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Outside Study Abroad Scholarships

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Scholarships may be available through your study abroad program provider. Contact your program directly for information, applications, and deadlines.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman program is open to undergraduate U.S. citizens who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding, and helps students participate in credit-bearing study and intern abroad programs worldwide, provided the country has an overall U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory Level 1 or 2. Awards amounts vary and are available for study abroad during any term of the year.

CIEE Program Scholarship for Year or Term Abroad

As part of CIEE’s Academic Consortium, Yale’s Study Abroad office is able to nominate one student each semester to receive a $1000 scholarship to attend a CIEE semester program. Recipients of this scholarship will be required to organize one study abroad outreach event upon their return to campus. Interested students should email studyabroad@yale.edu.

CIEE Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship Program

The Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship honors the legacy of the abolitionist and statesman with a fully funded summer study abroad program. This Fellowship is developed for students of color, and selection is in the spirit of Douglass himself with special emphasis on leadership, social justice, agitation for positive change, and cross-cultural understanding. Yale College students should email studyabroad@yale.edu if interested in applying for credit to participate. The Frederick Douglass Summer Scholars Grant is awarded to all applicants who submit a Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship application and meet all eligibility requirements but are not selected for the Fellowship. The grant can be used toward eligible CIEE summer programs.

Critical Language Scholarship Program

The U.S. Department of State supports intensive, overseas language study and cultural enrichment for 7-10 weeks during the summer for undergraduates who are U.S. citizens. Yale College students should email studyabroad@yale.edu if interested in applying for credit to participate.

Deutsche Akademischer Austauchdienst

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) awards several types of grants to assist students in language or cultural study and/or thesis research. Awards may be used during academic year or summer programs.

Diversity Abroad

Scholarship opportunities for low-income, first generation, and under-represented students.

Education in Ireland

Offers the Inclusive Ireland Scholarships, which will support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) students to study abroad in Ireland.

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia

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

Fund for Education Abroad

FEA is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships.

Go Overseas & Education in Ireland

Education in Ireland and Go Overseas are passionate about studying abroad in Ireland and through this scholarship want to encourage more students to consider studying abroad in Ireland.  They will award 1 full scholarships  for an undergraduate semester abroad at a participating university in Ireland.

Go Overeas New Zealand Scholarship

Go Overseas will award one US undergraduate student up to $15,000 to cover the cost of tuition to study abroad in New Zealand for a semester. 

John McCain International Scholarship for the Children of Military Families (Gilman-McCain Scholarship)

Provides up to $5,000 to study or intern abroad to U.S. undergraduate students who are child dependents of active duty military members and who receive any type of Title IV federal financial aid. Students can also receive up to an additional $3,000 to study one of 15 critical languages.

NAFSA Scholarships & Grants List

NAFSA: Association of International Educators maintains a directory of resources for U.S. study abroad scholarships and grants. 

Novo Nordisk International Talent Program

A scholarship programme set up to assist students from the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) in certain academic fields seeking to study abroad at the University of Copenhagen. Students could apply for the scholarship if applying for the IARU courses or students wishing to petition to spend a semester at the University of Copenhagen. This scholarship is NOT applicable to the DIS program.

Pierre C. Fraley Scholarship 

The purpose of the Pierre C. Fraley Scholarship is to give students the opportunity to increase their language proficiency in French and to enrich their understanding of French culture and contemporary society.

Project Go

Provides scholarships for U.S. ROTC college students to study critical languages domestically and abroad.

Searchable Database

Studyabroad.com maintains a broad list of scholarship opportunities.

UMN Scholarship Database

The University of Minnesota maintains a searchable database of study abroad funding opportunities, including scholarships and grants for non-UMN students.