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There are a variety of scholarships offered by or outside of Washington University that can help you pay for studying abroad. It is important to note that deadlines change from year-to-year and after often six-nine months (or even a year) prior to your term abroad. This list is NOT exhaustive; be sure to do some research on your own. 


Washington University Resources

Global Resources: Opportunities for funding to support research and study abroad are available through Washington University in St. Louis. 


General Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships: awards up to $5,000 for US pell-grant eligible undergraduate students. Programs must be at least 28 days in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State’s current Travel Warning list. The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad as well as the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. Contact Liz Shabani at e.shabani@wustl.edu or Dr. Helen Human at hhuman@wustl.edu for more information.

Boren Awards for International StudyBoren Scholarships are awarded to U.S. undergraduates for study in foreign countries that are areas deemed critical to U.S. national security and underrepresented in study abroad. All must incorporate a less commonly taught language. Upon completion of their undergraduate degree, students must perform one year of service to the federal government. Contact Dr. Helen Human at hhuman@wustl.edu for more information.

Diversity Abroad Scholarships: Various scholarship programs aimed at increasing the number of minority students who study abroad. Amounts and deadlines vary.

Fund for Education Abroad: Applicants must be US citizens participating on a program of at least 4 weeks. They target underrepresented group and there are also LGBT, regional, and athletic awards. Award amounts range from $1,250 to $10,000 based on the length of program abroad. 

NAFSA: Resource for additional scholarship opportunities.

Study Abroad Funding: Resource for additional scholarship opportunities.


Regional/Country Specific Scholarships

Asia: 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.

France: Government Housing Support is available for all students studying in France. Students must apply and must also open a local bank account. 

France: The Benjamin Franklin Travel Grant is open to sophomore, junior & senior students who are enrolled in a double major including one major in French and one major in another discipline. Approximate awards: $2500.

Germany: DAAD For study abroad or internships in Germany.