Other Study Abroad Scholarships

Scholarships for study abroad are available from a variety of sources, including local, state and national organizations. 

External Scholarships

External scholarships are out there for study abroad programs! The following are just some possibilities.  Take time to research these and other scholarships, and ask your study abroad advisor for application advice.

Undergraduate Awards

The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are Pell-eligible at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

  • Amount: up to $5,000
  • Deadline: see website for information
  • Location: any
  • Program length: any

Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for Bridging Scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite.

  • Amount: $2,500 for semester-long programs; $4,000 for academic year programs
  • Deadline: see website for information
  • Location: Japan
  • Program length: at least 3 months

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

  • Amount: 
    • Summer Award: up to $3,000
    • Semester/Quarter Award: up to $5,000
    • Academic/Calendar Year Award: up to $7,000
  • Deadline: see website for information
  • Location: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Program length: a minimum of 8 weeks for a summer term, 10 weeks for a quarter term, and 12 weeks for a semester term

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) provides scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented in study abroad.

  • Amount: 
    • Summer Award: prorated by number of weeks in-country (with a minimum of $1,250)
    • Semester Award: up to $5,000
    • Academic Year Award: up to $10,000
  • Deadline: see website for information
  • Location: any
  • Program length: a minimum of 4 weeks

The Ohio International Consortium offers a variety of scholarships for students from Ohio universities.

  • George C. Burke Scholarship for Summer Study Abroad
  • Donald N. Nelson Scholarship for Semester and Academic Year Study Abroad
  • OIC Scholarship for Short-Term Study Abroad

The William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship at the American University in Dubai seeks to further the goals of the Clinton Foundation to strengthen the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence. In partnership with the American University in Dubai, the program will provide American students based in the US the opportunity to expand their educational and cultural horizons by studying in the Arab world.

Undergraduate & Graduate Scholarships

Boren Awards fund study abroad by U.S. undergraduate students or research and language study proposals by U.S. graduate students in world regions critical to U.S. interests.

Boren Scholarships (Undergraduate students)

  • Amount: 
    • Up to $20,000 for 25-52 weeks (preferred)
    • Up to $10,000 for 12-24 weeks
    • Up to $8,000 for 8-11 weeks (STEM majors only)
  • Deadline: see website for information
  • Location: see website for information

Boren Fellowships (Graduate students)

  • Amount: 
    • Up to $24,000 for 37-52 weeks abroad (preferred)
    • Up to $20,000 for 25-36 weeks abroad (preferred)
    • Up to $12,000 for 12-24 weeks
  • Deadline: see website for information
  • Location: see website for information

The grant is designed to assist worthy individuals who are active in the fields of Business, the Humanities, Science and Engineering, Liberal, Fine or Applied Arts and who wish to study or conduct research either in the United States or in one of the countries of the British Commonwealth.

  • Amount: up to $2,000
  • Deadline: January 31
  • Location: countries of the British Commonwealth
  • Program length: no restriction

Undergraduate, graduate or doctoral students who are attending a university in the United States and whose minor, major, masters or doctoral degree is in the field of engineering.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: see website for more information
  • Location: an Asian country
  • Program length: minimum 10 days

UC-Affiliated Scholarships

The College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services supports students pursuing non co-op related study abroad opportunities.

University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College awards a variety of study abroad scholarships each year to students who participate in UC Blue Ash programs abroad.

The Charles Phelps Taft Research Center at the University of Cincinnati offers funding for undergraduate and graduate students  in the humanities and social sciences at the University of Cincinnati, limited to the following departments:

Africana Studies, Anthropology, Economics (currently in Lindner College of Business), English & Comparative Literature, German Studies, History, Journalism, Judaic Studies, Mathematical Sciences, Philosophy, Political Science, Romance and Arabic Languages & Literatures, Sociology, Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies

  • Scholarships of $500 will be awarded to College of Arts & Sciences students (all majors) participating on a semester-long program
  • A&S is in the process of migrating this application in ScholarshipUniverse.
  • Scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded to undergraduate History majors participating in a UC faculty-led study abroad program.
  • A&S is in the process of migrating this application in ScholarshipUniverse.
  • If an award cannot be made to an undergraduate History major participating in a faculty-led program, undergraduate History majors participating in other study abroad programs may be considered.
  • Scholarships will be awarded.to undergraduate students participating in a faculty-led study abroad program offered by the Department of Psychology
  • Preference will be given to under-represented applicants, including First-Generation, and/or those with demonstrated financial need (i.e., Pell-eligible).
  • A&S is in the process of migrating this application in ScholarshipUniverse.

Nationally Competitive Awards

The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards focuses primarily on supporting applicants for the following awards:

  • Boren
  • Fulbright
  • Goldwater
  • Marshall
  • Mitchell
  • Rhodes
  • Truman
  • Udall

They also provide resources for a variety of other scholarships, fellowships, and grants that are specific to international studies.