Costs & Scholarships
Calculate estimated total expenses using the following spreadsheets. Download the spreadsheet that corresponds to your study abroad program. Set program costs are provided, but you will need to enter your financial aid and additional expenses in order to estimate total out-of-pocket costs. Note: costs are subject to change at any time.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university. The Gilman Scholarship Program is especially interested in supporting students who are traditionally underrepresented in study abroad, as well as students who are studying abroad in non-traditional locations.
This scholarship gives preference to students with demonstrated financial need, and strongly encourages students to apply who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad. These groups include, but are not limited to minority and first-generation college students
If you are studying abroad on an ISEP Exchange or Direct program, check out their comprehensive list of scholarship offerings.
This scholarship is open to individuals, ages 18-30, who will engage in an educational or service learning component during their trip. Eligible candidates must also meet specific financial need requirements. More information can be found at www.hiusa.org/travel-scholarships.
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. Students receive a full scholarship to participate in this program.
Interested applicants must apply for Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships through their local Rotary club. Application deadlines vary by club but may be as much as 18 months in advance of the period of study abroad.
The AWC scholarship foundation makes awards to female US citizens who plan to study in Sweden.
Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan
Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite.
The primary goal of the Freeman-ASIA Program is to increase the number of American undergraduates who study in East and Southeast Asia, by providing students with the information and financial assistance they will need. Applicants must currently receive financial aid or have verifiable need for financial assistance to study.
Two full scholarships covering tuition, housing and roundtrip airfare to Greece will be awarded to undergraduate Greek-Americans from the greater Chicago area. Priority will be given to undergraduate Chicagoland Greek-American students (parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents born in Greece), who have never or rarely visited Greece, with 3.0 GPA or higher. All recipients must be planning to study at The American College Greece.
The Boren Award provides a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
R. Harper Brown Scholarship– for study abroad in Scotland.
Searchable resource of funding and scholarship opportunities. Be sure to enter search perimeters, including “Non U of M student”
Use this online database to find scholarships specifically for minority, low-income and first-generation students.
Use this link to find Diversity and Identity study abroad scholarships.