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Scholarships

Learn more below about scholarships for studying abroad.

DePaul Study Abroad Scholarships

How to Apply
Applicants to most DePaul study abroad programs may apply for a DePaul Study Abroad Scholarship.  The scholarship questionnaire is included as part of the study abroad program application, so students must open a program application to access the scholarship questionnaire.  If a student completes and submits the scholarship questionnaire by the scholarship deadline, they will automatically be considered for a DePaul Study Abroad Scholarship. 

Scholarship Deadlines
DePaul Study Abroad Scholarship awards are very competitive, and the scholarship questionnaire must be completed and submitted by the deadlines listed below:

When will you be abroad? Scholarship questionnaire submission deadline
Summer, Fall quarter, or Academic Year February 1
December, Winter quarter, or Winter-Spring quarters May 1
Spring Break or Spring quarter November 1
Scholarship questionnaire deadlines will not be extended, even if the deadline to apply for a particular study abroad program is extended. Scholarship questionnaires submitted after the corresponding deadline of February 1, May 1, or November 1 will not be considered.

Eligibility & Criteria
To be considered for a scholarship, students must be enrolled at DePaul and applying for a DePaul-sponsored study abroad program.  All DePaul undergraduate and graduate students, as well as some College of Law professional students, are eligible to apply.  Note: 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.

Scholarship award criteria include: financial need (as determined by the Financial Aid office), student academic record (as determined by student GPA), and student responses in their scholarship questionnaire.  Students who do not demonstrate financial need, as determined by the FAFSA, cannot be considered for a DePaul Study Abroad Scholarship.  For questions about how financial need is determined, contact Financial Aid.

Students who are awarded a scholarship must officially commit to and participate in their intended study abroad program.  If a student withdraws their participation from the program, the scholarship award will be rescinded and the funds will be awarded to another student. 

Scholarship Awards
Study Abroad awards the following competitive scholarships to DePaul students participating in DePaul-sponsored study abroad programs. 

DePaul Study Abroad Scholarship Eligibility Requirements Award Amount
Students of Color Scholarship For students of color participating in DePaul programs of any length Up to $2,500
First-Generation Student Scholarship For first-generation college students participating in DePaul programs of any length Up to $2,500
Term-Long Program Scholarship
For students participating in a program longer than four weeks Up to $2,500
Short-Term Program Scholarship For students participating in a program shorter than four weeks Up to $1,000
FY@broad Scholarship For first-year students participating in an FY@broad program Up to $3,000
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 Varies
Please direct any questions about DePaul Study Abroad Scholarships to abroad@depaul.edu.

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Other DePaul Scholarships for Students Studying Abroad

Jason M. Bristow Study Abroad Scholarship
This scholarship is an award of $2,000 given to one student annually. DePaul students studying for the first time in one of DePaul's term-long programs in Hungary or Poland are eligible, including adult and returning students.  For more information and to apply, please see the Jason M. Bristow Study Abroad scholarship page.

Business Seminar Scholarship
For undergraduate business students only. Deadlines are November 1 for spring break programs, May 1 for December programs and February 1 for summer programs. Please send applications and/or direct any questions related to the Business Seminar Scholarship to:

Gautam Kamalapurkar
Driehaus College of Business
1 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 5100
Chicago, IL 60604 USA

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 Keirstin Lincoln.

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Study Abroad Scholarship Databases and Resources

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Partner Institution Scholarships

Ritsumeikan University Scholarship
This scholarship is designed for exceptional partner university students in need of financial assistance while enrolled in the full-year Study in Kyoto Program.  Students must be nominated by their university exchange office to be eligible.  Students may be nominated for both the Ritsumeikan University Scholarship and the JASSO scholarship; however, students are not able to receive both scholarships at the same time. Please submit the application form and supporting documents by the deadline along with the nominee's study in Kyoto Program application.

University of Sheffield in America Study Abroad Scholarships
University of Sheffield offers several partial scholarships to American students studying abroad for fall semester, spring semester or the academic year.  Students must complete a brief essay stating why they would be qualified to earn the scholarship.  To apply, students must already be admitted to the Sheffield study abroad program.

Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA) Scholarships
CEA offers competitive scholarship opportunities available to all CEA Global Education students. These scholarships are open to program participants who meet the eligibility requirements.

IES Abroad/Chicago Scholars
The Chicago Scholars Abroad initiative, when fully funded, will provide scholarship aid of $4,000 per student for tuition/fees, plus a $1,000 transportation and living stipend, for up to 20 Chicago Scholars students each academic year.

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Non-Affiliated Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program
Federal need-based scholarship for U.S. undergraduate students on study abroad programs of at least six weeks. Must be receiving Pell Grant to qualify.

Boren Scholarship and Fellowship
Applications for undergraduate and graduate academic year for study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East are available on the Boren Awards website. Deadlines are in late January. Visit the website for information on the African Languages Initiative for Boren fellows prior to their academic year of study.

David L. Boren National Security Education Program (NSEP) Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships
For undergraduate and graduate students outside of Western Europe, North America and Oceania. Language training fellowships in Arabic, Central Asian, Korean, Mandarin, Persian and Russian. Upon return, NSEP recipients work for the federal government for the amount of time they are funded overseas.

The Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship
Provides funding of up to $23,000 for undergraduates and graduates for overseas study. Applications must go through the local Rotary Club.

Education New Zealand

Education New Zealand offers several $2,000 Excellence Award and the New Zealand Universities offer several $500 Excellence Awards. Student can apply for both the Travel and Excellence awards. More information on requirements can be found here.

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.

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)
Scholarships up to $5,000 for semester and summer programs (4 weeks or longer). Applicants must be U.S. citizen undergraduates. Preference for underrepresented students.

Germany: CDS: Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange
Scholarship program with the opportunity to study German language and culture, as well as participate in an internship.

Germany: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Informational website with study abroad programs and internships in Germany for undergraduate and graduate students of all academic areas.

Japan: JASSO International Student Scholarship
A stipend is provided 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.

Japan: Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan
For semester or academic year-long programs in Japan. Limited to undergraduate students and no summer-term programs; scholarships average between $2,500 and $4,000.

Japanese American Service Committee Scholarship Application Form 2017.pdf 

Japanese American Service Commttee is offering a scholarship to students who are members of JASC and are of Japanese descent. Deadline April 25, 2017. 

JASC_Scholarship Guidelines 2017.pdf

BUTEX (British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association)
Each year BUTEX awards sixteen scholarships to students studying abroad for either a semester or a whole academic year.

Monbukagakusho Scholarships
The Japanese Ministry of Education is offering a set of highly competitive scholarships. These are offered to non-Japanese nationals who wish to study in Japan.

MoneyGeek Scholarships

New Zealand Study Abroad Scholarship
A $15,000 stipend for tuition, accommodations and a “kiwi experience” for students planning to study abroad in New Zealand. 

Go! Overseas Scholarship
The scholarship is awarded based on the creativity and analytical thinking displayed through writing samples and/or video submission.

Turkish Coalition of America
A diverse array of scholarship programs that supports the educational mission of the coalition. One of these programs provides up to 100 scholarships to African-American, Hispanic and Native American students who choose Turkey as their study abroad destination. TCA scholarships range from $500 to $2,000 per student.

Forum on Education Abroad
The Forum Undergraduate Research Award is an honor that showcases the most rigorous and significant undergraduate research that occurs as part of education abroad programs.

Critical Language Scholarship 
The Critical Language Scholarship is a program of the United States Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages.

The Qatar Scholarship Program
The Qatar Scholarship Program offers dedicated Arabic language students from the United States the opportunity to master their skills in an intensive Arabic language program at Qatar University (QU) in Doha for an entire academic year (September to June). The scholarship includes tuition, room and board in university dorms, round-trip airfare, local transportation and books.

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center 
The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) is dedicated to educating the people of the United States and Oman about the breadth and richness of the two cultures. Through outreach programs, scholarships, lectures, educational resources, cultural partnerships, and the Cultural Center in Washington D.C., SQCC brings the culture, history and heritage to audiences in the U.S. and abroad.

Phi Kappa Phi Award Program
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad.

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN)
The Education Abroad Network awards thousands of dollars each year in scholarships to participating students each year.

Benjamin Franklin Travel Grant
A man of the Enlightenment, philosopher and scientist, Benjamin Franklin was also a great diplomat and friend of France. This travel grant is named after him and aims at giving students enrolled in an American University an opportunity to discover France. It is open to sophomore, junior and senior students who are enrolled in a double major including one major in French and one major in another discipline. Consideration will also be given to students enrolled in a minor/certificate in French and majoring in another subject.

AASAP/UK Lord Action Memorial Scholarship
Merit-based scholarship for students studying abroad in the United Kingdom who demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the value of an international education.

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Graduate Fellowships

Worldwide-Searchable Database of Study Abroad Scholarships (UMN)
More than 180 searchable scholarship sites, available for undergraduate and graduate students.

 
Worldwide: StudyAbroadFunding.org
Searchable database by country, individual and intent of studies for undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students.

For undergraduate and graduate students outside of Western Europe, North America and Oceania. Language training fellowships in Arabic, Central Asian, Korean, Mandarin, Persian and Russian. Upon return, NSEP recipients work for the federal government for the amount of time they are funded overseas. 
 
Worldwide: The Rotary Foundation Global Grants
Provides funding for graduates for overseas study. Applications must go through the local Rotary Club. 
 
Worldwide: Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Different types of fellowships per discipline. Students must be of junior or senior status or first-year graduate to participate. 
 
Worldwide: 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. 
 
Germany: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Informational website with study abroad programs and internships in Germany for undergraduate and graduate students of all academic areas. 
 
Ireland: 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. 
 
UK (Cambridge): The Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Awarded to students post-undergraduate studies for one-year study opportunity at Cambridge University. Applicable to all academic areas of study. 
 
UK (Oxford): The Rhodes Trust Scholarship
Two-year scholarship for study at Oxford University; students must be post-graduate of a BA or similar degree minimum. Applicable for all academic areas of study.
 
UK: Panasonic Trust
The objective of the Panasonic Trust is to encourage and support the professional development and retraining of engineers in the UK .
 
UK: Newton International Fellowships
The Scheme has been established to select the very best early stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world and enable them to work at UK research institutions for a period of two years. 
 
UK: Colt Foundation Fellowships
The Foundation considers applications for funding high quality research projects in the field of occupational and environmental health, particularly those aimed at discovering the cause of illnesses arising from conditions at the place of work. 
 
UK: British Heart Foundation Scholarships
This three-year non-clinical PhD studentship allows talented medical students to complete a PhD in cardiovascular science before completion of their medical degree. 
 
UK: Dr. Hadwen Trust for Humane Research
The Dr. Hadwen Trust for Humane Research is a registered charity established in 1970 to promote the development of techniques and procedures to replace the use of living animals in biomedical research, testing and teaching. To further this aim, the Trust supports and assists scientists to discover techniques which will replace experiments on living animals; assists in the provision of facilities and equipment for such research; and encourages through publicity and education the wider adoption of such techniques. 
 
UK: The Chevening Scholarships
Chevening Scholarships are prestigious awards available to international students for study in the United Kingdom.