Study Abroad Scholarships & Fellowships

Below are links to help you search for study abroad scholarships and other international fellowships and scholarships. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but simply a starting point.

Before You Start

Financial Aid
If you haven’t already, please remember to meet with a Financial Aid advisor to discuss how to use financial aid to pay for study abroad.  

Please also attend one of our “How to Fund Your Study Abroad” workshops: we offer about 3-4 per quarter.

Start Early
Timing is important, so get started early; some deadlines are six to twelve months before you actually study abroad. You do not need to wait until you are admitted into your program of study to apply for most scholarships.

List of Scholarships

The OGA Study Abroad Scholarships

Supports currently enrolled University of Washington Tacoma students who have applied to a 2017 summer or early fall UW Tacoma Study Abroad program. Deadline: March 31, 2017.

UW GO! Scholarships

Competitive study abroad funding for undergraduates who are Washington State residents and have significant financial need. Deadlines: February (for study abroad in summer, early fall or fall) and October (for study abroad in winter or spring).

UW Fritz Scholarships

Competitive study abroad funding for UW undergraduates in the humanities and social sciences. Deadlines: February (for study abroad in summer, early fall or fall) and October (for study abroad in winter or spring).

UW Plan2Go Scholarship

Scholarship for UW undergrads who plan to study abroad on an exchange program. Recipients have up to 3 years to use their scholarship toward a qualified UW exchange program. Deadline: December.

UW STEMXChangeScholarship

Supports students majoring in STEM fields in exchange programs at one of UW’s international partner universities. Deadlines: February (for study abroad in summer, early fall or fall) and October (for study abroad in winter or spring).

AASCU-Chinese Government Scholarship (China)

Scholarships to study the Chinese language and/or other academic subjects for either one academic year or one semester. Deadline: January.

Boren Awards

Funding to study abroad outside of Western Europe/Canada/Australia. Requires language study as part of the program, plus one-year government service post-award. Campus Deadline: January.

Bridging Scholarship (Japan)

Scholarships for U.S. undergrads participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Summer programs not eligible. Deadlines: April (for fall study abroad) and October (for winter & spring study abroad).

Chang Foundation Scholarships (China)

Scholarships for UW students planning to study abroad in China or Taiwan. Deadline: March.

Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS)

Fully funded overseas intensive summer language institutes in fourteen foreign languages (incl. Arabic, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, etc.) Deadline: November.

Cultural Vistas Fellowship (Argentina, Germany, and India)

Professional internship and immersion experience in Argentina, Germany, and India. Aimed at students who’re underrepresented in education abroad. Deadline: January.

Diversity Network Summer Scholarship

Summer scholarship for full-time undergraduates who are from traditionally underrepresented groups. Deadline: April.

German Academic Exchange Service Scholarships (DAAD - Germany)

Scholarships for study, research, creative work, and internships in Germany. Deadlines: vary (please check website).

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship

Supports undergraduate, graduate and professional students in acquiring modern foreign languages and area or international studies competencies. Deadline: January.

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA)

Support for undergraduate students who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia. Grantees help promote study abroad on their home campuses and communities. Deadlines: March (for summer study abroad), April (for fall study abroad), October (for winter and spring study abroad).

Fulbright Summer Institutes in the UK (UK)

Fully funded, 3-4 week study abroad programs at prestigious British institutions to promote US students’ understanding of the UK. Deadline: February.

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)

Funding for academically rigorous study abroad programs, for nontraditional study abroad students and those w/ financial need. Deadline: January.

Gilman International Scholarship

Merit-based scholarships for Pell grant recipients to study or intern abroad. Non-traditional study and intern destinations preferred. Deadlines: March (for summer & fall study abroad) and October (for winter & spring study abroad).

HI USA Explore the World Travel Scholarships

Scholarships for study abroad or service learning abroad for students with unmet financial need. HI USA: Hostelling International USA. Deadline: March.

IGE Study Abroad Scholarships

Scholarships for UW Tacoma students to study abroad on a UW study abroad program (includes UW Tacoma, UW Bothell, and UW Seattle programs). Deadline: March.

Japanese Government Scholarships (Japan)

Scholarships for academic study in Japan to foreign students interested in deepening their understanding of the Japanese language, Japanese affairs and Japanese culture. Deadline: February.

Killam Fellowships Program (Canada)

Opportunity for exceptional undergrads to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in Canada. Deadline: January.

Postgraduate International Opportunities

American Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship and Grants (ASF)

Funding for postgraduate or graduate research, study, or creative arts projects in Scandinavia. Some ability in the language of the host country desirable. Deadline: November.

Bonderman Travel Fellowship

UW fellowship for 8 months of solo travel to at least six countries in two major world regions. Non-traditional locations preferred. Deadline: January.

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships

Funded European joint Master’s degrees. All of the available graduate programs include study/research in at least 2 different EU countries. Deadlines vary by program: November/December.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Funding for one academic year of international study, research, and/or teaching English abroad. Sponsored by U.S. State Dept. Campus Deadline: September.

Luce Scholars Program

Stipend, language training, and professional placement in Asia for students and young professionals with no or limited experience in Asia. Campus Deadline: September.

Peace Corps  

2-year service program working on agriculture, community economic development, education, environment, health, and youth projects abroad. Deadlines vary.

Schwarzman Scholars Program

Highly selective award for a one-year Master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Includes significant leadership and professional development, travel through China and networking opportunities. Deadline: September.

Teach English Abroad

This is a list of post-graduate opportunities for teaching English abroad (PDF). We also offer two info sessions per term on this topic. Check our calendar for upcoming dates.

Additional Resources

For additional fellowships, please visit the Student Fellowships & Awards website. We also recommend IIEPassport Search Engine when searching for scholarships for studying and interning abroad.