Study Abroad Scholarships & Grants to Apply for in 2020

Study Abroad Scholarships & Grants to Apply for in 2020

Studying abroad can be a life changing experience and is something every student should try to do. But one of the main drawbacks though is the cost.

Whether just for a term or longer duration, studying abroad can enhance your skills and expand your horizons. You will get to improve your learning, gain independence, possibly improve language skills, make new friends and make yourself more employable.

When you account in flights, accommodation, courses and general living costs the dream of going somewhere amazing to live and study can just be that a dream.

The good news is though if you are keen to study overseas and don't currently have the finances to support this experience there are lots of universities and organisations around the world which offer scholarships and grants to UK, US and other students.

Regardless of your nationality, country or the university you are studying at, or destination you are interested in going to, you should be able to apply for financial assistance which can help alleviate the financial cost of studying abroad and turn a dream into reality.

A study abroad scholarship or grant can go towards the costs of travel, a course, credits, study materials and accommodation. Scholarships are available for summer, fall, spring and long term study abroad programs.

Some scholarships can be very competitive and difficult to get whilst others are more viable.

Check out our list of companies offering grants and scholarships to international students below (a-z).

 

AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships & Grants

  • Award: $400 - $1,000; Varies per scholarship 
  • Level: Bachelors

 

Allianz Global Assistance Scholarship

  • Awards: $2,500 (6 winners) & $50 Amazon Gift Card (for 30 finalists)
  • Level: High School Seniors & Bachelors

 

American Association of University Women Fellowships & Grants

  • Award: Varies
  • Level: Bachelors

 

American Research Center in Egypt Fellowships

  • Award: Varies
  • Level: PhD

 

Asia Exchange Scholarships

  • Award: Up to €500
  • Level of Study: Bachelors

 

Australia Awards Scholarships

  • Award: Varies
  • Levels: Bachelor, Masters, & PhD

 

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

  • Award: $3,000 (summer programs) / $4,000 (fall and spring programs) / $5,000 (academic year programs)
  • Level: Bachelors
  • Deadline: Year-Round

 

Boren Scholarships 

  • Award: $8,000 (summer program) / $10,000 (semester program) / $20,000 (academic year program)
  • Level: Bachelors
  • Requirements: Must be enrolled in higher education

 

CEA Study Abroad Scholarships

  • Award: $500 - $750 for short term programs / $1,000 - $3000 for year-long programs
  • Level: Bachelors

 

Chevening Scholarships

  • Award: Varies
  • Level: Masters

 

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship

  • Award: Varies
  • Level: High School Seniors

 

Corinne Jeannine Schillings Scholarships

  • Award: $1,000
  • Level: Bachelors

 

Critical Language Scholarships (CLS)

  • Award: Varies
  • Levels: All
  • Deadline: Autumn
  • Requirements: U.S. citizen enrolled at a higher institution

 

Eastern European Study Abroad Scholarships

  • Award: up to $2,500
  • Degree Level: Bachelors

 

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships

  • Grant: Varies
  • Level: Masters & PhD

 

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

  • Award: Varies
  • Level: Masters, Young Professionals, & Recent Graduates

 

Generation Google Scholarship

  • Awards: 10,000 USD (for study in the U.S.) /  5,000 CAD (for study in Canada)
  • Level: High School Seniors & Bachelors

 

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship

  • Award: Various
  • Degree Levels: Bachelor, Masters, & PhD

 

Global Experiences Scholarships

  • Award: Varies
  • Degree Level: Bachelors

 

Golden Key Scholarships

  • Award: Varies
  • Degree Level: Bachelors & Masters

 

Holland Scholarship

  • Award: € 5,000
  • Level: Bachelors & Masters

 

Ideapod Scholarship

  • Award: $2000
  • Degree Level: Any University Student

 

IES Abroad

  • Award: Up to $5,000
  • Level: Bachelors

 

Jack's Flight Club

  • Award: £500 towards travel costs
  • Level: All Students
  • Deadline: Year-round
  • Requirements: U.K. citizen enrolled in higher education

 

Japanese Government Scholarship

  • Award: Various
  • Level of Study: Bachelor, Masters, & PhD

 

Jerome Foundation Travel & Study Grant

  • Award: Up to $5,000
  • Level: Bachelors

 

Korean Government Scholarship 

  • Award: Various Expenses Covered
  • Level: Bachelor, Masters, & PhD

 

LIVFund Scholarship

  • Award: $500
  • Level: Bachelor

 

Monash International Merit Scholarship

  • Award: $10, 000
  • Level: Bachelors & Masters

 

New Zealand Pacific Scholarships 

  • Award: Varies
  • Level: Masters & PhD

 

Otago Polytechnic Scholarships

  • Award: Varies
  • Level: Bachelor & Masters

 

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants

  • Award: $1,000 per student
  • Level: Undergraduate Students
  • Requirements: Be an active Phi Kappa Phi campus member
  • Deadline: March

 

Robert B. Bailey Scholarship

  • Award: Up to $2,000
  • Level: Bachelors

 

Rotary Foundation Global Scholarship Grants

  • Award: Varies
  • Level: Varies
  • Requirements: Varies
  • Deadline: Varies

 

Shanghai Government Scholarships

  • Award: Varies
  • Degree Levels: Bachelor, Masters, & PhD

 

SIT Study Abroad Scholarships

  • Award: $500 to $5,000
  • Level: Bachelors

 

Sol Education Abroad Scholarships

  • Awards: Varies
  • Degree Level: Bachelors

 

Spanish Studies Abroad Scholarships

  • Award: Varies
  • Level: Bachelor

 

Swedish Institute Study Scholarships

  • Award: Varies
  • Level: Masters

 

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists

  • Award: Varies
  • Level: PhD

 

The Bridging Foundation Scholarship

  • Award: $2,500 - $4,000
  • Level of Study: Bachelors

 

The Intern Group Global Leadership Grants

  • Awards: $2500
  • Level: Any

 

The NextGen Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000
  • Levels: High School Seniors & Bachelors

 

The School for Field Studies (SFS) Endowed Scholarships

  • Award: Varies
  • Degree Level: Bachelors

 

Tobi Cares Scholarship

  • Award: $3,000
  • Level: Undergraduate Students
  • Requirements: Students must be enrolled in college or university
  • Deadline: 31st December

 

Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000
  • Level: Bachelors
  • Requirements: Must be a student enrolled in higher education
  • Deadline: 20th May / 20th December

 

UniPlaces Scholarship

  • Level: All Students
  • Award: Paid for accommodation
  • Requirements: Must be a student studying abroad

 

University of Bologna (UNIBO) Study Grant

  • Award: €11,000
  • Level: Bachelors & Masters

 

USAC Scholarships

  • Award: Varies
  • Level: Bachelors

 

VLIR-UOS Awards Scholarships

  • Award: Various Expenses Covered
  • Level: Masters