Study Abroad Scholarships
Students frequently ask about additional scholarship opportunities in order to finance their study abroad experiences. Below are a few of the scholarships available for UMBC students.
Some UMBC departments offer scholarships for their students to participate on study abroad programs, as does the Honors College for students on short-term study abroad programs (January and summer term programs). Check your department to see if you are eligible for any departmental awards.
UMBC Affiliate Scholarships
The following UMBC Affiliate Programs offer special scholarship opportunities to UMBC students. Please check the appropriate organization’s web site for more specific information and deadlines.
- American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)
- American Councils
- Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA)
- Globalinks Learning Abroad
- Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA Butler)
- International Studies Abroad (ISA)
- School for International Training (SIT)
Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships: The Fund for Education Abroad is an independent organization that is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of scholarships. FEA goals include increasing the number and diversity of students studying abroad, in particular underrepresented students. Up to $5,000 for a semester and $10,000 for a year.
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Scholarship: The Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Scholarship is for any student attending a Phi Kappa Phi-affiliated university (UMBC is one) who wishes to study abroad. There are no restrictions on study abroad destinations, but awards are for semester or academic year study only. Awards are typically $1000.00.
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarships: DAAD Undergraduate Scholarships are geared toward students participating in semester or academic year study abroad programs at any German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.
Golden Key Honour Society Study Abroad Scholarships: Any UMBC Golden Key International Honour Society member who is participating on any accredited study abroad program in any country may apply for this scholarship. Awards are typically $1000.00.