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 education abroad office at!


Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship

  • Requirements: Must be current recipient of Pell Grant
  • Awards: $3,000-$5,000; student studying a critical language can receive up to an additional $3,000
  • Many study abroad providers provide matching grants
  • Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
  • Deadlines: Early March and early October

Boren Scholarship

  • Requirements: Must engage in critical language study during study program outside of Western Europe, North America or Australia/New Zealand
  • Prefers longer (six months or longer) study programs
  • Awards: Summer: $8,000 (STEM majors only), semester $12,500, year: $25,000
  • Deadline: Early February
  • Fully funded language flagship opportunities for Indonesian, Hindi and Urdu, Turkish, and African Languages (including French)

Fund for Education Abroad

  • Requirement: Program must be longer than 4 weeks
  • Awards: $5,000 for a semester, $10,000 for Academic Year
  • Minimum of $1,250 for Summer (depends on the length of program)
  • Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Deadline: Mid January

Golden Key

  • Requirements: Golden Key membership
  • Awards: Up to $2,500
  • Terms: Academic Year, Fall
  • Deadline: Mid June

Critical Language Scholarship

  • Requirement: Sustained interest in study of a critical language
  • Awards: all costs of eight-week intensive summer language study program
  • Terms: Summer
  • Deadline: Mid November

Freeman Asia Scholarship

  • Requirement: Plan to study in East or Southeast Asia, minimum 2.8 GPA
  • $7,000 for academic Year, $5,000 for a semester and $3,000 for Summer
  • Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Deadline: March

Rainbow Scholarship

  • Requirements: U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or DACA student, currently enrolled as undergraduate, minimum 4 weeks of study in credit-bearing program, identify as LGBTQ+
  • Awards up to $10,000
  • Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Deadlines: Academic Year/Fall: Early January, Spring/Summer: Early September

Taith Programme Bursary for UMBC Exchange: Swansea University


Other Creative Funding Options


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