Find Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities

For students interested in studying abroad, there are a number of opportunities available to help support you financially. View our featured scholarship, then browse the list of fellowshipsnational scholarships and program-specific scholarships to see how you can fund your experience abroad.

Featured Scholarships

Name Eligibility Deadline Amount
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Emerging Leaders: US-China Study Delegation African American students with at least a 3.0/4.0 GPA, who are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics-related (STEM) fields, business, trade, or international affairs/relations

Call for applications usually begins in December

All materials are due to CBCF by mid-February 

For 2017 delegation, the due date is February 26

Travel, housing, and meal costs in China are fully covered.

Most housing and meal expenses in Washington, D.C. are also covered; students will need to finance their own way to Washington, D.C. for the start of the program.

IES Abroad Scholarship Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at CWRU. Funds can only be used for IES Abroad programs.

For Summer 2018 - due by April 1, 2018

For Spring 2019 - due by Sept. 15, 2019

Varies. Awardees will receive $500 - $3,000 to fund study abroad expenses
Chinese Government Scholarship Applicants must be CWRU undergraduates under the age of 35 and non-Chinese citizens who would like to study Chinese language for a full year. All materials due to the Office of Education Abroad by Friday, January 13th, 2017. A full ride, one year scholarship inclusive of all tuition and related expenses (books, fees, etc.), accommodations, and a monthly stipend will be awarded to two CWRU students.

National Scholarships

Name Eligibility Deadline Amount
iVisa Study Scholarship Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA, be currently enrolled in a university, and write a 500 word cultural story in English. May 15, 2017 $1,500
Diversity Abroad Economically disadvantaged students, African-American/Black, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Multiracial/ethnic or Indigenous/Native-American, students with disabilities and first-generation college undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to apply. Deadlines may vary Amount of award varies
Golden Key Study Abroad Scholarship Must be a member of Golden Key society Early March $1,000 Awarded to undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate members who are enrolled in a study abroad program.
Morgan Stanley Scholarships for Study in Japan For students with an interest in policy, economics or international finance spending an academic year in Japan. Early April Two scholarships of $7,500
Study Abroad Turkey Scholarship for Armenian-American Students For U.S. citizens of Armenian ethnic origin. Not listed Scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000
TCA Study Abroad In Turkey Scholarships Minority Students Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and also must be African-American, Hispanic/Latino or Native American. Rolling basis Ranging from $500 to $2,000.
BGScholarship The scholarship is for high school and college students with a minimum 2.0 GPA, and who are U.S. citizens or international students enrolled in school in the U.S. Late October $300
The Bridging Scholarship U.S. citizens in any major enrolled as undergraduates in a U.S. university planning to study abroad in Japan(semester or year) Early October

Semester: $2,500

Year: $4,000

Freeman-ASIA Scholarship Freeman-ASIA accepts applications from U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level at a two-year or four-year college or university who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

Fall: Early April

Spring: Early October

Summer: Mid-February

Fall or Spring: up to $5,000

Academic or Calendar Year: up to $7,000

Summer: up to $3,000

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Undergraduates showing good academic standing, receipt of a Pell Grant, admission into a study abroad program (program length more than 28 days); especially supports students who are underrepresented in study abroad. Early October Up to $5,000 with an additional $3,000 as the Critical Language Supplement
Birthright Israel Must be a Jewish student between the ages of 18 to 26 going to Israel for the first time. Can extend stay to include study abroad in Israel by only paying airline change fees Registration opens for winter in September, summer in February Fully paid educational trip to Israel
Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship U.S. citizen enrolled as an undergraduate in a U.S. college or university who will study abroad for a minimum of four weeks and is committed to supporting education abroad in his/her campus community through work with the Fund for Education Abroad and his/her campus education abroad staff upon return. Mid-January

Year: $10,000

Semester: $5,000

Summer: minimum $1,250

Boren Scholarship

U.S. citizen planning to study in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia or New Zealand.

Questions can be directed to Amanda McCarthy at

Early February

Summer: $8,000

Semester: $10,000

Year: $20,000

Critical Language Scholarship program Intensive language fellowship in 13 different languages. Mid-November Covers mostly all costs associated with participation in the program
George J. Mitchell Scholarship Students planning to study for a year for a postgraduate degree in Ireland or Northern Ireland. Early October Provides tuition, housing, cash living expenses stipend and international travel stipend
DAAD Undergraduate scholarship Students who have a well-defined plan for study, research, or internship in Germany, and whose time in Germany will play a significant role in future plans Year: Late January Monthly stipend of approximately €650, plus additional funds to help travel, research and health insurance expenses.
Butex Award Students accepting a place at a qualifying university (listed on website) in the United Kingdom for at least one semester Late May £500
American Australian Association Australia Fellowship Program Must be a full-time graduate level student or above. Must prove acceptance into an Australian institution. Field of study must be engineering, medicine, life sciences, marine sciences, stem cell research or sustainability. Mid-October $30,000 to $40,000 (USD)
LIVfund Scholarship Anyone over the age of 18 interested in learning, interning or volunteering abroad in Latin America; if awarded, must post at least three blog entries on the LIVFund blog detailing their abroad experience Two scholarships awarded every month on a rolling basis; can apply up to six months in advance to the start of the time abroad Award of $500
Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Must be focused on the study of Chinese through a university-affiliated language center in Taiwan. Cannot be a Chinese or Taiwanese national student to apply. For further eligibility requirements, please check the website.

Summer: Late April

Other Terms: Late July

Stipend of NT$25,000 per month for up to a year
Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) Applicants must be full-time students in the field of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences or engineering. The program takes place during the summer with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany. The RISE interns are matched with a doctoral student whom they assist and who will also serve as their mentor Register in early December, apply by Mid-January €650/month for a period of eight to 12 weeks
German Academic Exchange Service University Summer Course Grant Any student who obtained sophomore standing and has taken four semesters of college German is eligible to apply. This program is meant to help undergraduates build language skills. It provides scholarships to attend three- to four-week summer courses taught in German at German universities. Early December €850, which covers tuition, room and board in whole or in part. International travel subsidy of €300 to €450.
German Studies Research Grant Undergraduates with at least junior (third-year) standing pursuing a German studies track or minor may be nominated for the grant by their department and/or program chair. Applicants are expected to have completed two years of college German and a minimum of three courses in German studies (literature, history, politics or other fields) at the time of nomination.

Fall: Early May

Spring: Early November

$2,000 to $3,000
EMIG Bundestag Internship (German Parliament Internship) Participants should be advanced undergraduates or graduate students in fields such as political science, international relations, law, history, economics or German. Students must be fluent in spoken German and possess excellent writing skills. This offers a two-month internship in the German parliament. Mid-September €1,800 per month
German Universities of Applied Sciences Study and Internship Program (SIP) Any students enrolled as sophomores or juniors in engineering, science, life sciences, architecture, art, design, journalism and/or social work. Students should have interest in contemporary German and European affairs and a compelling explanation of why the proposed stay in Germany will benefit their future academic studies and aims and/or professional goals. Offers students a full academic semester of study abroad at one of the UAS7 universities in Germany followed by a one-semester professional internship experience in a company or research institute in Germany. Mid-February €1,000 contribution to travel expenses for program participation. A full tuition waiver and other program benefits are also included.
Foundation for Global Scholars Any graduate, undergraduate or professional student planning on studying abroad for any length of time.

Summer: Early April

Fall: Mid-July

Spring: Mid-November

Ranges from $500 to $2,500
Monbukagakusho Scholarships Various programs for study abroad and research in Japan. Unspecified (contact Consulate) Unspecified
Go Overseas Scholarship Any student enrolled in a U.S. university planning on studying or interning abroad. Late November $500 Travel Scholarship Must be 16 years old or older planning on studying in Japan or South Korea within one year of applying. Mid-August $1,000
Student Exchange Support Program Scholarship for Short-term Study in Japan Must be planning to study abroad in Japan for a length of eight days to one year. Varies Varies
Nissho Iwai Foundation International Exchange Scholarship Programme Must be a third-year, fourth-year or graduate student enrolled in one of the following Japanese Universities: Hitotsubashi, Hokkaido, Jochi, Keio, Kobe, Kyoto, Kyushu, Nagoya, Osaka, Tohoku, Tokyo, Tokyo Kogyo, Tsukuba, Waseda and Yokohama. Early May ¥70,000/month for undergraduates 
¥100,000/month for graduates
Rainbow Scholarship LGBTQI students planning on studying abroad. Mid-January Unspecified
Phi Sigma Iota Only active members of Phi Sigma Iota are eligible for an award. Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students who excel in the areas of academic performance and achievement and/or extraordinary educational activities related to the field of foreign language study that uphold the ideals of Phi Sigma Iota. Late March Not Listed
Phi Kappa Phi The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi's ongoing commitment to excellence is reflected in its scholarships and awards programs. $1 million is awarded each biennium to outstanding students, Phi Kappa Phi members and chapters through the society's various awards competitions.

Fall: Mid-February

Spring: Mid-September

STA Travel, Inc. Scholarship At the time of applying, you must be enrolled in a North American college or university where transfer credit from an academic program abroad will be applied to your degree. You must be a U.S. citizen majoring in one of the following areas (minors are not eligible): Photography, Film, Art, Travel and Tourism, and/or Foreign Language.

Spring: Mid-November

Summer:Early April

Fall: Mid-June

Think Swiss Research Scholarship Must be a enrolled at an accredited U.S. university/college, and be a graduate student or an undergraduate student who will have completed your sophomore year by the time the research stay in Switzerland begins. Must provide a written confirmation from a professor at a Swiss university that he/she will accept you for a research stay in his/her group. Late January CHF 1,050
University Summer Course Grant Three- to four- week summer courses taught in German at German universities. Students must be of sophomore standing, and must have completed a minimum of four college semesters of German by the time of departure. Mid-December €850
German Studies Research Grant Short-term research (one to two months) in North America or Germany. Students must be German studies majors or minors and nominated by their department chair. Must have completed two years of college German and three courses in German studies classes. Fall: Early May 
Spring: Early November
Chinese Government Scholarship Program American students who would like to earn their bachelor's, master's or doctorate degree, and study Chinese language or study abroad for a year in China. Early April Varies; scholarships are offered for the full amount or for individual expenses
Confucius Institute Scholarship Anyone studying in China for a semester or academic year or working towards a Master's in Chinese Early March -CNY 2,500 for undergraduates 
-CNY 3,000 for Master's students
US-Japan Bridging Scholarships Applicants must be US citizens and enrolled in undergraduate study in the US (in any field of study). Students must study abroad for a semester or academic year and enroll in credit-bearing courses at their host institution. No language prerequisite required. -Fall/Year: Early April 
-Spring: Early October
$2,500 for semester programs 
$4,000 for academic year programs

Program-Specific Scholarships

Name Eligibility Deadline Amount
Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA) Butler scholarship program Various scholarships for different IFSA Butler Programs. Varies based on scholarship. Varies based on scholarship.
Arcadia University scholarships Applies to all programs through Arcadia University. Applications received on a rolling bases

$500 to $2,000: semester or year

$500 to $750: summer

CIEE Scholarships Various scholarships for those doing CIEE programs. (Amman, Jordan)

Fall: Early April

Summer: Early April

Spring/Winter: Early November

Varies by scholarship
John Cabot University Study Abroad Scholarships Students planning to do a study abroad program at John Cabot University.

Fall: Early-September

Spring: Mid-November

Summer I: Mid-April

Summer II: Mid-May

The Order Sons of Italy in America Pietro Secchia Scholarship This scholarship is granted to qualified Italian-American undergraduates for one semester or one academic year at John Cabot University in Rome. Preference is given to those who live in the Midwest.

Fall: Mid-March

Spring: Mid-October

University of Sheffield in America Study Abroad Scholarship American national students accepting a place in the University of Sheffield's Study Abroad Program

Fall: Early May

Spring: Early October

£500 for Semester 
£1,000 for full year
University of Canterbury Study Abroad Scholarship Scholarship for study abroad students at University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Application process is part of the application for studying abroad at the university. November 15, April 15 Up to $5,000
Hebrew University Several scholarship opportunities are available at the Rothberg International School. These include need-based aid, merit scholarships, and other sources of funding. Click the link to find more details. Varies Varies
The Brookes Friebolin Award This scholarship is given to an outstanding student who participates in a semester or academic year study abroad program to France. Students participating in qualified programs are automatically considered. Email for more information. Varies Varies based on scholarship


Name Eligibility Deadline Amount
Fulbright Program

A U.S. citizen who will have completed a bachelor's degree by the time the grant starts and shows a desire to conduct research, study, or teach English in a foreign country. 

Fulbright Program Advisors: Lynmarie Hamel for undergraduates and Amanda McCarthy for graduate students

Late March Travel expenses, living stipend, small book/material costs, and medical insurance
Humanity in Action Fellowship Enrolled undergraduate students or recent graduates from an accredited university from any major can apply. HIA seeks applicants who are mature, proactive, self-reliant and comfortable in intensive group activity and interaction. Early January Travel expenses, living stipend, small book/material costs, and medical insurance
Whitaker International Fellow and Scholars Program

A U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident - no more than three years from most recent degree, or currently enrolled - who has the language ability to carry our projects in the host country in biomedical engineering and bioengineering or closely related fields. 

Post-doctoral: for scholarship
Pre-doctoral: fellowship

Summer Programs: Early February

Fellow/Scholar Programs: Mid-January

Post-doctoral: Round trip international airfare, monthly living stipend, health and accident insurance, travel enhancement fund, enrichment seminar, (fellows only: tuition), reimbursement around US$25,000
Eva L. Pancoast Memorial Fellowship Available for women graduating from the College of Arts and Science or students in the School of Graduate Studies, for the purpose of extending education through foreign study, travel or both at any time in 12 months following graduation or after this school year for graduate students Early March Funds ranging from $1,000 to $3,500; dispersed after receipts are submitted
Blakemore Asian Language Fellowship College graduates studying a southeast Asian language for their careers Late December Unspecified
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) U.S. citizenship or permanent residence, 18 to 24 years old, some sort of experience in planned career field (work, internship, volunteer, etc.) Early December All program expenses
DAAD Study Scholarship for Graduating Seniors Undergraduate seniors planning on doing a year-long independent study or full graduate degree in Germany. Mid-November €750/month stipend, plus travel costs
DAAD Intensive Language Courses in Germany Graduate students in any program except German Studies, German Language and Literature, or German Translation and Interpretation. Fellowship places students in an intensive language program, varying in time and location. Mid-December Approximately €2,300, plus health insurance and travel costs
Jean et Marie-Louise Dufrenoy Scholarships A U.S. citizen or resident alien who has received a Bachelor of Sciences degree or a Bachelor of Arts degree less than 5 years before the application, who has the French proficiency to undertake studies at the university level, and who has registered with a French university or research center. Mid-February $25,000 paid in two installments (half in July, half in December)
Jeanne Marandon Fellowships Candidates must be U.S. citizens, be affiliated with an American college or university, become members of the SPFFA at the time of their application and have a sufficient command of spoken and written French to pursue their proposed studies and/or research in France or in Québec. Applications in all disciplines are considered, but applicants in literature, art, music, history, social sciences and communications have priority. Candidates not yet having studied or pursued a research project in the country for which they are applying also have priority. Mid-January Stipends range from $1,500 to $25,000 based on the academic level (short-stay, undergrad, master's, PhD, and PostDoc) and length of stay