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The DePaul Study Abroad Scholarship application is included in the program application. To apply, students should search for the program in which they want to participate, click “Apply Now” to create a program application, and complete the “DePaul Study Abroad Scholarship Application” by the deadline below. Students will be notified if they are awarded a scholarship before they are required to commit to a program. 

Award Amount When will you be abroad? Scholarship Application Deadline
  • Standard awards - up to $1,000.
  • Select number of awards - up to $5,000.
Summer, Fall Quarter, or Academic Year February 1
December, Winter Quarter, or Winter-Spring Quarters May 1
Spring Break or Spring Quarter November 1
Note: Scholarship application deadlines will not be extended, even if the deadline to apply for a particular study abroad program is extended. 

To be considered for a scholarship, students must be enrolled as undergraduate, graduate, or professional students at DePaul and applying for a DePaul-sponsored study abroad program. Scholarship award criteria include: financial need (as determined by the FAFSA), academic record (GPA), and scholarship application responses.  A portion of study abroad scholarship funding is reserved for students of color, first-generation students, and first-year students participating in the FY@broad programs. Scholarship awards are contingent upon acceptance into a programNote: Students participating in domestic programs that take place within the United States and College of Law students on programs of three credits or more who are receiving tuition discount scholarships are not eligible for DePaul Study Abroad Scholarships.

Additional Study Abroad Scholarships

Program-Specific Awards

Program Scholarship Details Amount Deadline
Budapest Jason M. Bristow Study Abroad Scholarship Given to one DePaul student annually studying for the first time in one of DePaul's term-long programs in Hungary or Poland.  $2,000 February 1
Any International Business Seminar Business Seminar Scholarship For undergraduate business students only. Please contact Sherri Henderson with any questions.  $1,000 
  • November 1 (Spring Break)
  • February 1 (Summer)
  • May 1 (December)
Any International Business Seminar Geoffrey and Linda Hirt Endowed Scholarship​ For undergraduate or graduate students studying in the Department of Finance in the College of Business who are participating in one of the international study abroad opportunities provided by the College of Business.  Please contact Sherri Henderson with any questions. Varies
  • November 1 (Spring Break)
  • February 1 (Summer)
  • May 1 (December)
Religious Studies James R. & Beatrice A. Halstead Endowed Scholarship For students participating in a program led by faculty from the Department of Religious Studies and/or students who are Religious Studies majors or minors. Complete the DePaul Study Abroad Scholarship application as part of the study abroad application to be considered. Up to $2,300
  • November 1 (Spring Break, Spring)
  • February 1 (Summer, Fall, Academic Year)
  • May 1 (December, Winter, Winter-Spring)
Any SPS Program School of Public Service (SPS) Scholarship The School of Public Service offers scholarship opportunities for eligible SPS students participating on study abroad programs. Please direct any questions related to School of Public Service Scholarships to Michelle Latka $1,000
  • Mid-August (Fall)
  • Early November (Winter)
  • Early March (Spring)
Kyoto: Japanese Language & Culture Ritsumeikan University Scholarship Students planning to participate in the Kyoto program should submit the scholarship application form and supporting documents by the deadline. DePaul will submit them to Ritsumeikan. May cover full program expenses Late March
Madrid, Paris AF Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA) Scholarships Competitive scholarship opportunities to DePaul students on these programs. Opportunities include merit-based, diversity, and need-based scholarships. Requires 3.0 GPA.  $500
  • Early May (Fall)
  • Mid-November (Spring)

Need-Based Awards

​​Scholarship ​Details ​Amount ​Deadline
Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Progr​am​​ ​Federal need-based scholarship for U.S. undergra​d​uate students on study abroad programs of at least three ​weeks. Must receive a ​Pell Grant to qualify. $3,000 -​ ​$8,000​ ​​Va​ries​​​
​Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Awarded to promising students with financial need. Preference for underrepresented students, including first-generation and minority students. ​ $1,250 - $10,000​ ​Late January of
prior academic year
Hostelling International Explore the World Scholarships​ For aspiring global travelers who want to give back while they experience another culture. Must receive a Pell Grant to qualify.​ ​$2,000 Early March

Diversity Scholarships

​Population ​Scholarship ​Details ​Amount ​Deadline
​Public service employees (including active military/veterans and their children)  Goedeker's Appliances Annual Public Service College Book Scholarship​ Open to any person in a public service position that is enrolled​ in an accredited college, including government employees, police officers, firefighters, non-profit employees, active military, reserves, and veterans. Spouses and children of public service employees are also eligible.​ ​$100 - $500 ​Early July
​LGBTQIA+ ​NAFSA Rainbow SIG Scholarship​ Awards deserving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) students who aim to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs.​ Up to $10,000​ ​Early January​

Country/Region-Specific Awards

​Country/Region ​Scholarship ​Details ​Amount ​Deadline
​Asia ​Academy of International Business Southeast Joint Scholarships​​ Open to undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral students studying international business and doing a program in Asia related to international business. ​ ​$1,000 ​Early February
​East or Southeast Asia ​ ​Freeman Awards for Study i​n Asia (Freeman-ASIA) ​For U.S. undergraduate students wit​h demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or South​east Asia. $3,000 - $7,000​​
  • ​Mid-April (Fall, Academic Year)​
  • Early October (Spring)
​Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) Fellowship funded by the U.S. Department of State and the German Bundestag with the opportunity to study German language and culture, as well as participate in an internship for one year.​ ​May cover full program expenses ​Mid-December
​Germany ​Delta Phi Alpha German Study Abroad Scholarship​​ Supports students who study in Germany on programs that promote advanced use of German language and​ incorporate the experience into their major/career goals.​ ​$500 - $1,250
  • Mid-November (Spring & Summer)
  • Mid-March (​Fall & Winter)
​Ireland ​Education in Ireland Scholarships​ Variety of scholarships open to students studying in Ireland.​ Varies​ Varies​​
​Japan United States-Japan Bridging Foundation Bridging Scholarships​ For semester or academic year-long programs in Japan. Limited to undergraduate students and no summer-term programs. ​ ​$2,500 - $4,000
  • ​Mid-April (Fall, Academic Year)
  • Mid-October (Spring)
​Japan ​Monbukagakusho Scholarships Offered by the Japanese Ministry of Education. Four highly competitive scholarships to non-Japanese nationals who wish to study in Japan. ​ ​May cover full program expenses Late March​
​Japan Japanese American Service Committee (JASC) Scholarships Provides financial assistance to promising students who have demonstrated both academic excellence and service to the Japanese American community. Must be a member of JASC.​ $1,000 - $5,000​ Late April​
​Japan Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) International Student Scholarship​ Stipend for selected students applying to DePaul programs in Japan. JASSO applicants may be issued their Certificate of Enrollment by the Study Abroad office if necessary. Students may apply to both Ritsumeikan Scholarships offered.​ ​Monthly stipend of JPY 80,000 ​Late March
​New Zealand Education New Zealand Travel and Excellence Awards Several different awards for students studying abroad at New Zealand universities. ​ ​$500 - $2,000 Late April​
​New Zealand New Zealand Study Abroad Scholarship​ ​Open to undergraduate and graduate students completing a study abroad program in New Zealand.  ​Up to $15,000 Mid-October​
Turkey, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Bosnia and Herzegovina​ ​Turkish Coalition of America Study Abroad Scholarships for American Students of Minority and Heritage Communities​ For undergraduate or graduate students of the following backgrounds: African-American, Armenian-American, Bosnian-American, Filipino-American, Hispanic-American, Macedonian-American, Native-American who have been accepted to a language program or university study abroad program. ​ ​$500 - $2,000 Rolling basis​
​United Kingdom BUTEX (British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association) For students studying abroad at member British universities for either a semester or a whole academic year. Members include London South Bank University.​ ​£500 Mid-June​
​United Kingdom ​AASAP/UK Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship Merit-based scholarship for students studying abroad in the UK who demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the value of an international education. Good for London CEA students. ​ £1,000​ ​Early June
​United Kingdom ​Chevening Scholarships & Fellowships​​ International awards scheme from the UK aimed at developing global leaders. ​ May cover full program expenses​ ​Early November​

Foreign Language Scholarships

More information on these scholarships can be found on the LAS Featured Scholarships website​

Language Scholarship Details Amount Deadline
Many Boren Scholarship & Fellowship Unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation. Up to $24,000 Late January
Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Persian,  Bangla, Azerbaijani, Hindi, Indonesian, Urdu, Korean, Punjabi, Swahili, Turkish Critical Language Scholarship A program of the U.S. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. May cover full program expenses Mid-November
Arabic Qatar University Arabic For Non Native Speakers​​ Short scholarships for qualified applicants to study in the Arabic for Non-Native Speakers Center as a one-year certificate. May cover full program expenses Mid-May

Outside Scholarships

Scholarship Details Amount Deadline
Allianz Global Assistance ScholarTrips Awards creativity and the desire to learn through travel.  $500 - $2,500 Early November
Corinne Jeannine Schillings Study Abroad Scholarship Study abroad scholarships for Girl Scouts who have earned the Silver or Gold Award.  $1,000 Mid-May
Go Overseas Study or Intern Abroad Scholarship Winner selected based on creativity, enthusiasm, and social media posts. Also receive a Go Overseas swag bag. $500 Mid-August
Golden Key – Joan Nelson Study Abroad Scholarship Emphasis placed on how studying abroad will assist the student in their future goals, as well as desire for trip and planned outcomes. Must be member of the Golden Key International Honour Society.  $5,000 Mid-June
iVisa Annual Scholarship Write a story about how you learned of a new culture and how that experience improved your life.  $1,500 Mid-May
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants Designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Requires 3.75 GPA.
  • Mid-February (Session A)
  • Mid-September (Session B)
Scott’s Cheap Flights Study Abroad Scholarship Many Scott's Cheap Flights team members had their first international travel experience when they studied abroad. Write an essay on why travel is important to you.  $1,000
  • Mid-October (Fall)
  • Mid-March (Spring)
The Study Abroad Journal Submit a creative photo or video via Instagram that illustrates what study abroad means to you. 
$500 Early December
Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship Awarded biannually to passionate undergraduate students who want to explore the world.
  • Late May (Fall)
  • Late December (Spring)
WSA Cultural Bridge Scholarship Awarded each semester to an undergrad studying in Europe who demonstrates a strong passion and motivation for international education.  $500 Mid-September

Post-Graduation Awards

Scholarship Details Amount Deadline
The Fulbright Program For U.S. citizens and graduating senior undergraduate and graduate students for many different opportunities abroad and in all fields of study. A Fulbright scholarship is a year-long or​ 9-12 month program. For more i​nformation, contact the Fulbright Program Advisor, Dr. Jonathan Gross of the English Department. May cover fu​ll program expenses Ea​rly​ October
The Gates Cambridge Scholarship Awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. May cover full program expenses Mid-October
The George J. Mitchell Scholarship For students between the ages of 18-30 for one year of post-graduation study in any discipline in Ireland or Northern Ireland. May cover full program expenses Late September 
The Rhodes Scholarship​​​ Prestigious scholarship that provides full financial support to pursue a degree or degrees at the University of Oxford.  May cover full program expenses Early October

Databases & Financial Resources

​Resource​ ​Details
University of Minnesota Study Abroad Scholarship Database​ More than 180 searchable scholarship sites, available for undergraduate and graduate students.​
​Abroad101 Scholarship Database List of scholarships offered by program providers and foreign host universities. ​
​Go Overseas: 40 Study Abroad Scholarships and Grants to Apply For Now ​List of scholarships based on destination, academic level, program, and more. 
NAFSA: Financial Aid & Study Abroad: Basic Fac​ts for Students​ ​Resource on how to fund your study abroad experience.  
​The Costs of Studying Abroad​​ ​Financial planning resources for study abroad by Affordable Colleges Online.