Study Abroad Scholarships

CIEE offers more than $8 million every year in scholarships for students to study abroad.

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No matter who you are or what program you’re interested in, we can help you get there.

CIEE has made it our mission to help every student who wants to study abroad have access to this life-changing experience. Toward this end, we offer a range of college study abroad scholarships and grants for students on our college study abroad programs. Check out the links below for eligibility requirements and award details. Once we start awarding for a season, we’ll notify you within 2 weeks!

How to Apply


  • College Study Abroad scholarships and grants

    For Summer Students

    Students who enroll in more than one four-week session receive a 20% discount off each additional session. 

    See our Summer programs

  • Study abroad grants

    Need-Based Grants

     To help all students access study abroad, we provide GAIN Travel Grants and Go Global need-based grants up to $4,500 toward international airfare and program fees.

    Learn more

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    Merit Scholarships

    For students at the top of their academic studies, CIEE offers six different types of merit-based scholarships, including the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship. These awards honor our future leaders and provide funding for specific programs and areas of study.

    Learn more

  • College Study Abroad scholarships and grants

    Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Grant

    Starting with 2018 programs, CIEE offers a guaranteed grant to all students attending a Minority Serving Institution (MSI). Awards are

    • $2,000 for semester programs*
    • $500 for summer programs and
    • $100 for January programs

    Look for your school on the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions’ list of MSIs to see if you qualify!

    View list of MSIs

  • College Study Abroad scholarships and grants


    Go Abroad Again Grant: CIEE alumni receive a 10% discount if they enroll in another non-consecutive CIEE semester or summer study abroad program. Siblings of CIEE alumni are also eligible for this award! Note: if you enroll in consecutive semester or summer programs, you already receive a discount of 10% or 20% respectively! Whenever you choose to do it, going abroad again with us pays off!

  • College Study Abroad scholarships and grants


    Many resources exist in addition to CIEE’s scholarships and grants. We recommend that you speak with the study abroad office at your school for ideas, and consider these award programs

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*Semester Global Internship programs are eligible for $1000 in grants.

**Maximum scholarship award amounts are $6,500 for a full semester, $2,500 for the summer and $2,000 for January programs. If you are selected for multiple awards, CIEE may need to reduce the size of your awards to keep within this limit.  


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