Study Abroad Scholarships

Study abroad scholarships are one of the many ways to finance your trip abroad. They vary in amount and can be based on financial need, merit, location and length of your program, as well as other factors. Although we encourage students to apply to as many scholarships as they are eligible for, it is important to remember that they are not guaranteed and other forms of financing may be required.

Remember: you cannot win the lottery if you don’t buy the ticket. Similarly, you can’t receive a scholarship if you don’t apply in the first place! Here is an extensive list of scholarships available for study abroad students:

UofL Scholarships

Classical and Modern Languages Student Travel Awards

Fine Arts Study Abroad Scholarships

Modern Language Fund Award

Richard B. and Constance L. Lewis Educational Scholarship

Roberson Fund (Study in African Countries)

History Department Travel Fund

World Scholars Program

US Government Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship

NSEP Boren Scholarship

NSEP Boren Fellowship

Critical Language Scholarship

Fulbright Awards

U.S.-U.K. Summer Fulbright Program

Outside Scholarships

American Association of Teachers of French

American Association of University Women Fellowships and Grants

Asian Pacific Fund Scholarships

College Prowler $2,000 No Essay Scholarship

Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan

BUTEX Scholarship

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)

David Hershberg Scholarship for International Summer Study

Diversity Abroad Scholarships

English-Speaking Union (ESU) Scholarship

Freeman Asia Scholarship

Fund for Education Abroad

Gates-Cambridge Scholarship

George J. Mitchell Scholarships

Golden Key Study Abroad Scholarships

Go! Overseas Study Abroad Scholarships

Gudrun Gytel Fund

Helyn B. Reich Memorial Scholarship

Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship

IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants

ItaliaRail Scholarship

Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)

Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program

Marshall Scholarships

MASA Grant and Scholarship

New Zealand Generation Study Abroad Excellence and Travel Awards

New Zealand Study Abroad Scholarship through Go Overseas

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants

Rhodes Scholar Program

Scott's Cheap Flights Scholarship

Shawn Carter Foundation-Gilman International Scholarship

Sons of Norway Foundation Scholarship

The Garden Club of America Awards for Summer Environmental Studies

Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship

Toshizo Watanabe Study Abroad Scholarship

Upper Midwest Rebild Scholarship Corporation

Other Resources

  • If you are studying abroad with a Program Provider, they will have their own set of scholarships. Check your provider's website and/or speak with a representative from the provider for more information.
  • Scholarship Database
  • Our office is here to provide feedback on your scholarship essays. If you would like to use this resource, please complete the Scholarship Essay Critique Form and . Please allow 3-5 business days for us to review essays and provide relevant feedback. Please do not submit an essay critique request 2-3 days prior to a scholarship deadline as this will not allow ample time to provide beneficial critiques.
  • The Office of National and International Scholarship Opportunities has multiple resources for scholarships. They advise for programs such as the Fulbright Awards, Boren Scholarship and Fellowships, Critical Language Scholarship, and more.