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External Sources of Funding for Off-Campus Study

We encourage you to pursue external sources of funding to help you achieve your off-campus study goals. We recommend contacting the Off-Campus Study Office before applying, but here are a few great places to start.

Scholarships for Semester Study

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan Application deadlines for studying abroad during the spring semester are the first week of October. Deadlines for studying abroad during the fall semester are the first week of April. Please check their website for exact deadline dates. Undergraduates majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a U.S. college before and during the time they are studying abroad. Recipients receive up to $2,500 for a semester-long program. LEARN MORE
Rainbow Scholarship
LGBTQ students who are applying for a scholarship through the Fund for Education Abroad (see info below) may also choose to be considered for this award. FEA offers one scholarship per year to an LGBTQ student to take part in a high-quality, rigorous study-abroad program. The amount of the award for a semester program is up to $5,000. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled in a U.S. university or college. Application deadlines are in early November to study abroad during the following academic year or summer. Because the deadline date is so far in advance of the actual study semester, it is not necessary for applicants to have applied or been accepted to a study-abroad program. LEARN MORE
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Deadlines for studying abroad during the spring semester are the first week of October. Deadlines for studying abroad in the fall semester are the first week of March. Please check their website for exact deadline dates. The Gilman Program is seeking applicants who are U.S. citizens and recipients of a Pell Grant. Students who have traditionally been underrepresented in education abroad are preferred. The Gilman Scholarship Program offers up to $5,000 per semester to recipients. Students who are studying a critical need language (such as Chinese, Russian, or Arabic) are eligible to receive a $3,000 supplement. LEARN MORE
The NSEP Boren Scholarship Program
This program offers scholarships for fall and spring semesters. The program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who wish to study outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Language study must be a component of the study-abroad program. The maximum award is $10,000 for a semester program. The NSEP Boren is administered on campus by the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships.  The deadline for contacting Assistant Dean Kim Germain  regarding your intent to apply is the first Friday in December. LEARN MORE
Freeman Asia Awards
The goal of these awards is to increase the number of U.S. undergraduates who study in East and Southeast Asia. Awards range from up to $5,000 for semester study. Some of the eligible destinations include China, Japan, and Korea. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship or permanent residency, financial need, and limited experience in the proposed country of study. The application deadline for studying abroad in the fall semester is April 1. The deadline for studying abroad in the spring semester is October 15. Please make an appointment with Off-Campus Study ­before applying. LEARN MORE
The RIS Merit Scholarship Program
This program offers a limited number of merit-based scholarships for $2,500 to highly qualified candidates from U.S. universities to study at the Rothberg International School (RIS) at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. To be considered, candidates must have completed three semesters of university study and have a minimum GPA of 3.8. The deadline for the fall semester is mid-April; spring semester deadline is mid-November. See website for exact dates and the most up-to-date information. LEARN MORE
Fund for Education Abroad Awards
These awards are intended to support students in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs. FEA awards up to 10 scholarships each year; the amount of the award for a semester program is up to $5,000. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled in a U.S. university or college. Application deadlines are in early November to study during the following academic year. Because the deadline date is so far in advance of the actual study semester, it is not necessary for applicants to have applied or been accepted to a study-abroad program. LEARN MORE
The Louis Levine Scholarship
This scholarship offers $2,500 for one semester of study at the Rothberg International School (RIS) at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. To be considered, candidates must have completed three semesters of university study and have a minimum GPA of 3.8. The deadline for the fall semester is mid-April; spring semester deadline is mid-November. See their website for exact dates and the most up-to-date information. LEARN MORE