Scholarships & Funding Opportunities
There are many funding opportunities through various programs and organizations outside of USF. The following guide may assist in your funding research.
There are multiple scholarship opportunities available for students studying abroad during Spring 2024, including program specific scholarships:
- BU Internships - Deadline: November 1st, 2023.
- School for International Training (SIT) - Deadline: November 1st, 2023.
- School for Field Studies (SFS) - Early submissions are encouraged, as aid is subject to the availability of funds. Review begins in September, 2023.
General study abroad scholarship for Spring 2024:
- FEA (Fund for Education Abroad) Scholarship - Open July 3rd - September 20th, 2023.
- Gilman Scholarship (Pell Grant students only) - Open mid-August 2023 - October 5, 2023.
- Gilman- McCain Scholarship (for Military families only) - Open NOW - August 1, 2023.
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.
- Gilman Scholarship - For recipients of a Federal Pell Grant. Deadlines are in October and March every year.
- Gilman- McCain Scholarship - for children or dependents of active or activated U.S. military members. Deadlines are in August and October every year.
- Boren Awards for International Study - Open to studies in regions critical to U.S. interests
- Freeman-Asia - For students who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia
- Fund for Education Abroad - For students studying abroad for the short term, a summer, or a semester. Please refer to website for deadlines.
- AIFS Semester & Summer Scholarships - International, Diversity, Study Again, & Affiliate Scholarships. Open to AIFS admitted students.
- Arcadia Scholarships - Open to Arcadia admitted students.
- Association of Teachers of Japanese (ATJ) Bridging Project Scholarship - Open to students studying abroad to Japan IES Scholarships & Aid
- Boren Awards for International Study- Open to studies in regions critical to U.S. interests.
- Boston University Scholarships & Grants - Merit, need based, & program specific. Open to BU admitted students.
- Bridging Foundation - For U.S. citizen undergraduate students studying abroad in Japan for one or two semesters
- BUTEX Scholarships - Open to undergraduate students who are affiliated to a BUTEX Full Member institution (eligibility can be found on website)
- CEA Scholarships - Merit & need based. Open to CEA admitted students.
- CIEE Scholarships - Open to CIEE admitted students.
- DAAD Scholarships - German Academic Exchange Students
- IES Scholarships & Aid- Merit & need based, summer, semester, diversity, public university, disability. Open to IES admitted students.
- ISA - Open to admitted students
- Loyola University Chicago (LUC) Vietnam Center - Open to eligible students admitted to the Vietnam Center
- MEXT Japanese Government Scholarships- The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology (MEXT) offers scholarships to international students from around the world the opportunity to live and study in Japan. Unlike most other scholarships, MEXT scholarships are full scholarships that cover tuition, living expenses and roundtrip airfare. There are scholarships available for Graduate and Undergraduate students.
- Ransome Scholarship -Program specific. Open to students admitted to University of St. Andrews
- SAI Scholarships - Open to admitted students
- SIT - Open to admitted students
- Semester at Sea - Open to admitted students
- The Education Abroad Network-Open to admitted students
- 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.
- The 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.
- 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.