Financing Study Abroad
Financing Study Abroad
Financial aid may be available to help with study abroad.
If you currently receive financial aid, you may be able to apply it to your study abroad opportunity. Even students who do not already receive financial aid may be eligible.
All CSU students should consult with a financial aid advisor to review their options.
In addition, the organizations and programs identified below support study abroad:
Scholarships for Study Abroad
Maryland International Education Association
For Maryland residents who are US citizens and are attending any Maryland college or university's approved study abroad program.
Awards average $500.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
This nation-wide competition makes awards for study abroad to US citizen students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university.
Up to $3,000 is available for summer programs, provided the program lasts 4 weeks.
Boren Scholarships (National Security Education Program NSEP)
Boren Scholarships are for U.S. undergraduates to study in world regions critical to U.S. interests and/or for studying less commonly taught languages. (Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are not eligible) Awards for fall and spring semester or academic year. Awards for summer programs are only for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics students and programs must last 8 weeks.
Awards up to $10,000/semester and $20,000/year
Critical Language Scholarship Program
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers U.S. citizens fully funded intensive summer language institutes overseas in critically needed foreign languages. Open to undergraduate, Master's and PhD students.
Coppin State-Chonnam National University Korea
CSU undergraduates may receive tuition, room, and board to study at Chonnam National University. Awards in summer, fall and spring.
Bridging Scholarships Japan
The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to U.S. undergraduate degree-seeking students studying abroad in Japan. Fall, spring, academic year.
BUTEX Scholarship United Kingdom
BUTEX (British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association) offers scholarships for undergraduates to study at a UK university that is a member of BUTEX for at least one semester.
Awards of £500.
DAAD Awards Germany
DAAD grants a variety of awards for study and research in Germany.
Fund for Education Abroad
The FEA provides scholarships to students participating in programs that include studying the language of the host country (if not English) and/or a sustainable service-learning or volunteering component, programs in non-traditional destinations, and applicants who demonstrate financial need. FEA also strongly encourages students to apply who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad.
Awards average $10,000 (up to ten scholarships awarded per year)
Other Scholarship and Financial Aid Resources
Institute for International Education
This resource allows you to search by country or subject to find the study abroad funding information that you need.
US Department of State
Program Specific Scholarships and Aid
Many programs offer financial support for students enrolled in their programs. Be sure to check with the individual program provider for opportunities.
DiversityAbroad has partnered with several study abroad providers to offer scholarships on their programs. Scholarships are only available for students on programs offered by members of the organization.