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You've decided that you want to study abroad and you want to know your financial options. First, you should check with the Clemson Financial Aid office, as well as start thinking about your personal budget.
Take time to review the following scholarships. Be sure to start the application process as early as possible and check the individual websites for deadlines. Often application materials are due six or more months before your program starts.
Office of Global Engagement Study Abroad Scholarship
Students who study abroad during spring, summer or fall are eligible to apply for scholarship funding through Clemson Abroad and our partnerships with third party providers. Students participating on programs through Arcadia, CISAbroad, TEAN (Education Abroad Network), Lorenzo de Medici, University of Nicosia, and USAC can compete for funding through this application. There is a limited amount of funding available for students studying abroad on faculty-directed or exchange programs. Depending on number, quality, and need of applicants, it is anticipated that award amounts will range between $100 to $1,000 each. Complete the OGE Scholarship online application here. The application deadline is typically the beginning of November for spring semester and end of March for summer and fall semesters.
Michelin Annual Scholarship for International Programs
The College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences invites applications for the Michelin Annual Scholarships for Global Engagement. Applicants must be enrolled in degree programs of the College of Engineering and Science, have completed at least two full-time semesters at Clemson at the time of application and be at least two semesters from graduation with a bachelor’s degree. Prospective Michelin Scholars must have second language proficiency or be taking courses towards developing such proficiency. Prospective Michelin Scholars are expected to have taken the basic language course through 2020 and have taken the conversational course 3050 in the same language or commit to take it during the year as a scholarship recipient. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point ratio, and must be U.S. citizens or have a permanent right to work in the U.S.
AllAbroad Study Abroad Scholarships
Lists study abroad scholarship opportunities in three categories - general study abroad scholarships, diversity in study abroad scholarships, and non-traditional countries study abroad scholarships.
Anne Wexler Scholarship Program in Public Policy
The Anne Wexler Scholarship provides funding to an American citizen and an Australian citizen to complete a Master's program in Public Policy. Areas of study may include health, sustainability, energy, climate change, regional security, political science, history, or government relations, among others. Two scholarships will be awarded each year, one to an Australian citizen to complete a U.S. Master's program, and one to an American citizen to complete an Australian Master's program. The scholarship covers tuition, a stipend, travel expenses, and insurance for a maximum of two years, depending on Master's program.
Australian Government Endeavour Awards
This internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program provides opportunities for citizens of the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe and Americas to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia. The Endeavour Postgraduate Awards cover up to two years for a master's degree and 3.5 years for a Ph.D. U.S. citizens (as well as citizens from other eligible countries) are invited to apply for the Endeavour Postgraduate Awards.
Balkan Language Initiative (BLI)
The Balkan Language Initiative offers intensive, highly- individualized instruction in Albanian, Bosnian, Macedonian, and Serbian. Through homestays, conversation partners, in-class instruction, and a wide range of extracurricular activities, participants enjoy an unprecedented opportunity to immerse themselves in daily local life in a region largely unserved by study abroad programs. Scholarships are available for Fall and Spring Semesters, an Academic Year or Summer Session for select locations (Tirana, Albania; Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegoniva; Skopje, Macedoniz; and Belgrade, Serbia). Applications are open to undergraduate and graduate students with at least one year of target language experience, must also be 18 years of age by the application deadline.
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
The Institute of International Education awards Boren Scholarships for undergraduate students and Boren Fellowships for graduate students. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. students to add important international and language components to their education. These scholarships are to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Scholarships (for undergraduates) provide up to $20,000 for an academic year abroad. Boren Fellowships (for graduate students) provide up to $30,000 for language study and international research. The Boren Scholarship and Fellowship internal deadline is generally late January of the year preceding the abroad experience. Students must submit application materials and essays to Dr. Stephen Wainscott in the Office of Global Engagement for university approval before this deadline. Please contact Dr. Stephen Wainscott for additional information.
For more information about the Boren Scholarship and Fellowship award program, watch the Boren Awards webinars.
Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan
The Bridging Project offers scholarships to assist American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs with travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for either a semester or an academic year. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad. Their study in Japan must earn credit that will transfer to their home campus in the US. Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs). Students studying in Japan on summer programs are not eligible to apply.
British Council — Scholarships for study in the UK
The British Council provides a list of scholarships available to U.S. citizens for study at universities in the UK. This list includes both graduate and undergraduate scholarships. The deadline for this scholarship varies.
China Scholarship Council
The China Scholarship Council, affiliated with the Chinese government, provides information about numerous Chinese universities, programs and Chinese government scholarships for studying abroad in China. They provide application requirements, tips for study abroad planning and preparation, and facts about China in general.
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX)
The CBYX provides fellowships for students and recent graduates who are interested in living, studying, and interning in Germany for a full year. CBYX is sponsored by the U.S. and German governments for applicants in all career fields between the ages of 18-24 and does not require any prior German language knowledge. Applicants in business, vocational, technical, engineering, scientific, and agricultural fields are especially encouraged to apply.
Critical Language Scholarship Program
The United States Department of State offers the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for overseas intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students. Students may apply for one language, and will be placed at institute sites based on language evaluations after selection. Students in all disciplines are eligible.
DAAD Scholarship Programs for Study and Research in Germany
DAAD grants are available to faculty and students in Canada and the United States to participate in various academic activities. In general, applicants need to be U.S. or Canadian citizens or permanent residents. In certain cases foreign nationals enrolled or employed at universities in North America may also be eligible to apply.
DiversityAbroad.com Scholarship Directory
This scholarship directory contains funding opportunities for multicultural students, community college students, and university students, as well as high school students. Students can save scholarships they are interested in, ask for reminders by email two weeks prior to deadlines, and forward scholarships to friends.
Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP)
The Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP) offers intensive, highly-individualized instruction in more than 15 Eurasian languages, including Armenian, Azeri, Dari, Farsi, Georgian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Romanian, Ukrainian, and Uzbek. Through homestays, conversation partners, internships, and volunteer activities, participants enjoy an unprecedented opportunity to immerse themselves in daily local life while receiving ongoing support and guidance from American Councils expert, overseas staff. Scholarships are available for Fall and Spring Semesters, an Academic Year, or Summer Session. Applications are open to graduate students, advanced undergraduates, and working professionals who have completed one year of college-level instruction in the target language, a related language, or Russian may apply. Applicants must also be at least 18 years old by application deadline.
European Scholarship Portal
This online scholarship database provides information on all scholarships offered for studying in Europe. The database contains over 700 scholarship programs. Students can find and compare relevant programs based on their nationality, background, where and what they want to study, and other search criteria.
First Generation Scholar Program
This scholarship, available only to students who are studying on an IFSA-Butler third party program, provides recipients with up to $2,500 in scholarship funding. This can be used toward tuition and housing costs, flight transportation, student visa fee reimbursement and passport reimbursement. Students must be studying abroad for a semester or a year and must be a first-generation college student to apply.
Foundation for Global Scholars (FGS)
FGS, a Denver-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, inspires and equips young adults to tackle global challenges through international experience, leadership skills, and cultural competence. Foundation for Global Scholars offers scholarships to students studying abroad for credit, and designates 60% of its scholarship funding to students deemed underrepresented in study abroad, specifically the following:
Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)
The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students who are participating in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs. Students must plan to study abroad for at least four weeks. Up to $10,000 in scholarship funding is available.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The Benjamin A. Gilman International 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. The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. The Gilman International Scholarship program now includes additional funding for students studying Critical Need Languages. Students who apply for and receive the Gilman Scholarship to study abroad are eligible to receive an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement for a total possible award of up to $8,000.
GoAbroad.com Study Abroad Scholarships
A scholarship search engine that lets you search for scholarships based on location, academic level, and field of study.
GTOS (Guide to Online Schools) Study Abroad Scholarship
An unconventional scholarship that judges students based on their innovation and reasoning as well as financial need. The scholarship application asks students to answer a series of open-ended, personal, and thought-provoking questions. Applicants must be legal residents of the United States, at least 16 years old, and enrolled in a school-related study abroad program. There are no minimum requirements regarding the duration of travel.
Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship
This is a highly competitive fellowship (3 per year) offered through the College of William and Mary. The fellowship provides funding for students interning over the summer in the U.S. Embassies in London or Paris or the Secretary of State’s Office in Washington, D.C. The fellowship offers a $5,000 stipend for travel and living expenses. Fellowships are open to eligible juniors and seniors throughout the United States.
IIEPassport: Study Abroad Funding
This resource allows you to search by country or subject to find study abroad funding information. Includes scholarships, fellowships, and grants for undergraduate as well as graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral research.
Institute of International Education Grants
The Institute of International Education manages over 250 programs for international study and offers numerous grants and awards for these programs. You should carefully review the IIE website to see if you qualify for one of these programs and scholarships. The deadlines for these scholarships vary.
Inter-American Foundation Fellowships for Ph.D. Candidates
These fellowships support dissertation research in Latin America and the Caribbean undertaken by students who have advanced to Ph.D. candidacy at a university in the United States. Fellows must be U.S. citizens or citizens of an independent country in Latin American or the Caribbean, except Cuba. Proficiency in the language(s) appropriate to the research proposal is required.
International Education Financial Aid (IEFA) Scholarships
A comprehensive list of study abroad scholarships for students.
Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships
The Japanese Government's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) offers scholarships for academic study in Japan to foreign students interested in deepening their understanding of the Japanese language, Japanese affairs and Japanese culture. The deadline for this scholarship varies.
Killam Fellowships Program
The Killam Fellowships Program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students from universities in the United States to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in Canada. Scholarship recipients receive $5,000/semester, and students can apply to any of the participating Canadian Universities. Please turn in application materials to Dr. Sharon Nagy in the Office of Global Engagement. For information about applying to the Killam Fellowships Program, contact Dr. Meredith Wilson. The internal deadline for this scholarship is generally in January preceding the academic year the student wants to be abroad.
Laura Bush Traveling Fellowship
This fellowship is awarded to students whose study or work in a foreign country is 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. The fellowship is intended for students who express an interest in international collaboration but as of yet had not been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad. nations. The typical length of travel is 4-6 weeks. Students should be open to involvement with the local U.S. government representative. Application deadlines are in the fall or spring semester prior to the planned term abroad.
MEXT Japanese Studies Student Scholarship
This scholarship is for students studying Japanese language and culture and seeking to spend a year at a Japanese university. The scholarship pays full expense for one year of study. Japanese language skills sufficient for college-level classes are required. Please click here for further details about the program and how to apply.
North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain
The North American Language and Culture Assistants Program is coordinated by the Spanish Ministry of Education. It gives juniors and seniors, as well as recent graduates, a chance to share their language and culture in the K-12 and language school system of Spain. Assistants receive a monthly allowance, insurance, and an orientation. Applications are taken December through March for the following academic year.
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants
The Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi offers 50 Study Abroad Grants of $1,000 each to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Students do not have to be members of Phi Kappa Phi to apply for this scholarship. Applicants must have a GPA of at least a 3.75.
Rhodes Scholars study for two or three years at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. Study can be in any field and at the undergraduate or graduate level and must lead to a degree. Some Rhodes Scholars study the last two years of an undergraduate major while others do graduate study abroad. The Rhodes scholarship pays for tuition, fees, travel to and from Oxford, and an allowance that is sufficient to pay living costs during the academic year and vacation periods.
Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP)
RLASP serves both graduate and undergraduate students as well as working professionals. The academic year, semester, and summer programs provide approximately 20 hours per week of in-class instruction in Russian grammar, phonetics, conversation, and cultural studies at Moscow International University, the Russian State Pedagogical University (Herzen Institute) in St. Petersburg, and the KORA Center for Russian Language in Vladimir. In the fall of 2014, American Councils also launched RLASP at Kazakh National University in Almaty, Kazakhstan for students who wish to study Russian in an immersion environment but are unable to travel to Russia due to funding restrictions or other concerns. Scholarships are available for Fall and Spring Semesters, an Academic Year or Summer Session.
Turkish Coalition of America
The Turkish Coalition of America awards up to 100 scholarships per year for American minority students. These scholarships are awarded to eligible undergraduate and graduate level students who are studying in Turkey or in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). This scholarship program is administered by Diversity Abroad, an independent organization dedicated to increasing the participation of minority students in study abroad programs.
Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program
The Whitaker International Program, administered by the Institute of International education (IIE) provides funding to emerging U.S.-based leaders in biomedical engineering/bioengineering to conduct a study and/or research project abroad, with the underlying objective of increasing international collaboration in the field of Biomedical Engineering. Grant projects — including lab research, coursework, and public policy work — are intended to enhance both the recipient's career and the field. All eligible students who are exploring the idea of going abroad for a post-graduate/post-doctoral project are encouraged to apply. It is recommended that any post-graduate coursework be combined with a research project or an internship. The Whitaker International Fellows Program is for graduate-level applicants, from graduating seniors through current Ph.D. students. Fellows receive a stipend for one year and are eligible for tuition reimbursement. The Whitaker International Scholars Program is for post-doctoral applicants who recently received their Ph.D. Scholar awards can be for as little as one academic semester or as long as two years, depending on their needs. Second year funding is contingent upon demonstration of progress made during the first year.