Scholarships

Scholarships, funds, aid for studying abroad are based mainly on consistently high academic merit and overall excellence of profile.

Funding options are extremely competitive with students from around the world vying for the limited funds. Therefore, in addition to strong and consistent academic records, students need to differentiate their application with evidence to show outstanding contributions to the community, leadership, initiative, innovation, and enterprise. 

Merit-based

These awards are based on a student’s academic, artistic, athletic or other abilities, and often factor in an applicant’s extracurricular activities and community service record.

It’s important to note that qualifications will vary based on the particular scholarship.

Student-specific

These are scholarships for applicants who initially qualify based on factors such as gender, race, religion, family and medical history, or many other student-specific factors.

Minority scholarships are the most common awards in this category, but qualifications will vary based on the particular scholarship.

Subject-specific

Subject-specific scholarships are awarded by study abroad programs or institutions to students based on their particular major or field of study.

These scholarships may require the recipients to enroll in subject-specific courses while abroad or conduct subject-specific research while abroad, but it’s important to note that qualifications will vary based on each scholarship.

Program-specific

Program-specific scholarships are offered by individual study abroad programs and/or the colleges and universities where they may be associated to qualified applicants.

These scholarships are often given on the basis of academic and personal achievement, but qualifications will vary based on the particular scholarship.

Check with your study abroad program and university to see what scholarships are available.

Destination-specific

These are scholarships awarded by a country to students planning to pursue a study abroad program in that particular country.

They are awarded as an incentive to study in that country instead of elsewhere. Check with government-sponsored travel websites of the country where you wish to study to see what scholarships are available.