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 scholarships, 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 

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 Fall 2019 - due by March 1, 2019

For Summer 2019 - due by March 15, 2019

For Spring 2020 - due by Sept. 15, 2020

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 and culture for a full year. This yearlong scholarship program does not count against the 8 semesters of CWRU aid students are awarded upon matriculation. Successful applicants will extend degree program and CWRU aid by one year. All materials due to the Office of Education Abroad by February 25, 2019. 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 up to four 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. Mid-May $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 Mid-Late June Amount of award varies
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 range 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 Scholarships range from $500 to $2,000
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) Mid-April

Semester: $2,500

Year: $4,000

Freeman-ASIA Scholarship 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-March

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.

Summer & Fall: Early March

Spring: 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 Dean Amanda McCarthy at

Early February

Summer: $8,000

Semester: $10,000

Year: $20,000

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) program U.S. citizen in a U.S. degree-seeking program. CLS is an intensive language fellowship  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. Late September Provides tuition, housing, cash living expenses stipend and international travel stipend
Butex Award Students accepting a place at a qualifying university (listed on website) in the United Kingdom for at least one semester Mid-June £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. Late October $30,000 to $40,000 
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. 

Application period from Early-Feb to Late March

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 €750/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.
Monbukagakusho Scholarships Undergraduates majoring in Japanese language/culture Applications available  
Ashley Soule Conroy Study Abroad Scholarship U.S. citizens studying abroad for longer than 14 weeks with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

Fall: June 1

Spring: October 1

$4,000 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.

Summer and Fall: Early Jan

Spring: Early September

Phi Sigma Iota Active members of Phi Sigma Iota who excel in academic performance and achievement and/or extraordinary educational activities related to foreign language study should fill out the Collegiate Member Scholarship application Late March Range from $500 - $3,500
Phi Kappa Phi Undergraduates attending an institution with a Phi Kappa Phi chapter and a GPA above 3.75

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. 


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. Mid-January CHF 1,050
University Summer Course Grant Students must have completed at least two years of undergraduate study, and have German language skills to level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages  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
Confucius Institute Scholarship Anyone studying in China for a semester or academic year or working towards a Master's in Chinese

Fall: Early March

Spring: Late September

-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
Owner Direct Study Away Scholarship Any U.S. or Canadian full-time student over age 18 enrolled at an accredited university or college worldwide Late August $500
Education New Zealand: Generation Study Abroad U.S. students with a 3.0 GPA or higher studying at a New Zealand university. Opens mid January. Apply by May 1st (NZST) $500 - $2,000
Education New Zealand: Go Overseas Scholarship One U.S. student a year will win a full scholarship to spend a semester in New Zealand. TBD $15,000/semester, full scholarship program
ItaliaRail Study Abroad Scholarship Any student studying abroad in Italy for a semester can apply. Fall deadline: June 30th $1,000 and a 3-day Italy rail pass
Delta Phi Alpha Any student member of Delta Phi Alpha to study abroad in Germany for a semester or longer.

Academic Year deadline: March 15

Spring deadline: Nov. 15

$500 - $1,250 per semester

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 merit, need, and travel scholarships for those doing CIEE programs.

Fall/Summer: Early April

Spring: Early October

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

Fall: Mid-July

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 

Exchange students accepting a place in the University of Sheffield's Study Abroad Program - 2 different scholarships available.

Fall: Early August

Spring: Early December

£750 for Semester 
£1,500 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 CWRU student who participates in an approved semester or year study abroad program to France. Qualified applicants are automatically considered.  Varies Varies 
AMIDEAST Need-Based Scholarships Scholarship for citizens and permanent residents of the US who are participating in an AMIDEAST program. Preference is given to first-generation college students and/or members of historically underrepresented groups in study abroad (minorities, LGBT, etc.) who demonstrate financial need and academic excellence.

Fall:      April 15

Spring:  Oct. 15

Summer: March 15

$1,000 - $5,000: semester

$500 - 3,000: summer


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 graduates and Dean Amanda McCarthy for undergraduate students

Early October 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
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
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-January $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