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Undergraduate Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarships


UT Dallas Funding

The International Education Fund (IEF) Scholarship is a competitive scholarship offered to UT Dallas students who are participating in an Education Abroad program and meet the eligibility criteria.  Applicants must have a UTD cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75.
  • Award range: $400-5000
  • Deadlines: June 15 for fall programs, October 15 for spring programs, March 15 for summer programs
Most financial aid and scholarships are applicable to Education Abroad programs, but you should work with the Office of Financial Aid to ensure your funding can be applied to the program you have chosen.  Make an appointment to meet with your financial aid advisor and discuss your specific funding.  For questions to ask, visit the Discuss Your Finances webpage.
Some academic units offer their own study abroad scholarships and/or travel grants. For example, JSOM students may be eligible for the JSOM Study Abroad Scholarship, and EPPS students may apply for the EPPS Global Engagement Scholarship or the James Scott International Experiences Fund. Check with your academic advisor to see if departmental funds are available.
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants support undergraduate members of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society who have applied or been accepted into a study abroad program.  Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or higher.
  • Award: $1000
  • Deadline: March 15


General Study Abroad Scholarships

The Ashley Soule Conroy Foundation Scholarship provides funding to 1-3 U.S. college students each term who intend to study abroad during a fall or spring semester.  In order to be eligible, applicants must be participating in a study abroad program that lasts at least 14 weeks and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
  • Award: $4000
  • Deadlines: June 1 for fall programs, October 1 for spring programs
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, congressionally funded and offered by the U.S. Department of State, provides support for students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad.  In order to be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens receiving a Federal Pell Grant and applying to a credit-bearing study/intern abroad program that lasts at least three weeks.
  • Award: varies, up to $5000
  • Deadlines: October or March, depending on program start date
Critical Need Language Awards are supplemental funds offered to a limited number of Gilman scholars each year.  These awards are offered to Gilman Scholarship applicants who are studying a critical need language while abroad.  These include Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bahasa Indonesian, Bangla, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu. To apply, students should complete the Gilman Scholarship application.
  • Award: $3000
  • Deadlines: October or March, depending on program start date
Boren Scholarships, funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), provide support to U.S. undergraduate students who plan to study abroad in world regions considered critical to U.S. interests.  The Boren Awards give preference to programs based on their duration, focus on intensive study of a preferred language in a preferred country, and the applicant’s field of study.  For a list of preferences, visit the Eligible Program webpage.
  • Award: varies, up to $20,000
  • Deadline: early February of each year
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program, offered by the U.S. Department of State, is a summer study abroad opportunity for U.S. students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world.  Scholarship recipients will spend 8-10 weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages and participating in structured cultural enrichment experiences.  Critical languages include Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.
  • Award: most costs associated with the program, excluding passport fees and the cost of a medical screening
  • Deadline: November of each year
Diversity Abroad Overseas Ambassador Scholarships provide funding to students who commit to serving as overseas correspondents while studying or interning abroad.  Recipients will be asked to share their experiences by writing articles and sharing inspiring photos and videos.  Economically disadvantaged students, first-generation students, students with disabilities, and ethnically/racially diverse students are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Award: $500
  • Deadlines: June for fall and summer programs, November for spring programs
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. Qualifying study abroad programs must be a minimum of 8 weeks in length and take place in one of the following countries: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.
  • Award range: $3000-7000
  • Deadline: early April of each year
Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholarships provide funding to support students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population.  FEA offers a range of scholarships that make international experiences more accessible to minority, community college, and first-generation students.  Applicants will submit one generic FEA scholarship application in order to be considered for all relevant individual scholarships.
  • Award: varies
  • Deadlines: January for fall and summer programs, September for spring programs
The Gilman-McCain Scholarship Program, congressionally funded and offered by the U.S. Department of State, provides support for undergraduate child dependents of active duty military member(s) to study or intern abroad.  In order to be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens receiving any type of Title IV federal financial aid and applying to a credit-bearing study/intern abroad program that lasts at least three weeks.
  • Award: $5000
  • Deadline: scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis
The Joan Nelson Study Abroad Scholarship supports undergraduate members of the Golden Key Honor Society who have applied or have been accepted into a credit-bearing study abroad program.  
  • Award: $5000
  • Deadline: June of each year


Identity-Based Scholarships

The Diverse International Women of Color Scholarship is intended to assist women of color who are exceptional in their studies and in need of financial assistance to study abroad.  In order to be eligible,applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.7.  Only study abroad programs starting in June, July, or August will be considered.
  • Award: $500
  • Deadline: May of each year
The Jan Kieling Rainbow Scholarship, offered by Fund for Education Abroad (FEA), supports LGBTQI students who plan to participate in a high-quality, rigorous academic program abroad for at least 4 weeks (28 days).  To apply, students should complete the generic FEA scholarship application.
  • Award: varies
  • Deadlines: January for fall and summer programs, September for spring programs
The June Jordan Joy Fund provides financial support to Black women who have been accepted to a study abroad program.  The fund is focused on expanding access to women who normally wouldn't have the funds necessary to go abroad.  Commuter students, non-traditional students, and students with a cumulative grade point average under 3.0 are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Award: $500
  • Deadline: To be announced
The Kacenga-Cladera Rainbow Scholarship, offered by Fund for Education Abroad (FEA), supports LGBTQI students who plan to participate in a high-quality, rigorous academic program abroad for at least 4 weeks (28 days).  To apply, students should complete the generic FEA scholarship application.
  • Award: varies
  • Deadlines: January for fall and summer programs, September for spring programs
The NAFSA Tamara H. Bryant Memorial Scholarship, offered by Fund for Education Abroad (FEA), supports African-American undergraduate students who plan to study abroad for at least 4 weeks (28 days) and who also embody Mrs. Bryant’s spirit of resilience and commitment to intercultural exchange.  To apply, students should complete the generic FEA scholarship application.
  • Award: varies
  • Deadlines: January for fall and summer programs, September for spring programs
The Rainbow Scholarship, offered by Fund for Education Abroad (FEA), supports LGBTQI students who plan to participate in a high-quality, rigorous academic program abroad for at least 4 weeks (28 days).  To apply, students should complete the generic FEA scholarship application.
  • Award: varies
  • Deadlines: January for fall and summer programs, September for spring programs


Corporate-Sponsored Scholarships

STA Travel, Inc., a travel company focused on student and youth travel, teams up with a variety of partners to help make students' study abroad dreams a reality.  Check the website frequently for updates.
  • Award: varies by funding opportunity
  • Deadline: varies by funding opportunity
The Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship, offered by travel backpack company Tortuga, provides funding to passionate students who want to explore the world.  Applicants must be applying to or accepted into a fall or spring study abroad program.  The scholarship is open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or international students currently studying in the US on a student visa.
  • Award: $1000 and a travel backpack
  • Deadlines: April for fall programs, November for spring programs


Destination-Specific Scholarships 

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. Qualifying study abroad programs must be a minimum of 8 weeks in length and take place in one of the following countries: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.
  • Award range: $3000-7000
  • Deadline: early April of each year

The Foundation for Asia-Pacific Education offers scholarships to students planning to study abroad in several countries within the Asia Pacific region, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, and more.  In order to be eligible, applicants must be U.S. or Canadian citizens.
  • Award range: $500-1500
  • Deadlines: August 1 for fall programs, December 31 for spring programs, April 30 for summer programs

The Asia Institute Global Business Scholarship provides funding to undergraduate students majoring in international business or a related field who intend to study abroad or intern in Asia.  In order to be eligible, applicants must have selected a global learning experience in a country different from their nationality and/or different from the country that issued their passport.
  • Award: $1000
  • Deadline: February 1

The Asia Institute International Engineering Scholarship provides funding to undergraduate students majoring in the field of engineering who intend to study abroad or intern in Asia.  In order to be eligible, applicants must have selected a global learning experience in a country different from their nationality and/or different from the country that issued their passport.
  • Award: $1000
  • Deadline: March 1

The Hilary Echo Douglas Memorial Scholarship, offered by Fund for Education Abroad (FEA), supports U.S. students planning to study abroad in Vietnam or within other Southeast Asian cultures for at least 4 weeks (28 days).  To apply, students should complete the generic FEA scholarship application.
  • Award: varies
  • Deadlines: January for fall and summer programs, September for spring programs

US-Japan Bridging Scholarships offer funding to approximately 100 U.S. undergraduate students participating in study abroad programs in Japan each year. The scholarship is funded by private foundations and major U.S. corporations and is designed to assist students with travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or academic year.
  • Award range: $2500-4000
  • Deadlines: early April for fall programs, early October for spring programs

Tanaka and Green Academic Scholarships, offered in association with the Japan-America Society of Washington DC, provides funding to U.S. undergraduate students who are accepted to participate in a semester exchange program in Japan. Priority is given to students who have studied the Japanese language, have taken courses related to Japanese history/culture, or have participated in extra-curricular activities related to Japan outside the classroom.
  • Award range: $4000-5000
  • Deadline: July 15

Toshizo Watanabe Study Abroad Scholarships, offered by the U.S.-Japan Council, provide financial assistance to undergraduate students participating in a semester or year-long study abroad program in Japan. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, and priority is given to first-generation college students and those without previous international travel experience.
  • Award: depends on applicant's cost of attendance and other financial resources available
  • Deadline: mid-February of each year

The Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) provides scholarships to qualified students who are accepted to participate in a semester exchange program in Japan. The host institution will select top-qualified students to apply for the JASSO scholarship.  In order to be eligible, applicants must demonstrate financial need; those receiving more than 80,000 JPY (approximately $750) in other scholarships are not eligible.
  • Award: 80,000 JPY per month of study (approximately $750)
  • Deadline: To be announced by host institution

The Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) Program is funded by the Korean Government and provides scholarships for qualified students who are accepted to participate in a semester exchange program in Korea. The host institution will select top-qualified students to apply for the GKS scholarship.  Selected students will be required to take at least one regular semester course related to Korean language or culture during their exchange program.
  • Award: round-trip airfare, monthly stipend of KRW 500,000 for three months (approximately $400/month), one-time allowance of KRW 200,000 (approximately $150)
  • Deadline: To be announced by host institution
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst/German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) maintains a database of scholarships and funding for undergraduate students who plan to study, research, or intern in Germany.
  • Award: varies by funding opportunity
  • Deadline: varies by funding opportunity
 
The Gilman for France Scholarship, a shared initiative by both the Government of the United States of America and the French Government, provides funding to U.S. undergraduate students who plan on studying abroad in France for at least three weeks.  To apply, students should complete the generic Gilman Scholarship application.
  • Award: $5000
  • Deadlines: October or March, depending on program start date

The Cyril Taylor Memorial Scholarship for Study in the UK, offered by Fund for Education Abroad (FEA), supports U.S. students planning to study abroad in the United Kingdom for at least 4 weeks (28 days).  To apply, students should complete the generic FEA scholarship application.
  • Award: varies
  • Deadlines: January for fall and summer programs, September for spring programs

British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) Scholarships are awarded to students studying abroad for either a semester or for an entire academic year at an affiliated institution in the United Kingdom.  Applicable Education Abroad programs include the University of East Anglia, University of Liverpool, University of Reading, and University of Sheffield.
  • Award: £500 (approximately $600)
  • Deadline: June 15

The AASAP/UK Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship provides funding to undergraduate students accepted into an approved semester-long study abroad program in the United Kingdom.  Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and be willing to share about their study abroad experience.
  • Award: £1000 (approximately $1200)
  • Deadline: April of each year

Eastern European Study Abroad Scholarships are offered to students planning to study abroad for a semester or full academic year in an Eastern European country.
  • Award range: $100-7000
  • Deadlines: March for fall programs, October for spring programs, April for summer programs

ItaliaRail Scholarships offer funding to help students study abroad in Italy and immerse themselves in the country’s rich and dynamic culture.  In order to be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in a study abroad program for a full semester (12-16 weeks).
  • Award: $1,000, plus a 3-day Italy Rail Pass
  • Deadlines: June for fall programs, November for spring programs

The Sarah Saleh Scholarship for Study in Italy, a scholarship offered by Fund for Education Abroad (FEA), supports a U.S. student enrolled in a study abroad program in Italy.  In order to be eligible, the program must be at least 4 weeks (28 days) in length.  To apply, students should complete the generic FEA scholarship application.
  • Award: varies
  • Deadlines: January for fall and summer programs, September for spring programs

The A. Rewari Family Scholarship for Study Abroad in Denmark, a scholarship offered by Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) supports a U.S. student planning to study abroad in Denmark for at least 4 weeks (28 days).  To apply, students should complete the generic FEA scholarship application.
  • Award: varies
  • Deadlines: January for fall and summer programs, September for spring programs

Upper Midwest Rebild Scholarships (UMRSC) are awarded to U.S. citizens and permanent residents enrolled at a U.S. college or university and accepted into a study abroad program in Denmark.  Recipients are expected to learn about Danish culture, arts, heritage, or language during their study period.
  • Award: $1000-2000
  • Deadlines: mid-April for fall programs, mid-October for spring programs
Generation Study Abroad (GSA) Excellence and Travel Awards provide funding to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have been accepted to study abroad at a university, institute of technology, or polytechnic in New Zealand.
  • Award range: $500-2000
  • Deadlines: April for fall programs, October for spring programs

The Foundation for Asia-Pacific Education offers scholarships to students planning to study abroad in several countries within the Asia Pacific region, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, and more.  In order to be eligible, applicants must be U.S. or Canadian citizens.
  • Award range: $500-1500
  • Deadlines: August 1 for fall programs, December 31 for spring programs, April 30 for summer programs
The Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) awards up to 100 scholarships per year to encourage students to choose Turkey as a study abroad destination. In order to be eligible, applicants must identify with at least one of the following backgrounds: African American, Armenian American, Bosnian American, Filipino American, Hispanic American, Macedonian American, Native American.
  • Award range: $500-2000
  • Deadline: scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis


Program-Specific Scholarships

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) - Students accepted into this exchange program may be eligible for the Global Exchange Scholarship (GES) of 500,000 KRW (approximately $400).  UT Dallas students nominated to HUFS will be automatically considered for the GES; no additional application is required.  Upon arrival in Korea, exchange students can also apply for the Peer Tutoring Scholarship of 500,000 KRW (approximately $400). If selected as a tutor, recipients will meet with Korean students once per week to share their language and culture.

Istanbul Kültür University - Students accepted into this exchange program may be eligible to apply for a scholarship program through the Erasmus KA107 Project, which is funded through the European Commission. The Erasmus+ Grant is €800/month (approximately $850/month) and €1100 (approximately $1200) to cover the flight cost from UTD to IKU.
 
Southeast University - Students accepted into this exchange program may be eligible for the Chinese government's Scholarship for USA Exchange Students.  UT Dallas students nominated to Southeast University will receive more information about the award and application process prior to their exchange semester.

University of Economics in Bratislava - Students accepted into this exchange program may be eligible for the National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic. The scholarship is intended for master's level students or those who have completed at least 2.5 years of their university studies at the time of application.  Recipients will be awarded a monthly living stipend of €400 (approximately $450/month).

University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) - Students accepted into this exchange program may be eligible for the following scholarships:
  • UNNC Mobility Scholarship with variable award amounts (up to RMB 650,000 or approximately $100,000)
  • Ningbo Government Scholarship of RMB 6,000 (approximately $900)
University of Sheffield - Students accepted into this exchange program may be eligible to apply for a competitive scholarship of £750 (approximately $950), funded by Sheffield's American alumni.