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The decision to attend college in another country can be a difficult one to make. Being far away from your friends and family and being thrust into an unfamiliar environment is tough. Add in the problems of linguistic and cultural differences, even among fairly similar nations, as well as the high cost of studying abroad and you can see how it might be both mentally and emotionally taxing to be an international student. Scholarships and other financial aid can help take care of at least one of these concerns, but knowing where to look for such opportunities can also be a challenge. How do you find international student scholarships? Where do you start looking for money for college if you plan to study internationally? Do you apply for financial aid in your home country or in the country you travel to? What assistance is offered to international students?

Scholarships are the primary form of financial assistance available to students who wish to study in another country. Organizations exist to grant scholarship awards to students from the U.S. who wish to spend anywhere from a semester to four years attending college in another country, as well as students from other countries who wish to complete a portion of their studies in the United States. The best way to find out about international student scholarships and grants is to do a scholarship search. Students should also check with the school they’ll be attending to find out about other available scholarships for international students. Scholarships and other forms of financial aid are out there if you know where to look. Start early and be diligent and you might be surprised by all the international student scholarship opportunities you’ll find.

Abbey Road Green Ticket Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
Our Green Ticket Community Service Scholarships are designed to reward students who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to the environment and their local communities. Abbey Road offers one full and one partial Green Ticket Scholarship equal to one full and one partial round-trip airfare to any Abbey Road summer program destination.

Students aged 14 to 18 who have demonstrated a commitment [...] More

AIFS Diversity Scholarship - Semester Study Abroad
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AIFS is recognized as a leading provider of study abroad programs. Since 1964, over 1.5 million students have traveled abroad with AIFS. With more than 50 years of experience, we have the resources and experience to provide what our students want and need in a study abroad program, and to safeguard their welfare around the globe.

Each year, more than $800,000 in scholarships and grants is [...] More

Ashley Soulé Conroy Foundation Scholarship
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Our family has established a non-profit foundation in loving memory of Ashley. The mission is to create a permanent endowment and award scholarships to qualified students for the travel and study abroad, based on merit, personal qualities and/or financial need.

Eligibility:
-Applications for the spring semester are to be received by December 1st
-Applications for the fall semester are to be [...] More

AWS International Scholarship Program
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The purpose of the AWS International Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance to International students wishing to pursue their education in welding and related joining technologies who are not assigned to an AWS section.

International Scholarships will be awarded to full-time international students pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies in joining sciences. Applicants can be [...] More

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is open to all U.S. citizen undergraduates, in good academic standing, who meet the following criteria:

-The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application [...] More

Betty Hansen National Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The Danish Sisterhood of America is very proud of its Scholarship and Grant Program. Our Scholarship and Grant Program is made possible through generous endowments and memorial funds and are being supplemented by donations from individual members, lodges, and districts of the Danish Sisterhood.

To be eligible for the Betty Hansen National Scholarship, applicants must have a 2.5 GPA and be [...] More

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Asian Language Study
Application Deadlines: December 30, Annually
Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for one academic year of full-time, intensive language study at the advanced level in East or Southeast Asia in approved language programs. Grants are highly competitive. In recent years we have been able to fund less than 10% of applicants.

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are intended to cover basic expenses at a graduate student level necessary to [...] More

Bosnian-American Study Abroad in Turkey Scholarship
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Thanks to the generous support of TCA, this scholarship is given to Bosnian American students who wish to study abroad in Turkey, are full-time students at an accredited U.S. college or university in good standing and have been accepted to a study abroad program in Turkey. TCA, through ACBH, awards up to 10 grants per year in the amount of $2,000 to full-time Bosnian American undergraduates [...] More

CIEE Language Intensive Merit Scholarship
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CIEE offers 14 types of scholarships to recognize academic achievement and enable international education. Awards are made based on personal statements from student applicants. Every year, we award more than $3 million in scholarships and grants for study abroad. Our comprehensive approach addresses three distinct areas to ensure we reach students of diverse academic, ethnic, and economic [...] More

Confucius Institute Scholarship Program
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The Confucius Institute Scholarship Program is provided by Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters. This program is open to international students and Chinese language teachers to further their studies in China. The applications will be accepted each year from February through May.

The program will offer financial support for students in the following academic areas:
-Teaching Chinese to [...] More

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
Application Deadlines: December 01, Annually
CBYX for Young Professionals is a yearlong fellowship, funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress through the U.S. Department of State. The program annually gives 75 American young professionals the opportunity to study, work, and live with a host in Germany. The CBYX program consists of three phases: two months of German language school; four months of classes in your career field at a [...] More

DAAD German Studies Research Grant
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This specialized DAAD program offers German Studies Research Grants to highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students who are nominated by their department/program chairs. The grant may be used for short-term research (one to two months) in Germany. The program is designed to encourage research and promote the study of cultural, political, historical, economic and social aspects of modern [...] More

DAAD Undergraduate Scholarships
Application Deadlines: January 31, Annually
Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited 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 [...] More

Dallas Center for Architecture Foundation - Mary Kolb Berglund Traveling Fellowship
Application Deadlines: March 27, Annually
The Mary Kolb Berglund Traveling Fellowship is awarded for traveling studies in architecture: to research, develop, and disseminate knowledge of the built environment.

Eligibility:
-A U.S. citizen or permanent resident
-Resident of Texas
-Registered 4th, 5th, or 6th year student or recent graduate of an accredited architecture program (applicants who are recent graduates must apply within [...] More

Dallas Center for Architecture Foundation - McDermott Traveling Fellowship
Application Deadlines: March 27, Annually
The McDermott Traveling Fellowship is awarded to an advanced architecture student to research, develop, and disseminate knowledge of the built environment. Past projects have included trips to Spain to study Moorish architecture and to Switzerland to study the works of Peter Zumthor.

Eligibility:
-A U.S. citizen or permanent resident
-A resident of Texas
-Registered as a 4th, 5th, or 6th [...] More

Dallas Center for Architecture Foundation - Swank Traveling Fellowship
Application Deadlines: March 27, Annually
The Swank Traveling Fellowship is awarded to an advanced architecture student for research related to the integration of craft and craftsmanship into the built environment. Recent awardees have studied the use of local construction techniques in primary school design in India and adobe construction in the Urubamba Valley in Peru.

Eligibility:
-A U.S. citizen or permanent resident
-A [...] More

Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD)
Application Deadlines: January 01, Annually
The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (also known as the Global UGRAD Program) provides one semester scholarships to outstanding undergraduate students from around the world for non-degree full-time study in the United States combined with community service, professional development, and cultural enrichment.

Eligibility:
-Over 18 years of age
-A citizen of a UGRAD participating country, [...] More

GRCF Economic Club Business Study Abroad Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Economic Club of Grand Rapids established a fund in 2000 to provide financial assistance to students pursuing study abroad in business. The Economic Club is an association of individuals interested in and contributing to the growing economic health of the Grand Rapids metropolitan area.

Eligibility:
-Applicant must have sophomore or above standing at the time of application in an [...] More

IADR Colgate Research In Prevention Travel Awards
Application Deadlines: January 19, Annually
The IADR is inviting applications from young investigators who have submitted an abstract which has a preventive component for a travel award to support their attendance at the IADR General Session. The objective of this award program is to encourage young investigators to undertake research in the prevention of oral diseases and to facilitate their presentation of this work to the international [...] More

James K. Rathmell Jr Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
Jim Rathmell was a horticulture extension specialist at Penn State University who promoted communication and cooperation with horticulturists in other countries. A widely published author, he worked with commercial growers to implement many outstanding educational programs. The Rathmell scholarship is awarded to junior or senior level undergraduates or graduate students who have a specific plan [...] More

Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study (YES) Program
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The YES program provides scholarships for high school students (ages 15-17 years) from countries with significant Muslim populations to spend up to one academic year in the United States. Students live with host families, attend high school, engage in activities to learn about American society and values, acquire leadership skills, and educate Americans about their countries and cultures. [...] More

Lithuanian Foundation Scholarship
Application Deadlines: October 10, Annually
The Lithuanian Foundation believes that students who are active in their community are developing leadership skills that will benefit them and those around them in the future. The Foundation concentrates its resources on those students who have demonstrated an involvement and volunteerism in the Lithuanian community or in the community at large. As such, the Lithuanian Foundation strives to [...] More

Luce Scholars Program
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The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program. It was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year, and welcomes applications from college seniors, [...] More

Markham-Colegrave International Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
Ed Markham was an international horticulturist. He began a career in horticulture sales after graduating from the Horticulture Department at Cornell University in 1942. Ed's interest in providing scholarship funds to study marketing through international travel stemmed from his first trip abroad in the early 1960s. The Markham-Colegrave International Scholarship operates in cooperation with the [...] More

Minority Scholarship in Classics and Classical Archaeology
Application Deadlines: December 16, Annually
The Committee on Minority Scholarships of the Society for Classical Studies (SCS) invites applications from minority undergraduate students for a scholarship to be awarded for the summer. The purpose of the scholarship is to further students' preparation in classics or classical archaeology with opportunities not available during the school year. Eligible proposals might include (but are not [...] More

NSEP Boren Undergraduate Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 09, Annually
Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, [...] More

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants
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Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty grants are awarded each year.

Eligibility:
-You attend an undergraduate institution with an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter
-You have a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher
-Your study abroad program starts in May of the following [...] More

Semester at Sea Award
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NSCS offers a million dollars in scholarships each year to help our members attain their goals and commend them for their outstanding academic excellence as well their leadership and service achievements. NSCS offers scholarships for students who take the fall or spring voyage aboard Semester at Sea.

Eligibility:
-You must be an NSCS member (current or alumni)
-You must have at least a 3.4 [...] More

Study Abroad Scholarship in BiH for American Minority Students
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The Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) has designated Bosnia and Herzegovina as a study abroad destination under its TCA Study Abroad Scholarship Program for American Minority Students. Under the program, TCA provides scholarships per year to eligible American undergraduate and graduate students of African American, Hispanic American, and Native American descent who are accepted to study for a [...] More

TCA Scholarships
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The Turkish Coalition of America awards up to 100 scholarships per year for American students of Armenian descent. TCA's scholarship program is designed to encourage exchanges between Turks and Armenians, while enabling the shared history of both cultures to resurface through mutual dialogue and understanding. These scholarships are awarded to eligible undergraduate and graduate level students [...] More

The BETiNS.com International Student Scholarship
Application Deadlines: June 30, Annually
The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students studying outside of their home country with their educational expenses. American students studying abroad and international students studying in the U.S. are eligible. Complete the online application and produce a 500-word essay on what your life's goals are and how this scholarship will assist you in attaining them.

Eligibility:
-Have [...] More

The Fulbright Program
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The Fulbright Program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide and has provided approximately 310,000 participants with the opportunity to study, teach, or conduct research in each others' countries and exchange ideas. Approximately 8,000 competitive, merit-based grants are awarded annually in most academic disciplines and fields of study. The flagship international exchange program is [...] More

The JoAnn Heffernan Heisen Scholarship
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Friends of the University have made generous contributions which enable us to award scholarships, described below, for specific study abroad experiences for SU undergraduate students who are participating in semester programs. Awards will be a part of your financial aid package and will be disbursed to your bursar's account before the start of classes. The JoAnn Heffernan Heisen Scholarship is [...] More

The Kress Foundation History of Art Institutional Fellowships
Application Deadlines: November 30, Annually
Advanced training in European art history requires direct exposure to the object of study, prolonged access to key information resources such as libraries and photographic archives, the development of professional relationships with colleagues abroad, and sustained immersion in European cultures. These related needs are often best satisfied by extended engagement with a European art research [...] More

The Norman Woodberry Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
The World Affairs Forum, based in Stamford Connecticut, has established a scholarship program for deserving university students to encourage study abroad for those interested in pursuing an international career.

Eligibility:
-Resident of or studying in Fairfield County, CT or Westchester County, NY
-Attending a four-year college/university
-Funds to be used for study abroad (e.g. semester [...] More

TKE International Exchange Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 16, Annually
This scholarship was established to deepen the knowledge and foster friendships between members of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity and members of the Weinhiem Senior Convent of the German Student Corps. A core objective would be to support exchange visits between members of both groups to the TKE Conclave in the U.S. and respectively to the Weinheimtagung in Germany to enhance inter-organizational [...] More

University of Tennesse - Knoxville Confucius Institute Scholarships
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For the purpose of supporting the development of Confucius Institutes, facilitating international promotion of Chinese language and dissemination of Chinese culture, as well as cultivating qualified Chinese-language teachers and excellent Chinese-language learners, Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban (hereinafter referred to as Hanban) launches a "Confucius Institute Scholarship" program to [...] More

Last Edited: March 2016

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