards (NZUEA)
  • Generation Study Abroad New Zealand Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics Excellence Awards (NZITPEA)

Aid: $500 – $2,000

See website for deadline.


Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants (Nonmembers are eligible to apply)

If you attend a campus where a Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society has an active chapter, you’re eligible for this scholarship — even if you’re not a Phi Kappa Phi member.  Methodist University is a member.

Aid: $1,000

See website for deadline.


Project GO Scholarships (ROTC Students)

Project Global Officer (Project GO) is a collaborative initiative that promotes critical language education, study abroad, and intercultural dialogue opportunities for Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) students. Project GO programs focus on the languages and countries of the Middle East, Asia, Central Asia, Africa, and South America.

Aid: Full Scholarship

Applications open October 2019


Rainbow Scholarship

The Rainbow Scholarship awards deserving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) students who aim to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs. To be considered for the Rainbow Scholarship, applicants must self-identify on the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) scholarship application.

Aid:  Awards up to $10,000

See website for deadline.


Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford

Each year 32 young students from the United States are selected as Rhodes Scholars, through a decentralized process representing the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories. Applicants from more than 320 American colleges and universities have been selected as Rhodes Scholars. Rhodes Scholarships available to United States citizens and lawful permanent residents and is an introduction to the community of U.S. Rhodes Scholars.

Aid: Full Scholarship

Deadline: October 2, 2019


Rotary Foundation & Club Scholarships

The Rotary Foundation and regional clubs offer a variety of scholarship opportunities for students to study — and to study abroad. These include scholarships for high school and graduate students, and the amounts and eligibility vary by club. You do not necessarily need to be a Rotary member to qualify.

Aid: Various amounts

See website for deadline.


Scholar Trips

The Scholar Trips Study Abroad Scholarship is sponsored by Allianz Global Assistance and seeks to increase access for U.S. students who wish to travel and study abroad. Award selection is based primarily on the content and quality of submitted essays or videos, and judges will look for entries that express passion, create impact, and demonstrate creativity. All selected winners will be notified in late January and asked to provide additional verification of eligibility.

Aid: $2,500

Application Deadline: November 9, 2019


Sol Education Abroad

Our company mission is very simple: to treat you the same way we wanted to be treated when we studied abroad. We take pride in this hands-on, full-service approach to ensuring you an enriching, life-changing experience. It’s this unique approach that makes us both a leader and innovator in university study abroad programs.

Aid: $100 – $750

Deadline October 1, 2019


Tobi Cares Scholarship (Minority Groups that are underrepresented)

Clothing retailer Tobi offers a $3,000 scholarship annually — and a $200 Tobi.com credit — to help women pursue higher education and look great while doing it. Even better, this scholarship can be applied to study abroad if you are selected, and you can use it no matter which year of university you’re studying abroad!

Aid: $3,000

Deadline: December 31, 2019


Tortuga 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. Oh, and you also get a Tortuga travel backpack if you win!

Aid: $1,000

Deadline December 20, 2019


The Toshizo Watanabe Study Abroad Scholarship Program (Up to Full Scholarships)

The Toshizo Watanabe Endowed Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to undergraduates/graduate students for a semester or year-long study abroad program in either the United States or Japan. A generous endowment gift of $10 million from Mr. Toshizo (Tom) Watanabe to the U.S.-Japan Council makes it possible to award scholarships to students for whom study abroad would not be possible without financial support.

Aid: Full Scholarship

See website for deadline


Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) Scholarship

Applicants must be U.S. citizens of African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native American ethnic origin, enrolled full time, in good standing at an accredited U.S. college or university, accepted to a study abroad program or language program at a university in Turkey.

Aid: $500 – $2,000

See website for deadline.


Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.

Aid: $7,000

Deadline: April 18, 2020


University Study Abroad Consortium (USAC)

USAC provides affordable, authentic study abroad experiences at a variety of locations across the world. Our programs provide an opportunity to immerse in the culture, history, and academics of another country. Each program is designed to help you grow into an engaged citizen of the world – not only through academic experiences, but through field trips, internships, volunteering, and service learning. From business and STEM to health, journalism, language studies and more, there is a program that will fit your academic goals.

Aid: Need Based and various amounts based on program

See website for deadline.


Wander Abroad

A minimum 2.5 GPA is required to apply. This scholarship covers international experiences for ten days.

Aid: Full Scholarship

See website for deadline.


The William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship at the American University in Dubai

The William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship at the American University in Dubai seeks to further the goals of the Clinton Foundation to strengthen the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence. In partnership with the American University in Dubai, the program will provide American students based in the US the opportunity to expand their educational and cultural horizons by studying in the Arab world.

Aid: Full Scholarship

See website for deadline.