International Scholarships & Grants
Financial Aid for Studying Abroad
Because scholarships and grants do not have to be repaid, they are an excellent way to finance your study abroad experience. In general, scholarships & grants are based on merit, need, diversity criteria or where you will be studying.
There are many institutions and organizations that provide scholarships for study abroad, including:
· Federal and state governments
· College & Universities
· Religious institutions
· Work organizations
Talk to your financial aid and study abroad advisers. They can help point you in the direction of scholarships and grants you can use for study abroad. Make sure to research and plan ahead, so that you don’t miss any important deadlines.
Must Ask Questions
· Which scholarships & grants do I want to apply for? When is the deadline?
· When and how will I find out about the status of my application?
· How will I receive the award? Will it be mailed to me or sent directly to the school?
· Are there any restrictions on what I can use this scholarship/grant for?
Tips for searching for scholarships and grants
· Start your search early and keep track of deadlines. Keep checking for new scholarships and grants.
· Don’t limit your search to only study abroad related scholarships and grants. Many general scholarships and grants can also be applied to study abroad.
· Scholarships can add up. It may seem like a lot of work to apply for many small scholarships, but any amount of funding makes a difference.
· Look for scholarships specific to the country where you will be studying.