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Country and Region Specific Scholarships

American Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Scholarship (Japan)

The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations, through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, makes it possible to award about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs). Students studying in Japan on summer programs are not eligible to apply.

Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad.

An application form can be downloaded from the website. A short essay (up to 500 words) introducing yourself, explaining your interest in study in Japan, and outlining what you hope to achieve by participating in a study abroad program (three copies)., an official transcript from your college or university, a letter of recommendation from someone who knows you and is knowledgeable about your abilities and potential, preferably a professor or instructor in your major or field of study.

Freeman-ASIA Scholarship (Asia)

US citizen or permanent resident, must have applied and been accepted to a UNI accredited foreign university in Asia, receive need-based financial aid, be an undergraduate with 2.8 or higher GPA., apply to a study abroad program in Asia and will spend at least 8 weeks having intensive language studies in one of the Asian country and have little to no experience in the country.

Application must be endorsed by the Student Support Specialist upon completion. Students will complete the eligibility screen page online, and complete the application online by the student deadline. Students will upload a personal statement and service project proposal.

Marshall Awards (UK)

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom.
As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. Marshall Scholars are talented, independent and wide-ranging, and their time as Scholars enhances their intellectual and personal growth

To be eligible for a 2013 Marshall Scholarship candidates must be citizens of the United States of America (at the time they apply for a scholarship), (by the time they take up their scholarship ie September 2013) hold their first undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States, have obtained a grade point average of not less than 3.7 (or A-) on their undergraduate degree (Exceptions will be considered only on the specific recommendation of the sponsoring college.), have graduated from their first undergraduate college or university after April 2010, not have studied for, or hold a degree or degree-equivalent qualification from a British University.

Applicants must create an account on the website and fill out the application online. Eligibility in full for the scholarship can be found on the site.

BUTEX Scholarship (UK)

Scholarships are £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university.

EligibilityBe studying for at least one semester and must be going to a UK university which is a member of BUTEX

University of Hull, University of Stirling, University of Wales, Swansea are members.

Applicants have two options: design a poster or answer the question “5 Things I Wouldn’t Study Abroad Without” and complete the application form on their website.

Killman Fellowship: Fulbright Canada

The Killman fellowship provides US undergraduate students the opportunity to spend either one semester or an academic year at a university in Canada.US$5,000 per semester is awarded, and includes a health coverage allowance. Added benefits include two three-day enrichment seminars held in Ottawa, ON and Washington, DC. There is also an opportunity to apply for our Cultural Awareness Program which provides funding to travel within Canada for an additional cultural experience.

Japanese Consulate in NY Scholarships (Japan)

Several scholarships available for undergraduates and graduates studying or conducting research in Japan. For more information please visit the Japanese Consulate website. 

AIB-SE & The Asia Institute Global Business Education Scholarship

In an effort to support the global competencies and knowledge of international business students, the Academy of International Business Southeast (AIB-SE) and the Asia Institute are collaborating to offer $1000 in scholarships supporting global learning experiences for students traveling to Asia in 2016. For more information please visit the AIB-SE and the Asia Institute Scholarship page.

Hellenic American Scholarship (Greece)

Available to students studying at the American College of Thessaloniki.  For more information please visit the ACT website.

National Italian American Foundation Scholarship(s) (Italy)

Several scholarships are available with various application criteria.  For more information please visit the NAIF website.

ITALIARAIL Study Abroad Scholarship (Italy)

Two scholarship, $1,000 each, will be given each semester to students studying abroad during the semester. Follow the link above for more information about the application process. To be eligible you must be enrolled in the second or third year of your undergradutae studies, must be accepted and confirmed to participate in the program for study abroad (having paid the deposit), must have at least a 3.0 GPA, and be on financial aid.

DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service(Germany)

Fellowships and Scholarship Opportunities offered for students interested in research and internship opportunties in Germany. Time ranges from a three-week summer program to the academic year (typically for undergraduate honors students and graduate students).

UAS7's Program and Scholarships (Germany)

The Internship Program allows undergraduate and graduate students in the STEM fields and architecture to intern in a research lab on a UAS7 campus. Scheduling is flexible and internships can be 2-6 months in length. German is beneficial but not required, and applicants are automatically considered for a UAS7 Travel Scholarship.

The Study Program allows undergraduate students to spend a semester taking classes and benefiting from the full range of opportunities that characterize campus life at a German university of applied sciences. As with the Internship Program, students work with faculty who bring substantial experience beyond academia to the classroom and their research. Applicants are automatically considered for the UAS7 Travel Scholarship or the DAAD Scholarship.


Australian Education Office (Australia)

Database of scholarships in most disciplines for most universities in Australia. For more information please visit the Australian Education Office website.

Study Abroad Turkey Scholarship for Minority Students (Turkey)

The Turkish Coalition of American in cooperation with Diversity Abroad offers a grant program to encourage African American, Hispanic/Latino and Native American undergraduate students in the United States to participate in a study abroad program in Turkey.  For more information please visit the TCA website. 

LIVFund Scholarship (Latin America)

Available to students studying, interning or volunteering in Latin America. Two applicants are awarded each month and must agree to post at least three blogs entries. for more information, please visit the LIVFund website.

ThinkSwiss Scholarship

ThinkSwiss offers scholarships for conducting research in Switzerland. Highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students who conduct research at a public Swiss university or research institute for 2 to 3 months may apply. The scholarship is open to students of all fields.

100K Strong Scholarship (China)

Search this website to find various scholarship opportunities for studying abroad in China. 

Academy of International Business Southeast Scholarships

Open to Undergraduate, Graduate, and PhD Candidates involved in Asian based study abroad programs. To learn more about this scholarship and apply click the title above. 

Useful links:

Institute of International Education (IIE)
International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)

NAFSA Scholarship List for International Education

Study Abroad Funding