Study Abroad Scholarships
There are a number of scholarships for study abroad. We have listed some of the most well-known scholarships. Please note that you may be eligible for more than one scholarship or grant. Click on each link below for additional information.
College of Arts and Science
General Scholarships and Grants for Study AbroadBenjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Awards of up to $5,000 for study abroad programs of at least 21 days. Apply early! Eligibility: Must be on Pell Grant. Emphasis on non-traditional destinations (outside of Western Europe) and students with diverse backgrounds, but anyone on a Pell Grant can apply.
Critical Language Scholarship
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.
- Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu: Beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;
- Arabic and Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;
- Chinese, Japanese, and Russian: Intermediate and advanced levels.
Scholarship awards of up to $20,000. Apply early! Eligibility: 8-week study abroad or longer. U.S. citizenship. Awarded for study outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. Requires service in U.S. after study abroad.
Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships
Academic-year scholarships of up to $25,000 sponsored by the Rotary Foundation. Contact the New Orleans Rotary Club to begin the Ambassadorial scholarship application. Eligibility: Year-long study abroad. Contact Rotary Club for additional requirements.
Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships
Grants for study abroad up to $10,000. Eligibility: U.S. citizenship. 4-week study abroad or longer.
For specific locationsAsia and Japan
Freeman-ASIA awards up to $3,000 per summer, $5,000 per semester, or $7,000 per year for study abroad in Asia. Eligibility: Open to U.S. citizens studying in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam for a summer, semester, or year.
Country Specific ScholarshipsBridging Scholarship for Japan
Bridging Scholarship recipients receive $2,500 per semester of $4,000 per year for study abroad in Japan. Eligibility: Open to U.S. citizens studying in Japan for a semester or year.
Morgan Stanley Scholarship for Japan
Morgan Stanley recipients receive $7,500 per year for study abroad in Japan. Eligibility: Juniors and Seniors at U.S. universities who will be studying abroad in Japan for an academic year.
DAAD Scholarship for Study in Germany
DAAD administers several scholarship programs for programs in Germany. Eligibility: Open to students studying, interning, or conducting research in Germany.
BUTEX Scholarship for Study in the U.K.
BUTEX awards £500 scholarships for study abroad in the U.K. Eligibility: Open to students currently registered at a U.S. university who will be studying abroad at a UK university which is affiliated with BUTEX. Please visit the BUTEX website for a list of affiliates.