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Financing Your Study Abroad Experience

How much will study abroad cost?

This depends on the type of program you select. The most affordable way to study abroad is an exchange program which allows you to pay your tuition and fees here at NC A&T and exchange places with a student who pays their tuition and fees to their home institution. The additional costs associated with this type of exchange are your passport, visa, insurance, and airfare. Please note that these are upfront costs that will need to be paid prior to the release of financial aid. Some of these costs can be incorporated into your financial aid if you begin the process well in advance. Other programs' costs are outlined on their websites.

We encourage you to research your preferences in study abroad locations two semesters prior to your perspective departure. In doing so, research all estimated costs.

Financial Aid

In general, students may apply financial aid (including loans, grants, and scholarships) towards the cost of any study abroad program. Financial aid eligibility is determined using the TOTAL cost of studying abroad (including air fare and personal expenses), based on official program budgets provided by OIA.

Please be aware that FAFSA should be submitted by the end of February of the year prior to when the program starts (see www.fafsa.ed.gov).

Aid recipients are expected to enroll as full-time students. If you do not maintain full-time status, awards may be canceled or adjusted.  If you drop below full-time status while abroad, you may be expected to repay financial aid disbursed to you.

For semester and year programs, full-time status is defined as a student registered for twelve (12) or more credit hours per semester abroad (undergraduate) or for nine (9) or more credit hours per semester hour (graduate).

For summer programs, students must earn a total of six (6) credit hours for financial aid eligibility. Summer financial aid is generally ONLY available in the form of student and/or parent loans.

Scholarships

Office of International Study Abroad Grant

The OIA Study Abroad Grant assists students with expenses related to study abroad. Students participating in summer, semester or year-long study abroad experiences can receive up to $1,500.00 (actual award amounts may vary).  Study Abroad grants are released at the same as student aid for the term abroad.
 
Students participating in study tours (courses with a required international travel component) can receive up to $500.00 (actual award amounts may vary). For more information on eligibility, contact the Office of International Programs.
 

AIFS and NAFEO now offers a scholarship that pays for 50% of the study abroad program fee. This scholarship is exclusively for students who attend HBCUs.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

This program enables students who have limited financial means to participate in study abroad opportunities worldwide. The programs provide awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. citizen undergraduate students. To be eligible students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant.

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

This award is for U.S. undergraduate students to study for a semester or an academic year in Japan.  Awards range from $2500-$4000.

British Council

There are numerous scholarships available from the US and UK governments, as well as from charities and universities, to help you pay your tuition and living expenses overseas. 

Council for International Educational Exchange

(CIEE) offers five different scholarships for students participating in their programs.

The Critical Language Scholarship Program

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Masters and Ph.D. students.

Semester at Sea

Scholarships are awarded for summer and fall voyages. Up to five scholarships will be awarded for the fall voyage. Up to ten scholarships will be awarded for the summer voyage. Scholarship award amounts are equal to 50% off the cost of the least expensive cabin category available at the time of confirmation.

Fund for Education Abroad

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) was established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 2010 to address the need for an independent study abroad scholarship provider. FEA is expanding access to study abroad by raising awareness of its benefits to the individual and value to the collective, and by granting scholarships of up to $10,000.

Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.

Since 2010, FEA has awarded almost 100 scholarships, helping students from all over the United States follow their dreams abroad.

Golden Key Asia-Pacific Study Abroad Scholarship

Undergraduate members who are currently enrolled in a study abroad program or who will be enrolled the academic year immediately following the granting of the award are eligible for one of ten $1,000 awards presented each year. 

Marshall Scholarships

Allows recipients with US citizenship to study for a period of two and in some cases three years at graduate or undergraduate level at any university in the United Kingdom, in any discipline leading to the award of a British university degree.

Monbukagakusho (Japanese Government Scholarship)

There are seven types of Japanese government-sponsored scholarships available under the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship program: those for research students, teacher training students, undergraduate university students, Japanese studies students, college of technology students, special training students and YLP students.

National Security Education Program David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship (NSEP)

Awards scholarships to US students for the study of world regions critical to US interests (including Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East). Ideal candidates are students who will be studying critical needs languages during their study abroad experience and have a career interest in the federal government or national security. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. One year of federal government employment in an area which focuses on national security is required upon graduation as reciprocation.

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Scholarships

Each year, Phi Kappa Phi grants fifty $1000 scholarships for study abroad. Scholarships are available to both members and non-members. Applicants must have a minimum of 30 credit hours (or equivalent) and more than 90 credits hours to apply. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and have at least two semesters remaining at their home institution after completing their study abroad program.

Robert B. Bailey Scholarship

These awards are named in honor of Robert B. Bailey III, a former member of CIEE’s Board of Directors and Professor of Sociology and Director of Study Abroad at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, in order to aid students who have traditionally been underrepresented in study abroad, especially ethnic minority students. Applicants are asked to specify the group to which they belong and which they believe to be underrepresented in study abroad. Applicants must participate in a CIEE study abroad program.  Awards may vary but are usually made in the amount of $500 to be applied toward the applicant’s CIEE program fee.

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship

Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships provide a flat grant of $23,000 or its equivalent for one academic year of study in another country to defray costs associated with round-trip transportation, tuition, fees, room and board expenses, and some educational supplies. These are the most common type of scholarship offered.

Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships are for two years of degree-oriented study in another country. A flat grant of $11,500 or its equivalent is provided per year to be applied toward the costs of a degree program.

Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships are for either three or six months of intensive language study and cultural immersion in another country and provide a flat grant of $10,000 or its equivalent for 3 months and $15,000 or its equivalent for 6 months to defray costs associated with round-trip transportation, language training expenses, and home stay living arrangements.

School for International Training (SIT)

Participants of SIT study abroad programs can apply for need-based and merit scholarships.

The American-Scandinavian Foundation

Fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (normally $5,000) to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. Awards are made in all fields.
 

Fellowships

Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

The Dept. of State seeks a Foreign Service that represents America in world affairs with citizens who reflect the diversity and excellence of our society. Administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (WWNFF), this fellowship seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds, who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Dept. of State. Funding is provided to assist with financing a study abroad experience. 

 

The Charles B. Rangel Fellowship
This program seeks to attract and educate outstanding young people who desire a career in the Foreign Service. Funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center at Howard University, each year the program selects outstanding college graduates who will receive up to $32,500 annually in assistance for tuition, room, board and other related expenses for a two-year master's degree in international affairs or a related discipline.
 

Rhodes Scholarship

Two years of post – baccalaureate study at the University of Oxford, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. All educational costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees are paid on the scholar's behalf by the Rhodes Trust.

George J. Mitchell Scholarship

Twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on three criteria: academic excellence, leadership, and a sustained commitment to service and community. The Mitchell Scholarship provides tuition, housing, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend. 

            
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