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.
Financial Aid for study abroad is sometimes available through individual academic departments at Wichita State. Check the department for more details.
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.
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.
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.
The scholarship resources listed below are not administered by WSU. Please contact the relevant organization for information about these opportunities.
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