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Financial Aid Resources for Study Abroad
Tips for Finding Scholarships & Grants for your Exchange Program
  • Ask your advisor if there are any scholarships specific to your major or college that can be used for education abroad programs.
  • Check local organizations like Sons of Italy chapters, German clubs, Hispanic heritage groups, Chinese-American associations, etc.
  • Apply for federal financial aid -- government grants and loans may be used toward your exchange. You can fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA, online at the US Department of Education FAFSA website.
  • Check with the government of the country you want to study abroad in -- some give financial support to international students.

Global Citizenship Certificate Program Scholarship for Global Exchanges

  • The GCC Scholarship is awarded to recognize high achieving students with documented financial need who demonstrate the values of global citizenship and will participate in an FSU Global Exchange program.
  • Awards are presented to FSU undergraduates enrolled in the Global Citizenship Certificate program.

FSU Specific Resources

Bess H. Ward Travel Grant

  • Bess H. Ward Honors Travel Scholarships are awarded each semester to University Honors Program students who are actively in good standing with the FSU University Honors Program. Only students who are participating in programs coordinated by FSU International Programs, Global Exchange, Global Scholars or a qualifying Honors-sponsored travel (such as Honors field trips that require fees) are eligible to receive this scholarship. This scholarship is a one-time only award and is to be used to defray the expenses incurred during one semester (fall, spring, or summer) during which an Honors student travels for an approved activity. Students must take at least the minimum number of credit hours required by the sponsoring program. The application for this grant can be found here: Bess H. Ward Travel Grant

Office of National Fellowships

  • The FSU Office of National Fellowships (ONF) maintains a comprehensive list of international funding opportunities, including ones that provide scholarships for study abroad experiences. ONF also provides workshops about preparing your scholarship applications and give one-on-one advising to students.

Social Science Scholars

  • The Social Science Scholars Program was created to recognize and challenge outstanding students in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy. Those selected participate in a leadership seminar during the spring of their junior year and receive grants up to $5,000 for approved travel and other expenses related to their research or service projects that are undertaken during the following summer and/or fall semesters.

Winthrop-King Scholarships

  • FSU's Winthrop-King Institute offers a wide-range of undergraduate scholarships to support students in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics.

FSU Scholarship Database

  • A list of FSU scholarships that can be used for study abroad and more.
Specific Scholarships & Grants (Nationally Competitive)
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
  • U.S. Department of State’s Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for U.S. undergraduate Pell Grant recipients to study or intern abroad.​
​Boren Scholarship
  • Boren scholarships provide funding for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant
  • Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Seventy-five $1,000 grants are awarded each year to students from US colleges and universities. Students do not have to be members of Phi Kappa Phi to apply.
Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships
  • The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population. 
​Diversity Abroad Overseas Ambassador program

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships
  • Applicants must be a citizen of a country that has Rotary Clubs
Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation
  • The applicant must be minimum Silver Award Girl Scout and majoring/minoring in a foreign language
Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship

The Intern Group Global Leadership Grants
  • Grants available for programs in Madrid, Latin America, Australia, and Hong Kong.
Hostelling International USA Explore the World Travel Scholarship
  • Applicants must reside or attend school in one of the select metropolitan areas where HI USA has a community presence.
Freeman Asia
  • Freeman Awards for Study in Asia provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.
Scholarships for Study in Australia 
  • This database provided by the Australian government gives students easy access to the available funding for international students studying there
Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan
  • Available for those studying in Japan minimum of 3 months (not available for summer programs)
Morgan Stanley Scholarships
  • Applicants must be studying in Japan for an academic year with an interest in Economics or International Finance
The Walter J. Jensen Fellowship For French Language, Literature, and Culture
  • For graduate students studying French and the program must be a minimum of 6 months
Other Financial Resources & Opportunities
Free Scholarship Search Databases
The internet is an excellent resource for locating a large number of study abroad scholarships. Some places to start:
  • Scholarship Portal 
    • Provides a comprehensive free search database system for scholarships available throughout Europe; you can search by region, country, and discipline
  • FastWeb
    • This website will not only help you find study abroad scholarships, but scholarships of all kinds that may help you get through the rest of college. The service is free but offers several extra benefits if you decide to register
  • IIE Passport
    • This database is a comprehensive search engine for all study abroad programs registered with IIE passport
  • College Board General Scholarship Search Engine
  • Diversity Abroad Scholarships & Grants 
    • Free database of scholarships that are offered for students from traditionally marginalized and underrepresented backgrounds.
    • Free college scholarship search and financial aid information resource.