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Can I Afford It?

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Study Abroad Costs

Yale is committed to supporting study abroad for students at all levels of financial need in the following ways:

  • Maintaining a designated list that includes a range of different program costs
  • Advising on funding sources and program costs
  • Allowing term-time financial aid to transfer to Year or Term Abroad programs
  • Providing a stipend, known as the International Study Award (ISA), to eligible students on financial aid for one credit-bearing Yale or Non-Yale summer study abroad experience
  • Not charging Yale fees to students who attend a Non-Yale study abroad program

Visit our Costs & Funding pages for detailed financial information and budgeting tips.


Need-Based Funding

In an effort to increase study abroad accessibility, Yale has committed to providing funding to students who receive financial aid at Yale.

Year or Term Abroad

Students who receive Yale financial aid and are approved by Yale Study Abroad to participate in a study abroad program for credit will be able to use their financial aid towards the cost of the program. See the Financial Aid website for more information on using your Yale financial aid towards a term abroad.

Summer Study Abroad

Students who receive Yale financial aid during the academic year and are approved by Yale Study Abroad to participate in a study abroad program for credit (Yale Summer Session Programs Abroad or a Non-Yale Summer Abroad) will be able to use the International Study Award (ISA), which provides funding for one summer study abroad experience.

Merit-Based Funding 

The Yale Fellowships & Funding team offers advising to Yale students on a wide variety of Yale-specific and outside funding opportunities competitions. You can search for fellowships on their website.

Outside Funding

Outside Scholarships

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You may also want to consider applying for study abroad scholarships through outside organizations. If you'll be attending a Non-Yale program, be sure to check with your study abroad provider to see if they might offer funding opportunities. Keep in mind that external funding application deadlines can be much earlier than those at Yale.

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