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Study Abroad Scholarship Resources


If you're looking for additional scholarship and grant aid to help you fund your semester's study abroad, here are some resources to assist that effort. The resources are organized under General Search Engines which you may search by subject, country, or diversity criteria. Other resources identify scholarships geared toward language acquisition in certain countries, or scholarship by geographic area.

General Search Engines:

IIEPassport has a search engine that allows students to search by country or subject to discover the opportunities for scholarships, fellowships and grants.

International Scholarships.com provides another search engine for looking for scholarships, grants, and loan programs.

The Center for Global Education also maintains a search engine for scholarship opportunities. The three categories for scholarships are:

The University of Minnesota’s Learning Abroad Center maintains a useful Scholarship Database. When searching on their engine be sure to check UofM and NonU ofM under Scholarship Availability Type in order to find the scholarships available to Gordon students.

The Best Semester also hosts a site with information on almost 650 fellowship and grant opportunities.  Some are for graduate school, but some are applicable to undergraduate as well.  Check out their SSO Grant database!

Diversity Specific Search Engine:

DiversityAbroad.com offers resources for study abroad grants and scholarships. For extensive information about study abroad funding sources visit their Study Abroad Scholarship and Grant Search


German: DAAD Undergraduate Scholarships

DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst/German Academic Exchange Service) provides a means for qualified students to apply for funding for study, research and internships in Germany.

Language Study:  David L. Boren Scholarships

NSEP awards David L. Boren Scholarships to outstanding U.S. undergraduates through a competitive national merit-based process. Since 1994, NSEP has awarded approximately 2,000 Boren Scholarships. Each Boren Scholar goes abroad to a critical country to study its language and culture. Awards are for up to one academic year. Boren Scholars demonstrate their merit for an award of up to $20,000 in part by committing to work for the U.S. Government for at least 1 year.

Language Study: Specialties in Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Turkic, Persian, Indic
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Eligible U.S. undergraduates can apply to receive financial support for study abroad programs worldwide through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Established under the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000, the Gilman Scholarships provide up to $5,000 for American students to pursue overseas study for college credit. Students studying critical need languages are eligible for up to $3,000 in additional funding as part of the new Critical Need Language Supplement program.

Critical Need Languages:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Turkic (Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Turkish, Turkmen, Uzbek)
  • Persian (Farsi, Dari, Kurdish, Pashto, Tajiki)
  • Indic (Hindi, Urdu, Nepali, Sinhala, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujurati, Sindhi)

The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to broaden and increase the study abroad population by aiding undergraduate students who are under financial constraints. The Institute of International Education, a New York-based non-profit organization, currently administers the program through its Southern Regional Office in Houston, Texas under a grant from the Bureau. The program is named after retired New York Congressman Benjamin A. Gilman, the legislation's sponsor.

For eligibility details, an application form, and further information, go to: Gilman International Scholarship


United Kingdom—The British Council Scholarship search engine, maintained by the British Council. Search by Subject, Type or Country of Residence.

The British Council site's "Living in the UK" page also provides helpful information on traveling, health and safety, money, life and culture. If you’re considering studying at the University of Edinburgh or the University of Oxford, this site is well worth a visit.