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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 Green Ticket Community Service Scholarship (full tuition paid) and two partial Green Ticket Community Service Scholarships (airfare or the equivalent thereof paid) to any Abbey Road summer [...] 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. For further details and to apply, please visit the provider's website.

-Applications for the Spring Semester are to be [...] More

Belgian American Educational Foundation
Application Deadlines: October 31, Annually
The Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF) encourages applications for fellowships for advanced study or research at a Belgian university or institution of higher learning.

Applicants must be citizens of the United States and either have a master's degree or equivalent degree, or be working towards a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. Knowledge of Dutch,or French, or German is optional. [...] 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

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

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 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

Di Yerbury International Scholar Awards
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
Five $1,000 awards in honor of Dr. Di Yerbury, NSHSS Advisory Board Member, are being established for NSHSS members who will pursue international study during college. The funds can be used for college tuition, books, and expenses, including study/travel expenses upon approval by NSHSS. Professor Yerbury, Vice-Chancellor Emeritus of Macquarie University, is the first woman to have headed an [...] More

NSCS Academy Abroad Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
NSCS is proud to present the Academy-Abroad Scholarships, which encourage academic excellence through the study abroad experience. We at NSCS encourage all of our members to gain the global exposure and perspective that is so critical to remaining competitive in the modern workforce. We are pleased to offer the Academy Abroad scholarship to our members in order to help defray the cost of the of [...] More

NSEP Boren Undergraduate Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 04, Annually
NSEP Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Scholarships are funded by [...] More

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
In order to be eligible for a Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant, one must:

- Be enrolled at an institution with an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter and have a minimum academic grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
- Have earned a minimum of 56 semester hours of academic credit but no more than 90 semester hours at the time of application
- Be accepted into a study abroad program and [...] More

Study Program in Germany (SP-UAS7)
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Spend a semester studying at a leading German university of applied sciences with UAS7 (Seven German Universities of Applied Science). With campuses in Berlin, Bremen, Cologne, Hamburg, Munich, Münster and Osnabrück, you have the opportunity to study in one of Germany's most attractive cities and a wide range of academic offerings.

Successful SP applicants are eligible for a UAS7 Travel [...] More

The Cooper E. King Memorial AFS Scholarship
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The Cooper E. King Memorial AFS Scholarship Fund has been established at the Maine Community Foundation.

The scholarship, set up by Linda and Dennis King, honors the memory of their son, who traveled to Belgium as an American Field Service student in his senior year at Ellsworth High School and returned home with a fascination and appreciation for foreign cultures.

Eligible applicants are [...] 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 Norman Woodberry Scholarship is for college and university students interested in pursing an international career. The award is for summer study, academic year or semester study abroad at an accredited institution. This is a cash award up to the amount of $5,000.

To be eligible for this award, applicant must meet the following criteria:
- Must be attending or accepted to a four-year [...] More

Last Edited: October 2015

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