Notes about studying abroad from the Office of International & Intercultural Affairs (OIIA):
Some of the nationally competitive scholarships like Gilman, Phi Kappa Phi, CLS, and others have earlier campus deadlines. Also note that the Honors College provides preparatory help with the Marshall and Fulbright scholarships for upcoming or recent graduates.
IIEPassport Study Abroad Directories
IIEPassport Study Abroad Directories, a joint project between the Institute of International Education and EducationDynamics, provides an online directory of study abroad funding scholarships and grants searchable by country or subject.
GoAbroad.com Scholarship Database
This website offers a list of funding opportunities and scholarships searchable by country or subject area.
InternationalScholarships.com Scholarship Database
This website provides a list of scholarships specifically for those who wish to study abroad.
General Scholarships for International Study/Study Abroad
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe and Australia. The Gilman International Scholarship aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. Awards of up to $5,000 are made for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad. A limited number of $3000 Critical Need Language Supplements are available for students studying a critical need language for a total possible award of $8000. A list of eligible languages can be found on the Gilman website. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need, with the average award being $4,000. This congressionally funded program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.
For: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors * Field: All fields * National Deadline: For Spring: First Tuesday in October / For Summer and Fall: First Tuesday in March * Website
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Each year, Phi Kappa Phi offers 50 scholarships of $1000 to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. UAA has a Phi Kappa Phi chapter, so all UAA students are eligible. Students need to have completed 30 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.75. A student's study abroad plan should relate directly to their academic preparation, potential career choice, and commitment to the welfare of others. Students must also be returning to UAA after their study abroad experience. Check out the fact sheet or visit the website for more information.
For: Sophomore, Juniors, and Seniors * Field: All fields * National Deadline: April 1 * Website
Foundation for Global Scholars
The Foundation for Global Scholars is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Denver, Colorado whose mission is to create global citizens and leaders by assisting students in achieving their personal and professional goals of obtaining cultural and academic experiences abroad. The Foundation will support this mission by awarding scholarships to help enable students to obtain an international experience. Students who are from underrepresented populations in international education are a priority. More information about these awards can be found at the Foundation for Scholars website.
For: U.S. citizens enrolled full-time in college with a 2.5 GPA * Field: All fields * National Deadline: For Spring: November 22, For Summer: April 11, For Fall: June 27 * Website
Go Overseas Study Abroad Scholarship
Scholarships are awarded each academic year. The award for each scholarship is $1,000. The Go Overseas scholarship is open to current students who will be enrolled in a study abroad program during the coming academic year. Recipients must be successfully accepted into a study abroad program.
For: Undergraduate * Field: All fields * National Deadline: November 28 * Website
Foundation for Education Abroad (FEA)
FEA is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships.
For: Undergraduates who are U.S. citizens * Field: All fields * National Deadline: January 17th * Website
Please visit the "Study Abroad Partner Program Scholarships" section on the Office of International & Intercultural Affairs' (OIIA's) scholarships page for links to scholarships provided by UAA's study abroad partner programs (you will need to study abroad with the specific program to be eligible for their scholarship).
Country/Region Specific Scholarships
UAA Kibrik & Bergelson Study in Russia Scholarship
Kibrik & Bergelson Study in Russia Scholarship offers financial assistance for tuition and other educational expenses including air travel to or from Russia to University of Alaska Anchorage students who are studying in Russia. Preference will be given to those that are majoring in language, communications, and/or anthropology. Applicant must demonstrate academic excellence with a 3.0 or higher GPA, a clear interest in the study of Russia, a solid connection between the study program in Russia and the applicant's academic and professional goals, and leadership potential. Check out the flyer
For: Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors * Field: Study abroad in all fields, but preference is given to students majoring in languages, communications, and/or anthropology * Deadline: September 15 and March 15 * Website
Elizabeth Tower Endowment for Canadian Studies
In 2004, UAA announced the creation of the Elizabeth Tower Endowment for Canadian Studies. The goal of this endowment is to increase the visibility of Canadian studies at UAA and in the community and to improve opportunities for UAA students wanting to study in Canada. Funds will be made available on a case-by-case basis to students who have demonstrated an interest in Canada by excelling in INTL 301 or another course with significant Canadian content, have a strong academic record, or show promise, and have clear study plans. Application Procedure: Please write a letter to the members of Elizabeth Tower Endowment Committee stating your name and grade point average, describing the nature of study in Canada you wish to pursue and explaining why you believe the committee should fund your studies. This letter must be received by November 1st. Your letter should be accompanied by a letter of reference from a professor who can speak to your interests in studying in Canada.
For more information, contact Dr. Sudarsan Rangarajan Attn: Elizabeth Tower Endowment for Canadian Studies | (907) 786-4061 | firstname.lastname@example.org
For: Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors * Field: Study abroad in all fields
The Killam Fellowships Program
This scholarship program provides $5,000 per semester for undergraduate students to participate in a bi-national residential exchange program between Canada and the United States of America. Scholarship recipients spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in the other country. Students are also awarded $500 Canadian (CAD) for Health Insurance and can apply for $800 CAD for in-Canada Travel. The program is designed to encourage exceptional undergraduate students in the United States and Canada by providing a unique opportunity for academic exchange. UAA students can spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in Canada. Students may participate in the program either as a direct exchange student (registering at their home university, paying their home fees, and attending the host university as an exchange visitor) or as a self-placed visiting student (registering at the host university and paying host tuition fees). It is an integral part of the Foundation's multidimensional strategy to foster mutual understanding between the citizens of Canada and the citizens of the United States.
For: Full time students * Field: open to all fields of study * Deadline: January 31st * Website
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
This full-year scholarship includes a round-trip transatlantic flight, university tuition, language training, living stipend, program-related travel costs and health insurance. The participants receive two months of German language training, one semester of study at a German university and a five-month internship in a German-speaking work environment. Students need to demonstrate clear career goals and work experience.
For: US citizens, between 18-24 years old, knowledge of German is strongly recommended. * Field: business, vocational, scientific, engineering, technical, and agricultural—however, candidates in other fields are strongly encouraged to apply * Deadline: December 1st * Website
Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.
For: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors * Field: Varies depending on program * National Deadline: Varies depending on program * Website
Kaare Birkeland Norweigan USA Exchange Scholarship
This program is perfect for the independent student. Study Abroad for one year at the University of Stavanger, Norway on a scholarship! The scholarship includes airfare, tuition and fees, books, room and board, and insurance. Housing is located in University owned apartments. Some classes are taught in English. This scholarship is available every other year, with the next available scholarship during the 2015-2016 academic year (which means the application period will take place in 2014/15). A GPA of at least 2.0 is required to apply.
For: All full-time UAA students 18 and over * Fields: Any field of study * Deadline: TBA (next application cycle in 2014/15) * Website
BUTEX (British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association)
BUTEX sponsors many scholarships for students currently studying at US or Canadian Universities who will be going on exchange to a BUTEX-affiliated university in the UK. The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university.
For: Sophomores, Juniors, or Seniors * Fields: Any field of study * Deadline: Early September * Website
Every year, grants are provided to students who have a physical or sensory disability and will be studying at a university in the UK. Grants range from £250 to £2,500 and help cover additional costs, like computers, mobility equipment or human help that push up the already high costs of being a student.
The Association of Teachers of Japanese (ATJ) Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations has made it possible for ATJ to award 100 scholarships annually to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. 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.
For: Undergraduate students. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad * Fields: Any field of study * Deadline: April 5 for study abroad programs beginning Fall or academic year long programs, October 8 for Spring Study Abroad Programs *Website
Japanese Government Monbukagakusho (Monbusho) Scholarship
The Japanese Government enables foreign students from 110 different countries to study for 1 - 7 years in Japan on the Monbukagakusho Scholarships. The Monbukagakusho works in cooperation with local, national, and private universities and consulates to promote these scholarships. Several scholarship categories are open to U.S. citizens including the Japanese Studies Scholarship for undergraduates to study Japanese language and culture for 1 intensive year (must be between 18 and 30 years of age and currently enrolled in a university program that studies Japan or Japanese in some capacity) and the Research Fellowship for post graduates to research a broad range of topics in Japanese universities and educational institutions for 1-2 years (must be 22 to 35 years of age). Scholarships for UAA students are processed through the Seattle Japanese Consulate. Please look at the scholarship application guidelines and required forms found at their website.
For: Full time undergraduates, Graduate students * Field: Depends on scholarship type * National Deadline: Early June * Website
Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes
Study Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu, Arabic, Persian, Chinese, Japanese, or Russian! Look to see what language levels are offered here.Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC), the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program will offer over 500 scholarships for intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages every summer. The CLS Program provides fully-funded seven to ten week group-based intensive language instruction and extensive cultural enrichment experiences held overseas at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels (language levels offered dependent on program—check the website for specifics) for U.S. citizens currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program at a university.
For: Undergraduate, Master's and Ph.D. students * National Deadline: Fall * Website
Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Summer Language School at Middlebury College
These fellowships allow students to increase their language proficiency in Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian. The Davis Fellowships are merit based and intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: international, global, or area studies, international politics and economics, peace and security studies, and/or conflict resolution. These fellowships fund the cost of tuition, room, and board for individuals to study at the Middlebury Language Schools for the summer.
For: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and recent graduates * Field: International, global, or area studies, international politics and economics, peace and security studies, and/or conflict resolution * National Deadline: January 14th * Website
Boren Scholarships & Fellowships for International Study
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Scholars represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. Applicants should identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined. NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.
For: Current undergraduates who are US citizens * Field: Any field related to the Boren Scholarship's broad definition of national security—also requires dedication to non-traditional study abroad locations and plans on working in the government after graduation * National Deadline: Febuary 5th * Website
Graduate Studies, Research, and Work
The Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international fellowships, were initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902 and bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford. The first American Scholars were elected in 1904. Rhodes Scholars are elected for two years of study at the University of Oxford, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. All educational costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees, are paid on the Scholar's behalf by the Rhodes Trustees. Each Scholar receives in addition a maintenance allowance adequate to meet necessary expenses for term-time and vacations. The Rhodes Trustees cover the necessary costs of travel to and from Oxford, and upon application, may approve additional grants for research purposes or study-related travel.
For: Seniors and recent graduates * Field: All fields at Oxford University * National Deadline: Early October * Website
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. The Scholarships are available for any British university and cover two years of study in nearly every discipline (look here for a list of degrees not funded) at primarily the graduate level, leading to the award of a British University degree.Contact Ronald Spatz for more information about applying through UAA: email@example.com
For: Seniors and recent graduates * Field: Almost all * National Deadline: October 1st * Website
The U.S.-Ireland Alliance has established the George J. Mitchell Scholarships to educate future American leaders about Ireland and to provide tomorrow's leaders with an understanding about, an interest in and an affinity with the island from which 44 million Americans claim descent. Scholars are eligible to study any discipline offered by an institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland, for one academic year of graduate study. Twelve Scholars are selected each year.
For: Seniors and recent graduates * Field: All fields at a university in Ireland * National Deadline: October 1st * Website
In establishing the Gates Cambridge Scholars program, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation hopes to create a network of future leaders from around the world who will bring new vision and commitment to improving the life circumstances of citizens in their respective countries. Over time, it is anticipated that Gates Cambridge Scholars will become leaders in helping to address global problems related to health, equity, technology and learning—all areas that the Foundation is deeply engaged in. 40 scholarships are awarded to US students each year.
For: Seniors and recent graduates * Field: All fields at Cambridge University * National Deadline: October 15 * Website
Fulbright Student Program
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistantships. A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others' viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.Grant lengths and dates vary by country. Please consult the specific country summary for details.
For: Seniors and recent graduates * Field: Study abroad in all fields * National Deadline: October 15 * Website
The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET)
Founded in 1987, the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program seeks to help enhance internationalization in Japan by promoting mutual understanding between Japan and other nations. The program aims to enhance foreign language education in Japan, and to promote international exchange at the local level by fostering ties between Japanese and foreign youth. Currently, the JET Program is one of the longest and most successful exchange programs between Japan and the United States. College and university graduates are invited to experience a year in Japan, employed as a Coordinator of International Relations, assisting local government agencies carry out international activities, or as an Assistant English Teacher in a public school. One may apply for any of the positions but not all. The program provides a very competitive salary, training orientations prior to departure, travel expenses to Japan, housing assistance and health insurance. The program is conducted by local authorities and other organizations of Japan in cooperation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations. Apply through this website: http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JET/ For information about applying to JET, your local Anchorage contact is: Warren Roselius | Phone: (907) 562-8424 x 116 | E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For: Seniors and Recent Graduates * Field: All fields * National Deadline: November 21 * Website