Funding Opportunities

There are many funding opportunities through various programs and organizations. Some of them are country and/or program specific while others are based on financial need and merit. There are a few based on cultural and ethnic heritage as well. The following guide may assist in your funding research.

Scholarships, Financial Aid, & Loan Directories

Scholarships, Financial Aid, & Loan Directories

Comprehensive directories of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, and grants to find funding for study outside the US at an undergraduate, graduate, or professional level of study.

Merit & Need Based

Country & Program-Based Financial Aid & Scholarships

Cultural, Minority, Non-Traditional Scholarships

  • American Association of University Women - the largest source of funding exclusively for graduate women in the world, supports aspiring scholars around the globe, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented.
  • Hispanic Study Abroad Scholars - Over $8 Million in scholarships for Hispanic study abroad. The HSAS Scholarship offers $1,000 per semester to students of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) attending Global Learning Semesters programs.
  • National Security Education Program (NSEP) David Boren Scholarships - Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. We focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.
  • Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships - The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas. The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies.

Scholarship for Post-Graduates in the United Kingdom

  • Marshall Scholarship -The Marshall Scholarship Program Offers generous grants to selected graduates of American Universities who wish to pursue graduate studies in the UK.

Scholarship Recipient Interviews

Interview with Kevin Buena
Spring 2014 Gilman Scholarship Recipient
Victoria University of Wellington (VUW)

Interview with Clifford Alonzo
Spring 2014 Gilman Scholarship and American Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Scholarship Recipient
Sophia University Tokyo, Japan

Interview with Lauren AbuAli
Spring 2014 SIT Pell Match Recipient
SIT Buenos Aires, Argentina

Interview with Nicolas Miguel Orjuela
Spring 2014 Marcel and Clare Gloriot Foundation Scholarship and USF Student Enrollment Services Scholarship Recipient
PUC-RIO Rio de Janeiro, Brazil