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Scholarships for Students Studying Abroad

Below is a list of study abroad scholarships for undergraduates. You can also do a search on the website of the DePaul Study Abroad office. If you are interested in Asia, the website of DePaul's Global Asian Studies program has a list of Asia-specific scholarships.

  1. American-Berlin Scholarship: Sponsored by The Opera Foundation, this scholarship gives young American singers between the ages of 18 and 30 the opportunity to study (post-graduate) and perform at the Deutsche Opera Berlin.
  2. American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships and Grants: Allows individuals to pursue research or study in any field in one or more Scandinavian country. Applicants must have a well-defined research or study project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential.
  3. American University in Cairo: Offers a broad spectrum of high quality Masters and graduate diploma programs in the humanities and social sciences, engineering and computer science, management and journalism.
  4. Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study: Awarded for one year of advanced language study in East or Southeast Asia in structured language programs or private tutorial programs where the primary focus is on study of the modern language.
  5. Boren/ NSEP: 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. Boren Scholars represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages; the countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. For a complete list of languages, see the Boren website. In exchange for scholarship funding, all Boren Scholars must agree to the NSEP Service Requirement.
  6. BUTEX (British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association): Each year BUTEX awards sixteen scholarships to students studying abroad for either a semester or for a whole academic year.
  7. Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program to Germany: Designed to give participants understanding for everyday life, education, and professional training in Germany. This work-study program is intended primarily for young adults in business, technical, vocational and agricultural fields.
  8. Critical Language Scholarship: The Critical Language Scholarship is a program of the United States Department, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages.
  9. DeKarman Fellowship: DeKarman fellowships are open to juniors in any discipline, including international students, with special consideration given to applicants in the Humanities. Applicants should have exceptional recommendations and grades plus a compelling record of original research or scholarship.
  10. English Program in Korea (EPIK): Seeks to improve the English speaking abilities of students and teachers in Korea, to develop cultural exchanges, and to reform teaching methodologies in English through teaching assistantships for native English speakers. See
  11. EuroScholars Program: (European Undergraduate Research Opportunities): For students of all levels to conduct research while taking language and culture classes in Belgium, Finland, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, or Switzerland.
  12. Forum on Education Abroad: The Award for Academic Achievement Abroad is an honor that showcases the most rigorous and significant undergraduate research that occurs as part of education abroad programs.
  13. Fulbright: The US Student Fulbright Program provides financial assistance for international study and research or for teaching English overseas. Fulbright also has programs for the arts. Fulbright grants provide funding for round-trip airfare, living expenses for 8-10 months, health insurance, and sometimes tuition costs. The program covers more than 140 countries. Students applying to a Fulbright program may also be eligible for a Critical Language Enhancement Award (CLEA), which provides three to six months of intensive language study as an enhancement to the Fulbright grant. CLEAs are limited to certain countries and languages.
  14. Fulbright UK Summer Institutes: Provides freshmen and sophomores the opportunity to experience an exciting academic programme at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.
  15. French Government Teaching Assistantship: For graduates proficient in French who wish to teach English conversation classes in primary and secondary schools and IUFMs in all regions of France.
  16. Gates-Cambridge: Gates Cambridge Scholarships are prestigious, highly competitive full-cost scholarships. They are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The awards are based on intellectual ability, leadership capacity, and desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society throughout the world by providing service to their communities and applying their talents and knowledge to improve the lives of others.
  17. German Chancellor Scholarship: The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation awards up to ten German Chancellor Scholarships each year to young U.S. citizens from any profession or field of study who show outstanding potential for future leadership. Applicants design individual projects tailored to their professional development and goals and decide at which institutions to pursue them in Germany. Individuals may also arrange internships, junior staff positions, or training/performance programs. Successful candidates in the past have come from fields such as the social and policy sciences, government, law, journalism, communications, management, finance, economics, architecture, arts, performing arts, humanities, public service, and environmental affairs. Command of German is not a prerequisite for application. However, before beginning the program, each scholar is expected to make an earnest effort to acquire German-language skills. Scholars with little or no prior knowledge of German are asked to undertake language training in the United States as soon as the scholarship is accepted, and to continue intensive, specialized German-language instruction while in Germany. The Humboldt Foundation covers the expenses associated with language training. The scholarship stipend consists of a monthly allowance to cover housing and living expenses, as well as travel expenses to and from Germany and the costs of the German language course, introductory seminar, study tour, and final meeting in Bonn. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who have completed a Bachelor's degree prior to commencement of the scholarship and who have not passed their 35th birthday prior to beginning their scholarship year.
  18. Gilman International Scholarship: Offers grants for undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. The program aims to encourage students to choose nontraditional destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe and Australia. It aims to support students who have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad, including students with high financial need, in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering, with diverse ethnic backgrounds, with disabilities, and of nontraditional age.
  19. Go! Overseas Scholarship: The scholarship is awarded based on the creativity and analytical thinking displayed through writing samples and/or video submission.
  20. Huayu Enrichment Scholarship: The government of Taiwan offers a scholarship for students to study Chinese language in Taiwan. The scholarship provides a monthly stipend of NT $25000 (around $740). That should be more than enough to live on in Taiwan. It does not cover airfare to Taiwan or tuition, but tuition in Taiwan is inexpensive and you should be able to transfer your credits back to DePaul. The scholarships are normally for one year, although they will consider shorter term scholarships. These scholarships can also be used for study after you graduate, so if you are graduating and are not sure of your plans, going to Taiwan and studying for a year on scholarship is an excellent option.  In addition to applying for the scholarship, you must also apply to enter a language program in Taiwan.
  21. Japan: JASSO International Student Scholarship: A stipend is provided for selected students applying to DePaul programs in Japan. JASSO applicants may be issued their Certificate of Enrollment by the Study Abroad Office if necessary. Students may apply to both Ritsumeikan Scholarships offered.
  22. Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program: An international exchange and foreign language education program for college graduates. Three types of positions are available: Assistant Language Teacher (ALT); Coordinator for International Relations (CIR); and Sports Exchange Advisor (SEA).
  23. Marshall: The Marshall Scholarship provides funding for one or two years of post-bachelor study at any college or university in the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland). The award covers all reasonable educational costs, an allowance for living expenses, and travel costs to and from the United States.
  24. Mitchell: The Mitchell Scholarship provides funding for a year of postgraduate study in Ireland. It provides tuition, accommodations, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend.
  25. Phi Kappa Phi Award Program: Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad.
  26. The Qatar Scholarship Program: The Qatar Scholarship Program offers dedicated Arabic language students from the United States the opportunity to master their skills in an intensive Arabic language program at Qatar University (QU) in Doha for an entire academic year (September to June). The scholarship includes tuition, room and board in university dorms, round-trip airfare, local transportation, and books.
  27. Rhodes: A Rhodes Scholarship provides funding for graduate study at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. The award covers all college and university fees, a personal stipend of approximately £13,000 per annum, health insurance, and round-trip airfare. Most scholarships are for two years.
  28. The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center: The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) is dedicated to educating the people of the United States and Oman about the breadth and richness of the two cultures.Through outreach programs, scholarships, lectures, educational resources, cultural partnerships, and the Cultural Center in Washington D.C., SQCC brings the culture, history, and heritage to audiences in the US and abroad.
  29. Turkish Coalition of America: A diverse array of scholarship programs that supports the educational mission of the coalition. One of these programs provides up to 100 scholarships to African-American, Hispanic and Native American students who choose Turkey as their study abroad destination. TCA scholarships range from $500 to $2,000 per student.
  30. U.S. English Language Teaching Assistantship Program in Austria: Provides prospective teachers of German and/or graduates with an interest in Austrian studies with opportunities to work at secondary s​chools throughout Austria as English language teaching assistants.