Study Abroad Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

Gilman International Scholarship
A scholarship based on the financial aid one is already receiving (must receive the Federal Pell Grant) and the location of the study abroad program.

Critical Language Scholarship Program 
A scholarship for students studying critical languages  such as  Chinese, Russian, & Japanese .

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Note: All UNCG students selected for a semester or year abroad receive a travel grant of $600 to $1,300 and continue to receive their current financial aid and scholarships.

The following list of scholarship resources is not meant to be exhaustive.  Additional resources can be found in the Freeman Library, at, the UNCG financial aid website at, and the study abroad funding database at

Country Specific

AFS Global Leaders Scholarship Program
– Need and Merit based scholarships for applicants going to Europe or Africa

Annette Kade Scholarships
– Specifically for France and Germany

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan
– Students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a   prerequisite

British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association
– Awarded to Undergraduates going to a BUTEX school (Hull, Keele, Strathclyde)

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
– Year long scholarship for work-study in Germany and includes an internship

Donald MacArthur Scholarship
– Awarded to a U.S. resident of Scottish descent planning to study abroad in Scotland

German Academic Exchange Service
– Various scholarships for study in Germany

IES Abroad Scholarships & Financial Aid
– Various Scholarships listed by Country

John E. Bowman Travel Grants
– Assistance to students participating in educational programs in non-traditional destinations (NOT Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, or the UK).

King Alfred’s Winton Bursary
– For one year study in the UK

Macquarie University International Scholarship (MUIS)
– Only for students with a minimum 3.0 GPA applying for the Macquarie University Program

Monbukagakusho Scholarships for Study in Japan
– Various scholarships

National Italian American Foundation
– Applicant must be able to prove Italian descent, have a “stellar” academic record and be pursing Italian Language or Cultural studies

NSEP David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships
For study outside of W. Europe, Australia, New Zealand & Canada; based on merit and relevance to national security education

UNCG Anne F. Bäcker Scholarship Fund
– For study in Germany

Major/School Year Specific

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
– Scholarships for Minority Accounting Students

Benedict K. Zobrist Memorial Scholarship for International Study
– Applicants should have a dedication to democracy and study international relations

John T. Petters Scholarship
­- Intended for International Business majors

Morgan Stanley Scholarships for Study in Japan
– juniors and seniors with an interest in economics and international finance who study in Japan for one academic year. Winners will be awarded scholarships of $7,500 to help finance their studies

NFB Michael and Marie Marucci Scholarship
– Awarded to a legally blind student with an International Concentration

Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship
– Accounting majors interested in Fraud


Turkish Coalition of America
– Scholarship for Minorities studying abroad in Turkey

Additional Opportunities

Council on International Education Exchange Scholarship Programs for Education Abroad
– includes programs and services for studying, working and volunteering aboard.  Provides five  different scholarships.

Fulbright-mtvU Awards
– Awarded for year long study and research of an international contemporary/popular cultural force for expression.  Requires submitting a plan for how the recipient will share their experiences.

Global Studies Grant for Student Travel and Study Abroad
– Grand for American students who are currently studying abroad.  Must be in good academic standing and will share their experience abroad via varied media.

Golden Key International Honor Society Study Abroad Scholarships
– Scholarship for Golden Key members

International Education Financial Aid
lists various competitions and scholarships for various locations worldwide.

John Gyles Education Awards
– Must be an American citizen, full-time undergraduate student with a minimum of a 3.0

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships
– for undergraduate, graduate & vocational study; the scholarships are based on a research project you will be completing abroad

Tuition Exchange
– Applicant must have a family member employed at one of the Tuition Exchange colleges and Universities

Youth Foundation Scholarship
– for an undergraduate’s Junior Year Abroad. Selection is based on character, need, scholastic achievement, objective, motivation, potential for leadership, and good citizenship.
For more information contact:
Youth Foundation, Inc.
35 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036

Private and Public Organizations
Other than governmental and institutional aid, private organizations, foundations, corporations, and civic groups are additional sources of aid for study abroad. For example, the Coca-Cola Foundation, Amoco, Chrysler Corporation, etc., have given funds for overseas study.

Some private and public organizations will give overseas study funding for students in a particular major or area of study. Private organizations and associations related to your area of study or destination are worth consulting, as are ethnic and service organizations in your home town.

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