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Scholarships

There are dozens of study abroad scholarships and grants. If you currently receive an academic scholarship or a scholarship from an outside source you will need to check with your scholarship advisor on if you can transfer that scholarship for study abroad.

If you plan to apply to any of the following scholarships or want to learn about more scholarship opportunities please contact the study abroad office.

 

General Study Abroad Scholarships

Scholarships By Location

Asia

Australia and New Zealand

Europe

Latin America

Affiliate Provider Discounts Some providers have an automatic program discount awarded to UMBC students. They also have individual scholarships, most of which can be used at any location. If you do not see any scholarships for the country you are thinking about studying abroad in please check with the program provider on if they have a general scholarship.

Diversity-Based and Other Scholarships

Highlighted Study Abroad Scholarships
Scholarship Eligibility Terms Applicable Due Dates
Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
  • Receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that they will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of their study abroad program or internship
  • Awards are generally $3,000-$5,000
  • Student studying a critical language can receive up to an additional $3,000
  • If your receive the Gilman TEAN, IES, AIFS, CIEE and SIT will give you additional scholarship
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Summer
  • Academic Year and Fall: Early March 
  • Spring: Early October
  • Summer: Early October for Summer early applications or Early March for regular summer applications
Boren Scholarship
  •  Applicable to any study abroad program outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand
  • It is highly encouraged to attend a study abroad program that is longer than 6 months in order to apply
  • Students generally do an academic year or back to back summer and semester program
  • $20,000 for a program(s) longer than 6 months and $10,000 for Semester programs
  • Boren has a STEM Summer Scholarship as well ($8,000 for the summer)
  •  Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Summer
  •  February 7th, 2019
Fund for Education Abroad
  •  Program must be longer than 4 weeks
  • $10,000 for Academic Year
  • $5,000 for a semester
  • Minimum of $1,250 for Summer (depends on the length of program)
  • AIFS will give an additional $500 for students who recieve this scholarship and go on one of their programs
  •  Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Summer
  •  Spring 2019: September 18th, 2018
Golden Key
  • Must be a Golden Key member
  • Up to $5,000
  • Academic Year
  • Fall Semester
  • December 15th, 2018
Critical Language Scholarship
  •  Summer
  • Summer 2019: Mid-November  
Phi Kappa Phi
  •  You are an undergraduate attending an institution with an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter;
  • You have a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • $1,000 per scholarship
  •  Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Summer
  • Academic Year, Fall and Summer: Late March
  • Spring: October 30th, 2018
Diversity Abroad Overseas Ambassador Scholarship
  • Economically disadvantaged students, first-generation, students with disabilities and ethnic and racially diverse students
  • Have a minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA
  •  Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  •  Early June
Scholarships By Location

Asia

Scholarship Eligibility Terms Applicable Due Dates
Freeman Asia Scholarship
  • Must have applied or have been accepted to a study abroad based program in: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.8
  • Can receive up to $7,000 for Academic Year, $5,000 for a semester and $3,000 for Summer
  •  Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Summer
  • Academic Year and Fall: Late October
  • Spring and Summer: Mid-March 
Boren South Asian Flagship
  •  This is a fully-funded Hindi or Urdu funded scholarship
  • Must be interested in studying Hindi or Urdu for a summer and fall terms but applicants are encouraged (and usually funded) to continue studying abroad in India for the Spring semester
  • Summer
  • Fall Semester
  •  February 7th, 2019
Boren Indonesian Flagship 
  •  This is a fully-funded Indonesian Language and culture scholarship
  • Must be interested in studying Indonesian for a summer and fall terms but applicants are encouraged (and usually funded) to continue studying abroad in Indonesia for the Spring semester
  • Summer
  • Fall Semester
  •  February 7th, 2019
Korean Government Support Program
  • This scholarship is for students studying abroad in South Korea
  • Must take a Korean language or culture class (at least one class/ two credits)
  • Must have received a B average the last two semesters
  • Student receives round-trip airfare reimbursement
  • 200,000 Won upon arrival
  • 500,000 Won per month
  •  Academic Year
  • Fall Semester
  • Spring Semester
The Japan-America Society of Washington DC (JASWDC) Tanaka and Green Scholarship
  • Plan to study abroad in Japan for at least one semester
  •  $5,000 for Academic Year
  • $4,000 for Semester
  •  Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  •  Late July
J.F. Oberlin Scholarship 
  •  Plan to study abroad at J.F. Oberlin University in Japan
  • Minimum GPA of 2.8
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Summer
  • Spring Semester: November 1st
  • Summer: April 1st
  • Academic Year/ Fall: June 1st
Taiwan Huayu Enrichment Scholarship
  • Monthly stipend: NT$25,000
  • Must attend one of the approved Mandarin Language Institutes (see website for full list of approved Universities)
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Summer
  •  Late March
 UMBC In Program at Korea University
  • Tuition and housing at Korea University through TEAN is capped at $11,400 per semester
  • All UMBC students also receive $500 off the total program fee
  • Please check with the UMBC study abroad office for more information and application procedures
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Academic Year and Fall: March 10th
  • Spring: October 10th
 UMBC In Shanghai
  • Tuition at Fudan University through TEAN is capped at $10,000 per semester
  • All UMBC students also receive $500 off the total program fee
  • Please check with the UMBC study abroad office for more information and application procedures
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Academic Year and Fall: March 10th
  • Spring: October 10th
TEAN: Chinese Language Scholarship
  • Must plan to study abroad through TEAN Fudan Universtiy program
  • Must have taken at least one semester of Chinese language
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • $1,500 a semester
  • Can be paired with the UMBC In Shanghai discount
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Scholarship applications are due at the same time the TEAN application is due
TEAN: Summer In Seoul Scholarship
  • Must plan to study abroad through TEAN at Korea University
  • Minimum 2.5-3.0 GPA
  • $1,000- $2,000
  • Summer
  • Scholarship applications are due at the same time the TEAN application is due
United States-Japan Bridging Foundation Scholarship
  • Must study abroad in Japan for at least 3 months
  • $2,500-$4,000
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Spring 2019: October 11th, 2018
  • Fall 2019: TBD
Korea University Scholarship
  • Korea University has several scholarships for international students
  • Please check the website for latest listings
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Summer
  • Fall: July 30th
  • Spring: January 30th
ISA: Summer Korea University Scholarship
  • Must plan to study abroad through ISA at Korea University
  • $1,000-$2,000
  • Summer
  • Application for the scholarship is due at the same time as ISA program application
USAC: China Scholarship
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Application for the scholarship is due at the same time as USAC program application
 ISA: Freeman Asia Supplemental Scholarship 
  •  ISA offers $500 to students who are going on an ISA semester program and receive the Freeman Asia Scholarship
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
 SIT John Sommer Scholarship 
  •  Must plan to study abroad through SIT in South or Southeast Asia
  • $5,000
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  •  Deadline is same as SIT program deadline
SIT Richard and Dale Levy India Scholarship
  • Must plan to study abroad through SIT in India
  • $5,000
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Deadline is same as SIT program deadline

Australia and The Pacific Islands

Scholarship Eligibility Terms Applicable Deadline
UMBC In Australia Programs 
  • Tuition at all UMBC In Australia Programs is capped at $10,000 per semester
  • All UMBC students also receive $500 off the total program fee
  • Please check with the UMBC study abroad office for more information and application procedures
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Academic Year and Fall: March 10th
  • Spring: October 10th
Macquarie University Study Abroad Scholarship
  •  Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Plan to study abroad at Macquarie University in Australia for at least one semester
  • $1,000 AU
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Academic Year or Semester: Mid-June
  • Spring: Mid-December
IFSA-Butler University of Aukland Scholarship
  •  Plan to study abroad through IFSA-Butler at The University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Minimum 2.8 GPA
  • $5,000-$7,500 per semester
  •  Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  •  Academic Year and Fall: April 1st
  • Spring: October 15th
 

IFSA-Butler University of Canterbury Scholarship

  •  Plan to study abroad through IFSA-Butler at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand \
  • Minimum 2.8 GPA
  • $1,500-$2,500 NZ
  •  Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Academic Year and Fall: April 1st
  • Spring: November 1st
IFSA-Butler Massey University Scholarship
  •  Plan to study abroad through IFSA-Butler at Massey University, New Zealand
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • $1,000 NZ
  •  Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Academic Year and Fall: April 1st
  • Spring: November 1st
Generation Study Abroad Excellence and Travel Awards
  •  Plan to study abroad in a participating University in New Zealand (Please see award website for complete list)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • $500-$2,000
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  •  Academic Year and Fall: Early April
  • Spring: Early December
Education New Zealand Scholarship
  •  Plan to study abroad at a participating University in New Zealand
  • No GPA requirement
  • Full-tuition scholarship up to $15,000 for semester
  •  Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  •  Early October
TEAN: the University of Auckland, Choose Earth Scholarship
  •  Plan to study abroad through TEAN’s University of Auckland, New Zealand Program
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must enroll in two classes at the University of Auckland relating to the environment or sustainability.
  •  Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Academic Year and Fall: May 15th
  • Spring: November 15th
TEAN: the University of Auckland, People and Place Scholarship
  • Plan to study abroad through TEAN’s University of Auckland, New Zealand Program
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must enroll in two classes at the University of Auckland relating to Maori or Pacific Island studies or New Zealand history and culture.
  • Must be majoring in a field related to indigenous studies, anthropology, sociology, or history.
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Academic Year and Fall: May 15th
  • Spring: November 15th
TEAN: Australia Summer Scholarship
  •  Summer
  •  April 1st
USAC: Massey University Scholarship 
  • Must study abroad through USAC at Massey University
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • $400
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • February 1st
ISA Australia Scholarships
  • ISA offers multiple scholarships to study abroad at various universities in Australia
  • Must study abroad through ISA at any of the universities listed
  • Awards range from $500 AUD-$2,000 AUD
  • For a complete listing and eligibility please check ISA’s website
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Deadlines vary but scholarship applications are generally due at the same time as ISA program application
ISA New Zealand Scholarships
  • ISA offers multiple scholarships to study abroad at various universities in New Zealand
  • Must study abroad through ISA at any of the universities listed
  • For a complete listing and eligibility please check ISA’swebsite
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Deadlines vary but scholarship applications are generally due at the same time as ISA program application
 API New Zealand Scholarships
  • API offers multiple scholarships to study abroad at various universities in New Zealand
  • Must study abroad through API at any of the universities listed
  • For a complete listing and eligibility please check API’s website
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Deadlines vary but scholarship applications are generally due at the same time as API program application

 


Europe

Scholarship Eligibility Terms Applicable Deadline
IFSA-Butler: Czech Republic
  • Must study abroad on the IFSA-Butler Summer or Semester Prague Program
  • $1,000-$2,000
  • Summer
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Scholarship deadline is the same as the IFSA-Butler program deadline
IFSA-Butler: Ireland
  •  £1,000-3,000 for semester
  •  £500 for summer
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Summer
  • Scholarship deadline is the same as the IFSA-Butler program deadline

IFSA-Butler: England
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Scholarship deadline is the same as the IFSA-Butler program deadline
 ISA England Scholarships
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Scholarship deadlines vary, please contact ISA for more information
 ISA Scotland Scholarships
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Scholarship deadlines vary, please contact ISA for more information
 USAC Bristol, England Scholarship
  •  Must plan to study abroad through USAC at the University of Bristol
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA
  • Preference is given to STEM and Academic Year students
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Scholarship deadline is the same as the USAC program deadline
 USAC Spain
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Scholarship deadline is the same as the USAC program deadline
 ISA Madrid Scholarship
  •  Must plan to study abroad through ISA’s Madrid program
  •  Fall or Spring Semester
  • Scholarship deadline is the same as the ISA’s program deadline
Go Overseas Ireland Scholarship
  •  Tuition waiver
  • Must apply to approved Irish Universities
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Mid-February

 


Latin America

Scholarship Eligibility Terms Applicable Deadline
 IFSA-Butler: Argentina 
  •  Must plan to study abroad in Buenos Aires through IFSA-Butler
  • $2,000 for Summer and Semester
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Summer
  • Scholarship deadline is the same as the program deadline
 SOL Scholarships 
  •  SOL offers various scholarships for all of their programs in all terms
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Summer Programs: March 1st
  • Fall Semester & Academic Year programs: July 1st
  • Spring Semester & Winter Break programs: October 1st
 SIT Bergstrom Foundation Scholarship
  •  Must plan to study abroad through SIT in Latin America
  • $3,500
  •  Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Scholarship deadline is the same as the program deadline
 

 


Affiliate discounts for UMBC students:

Scholarship Eligibility Terms Applicable Deadline
 J.F. Oberlin
  •  UMBC students automatically receive 20% off of tuition at J.F. Oberlin
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Summer
API
  • UMBC students receive the following discounts for all API programs:
    • $1,000 for an academic Year or semester program
    • $500 for Summer programs
    • $500 for an internship
    • $150 for 2-4 week program that is not in the Summer
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Summer
  • Winter
 CEA
  •  UMBC students receive the following discounts for all CEA programs:
    • $1,000 for an academic Year or semester program
    • $500 for Summer programs
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Summer
 TEAN
  • UMBC students receive the following discounts for all TEAN programs:
    • $500 semester program
    • $150 for summer or internship programs
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Summer

 

Diversity, Need-Based and Additional Scholarships

Scholarship Eligibility Terms Applicable Deadline
TEAN Full Ride Scholarship
  • Must plan to study abroad through TEAN
  • Scholarship can be used for any Summer or Fall TEAN program and covers tuition, program fees, and housing up to $26,000
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • March 1st, 2019
TEAN Need, Merit and Diversity Scholarships
  • Must plan to study abroad through TEAN
  • $500, $3,000
  • Semester programs only
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  •  Academic Year/ Fall: May 15th
  • Spring: November 15th
TEAN Photography Scholarship
  • Must plan to study abroad through TEAN
  • Semester $500 and Summer $250
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Summer
  •  Academic Year and Fall: June 15th
  • Spring: December 15th
  • Summer: April 30th
 

Rainbow Scholarship

  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or DACA student
  • Currently enrolled as undergraduate at a U.S. university or college
  • Minimum of 4 weeks of study in country during Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019
  • Program must be eligible for credit
  • Identify as LGBTQ+
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Summer
  • Early January
GO Overseas Study Abroad Scholarship
  • Can be used for any study abroad program
  • $500
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Summer
  • Award is given out twice early, deadline is usually early August and early January
IFSA-Butler First Generation College Student Scholarship
  • Must plan to study abroad through IFSA-Butler
  • Must be a first-generation college student
  • Up to $2,500
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Due at the same time as program deadline
ISA: Dr. Castaneda Memorial Merit and Financial Need-based Scholarships
  • Must study abroad through ISA
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Summer
  • Academic Year/Fall: April 30th
  • Winter/Spring: October 30th
  • Summer: February 28th
ISA Michaela Farnum Memorial Scholarship
  • Must study abroad through ISA for a Summer program
  • Summer
  • Summer: February 28th
ISA Diversity Scholarship
  • Must plan to study abroad through ISA
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Summer
  • Academic Year/Fall: April 30th
  • Winter/Spring: October 30th
  • Summer: February 28th
USAC: First Generation Scholarship
  • Must be a first-generation college student
  • Must plan to study abroad through USAC
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • $750-$1,000
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Summer
  • Same deadline as USAC program deadline
USAC Military Service Scholarship
  • Must plan to study abroad through USAC
  • Must be a degree-seeking US Military Personnel (active or veteran status)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • $750-$1,000
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Summer
  • Same deadline as USAC program deadline
USAC STEM Scholarship
  • Must plan to study abroad through USAC
  • Must be a declared STEM major or minor
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • $750-$1,000
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Summer
  • Same deadline as USAC program deadline
Diversity Abroad AIFS Achievement Scholarship
  • Must plan to study abroad through AIFS
  • Applicants must demonstrate high academic achievement and/or participate in community service activities
  • $5,000
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Academic Year/Fall: April 15th
  • Spring: October 1st
AIFS U.S Veterans Grant
  • Must plan to study abroad through AIFS
  • $500 for a semester and $250 for summer and January terms
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Same is AIFS program deadline
AIFS Russel and Deborah Taylor Foundation Scholarship
  • Plan to study abroad through AIFS
  • Demonstrated academic excellence and have high financial need
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Will cover up to half of the program fee for all semester and summer programs
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Summer
  • Same as AIFS program deadline
CEA Merit-Based Scholarships
  • CEA has five different merit-based scholarships for students studying abroad on their programs
  • $400-$3,000
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Summer
  • Same as CEA program deadline
CEA Diversity Scholarship
  • Must plan to study abroad through CEA
  • $400-$2,000
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Summer
  • Same as CEA program deadline
CEA Need-Based Scholarships
  • Must plan to study abroad through CEA
  • $500-$1,000
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Academic Year
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Summer
  • Same as CEA program deadline