Study Abroad Scholarships

Find a Study Abroad Scholarship

If you are looking for a study abroad scholarship for 2013, consider that there are several options.  Remember that if you are studying at a college in the United States, there is a chance that your college has a campus abroad.  This is the easiest way to study abroad.  All you have to do is apply for their program to spend a semester or a year at their campus overseas.  If you are already on a scholarship, you will likely be able to apply the same scholarship to your semester or year at your college’s overseas campus.  If not, make sure to look into special scholarship opportunities that are offered by your department and by the student services center.

The second easiest way to study abroad is by participating in the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP).  This is a network of colleges and universities around the world.  Check to see whether your university is an ISEP participant.  If so, you can submit an application via the student services center to spend a semester or a year at a school abroad. Remember, you might not get your first choice of institution.  So you should carefully choose a second, third, and fourth option.  The great thing about ISEP is it allows you to pay the same tuition, fees, room, and board as you are currently paying at your home college.  If you already have a scholarship, you will likely be able to apply it for your semester or year abroad with ISEP.  Stop by your student services center and inquire about special ISEP scholarships to help you pay for your study abroad, as well.

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Sources of Scholarships for Study Abroad

We also recommend this well-researched guide to study abroad scholarships and grants: Free Money for Foreign Study: A Guide to More Than 1,000 Grants and Scholarships for Study Abroad

The Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) also is a source of scholarships to help students study abroad.

In addition, goabroad.com  will help you locate a study abroad scholarship.  Search from a variety of studies and parts of the world.

The Fulbright Scholar Program is particularly for graduate students, lecturers, and researchers who wish to study or research abroad.

Study abroad scholarships are also listed in alphabetical order on studyabroad.com from the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS).

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Scholarship Program awards scholarships every year for study abroad in Italy.

Scholarships for Study Abroad in Turkey

For those interested in earning a degree in Turkey, whether a bachelor’s, master’s or Ph.D., the Turkish government awards numerous scholarships every year to non-Turkish citizens.  A monthly allowance of USD $300-$575 is included, as well as accommodation/housing, college tuition fees, costs of Turkish language classes, general health insurance and specified travel expenses. See Turkish Scholarships for more details.  The deadline for graduate scholarships is March 31st.  The deadline for undergraduate scholarships is in May.