Study Abroad Scholarships

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

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Applying is Easy! 

  • Search for and apply to your study or internship abroad program
  • Review all available funding opportunies below
  • Complete the Scholarship & Grants portion of your application


Summer & Fall - April 1

Winter/Spring - October 15

Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship - February 14 

Study Abroad Scholarships

Need-based Scholarships

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Based on students' Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) from their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Complete the Scholarships & Grants portion of your program application to be considered for all awards to which you are eligible.

Name Qualifications DESCRIPTION Amount (up to)
Gilman Go Global Grant Qualified Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship applicants Deducted from semester program(s) fees** $2,500
GAIN Travel Grant Pell-eligible; first-come, first-served Travel costs to and from study abroad or internship program*** $1,000

Merit Scholarships

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NOTE: Merit Scholarships suspended for fall 2020. Based on academic achievement. Complete the Scholarships & Grants portion of your program application, along with an essay, to be considered for all awards to which you are eligible.

Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship Freshman or sophomore attending an MSI, Pell Grant-eligible, 3.0 GPA Fully funded, four-week, summer study abroad program including airfare 100% of program fee and travel costs
Frederick Douglass Summer Scholars Qualified applicants not chosen for a full fellowship are guaranteed a $1,500 program grant and possible university match, $3,000*** Deduction from program fees $1,500
McDermott Health Sciences, Nursing and Public Health Academic achievement and acceptance into a program focused on health sciences, nursing, or public health Deduction from program fees $2,500
Ping Scholarship for Academic Excellence Academic achievement Deduction from program fees $2,500
Ritzmann Tropical and Marine Ecology Scholarship Academic achievement and acceptance into a program focused on tropical or marine ecology Deduction from program fees $2,500
Stohl International Undergraduate Research Scholarship Academic achievement and acceptance into a qualified program Deduction from program fees $2,500
Wollitzer Merit Scholarship in Area or Comparative Studies Academic achievement and acceptance into a qualified program Deduction from program fees $2,500

Program-Based Scholarships

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Awards are based on program, alumni status, or enrolled institution.

NAME Qualifications DESCRIPTION AMOUNT (up to)
Open Campus Latin America Grant Self-nomination, first-come, first-served Deducted from Open Campus Block program fees* $9,000
Open Campus Grant Nomination from student’s university Deducted from Open Campus Block program fees $3,000
Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Grant Current attendee at an MSI Deducted from program fees $2,000 for semester
$1,000 for internship
Summer Session Discount Enroll in more than one four-week summer session Deduction off of additional sessions 20% discount
Go Abroad Again Grant CIEE alumni or sibling of alumni Deduction off of non‑consecutive in‑person terms 10% discount

Scholarships by Term

Did you know that 1 in 3 students receives a study abroad scholarship with CIEE? Complete one easy application to discover aid options available for each term based on your program type, academic merit, and financial need. To qualify, complete the Scholarships & Grants portion of your application today!

  • Semester

    Scholarships for fall and spring

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  • Quarter

    Scholarships for quarter school schedules

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  • Summer

    Scholarships for summer programs

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Things to Remember

Important - Check Deadlines

All students applying for CIEE funding must complete the CIEE Study Abroad Scholarships & Grants task on their application by the published deadline. Applications completed after CIEE deadlines will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and funding may not be awarded.

Scholarships & Grants Caps

Scholarship and grant totals cannot exceed the caps established for each term. If you are selected for multiple awards, CIEE may need to reduce the size of your awards to stay within the maximum cap amounts listed below. 

Spring: $4,000
Fall: $4,000
Summer: $2,000
Two Blocks: (Quarter) $3,000
Three Blocks: (Semester) $4,000