University of Utah Affiliates offer a variety of scholarships to students participating in their specific programs. Students must apply through directly through their affiliate program to be considered.
Affiliate Scholarship Websites
GoEuro European Study Abroad Scholarship-For students completing a study abroad program in Europe. GoEuro will be granting three individual scholarships up to €2,000. Visit the GoEuro website to see more details.
Diversity Abroad Scholarship- DiversityAbroad.com has partnered with several organizations to offer study abroad grants and scholarships. See below for a list of scholarships offered by DiversityAbroad.com. Some awards are general and others are for specific programs or destinations. You can find details about these opportunities online.
Diversity Network Scholarship - The Diversity Abroad Network offers summer scholarships in the amount of $1000 for full-time students attending a member institution in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom or the United States. You can find details about these opportunities online.
Freeman Asia- 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. Freeman-ASIA accepts applications from U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level at a two-year or four-year college or university who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. You can find details about these opportunities online.
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Scholarships- The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies. Eligible students apply for fellowships directly to an institution that has received an allocation of fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education. You can find details about these opportunities online.
Generation Study Abroad Excellence and Travel Awards: New Zealand - Students learning abroad in New Zealand at participating institutions may be eligible to apply for a scholarship of up to $2000.
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.
Gilman Scholarship Program - The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. You can submit your application online. These are highly competitive scholarships and students should put substantial effort into the application.
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 intended to diversify study abroad and to encourage students to go abroad who would otherwise not participate in an international experience as part of their college education, especially in support of high-achieving, low-income students. The Travel Grants can be used not only for travel to and from the country of study, but also within the region, enabling students to make the most of their international experience. You can find details about the IIE Travel Grants here.
Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship - The fellowship will help fund a proposal designed by the applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO – using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations. You can find details about these opportunities online.
National Security Education Program (NSEP) - NSEP's initiatives provide professionals with language and cultural skills to prepare them for federal government service. There are nine initiatives connected the U.S. education community, government agencies with national security interests, and individuals impassioned to learn a less commonly taught language and culture. You can find details about these opportunities online. These are highly competitive scholarships and students should put substantial effort into the application.
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. For more details on this essay-based (500-100 words) award, click here.
STA Travel Start the Adventure Scholarships - STA Travel has created two $2500 scholarships for students for a study abroad program. The students' home university or college will receive a matching $2500 to give to a student of the institutions' choice for study abroad. Thus, each scholarship will be twice as powerful! These awards are part of STA Travel's mission to make international education accessible. Find out more here.
The Honors Society of Phi Kappa Phi - 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. You can find details about these opportunities online.
The Whitaker International Engineering Scholarship Program -The Whitaker International Program sends emerging leaders in U.S. biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) overseas to undertake a self-designed project that will enhance their careers within the field. The goal of the program is to assist the development of professional leaders who are not only superb scientists, but who also will advance the profession through an international outlook. Along with supporting grant projects in an academic setting, the Whitaker International Program encourages grantees to engage in policy work and propose projects in an industry setting. You can find details about these opportunities at http://whitaker.org/grants/undergraduate-grants.
Bridging Scholarships (Japan) -The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations, through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, makes it possible to award about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Click Here for more information.
British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX)- Each year BUTEX, awards a number of scholarships to students studying abroad for either a semester or for a whole academic year. The Scholarships are open to all undergraduate students currently registered at an institution in the USA or Canada. To be eligible to apply you must have been offered a study abroad or exchange place at a UK university or college which is BUTEX affiliated; your study abroad or exchange place must be for the next academic year; your place must be for a minimum of one semester. You can find details about these opportunities at the BUTEX website.
Christian-Albrects-Universitat zu Kiel, Germany (CAU)- CAU is a University of Utah exchange partner and offers one scholarship each semester to a University of Utah student participating on the exchange program. This scholarship provides undergraduate students a 650 Euro stipend each month to help cover living expenses. Please contact Learning Abroad for application instructions.
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)- The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a publicly-funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany. Each year DAAD, its Regional Branch Offices, its Information Centers, and DAAD Professors around the globe provide information and financial support to over 67,000 highly-qualified students and faculty for international research and study. Located in New York, San Francisco, and Toronto, DAAD North America is here to advise students, faculty and current DAAD fellows in the US and Canada. You can find details about these opportunities online.
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 can be awarded to two students who plan to study at HU for one semester each OR to one student who plans to study for a full academic year at HU. This scholarship provides students with a 500 euro/month stipend. This scholarship also covers the cost of a free preparatory language course.
Students who apply to the Heidelberg University Exchange program will be automatically considered for this scholarship.
- 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
Heidelberg University HAUS Scholarship for Exchange Students
Heidelberg Alumni U.S. (HAUS) is accepting applications for TWO qualified students from a United States university planning to study at Universität Heidelberg. Students looking to spend a semester abroad are welcome to apply. The scholarship award is $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.
Japanese Student Services Organization (JASSO)- The Japanese Student Services Organization (JASSO) offers awards for students interested in studying abroad in Japan. You can find more information about this award online.
Management Center Innsbruck - Ernst Mach Grant for studying at an Austrian university of applied sciences (Fachhochschule)
This grant is for undergraduate and graduate students who would like to study on exchange at Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) for one or two semesters during the 2018-2019 academic year. Undergraduate students must have completed at least 4 full-time semesters in order to be considered eligible. Students in most fields are eligible. The grant is EUR 1,050 per month. For more information on the grant and eligibility criteria, please go to www.grants.at and search for “Ernst Mach Grant for studying at an Austrian university of applied sciences (Fachhochschule)”.
To apply for this grant you must complete your Learning Abroad exchange application for MCI by January 15, 2018. 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 by March 1, 2018.
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 email@example.com.
University of Kiel Summer School Scholarship
University of Kiel can offer to the University of Utah this year one scholarship for the participation in the International Summer Course on German Language and Culture. It takes place from July to August, 2018. The scholarship includes the free participation in all course activities, food (half-board) and housing.
More information about the course and application forms can be found here: www.uni-kiel.de/internationalersommerkurs.
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 level A 2.2 before they can participate in the Summer Course.
The Toshizo Watanabe Endowed Scholarship Fund/Toshizo Watanabe Study Abroad Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to undergraduates/graduate students for a semester or year-long study abroad program in Japan. This scholarship was originally created to help Japanese students study in the United States. In 2017, this scholarship was expanded to assist American students who plan to study in Japan as well. A generous endowment gift of $10 million from Mr. Toshizo (Tom) Watanabe to the U.S.-Japan Council makes it possible to award scholarships to students for whom study abroad would not be possible without financial support.
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
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Shanghai Municipal Government (Category A-Undergraduate Students) Scholarships for Foreign Students- These scholarships are for foreign students attending Shanghai universities. Category A scholarship winners will receive a tuition fee subsidy. Students must be graduate students attending a university in Shanghai, China, to qualify for this scholarship. Students must be entering the Chinese institution in the fall semester.
Shanghai Municipal Government (Category B- Undergraduate Students) Scholarships for Foreign Students- These scholarships are for foreign students attending Shanghai universities. Category B scholarship winners will receive a tuition fee subsidy. Students must be undergraduate students attending a university in Shanghai, China, to qualify for this scholarship.
The Korean Language Education Center (KLEC) at Sogang University offers a scholarship that provides a 10% discount on tuition for students. The application, which is typically due in early May, requires a letter of recommendation from a director of Korean language department or the applicant’s Korean language instructor. Additionally, applicants complete a one-page essay that covers what the Sogang KLEC Special Scholarship will mean to them. Full details may be found here: http://www.koreanimmersion.org/3000/3500.php
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.
IIE Passport- IIE Passport provides a scholarship search database specifically for students planning on participating on an education abroad program. You can find details about these scholarships on-line.
Peer funding websites can be a good way to raise money for your program. Although Learning Abroad does not endorse any specific peer funding organizations, several of our students have used the following websites: