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Frequently Asked Questions

Applying for scholarships can be an overwhelming process, but with proper planning and utilizing resources like the Learning Abroad Handbook the process can be made more clear. If you have more questions regarding scholarships, please contact us at 801.581.5849 or emailing us at You can also schedule an appointment with a Learning Abroad Coordinator. 

There are three types of scholarships that are available to students: Office of Global Engagement (OGE) which are also known as Learning Abroad scholarships; departmental scholarships which are offered by academic departments on campus; and outside scholarship opportunties sponsored by various sources like affiliate partners, exchange partners, and scholarship search databases.  You can find more information about scholarships here.

Yes, OGE and Learning Abroad scholarships are the same thing.  Learning Abroad is a part of the Office for Global Engagement, so OGE scholarships are selected and awarded to students by a Scholarship Committee within Learning Abroad.

Most students are eligible for some type of scholarship, so it is best to start searching for scholarships early! For Office for Global Engagement (OGE) scholarships, you can find eligibility requirements here. For departmental scholarships offered by other colleges on campus, click here to view eligibility requirements.  Many scholarships have different eligibility requirements, so with proper planning, you can find one that you can use towards your program.

OGE scholarship award amounts vary by the scholarship type and the length of the Learning Abroad Program.  The award amounts range from $500-$2000. For more information about the different OGE scholarships, please click here.

You can find out the deadlines for OGE scholarships here.  All scholarship applications close at 11:59 pm on the deadline day. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted!

All students who have applied for an Office of Global Engagement (OGE) scholarship will be notified through their UMail account within 4-6 weeks following the Learning Abroad Scholarship Application deadline. The award notification for outside scholarships from other resources (like departments on campus or online databases) may have different response times.

For Office of Global Engagement (OGE) scholarships, scholarships are usually applied on the following timeline:

  • Fall semester, full year, and fall break programs: Last week of August or the First week of September
  • Winter break, spring semester, and spring break programs: Last week of January
  • Summer programs: Last week of May

If you have been awarded a scholarship by another source, you should contact that provider on how and when your award will be disbursed to you.

Transferring a scholarship can be done under certain circumstances: if your program is cancelled by the U of U, or if you transfer to a different program within the same term. You should contact your Learning Abroad Coordinator if you plan on transferring the scholarship you have been awarded. 

To pay for a University of Utah Learning Abroad Program (faculty-led, Global Campus, U of U exchange), you can potentially make your payment online, in person at the Cashier’s Window in the Student Services building, or with a check.  If you have been awarded an OGE scholarship and it has not been applied to your student account yet, you should subtract the amount of your scholarship award from the balance due and pay that amount.

If you are participating in an affiliate program, please contact that affiliate for information on how to apply your scholarship to your program cost. Depending on your CIS settings, you shall receive your OGE scholarship through direct deposit or by a check in the mail.  


Last Updated: 5/5/17