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Financial Aid

You should begin your financial planning as soon as you begin researching study abroad locations and programs. Keep in mind the funds/grants/loans you anticipate receiving. Carefully read the program costs to determine what is included in the program fee. Don’t forget to consider your spending habits, the cost of international airfare and your additional travel and meal costs (if you plan to travel during your program). Here are some resources to get you started:

Other Study Abroad Scholarships

These scholarships are administered by various organizations. Eligibility and deadlines may vary.

ScholarshipCountryRestrictionsDeadline
Benjamin A. Gilman AwardAnyStudying abroad for more than 4 weeks and will receive Pell Grant while abroadFor Spring 2018: October 3. For best chance to receive scholarship, meet with Corrine Henke in ILO before submitting application.
DAADGermanyJunior or Senior studying abroad in GermanyAcademic year 2017/2018: Closed
Bridging ScholarshipJapanAmerican undergrad studying abroad in Japan.For Fall 2017: April 11, 2017
Freeman-AsiaEast or Southeast AsiaAny undergraduate student studying in Asia with demonstrated financial need; Minimum GPA of 2.8Summer 2017: March 1 and for Fall 2017: April 4
Dr. Marianne Cooley USAC Study Abroad ScholarshipChinaUSAC student studying in Chengdu or Shanghai, ChinaSummer 2017: April 1 and For Fall 2017: April 15
Kody Bressman Memorial ScholarshipSan Sebastian, SpainUSAC Student studying in San Sebastian, SpainSummer 2017: April 1 and for For Fall 2017: April 15
Dr. Meira Fields USAC ScholarshipAnyUSAC student who is a declared STEM majorSummer 2017: April 1 and For Fall 2017: April 15
GoEuro European Study Abroad ScholarshipEuropeAttending a study abroad program in EuropeClosed
British CouncilGreat BritainStudying abroad in Great Britain (Many scholarships on website)Varies: visit website
BUTEX ScholarshipsGreat BritainStudying abroad at member universities in Great BritainVaries: visit website
FEA Rainbow ScholarshipAnyU.S. Citizen.  Preference given to non-traditional programs and programs with service learning aspects. Student must be LGBTClosed
Foundation for Global ScholarsAnyU.S. or Canadian CitizenClosed
Pat and Eloise Bieter Memorial scholarship AnyAny BSU declared history major who has completed all lower division required courses and intends on studying abroad; Minimum GPA of 3.2Contact the History Department at 426-1255 for deadlines
Fulbright Program AnyU.S. Citizen.  B.A. degree or equivalent before start of grant.Varies: visit website
Fulbright Summer InstituteGreat Britain4-5 week summer program in UK.  Must be Freshman or Sophomore to apply.  Minimum GPA of 3.5Closed
Fund for Education AbroadAnyU.S. Citizen.  Preference given to non-traditional programs and programs with service learning aspects.Closed
Hispanic Scholarship FundAnyMust have Hispanic heritage and be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.  Minimum GPA of 3.0 (others on site)For Academic year 2017/2018: March 30, 2017
Killam FellowshipsCanadaU.S. citizen studying in Canada.  No GPA but academic based.Varies
National Italian American FoundationItalyItalian American studying anything or any student majoring in an Italian based fieldNext scholarship cycle will open on December 1, 2016
National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship Program. Not Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New ZealandU.S. Citizen.For academic year 2017/2018: February 9, 2017
Phi Kappa Phi AnyOpen to all students, not just Phi Kappa Phi members.  Minimum GPA of 3.75For Fall 2017: February 15, 2017
IIE Passport search engine  VariesVaries

Important note about federal financial aid:
All students must be enrolled in and complete a minimum of 12 credits while studying abroad, especially if they are receiving federal financial aid. If you fail to complete at least 12 credits while you are studying abroad you may have to return the federal aid received to Boise State University, and you will be billed for these monies.