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Semester Programs: Costs

Students pay Notre Dame tuition, room and board and may apply all of their federal, state, institutional financial aid to Notre Dame-sponsored programs abroad. If you are using financial aid, we will need to be informed of any study abroad. Please complete the study abroad form and turn it in to financial aid.

Short-Term Academic Programs: Scholarships

Full-time Undergraduate Students

Students who are full-time in both the fall and spring semesters are permitted to choose either a Winterim course (which may be a Notre Dame Short-Term Academic Program Abroad) or a summer Notre Dame-Sponsored Short-Term Academic Program Abroad without incurring any additional tuition charge.

Part-time Undergraduate Students

All part-time undergraduates, who meet the criteria listed below, will be awarded a half-tuition scholarship to be used for one Notre Dame-Sponsored Short-Term Academic Program Abroad. To be eligible, students must have:

  • matriculated at Notre Dame
  • successfully completed at least 15 credits at the College
  • earned a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5

*Students in the Accelerated Program may do a short-term academic program whenever it fits into their schedule.

Graduate Students

All Notre Dame graduate students, who meet the criteria listed below, will be awarded a half-tuition scholarship for three graduate credits to be used for one Notre Dame Sponsored Short-Term Academic Program Abroad. To be eligible, students must have:

  • matriculated at Notre Dame
  • successfully completed at least 12 credits at the College
  • earned a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0

Interested students should consult the Short-Term Academic Experiences Abroad Brochure or the website and contact the faculty member teaching the course for further information.

Study Abroad Programs

Notre Dame Awards

  • The Sister Mary Gratia Ennis Award - Established by Notre Dame to honor a long-time classics professor, the award supports students who have completed or are currently enrolled in at least two or more courses in Latin, Greek or classics and who indicate a high level of interest in an archaeology program abroad, preferable a Notre Dame-sponsored archaeological tour. For details, contact the office of international programs. International Center Room 016.
  • The Stevenson/Copeland Endowed Awards - Established by Notre Dame to honor professor emeritus Dr. Jeanne Stevenson and the memory of Kate Copeland '92, the award supports full-time undergraduate students from College of Notre Dame of Maryland who are participating in a Notre Dame sponsored study abroad program (short-term or semester). For details, contact the office of international programs. International Center Room 016.

Scholarships Available Through CIEE

  • Bailey Scholarships - Available to participants in Notre Dame programs co-sponsored by CIEE. The applicant must be a self-identified member of an under-represented group in study abroad. We encourage all to apply, and will consider any reasonably stated case for self-identified under-represented groups in study abroad.
  • Bowman Travel Grants - Undergraduate students participating in study, work and volunteer programs in less-traditional locations are encouraged to apply. The applicant must be participating in a program sponsored by the College. Applications will be considered for destinations in any country EXCEPT Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, and the following European countries and principalities: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
  • Council-International Study Program Scholarships (ISP) - These awards are funded by the International Study Programs Division of the Council on International Education and Exchange and are awarded on the basis of need and merit. The applicant must be planning to participate in a Notre Dame program at a CIEE: Council Study Center to qualify.
  • Jennifer Ritzmann Scholarships - CIEE has established a scholarship in memory of Jennifer Ritzmann. This award will be presented each year to a participant on the CND-CIEE Monteverde program.
  • U.S. Department of Education - Fulbright-Hayes Project Abroad Scholarship for Programs in China - Please note: This award is base on funding from the U.S. department of Education. Should this grant fail to be renewed, notice will be placed on the CIEE website at www.ciee.org.
  • Wollitzer Scholarships for Study in Asia - The Wollitzer Scholarships were established by the Ping Foundation in 2006 in memory of Peter Wollitzer, Regional Director at the university-wide office of the University of California Education Abroad Program. Peter had a long affiliation with CIEE and was a strong proponent of CIEE Study Centers around the world. He most recently was a member of the CIEE Academic Consortium Board. These awards provide assistance to students from CIEE Academic Consortium Board Member institutions who are participating in CIEE study abroad programs in Asia.

Other Scholarship Programs

  • The Freeman Awards for Study In Asia - Designed to increase the number of American undergraduates who study in East and Southeast Asia the award of up to $7000.00 is provided to American citizens and permanent residents for summer, semester or academic programs and carries a service requirement.
  • Gilman International Scholarships - Provides up to $5000.00 to students enrolled in semester or academic year-long programs abroad. The applicant must be an undergraduate student who is a citizen of the United States receiving federal Pell Grant funding at the time of application.
  • Go Overseas Scholarship - The Go Overseas scholarships are available to students currently enrolled in, or in the process of applying to, study abroad programs. Our largest scholarship is $1,000 and further information related to the application process can be found on the Go Overseas website at our Study Abroad Scholarship page.
  • National Security Education Program - NSEP provides scholarships of up to $16,000.00 to undergraduate U.S. citizens who are interested in studying in an area outside Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Recipients must agree to work with or for a federal agency with national security responsibilities or in higher education after their return.
  • National Security Scholars Program – Available only to full-time undergraduates attending one of the Independent College Fund of Maryland schools, NSSP provides scholarships of up to $15,000.00 to U.S. citizens who are interested in serving in the field of national security. It also offers paid summer internships.
  • Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarships - The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries. Today, the program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as qualified professionals. While abroad, scholars serve as ambassadors of goodwill to the people of the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with local Rotarians and others the experiences that led to greater understanding of their host countries.