Study Abroad Scholarships & Fellowships

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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, or watch our Study Abroad Financial Aid Webinar.  

Please also attend one of our “How to Fund Your Study Abroad” workshops: we offer about 1-2 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 2021 summer or autumn UW Tacoma study abroad program. Deadline: February 15.

UW Study Abroad Scholarship

Washington state residents with the greatest financial need are given priority for most scholarships. Financial need is demonstrated via the FAFSA or WAFSA. Deadlines vary. 

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: February.

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).

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 Singapore)

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

Diversity Abroad Consortium 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 EXTENDED: March.

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. Deadline: April 

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: September 16, 2020 for winter and spring 2021 study abroad programs.

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)

Gilman-McCain Scholarship 

Support for children dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad. Deadlines: Rolling application

IGE Study Abroad Award

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.

Scotts Cheap Flights Scholarships 

Scholarships for permanet U.S. residents to study abroad. Deadlines: March and October. 

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.