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​​​​​​​​​​​​All students who apply to DePaul-sponsored study abroad programs by the application deadlines below are automatically considered for scholarship funding, based on a combination of financial need (as determined by the FAFSA) and academic record (GPA). No additional scholarship application is required. 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?
Application Deadline for Scholarship Consideration
  • Standard awards - up to a maximum of $1,000
  • Select number of larger awards - up to a maximum of $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: Only students submitting their program application by the deadlines above will be considered for a scholarship.  The scholarship application deadline 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. Additional scholarship funding is available for FY@broad and Identities Abroad​ participants. A substantial portion of study abroad scholarships each year are awarded to students of color and first-generation students. Scholarship awards are contingent upon acceptance into a program. Note: 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 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 Hui Lin 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 Hui Lin 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 $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)
Scholarship Details Amount Deadline
Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program Federal need-based scholarship for U.S. undergraduate students on study abroad programs. Must receive a Pell Grant to qualify. $3,000 - $8,000 Varies
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
Warren and Jennifer Schultz Endowed Study Abroad Fund For history majors participating in any DePaul-sponsored study abroad program. $2,000 February 1 for 2021-22 programs

May 1 for programs in 2022-23+
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
Black Women The June Jordan Joy Fund

The June Jordan Joy Fund seeks to provide Black women who will be studying abroad with $500 to be used for the sole purpose of experiencing their new surroundings. Whether that means a weekend excursion or a visit to friends in neighboring countries, it’s all about finding your joy.

$500 Early January
Underrepresented Students INSIGHT Into Diversity Study Abroad Scholarship for Underrepresented Students

INSIGHT Into Diversity is committed to improving educational equity for all students, but especially those from underrepresented backgrounds who may not traditionally be afforded the ability or opportunity to participate in a study abroad program.

$2,000 Late November
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 in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) For U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. $3,000 - $7,000
  • Mid-April (Fall, Academic Year)
  • Early October (Spring)
Germany 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
  • Jewish United Fund scholarships for short-term programs in Israel for students residing or attending school in Chicago.
  • Jewish United Fund merit-based scholarships for students residing or attending school in Chicago.
  • Varies
  • $1,000
  • Mid-February (Winter & Spring), early March (Summer), mid-April (Fall)
  • Early March

Multiple Jewish Scholarships for Programs in Israel

Jewish United Fund External Scholarship Resources

Variety of scholarships open to students studying in Israel. 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

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

Language Scholarship Details Amount Deadline
Many Modern Languages Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarship Students applying for this application round should be enrolled, or soon-to be enrolled, through the Office of Study Abroad in a DePaul Modern Language Department long-term language-intensive program. Students must be in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and registered as Modern Language majors or double majors. Two $500 awards Varies
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


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. $1,000
  • 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. $1,000
  • 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

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. 
Diversity Abroad Scholarship Database Search for scholarships and find resources on how to fund your study abroad experience.
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 Facts 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.
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 information, contact the Fulbright Program Advisor, Dr. Jonathan Gross of the English Department. May cover full program expenses Early 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