Studying abroad can be affordable. There are hundreds of study abroad scholarships available, and they all have different requirements. These links will provide you with financial aid information (note that each scholarship will have specific requirements and deadlines):

Scholarship Databases - these sites provide a comprehensive list of different scholarships available


Study Abroad Providers - open to students who are accepted to these programs only

ISA Scholarships 

AIFS Scholarships

G-MEO Scholarships


Other external scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers a competition for awards for study abroad, for US citizen students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university. This program is offered through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education.  Selected by competition, recipients are awarded up to $5000 to defray the costs associated with studying abroad.

The Boren Scholarships offer a special initiative for undergraduate STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) majors. The scholarships fund up to $8,000 for summer study (minimum of 8 weeks) for students majoring in the STEM fields.

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

DAAD North America invites highly qualified undergraduate students to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or an independent study abroad semester or year.

Freeman-ASIA accepts applications from U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level at a two-year or four-year college or university who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is expanding access to study abroad by raising awareness of its benefits to the individual and value to the collective, and by granting scholarships of up to $10,000. Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.

The SWEA New Jersey Scholarship amounts to a total of $6,000 per year. The scholarship can be awarded in whole or in part, to qualified individuals preferably with roots and/or current residence in New Jersey or the Tri-State area pursuing academic or professional research/ studies or artistic endeavors pertaining to Sweden. The area of research/study may include, but is not limited to, Swedish culture, history, music, visual or performing arts, literature, media, science or the environment.

The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for US citizens to come to the UK.  These summer programs provide the opportunity for US undergraduates with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer program.

Check our Currently Open Scholarship page for additional information about opening dates, deadlines, and more.