One in three IFSA applicants receives funding through a scholarship or grant to help them study abroad. That’s how committed we are to putting this life-changing experience within reach for more students. With 14 different scholarships, there’s opportunity here for all.
DESIGNED TO: Help more students overcome financial challenges to study abroad
AWARDS: $500 for summer programs, $1,500 for semester programs, $2,500 for full-year programs
These need-based scholarships take into account that your study abroad program might cost more than tuition at your home college or university.
|Application Deadlines||Priority Deadline||Final Deadline|
|Fall semester / Academic year||March 1||April 1|
|Spring semester / Calendar year||October 1||November 1|
|Summer||March 1||April 1|
|Winter||October 1||November 1|
DESIGNED TO: Give first-generation college students a chance to benefit from the life-changing experience of studying abroad
AWARDS: Up to $2,500
This achievement-based scholarship program offers first-generation college students significant financial, academic, and pre-professional support for study abroad on a winter, summer, semester, or year-long IFSA program.
Recipients receive up to $2,500 to help them cover the cost of airfare, visas and passports, and housing.
Summer/Fall & Academic Year: MARCH 1
Winter & Spring: OCTOBER 1
DESIGNED TO: Make study abroad accessible to students of high financial need and/or students from traditionally underrepresented groups, such as first-generation college students or minority students
AWARDS: Up to $1,250 for summer, $5,000 for semester, $10,000 for year-long programs
This need-based scholarship program, offered in collaboration with the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA), provides significant funding for minority and/or high financial need students seeking to experience study abroad. To apply, visit the FEA application website.
Summer/Fall & Academic Year: JANUARY 15
Spring: SEPTEMBER 15
All state school students (regardless of in-state or out-of-state status) will automatically receive a $2,000 grant for any IFSA semester program. The grant will be applied to the overall tuition/housing costs during billing. There is no application process; state school (including community college) students automatically receive the discount. The IFSA State School Grant may not be combined with the IFSA Minority Serving Institution Grant.
All minority serving institution (MSI) school students will automatically receive a $2,000 grant for any IFSA semester program. The grant will be applied to the overall tuition/housing costs during billing. There is no application process; students who attend a minority serving institution automatically receive the discount. The IFSA Minority Serving Institution Grant may not be combined with the IFSA State School Grant.