Study Abroad Scholarships

Your study-abroad dream can become reality with the help of study-abroad scholarships, fellowships and internships for U.S. students.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program: The Gilman Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, offers scholarships for students with financial need who have been traditionally under-represented in education abroad.
  • Website: iie.org/gilman ​
  • Deadline: See website•‘ 
  • Sponsor: U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Boren Scholarships & Fellowships: Funding from the National Security Education Program (NSEP) supports U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Up to $20,000 for undergraduates and $30,000 for graduate students depending on cost and length of program.

  • Website: borenawards.org •‘ 
  • Deadlines: See website•‘ 
  • Sponsor: National Security Education Program (NSEP)

Fulbright Program: U.S. Student Competition:  The Fulbright U.S. Student Program equips future American leaders with the skills they need to thrive in an increasingly global environment by providing funding for one academic year of study or research abroad, to be conducted after graduation from an accredited university. Included in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program are English Teaching Assistantships which provide opportunities for U.S. students to assistant teach English language and conversation alongside host country English teachers in select countries in Asia, Eastern and Western Europe and Latin America.

  • Website: fulbright.org •‘ 
  • Deadlines: See website•‘ 
  • Sponsor: U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Global Engineering Education Exchange Program (Global E³):  Global E³ is a study abroad exchange opportunity for undergraduate (and some graduate) engineering students to be exchanged between top U.S. and international engineering programs.

  • Website: globale3.org •‘ 
  • Deadlines: First Monday in October (for Spring), first Monday in March (for Fall/Academic year)

Guide to Online Schools Study Abroad Scholarship Guide to Online Schools provides a new type of financial aid resource with its unconventional study abroad scholarship program. Instead of choosing applicants based on the usual measures of success -- GPA, SAT scores, community involvement, etc.-- our scholarship rewards students for their natural creativity and analytical thinking.

IIE Internship Programs in Budapest & Mexico City:  The IIE European and Latin American offices host internship programs for college students or recent graduates who wish to gain cultural and professional experience while interning with an international non-profit organization.

Study Abroad Funding:  The online search engine allows students and advisers to search by country or subject to find study abroad grants and scholarships.

The Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education: IIE created these awards to promote and honor the most outstanding initiatives that are being conducted in international higher education by IIENetwork member universities and colleges. Program and policy best practices, including Study Abroad winning programs and honorable mentions, are featured on IIE's "Best Practices in Internationalization" website.

The Language Flagship Fellowships: The Language Flagship, an NSEP initiative, is designed to help individuals achieve superior-level proficiency in certain critical languages. The Language Flagship Fellowship is an award for up to two years for post-BA students to support their intensive language study at Flagship institutions in the U.S. and overseas.

  • Website: borenawards.org •‘ 
  • Deadlines:see website; 
  • Sponsor: National Security Education Program

Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program: The Whitaker Program supports biomedical engineers (and bioengineers), from graduating seniors through post-doctorates, in conducting high-quality research or study overseas.

  • Website: whitaker.org •‘ 
  • Deadlines: see website; 
  • Sponsor: The Whitaker Foundation