• Scholarships

    Many study abroad scholarships are available through various external organizations. It is worthwhile researching and applying for scholarships. Sites like studyabroad.com, studyabroadfunding.org, and the University of Minnesota’s searchable database are excellent resources for research on study abroad scholarships. Some of the largest and best known are listed below, but there are many other options.

  • For Study in Any Country

    Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

    The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship funds study abroad for Pell Grant recipients. Programs must be at least four weeks long in a single country and can be in any field of study. Nontraditional destinations are preferred (but countries on the U.S. State Department travel warning list are excluded). Students studying "critical needs languages" are eligible for additional funding. The New School hosts Gilman Scholarship workshops every semester. Eligible students will receive an email inviting them to participate. Contact studyabroad@newschool.edu for more information.

    Boren Scholarship

    The Boren Scholarship (National Security Education Program) is a merit-based study abroad scholarship for U.S. citizens who aspire to work for the U.S. government. Study must be in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad and must include a language component. Academic-year programs are preferred. Boren Scholars must agree to a service component begun within three years of graduation.

    Diversity Abroad Overseas Ambassador Scholarship

    The diversityabroad.com Overseas Ambassador scholarship awards partial funding for students participating in selected study abroad programs. Economically disadvantaged students, first-generation students, students with disabilities, and ethnic and racially diverse students are strongly encouraged to apply. Students must agree to maintain a blog regarding their study abroad.

    Fulbright Awards

    Fulbright Awards offer research, study, and teaching opportunities in more than 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. Current students and alumni can apply through The New School and should contact studyabroad@newschool.edu as early as possible for more information on the application process.

    Fund for Education Abroad

    The Fund for Education Abroad scholarships provide up to $5,000 for one semester or $10,000 for an academic year to undergraduate students who study abroad for at least four weeks in one country. Preferred students are those in programs that are in nontraditional destinations and include language study and a service learning or volunteering component. In addition to the general scholarship, specific scholarships are available, such as for LGBTQ students.

  • For Country-Specific Study


    DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship (German Academic Exchange Service) supports study abroad, senior thesis research, and internships in Germany for a semester or a year for students who will be juniors or seniors during their time in Germany. Preference is given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. German language competency is not mandatory.


    ATJ Bridging Scholarships fund study abroad in Japan for U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Students may study in any field, and Japanese language study is not required. Summer programs are ineligible.

    United Arab Emirates

    William Jefferson Clinton Scholarships provide full tuition and dormitory housing at the American University in Dubai for one semester to students who are interested in being exposed to Middle Eastern and Muslim cultures for the first time.

    United Kingdom

    BUTEX provides scholarships for North American students to study at selected universities in the United Kingdom for a minimum of one semester.