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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.

Ashley Soulé Conroy Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The Ashley Soulé Conroy Study Abroad Scholarship is offered to students to help pay for their study abroad semesters. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen who is enrolled as an undergraduate in a U.S. 4-year college or university. Applicants must also have at least 30 hours of completed undergraduate credit by the time of the study abroad term’s start date and intend to study abroad in a program that [...] More

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness. The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or [...] More

Betty Hansen National Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • To be eligible for the Betty Hansen National Scholarship, applicants must have a 2.5 GPA and be full-time students enrolled in, or entering an accredited four-year college/university as an undergraduate or graduate student. Must be a member of the Danish Sisterhood of America for a minimum of 12 months prior to the scholarship deadline. This scholarship may be used for study in Denmark upon [...] More

Boren Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/3/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • Boren Scholarships, a prestigious 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. In exchange for [...] More

Bosnian-American Study Abroad in Turkey Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,000
  • 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

DAAD German Studies Research Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $3,000
  • 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. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have at least junior standing pursuing a German Studies track or minor, and be [...] More

DAAD Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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 - McDermott Traveling Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 5/14/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Through the Architecture and Design Foundation, AD EX awards a variety of scholarships and travel/research fellowships to support high school and college architecture students, as well as young architects just beginning their careers. The McDermott Traveling Fellowship is awarded for traveling studies in architecture; to research, develop, and disseminate knowledge of the built environment. 4th, [...] More

Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD)

  • Application Deadline: 1/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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. Eligible criteria include: be at least 18; be a citizen of a UGRAD participating [...] More

GRCF Economic Club Business Study Abroad Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the GRCF Economic Club Business Study Abroad Scholarship, applicants must be a full-time second year or above undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in business and will be studying abroad through a public or private college or university. Candidates must be a resident of Kent, Allegan, Ottawa, or Muskegon County (3 year minimum) or a resident student at a [...] More

Lithuanian Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/1/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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. Applicants must be full-time students of Lithuanian heritage pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. Priority is given to students studying outside the borders of Lithuania, especially to those who are members of the [...] More

Luce Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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 Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $4,500
  • The Markham-Colegrave International Scholarship is offered in even-numbered years to students who want to study abroad in the UK. To be eligible, applicants must be undergraduates majoring in horticulture, and must be Canadian or American citizens. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Minority Scholarship in Classics and Classical Archaeology

  • Application Deadline: 12/11/2020
  • Amount: $4,500
  • 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. Eligible proposals might include (but are not limited to) participation in classical summer programs or field schools in Italy, Greece, Egypt, etc., or language training at institutions in the U.S, Canada, or [...] More

Study Abroad Scholarship in BiH for American Minority Students

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,000
  • 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. TCA provides 100 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 semester or a [...] More

TCA Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Turkish Coalition of America'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. To be eligible, applicants must: be US citizens of Armenian descent; either be undergraduates or graduate students; and, be accepted to a Study Abroad program, language [...] More

The Fulbright Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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. Fulbright eligibility requirements vary by program and country of citizenship. For specific contact information, eligibility requirements and limits on the number of awards by [...] More

The Kress Foundation History of Art Institutional Fellowships

  • Application Deadline: 11/30/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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. Six pre-doctoral Kress Institutional Fellowships in the History of European Art will be awarded each [...] More

TKE International Exchange Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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

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