You are here:

Colosseum - Scholarships

Access over $250,000 in funding

Scholarships & Financing

Our office does not want cost to prevent you from Learning Abroad. Check out the awards below and talk to your Learning Abroad Coordinator to learn how you could finance an international experience! Note: The scholarships we list are not exhaustive.

Please complete Learning Abroad 101 before contacting us.

 

 

1 in 4

 scholarship stats

 

 

FAQ

 

more resources

Office for Global Engagement Scholarships

Annually, the University of Utah Office for Global Engagement awards over $250,000 to students who participate on Learning Abroad programs. On average, 1 in 4 eligible applicants receives a scholarship. Recipients must participate on approved Learning Abroad Programs to receive their awards.

Deadlines

  • June 1st: Academic Year, Fall , & Fall Break
  • November 1st: Calendar Year, Spring, Winter Break, & Spring Break
  • February 15th: Summer

 

Diversity Scholarship ($500-$1,000)

This essay-based scholarship is intended to increase access to Learning Abroad Programs for students who are underrepresented in Learning Abroad. 

view eligibility and apply

 

Merit Scholarship ($1,000, Summer Only)

Highly selective scholarship for high achieving students participating on Learning Abroad Programs. 

view eligibility and apply

 

Photography Scholarship ($1,000)

Intended to highlight student perspectives abroad - Promote Learning Abroad by taking pictures of your experience when you're abroad. 

VIEW ELIGIBILITY AND APPLY

 

Social Media Scholarship ($500-$1,500, Fall and Spring only)

Intended to highlight student perspectives abroad -  Promote Learning Abroad by sharing your experiences via our social media. 

VIEW ELIGIBILITY AND APPLY

  

Student Fee Scholarship ($500-$2000)

You will be automatically considered if you begin a program application by the scholarship deadline. No scholarship application required.

VIEW ELIGIBILITY 

 

Departmental Scholarships for Learning Abroad

College of Pharmacy Global Health Travel Scholarship ($500)

The International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF) will award three scholarships to students who are participating in the Global Health opportunities that are available within the College of Pharmacy.

VIEW APPLICATION

 

Department of International and Area Studies FLAS Scholarship

The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to undergraduate students and graduate students for foreign language or international studies. Eligible students should contact the University of Utah International & Area Studies department for application details.

LEARN MORE

 

Department of International Studies and Middle East Studies Scholarship List  

This department offers an extensive list of scholarships for Learning Abroad on their website.

LEARN MORE

 

Department of World Languages and Cultures Learning Abroad Scholarship ($500 - $750)

This scholarship is available for students who participate in a Summer Faculty-Led language intensive program through Learning Abroad. The Department of World Languages and Cultures selects recpients for this scholarship.

View Application

 

Division of Physician Assistant Studies: Pederson Family Foundation Scholarship for International Study

Don and Kathy Pedersen, the Pedersen Family Foundation, and the University of Utah’s Division of Physician Assistant Studies offer a competitive scholarship for University of Utah physician assistant students. Scholarship recipients will be awarded funds to help offset the cost of attending international rotations during the Spring Semester of the clinical year. 

VIEW ELIGIBILITY AND APPLY

 

University of Utah Scholarships Database

Current University of Utah students may apply for scholarships through the department of their major or other campus agencies. 

LEARN MORE

 

 

Diversity & Need-Based Scholarships

 

Gilman Scholarship Program 

The Gilman Scholarship Program provides awards (of up to $8,000) for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. The deadlines typically fall in early October (Spring/Calendar Year/Summer Programs) and March (Summer/Fall/Academic Year Programs) each year. We recommend meeting with the University of Utah's Gilman Advisor to discuss the application process as soon as possible.

Request Information

 

Diversity Abroad Scholarships

DiversityAbroad has partnered with several organizations to offer study abroad grants and scholarships. Some awards are general and others are for specific programs or destinations.

LEARN MORE

 

Diversity Network Scholarship

This is a $1,000 scholarship for students who will participate on a study abroad program for a minimum of 4 weeks. Economically disadvantaged students, African-American/Black, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Multiracial/ethnic or Indigenous/Native-American, students with disabilities and first generation college undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to apply. The Deadline is usually in early May.

Learn More

Apply here

 

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman ASIA)

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provide funding for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. We recommend meeting with the University of Utah's Freeman ASIA Advisor to discuss the application process as soon as possible.

Request Information

 

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholarships

FEA gives preference to students with demonstrated financial need, and strongly encourages students who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad to apply. The deadline to apply usually falls in September (Spring/Calendar Year Programs) and January (Summer/Fall/Academic Year/Calendar Year Programs ). 

LEARN MORE

 

GI Bill

Under certain circumstances, veterans can use the GI Bill toward the cost of learning abroad. Students intending to use Voc Rehab or GI Bill funding should contact the University of Utah Veterans Support Center as soon as possible to begin the process of applying through VA! The process for funding approval is lengthy. We recommend that students begin planning 6-8 months in advance.

Request Information

 

IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants 

The Institute for International Education offers 100 $2,000 grants each year to students from a broad range of backgrounds to make it possible for them to participate in academic, internship or service-learning experiences abroad. The scholarship program is especially intended to support high-achieving, low-income students.

LEARN MORE

 

Affiliate & Exchange Scholarships 

Affiliate Scholarships 

Click the links below to review scholarships for students participating on Affiliate Learning Abroad Programs. Students must apply directly through their Affiliate Program Provider to be considered.

AMIDEAST

CAPA

CEA

CIEE

ISA

Semester at Sea

TEAN

University of Minnesota

USAC

DIS

SRAS

Exchange Scholarships 

Christian-Albrects-Universitat (CAU) Exchange Scholarship

CAU offers one scholarship each semester to a University of Utah undergraduate student who plans to participate in the U of U/CAU exchange program. This scholarship provides a 650 Euro stipend each month to help cover living expenses. Please contact Learning Abroad for application instructions.

Request Information

 

Heidelberg University Exchange Scholarship

Heidelberg University (HU) offers two semester scholarships each year to University of Utah undergraduate students who apply to participate in the U of U/HU exchange program. This scholarship provides students with a 500 euro/month stipend and also covers the cost of a free preparatory language course.

All students who apply on time (deadlines below) to the Heidelberg University Exchange program, regardless of length of program, will be automatically considered for this scholarship.

 Selection Criteria:

  • GPA
  • Quality of “Learning Abroad: Personal Statement and Experience” essay: The personal statement and experience essay is part of the Learning Abroad application. In this 400-500 word essay, students must describe how studying at Heidelberg University aligns with their academic, professional, and personal goals.

Deadlines: March 1st : Fall or Academic Year,         September 15th: Spring or Calendar Year

Request Information

 

Heidelberg University HAUS Scholarship for Exchange Students

Students looking to spend a semester at Heidelberg University are welcome to apply for this scholarship. Award amounts are: $5,000 for Master’s program students and $3,000 for Bachelor’s program students for the winter semester 2018/2019 or the summer semester 2019*. It may be possible to renew the support for an additional semester. The scholarship is completely funded by Heidelberg alumni residing in the U.S.

For more information, contact Heidelberg University Association at info@HeidelbergUniversity.org or 212-758-3324.

*Winter Semester 2018/19 = U of U Fall Semester 2018; Summer Semester 2019 = U of U Spring Semester 2019.

Request Information

 

Japanese Student Services Organization (JASSO) Student Exchange Program Scholarship

The Japanese Student Services Organization (JASSO) offers awards for students interested in studying abroad in Japan.

Students pursing an exchange in Japan should contact the Learning Abroad exchange team about the need-based “JASSO Student Exchange Support Program” Scholarship. Learning Abroad’s exchange team will be able to reach out to the Japanese university you plan to attend for JASSO application steps. Each university in Japan has their own application process for JASSO grants.

Learn More

Request Information

 

Management Center Innsbruck (MCI)  - Ernst Mach Scholarship for studying at an Austrian university of applied sciences (Fachhochschule)

Students (Undergraduate/Graduate) looking to spend one or two semesters at Management Center Innsbruck during the 2018-2019 academic year are welcome to apply for this scholarship. The grant is EUR 1,050 per month. 

To be eligible, you must complete your Learning Abroad exchange application for MCI on time. Learning Abroad will then nominate you to MCI and assist you with the preliminary application to MCI. Once you receive your MCI acceptance letter, you will then need to complete the “Ernst Mach Grant for studying at an Austrian university of applied sciences (Fachhochschule)” grant application.

Please note that this is a grant offered by the Austrian government, not by MCI, and it is competitive. For questions about the application process, contact Learning Abroad.

Learn More

Request Information

 

University of Kiel Summer School Scholarship 

University of Kiel offers one scholarship each summer for a U of U student participating on their German Language and Culture program. This scholarship, which is typically due in March, includes free participation in all course activities, food (half-board) and housing.

The scholarship is open to students from all fields and at all levels (undergraduate, graduate, PhDs), but you must have basic German language skills since all lectures are given in German. Students should have passed the CEFR level A 2.2 before they can participate in the Summer Course.

Contact Learning Abroad for more information and application instructions.

Request Information

 

Sogang KLEC Special Scholarship

The Korean Language Education Center (KLEC) at Sogang University offers a scholarship that provides a 10% discount on tuition to students with a letter of recommendation from a director of Korean language department or his/her Korean language instructor. The application is typically due in early May.

LEARN MORE

 

University of Waikato Exchange: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences Study Abroad Fees Scholarship

Students participating on an exchange program with University of Waikato who will study in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences may apply. This scholarship is typically due in December and in March depending on the study abroad semester.

LEARN MORE 

 

 

 National Scholarships

Boren Scholarship

Boren Scholarships, established by the National Security Education Program, provide funding for high achieving U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Award amounts range from $8,000-$20,000. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation. We recommend meeting with the University of Utah's Boren Advisor to discuss the application process as soon as possible.

Learn More

Request Information

 

BRIC Language Systems Go Global Scholarship

This scholarship is intended for U.S. citizens with a 3.0 G.P.A.. or higher and a desire to study abroad. This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to the applicant who is best able to articulate the importance of language learning and its place in society. The essay-based applications are typically due in June. The scholarship is awarded directly to the winner and can be used for tuition, books, language classes, etc.

LEARN MORE 

 

Bridging Project Scholarship

The American Association of Teachers of Japanese administers the Bridging Project, which offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Students of any major may apply. Applicants must study in Japan for at least 3 months to be eligible. Applications are accepted twice a year.

LEARN MORE 

 

Bright!Tax Global Scholar Scholarship

The Bright!Tax Global Scholar Initiative supports US citizens who are living and/or studying abroad on full semester study abroad programs. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.9 to apply.

LEARN MORE 

 

FlipKey Study Abroad Scholarship

FlipKey offers one student per year a $1,000 scholarship to put towards studying abroad. The deadline to apply is in August.

LEARN MORE 

 

Foundation for Asia Pacific Education Scholarship

This scholarship advances the mission of the Foundation for Asia Pacific Education: to create global citizens and leaders by assisting students obtain cultural and academic experiences within the Asia Pacific region. Applications are typically due in April, August, and December.

LEARN MORE 

 

GoEuro European Study Abroad Scholarship

For students completing a study abroad program in Europe. GoEuro grants three individual scholarships up to €2,000.

LEARN MORE 

 

Go Overseas Scholarships

Go Overseas has a resource page with information on study abroad scholarships and budgeting tips.

LEARN MORE 

 

Jessie Lokrantz Scholarship

The purpose of the scholarship is to facilitate study for American citizens at accredited Swedish universities. The course of study must be for at least one academic year. The deadline to apply is usually in February.

LEARN MORE 

 

King Olav V Norwegian-American Heritage Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to fund activities in which Norwegian heritage is explored, studied and shared by qualified scholarship recipients. Any American undergraduate student and a keen and sincere interest in Norwegian heritage may apply.

LEARN MORE 

 

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Scholarship

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year.

LEARN MORE 

 

Scott’s Cheap Flights Study Abroad Scholarship 

Scott’s Cheap Flights awards a $1000 scholarship each fall and spring for students who plan to enroll in an accredited learning abroad program. The application includes an essay of 500-1000 words.

LEARN MORE 

 

STA Travel Start the Adventure Scholarships 

STA Travel has created two $2500 study abroad scholarships for students. These awards are part of STA Travel's mission to make international education accessible.

LEARN MORE 

 

 

International Scholarships

British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX)

Each year, BUTEX awards a number of scholarships to students studying abroad in the UK for a minimum of one semester. The scholarships (£500 each) are open to all undergraduate students currently registered at an institution in the USA or Canada.

LEARN MORE 

 

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides grants for Undergraduate and Graduate students from the US and Canada to study, intern, and conduct research in Germany.

LEARN MORE 

 

Japanese Student Services Organization (JASSO) Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship

The Japanese Student Services Organization (JASSO) offers awards for students interested in studying abroad in Japan. Application instructions for this merit-based scholarship are in Japanese only.

LEARN MORE 

 

The U.S.-Japan Council Toshizo Watanabe Endowed Scholarship

The Toshizo Watanabe Study Abroad Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to undergraduates/graduate students for a semester or year-long study abroad program in Japan. The scholarship will support up to the full cost of attendance to the study abroad program of the applicant’s choice. The scholarship program grants awards to recipients in amounts determined by financial need and other qualifications. Average Award Amount: $18,082.

LEARN MORE 

 

Education New Zealand Generation Study Abroad Excellence and Travel Awards

Students learning abroad in New Zealand at participating institutions, including the University of Waikato, may be eligible to apply for a scholarship of up to $2000. The deadlines to apply usually fall in April and December.

LEARN MORE 

 

Study in Holland Scholarships 

The Dutch government has created a database to explore scholarships and grants for students who wish to study in the Netherlands.

Learn More

 

Last Updated: 9/19/18