Study Abroad Scholarship

Financial Aid for Study Abroad: An Undergraduate Student's Resource

The Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1992 mandated that a student can receive financial aid for the costs of studying abroad if the student is enrolled in a program approved by the home institution. Moreover, the student would be eligible to receive "grants, loans, or work assistance without regard to whether the study abroad program is required as a part of the student's degree."

You likely have many questions about the cost of studying abroad and about how you can fund your abroad experience. Be sure to speak with your campus financial aid officer and study abroad adviser to learn more about specific funding options available at—and required procedures for—your college or university.

Scholarships provided by Wichita State University

Financial Aid:  

Financial Aid for study abroad is sometimes available through individual academic departments at Wichita State.  Check the department for more details.  

Student Government Association (SGA) Study Abroad Scholarship:

The applicant must demonstrate that he or she is enrolling in a program approved for academic credit as certified by International Education.  Typically, five $1,000 awards are approved for a school year.

Garvey Study Abroad Scholarship:

These scholarships are also open to both undergraduate and graduate students from any major who wish to study in another country as part of their curriculum. Between five and ten scholarships from $500 to $1,500 are usually awarded annually.

Early priority application deadline for Fall scholarship applications is April 15, 2016 for Fall 2016 programs

Students will be notified of their scholarship awards by May 10th.  Please print and complete the application.  Students can also still apply by the regular June 1st deadline for Fall programs.

Application form for the SGA & Garvey Scholarships

Note: Both of the scholarships listed above require the same application, which is to be submitted to International Education.  Applicants do not need to designate a particular scholarship in their application. They will automatically be considered for any funds available for which they meet the eligibility requirements.

Other Scholarships Resources

The scholarship resources listed below are not administered by WSU. Please contact the relevant organization for information about these opportunities.

Independent Providers

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study

Boren Awards for International Study

Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan

British Council-U.K. Scholarships

Freeman-ASIA Scholarships

German Academic Exchange Scholarships

Gilman Scholarships

Graduate studies in Humanities at Queen's University, Ireland

Scholarship Search Engine

Sources for study abroad scholarships

IIE Passport study abroad funding directory

International Scholarships

ExPAN Scholarship Search

FastWEB—Financial Aid Search Through the Web

Visit www.studyabroadfunding.org. This directory features detailed descriptions of hundreds of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships for U.S. undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, and professionals