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Semester Programs:

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: 

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 Scholarships:

Notre Dame Awards

  • The McHugh Award - This award is intended to foster programs that will enhance the experience of a student of Latin or classics at Notre Dame of Maryland University.  In the past it has been used to fund student attendance of the Annual Convention of Eta Sigma Phi, National Classical Honor Society and to make possible important academic experiences in our 2013 program in Britain that would be too costly do include without additional financial help, i.e., a guided visit of Fishbourne Palace, an archaeological site near Chichester, and the Corinium Museum in Cirencester.   It may also be used to send students to professional meetings or on short-term experiences treating ancient Greek or Roman civilization.  

  • 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.

General Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program(up to $5,000 and up to $8,000 for students studying a critical language abroad): The Gilman Scholarship offers over 2,300 awards per year to US citizen undergraduate students currently receiving a Federal Pell Grant who chose to participate in study and internship programs worldwide during the spring, summer, fall, or academic year. 

Information on webinars: http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program/Webinars-and-Workshops

Deadlines: Summer/Fall/Year: March || Spring: Early October

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships - Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations. Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Hindi, Mandarin, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili.  There are also specific Boren awards for the Summer STEM undergraduates, ROTC students, and students interested in South Asian or African Languages.

Deadlines: Spring/Fall/Year: Early February

Bridging Scholarship (up to $4,000 for full year and up to $2,500 for semester-long) - The Bridging Scholarship offers 100 awards to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan (Japanese language study is not a prerequisite).  

Deadlines: Fall: Early April || Spring: TBD

British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) Scholarship (£500) - The BUTEX Scholarship is for students participating in a study abroad or exchange program in the UK that is not eligible for an ERASMUS grant, for at least one semester.

Deadlines: Fall: Mid-June || Spring: TBA

Critical Language Scholarship (Full Scholarship) -  A fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for US undergraduate and graduate students (some programs require prior language studying) interested in studying Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu, Arabic, Persian, Chinese, Japanese, or Russian.

Deadline: Fall/Spring/Year/Summer: Mid-November (one year prior to study abroad) for the academic year

Diversity Abroad Blogging Scholarships($500) - Diversity Abroad, in cooperation with the AIFS Foundation, will offer five $500 scholarships for fall, spring and summer study abroad. Economically disadvantaged students, first-generation, students with disabilities and ethnic and racially diverse students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Deadlines: Fall: July 1 ||Spring: November 1 || Summer: April 1

Fund for Education Abroad General Scholarship ($5,000 per semester or $10,000 per academic year) - FEA is for US undergraduate students interested in participating in high-quality, rigorous study abroad programs that are a minimum of 30 days. FEA additionally offers dedicated scholarships: Hillary Echo Douglas Memorial Scholarship (students interested in Vietnam); Rainbow Scholarship (LGBTQI students); and several other scholarships for students attending universities in specific regions.

Deadline: Summer/Fall/Spring: January for coming academic year

Global Studies Grant for Student Travel and Study Abroad(Supplemental Funds) - GSF provides supplemental funds for US undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in a full time study abroad program conducted by an accredited academic institution.

Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship (£500- £1,000) - This scholarship is for US students with a 3.0 GPA or higher interested in pursuing academic studies in the United Kingdom.

Deadline: Fall/Spring: May for coming academic year

National Security Scholars Program($15,000) - 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. Students must have a 3.0 GPA and have earned at least 24 credit hours. It also offers paid summer internships.

Deadline: All:  Early October

Project Global Officers (GO) - Project GO is a Department of Defense initiative that promotes study abroad for ROTC students specifically in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Central Asia.

Deadlines: Varies by program, see website

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship($15,000-$30,000) - The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students.  While abroad scholars serve as ambassadors of goodwill and upon return will give presentations to Rotary clubs and other groups.

Deadline: Rolling

St. Andrew Society of Washington D.C.($2,500) - This is awarded to a US student studying in Scotland.  Students do not need to be a member of the Society but must be of Scottish decent and a resident of the Mid-Atlantic region.

Deadline: All:  Late April

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program(up to $7,500) - For nominated undergraduate sophomores or junior students in the upper four percent of his/her class interested in serving as scientists, mathematicians, and engineers.

Deadline: All: Late January

Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship ($1,000) - This scholarship is awarded biannually to a student in good academic standing at a four-year, degree-granting university or college in the US.

Deadlines: Spring: Mid-December || Fall: Mid-May


If you are applying to an ISA Program

Australia/New Zealand/Fiji Scholarships - Between May 2016 and February 2017, ISA will provide an additional $10,000 in scholarships to eligible students.


  • 4 x $500 for Summer 2016
  • 5 x $1,000 for Fall 2016
  • 3 x $1,000 for Winter/Spring 2017

 Deadlines: Summer: February 28 || Fall: April 30 || Winter/Spring: October 30th

The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship and Correspondent Internship Opportunity – ISA offers $58,000 in merit and financial-need based scholarships in memory of Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda.  Additionally, students can serve as a Castañeda Correspondent and be responsible for adding photos and content to the ISA Student Blog.

Deadlines: Fall/Year: April 30 || Winter/Spring: October 30

The Michaela Farnum Memorial Scholarship – ISA awards $8000 in memory of Michaela Farnum. The scholarships are both merit and financial need-based scholarships that assist students with the expenses of studying abroad during the summer terms.

Deadlines: Summer: February 28

ISA Diversity Scholarship - ISA awards $14,000 in awards annually to be used towards ISA programs. The ISA Diversity Scholarships aim to encourage students of a broader cultural make-up to participate in ISA programs by offering funds to assist with the expenses of studying abroad.

Deadlines: Summer: February 28 || Fall/Year: April 30 || Winter/Spring: October 30

Live Like Ally Memorial Scholarship – ISA awards two $1000 scholarships annually in Ally's memory. Students who believe they Live Like Ally by sharing similar interests such as a passion for volunteering, a love for nature and hiking, and zest for life are encouraged to apply.

Deadlines: Fall/Year: April 30 || Winter/Spring: October 30

Kalyn Peterson Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship is offered in the memory of Kalyn Elizabeth Peterson.  It is offered exclusively for participants enrolled in an ISA Service-Learning program.

Deadlines: Summer: February 28 || Spring: October 30


If you are applying to a CIEE Program

Academic Excellence Scholarships - CIEE offers 14 types of scholarships (from $1,000-$5,000)  to recognize academic achievement and enable international education.

Deadlines (for all awards below): Summer/Fall/Year: March 1st – April 1st (depending on program) || Spring: October 1st - November 1st (depending on program)

PING SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE - For students with a GPA or 3.8 or higher who excel in academic pursuits devoted to socially important areas of study

Awards: $2,500 per student

WOLLITZER MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS IN AREA OR COMPARATIVE STUDIES - For high-achieving students who want to study in one of 19 locations in Africa, Asia, or Latin America, or pursue comparative studies in such areas as religion or business

Awards: $2,500 per student

CIEE ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS - For strong students of architecture, design, or engineering who want to attend an architecture and design program in Barcelona, Berlin, Prague, or New York City

Awards: $2,500 per student

CIEE ENGINEERING MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS - For strong students of engineering who plan to further their studies in one of three programs: Engineering, Technology & Society in Dublin; Engineering & Society in Madrid; or Business, Engineering, Arts & Sciences in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Awards: $2,500 per student

CIEE BUSINESS, FINANCE, AND MANAGEMENT MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS - For high-achieving students in business, management, finance, and accounting programs who enroll in programs that focus on business or economics

Awards: $2,500 per student

RITZMANN TROPICAL AND MARINE ECOLOGY SCHOLARSHIPS - For strong students who plan to further their studies in environmental sciences and sustainability with the Sustainability and the Environment or Tropical Ecology and Conservations programs in Costa Rica or Bonaire

Awards: $2,500 per student

CIEE ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES/SCIENCES AND SUSTAINABILITY MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS - For high-achieving students of environmental sciences and sustainability who want to pursue these topics through study abroad

Awards: $2,500 per student

MCDERMOTT HEALTH SCIENCES, NURSING, AND PUBLIC HEALTH MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS  - For high-achieving students who want to study community public health or nursing in specific CIEE programs in Argentina, Botswana, Dominican Republic, and Thailand

Awards: $2,500 per student

LANGUAGE INTENSIVE-FOCUS TRACK (LIFT) MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS - For students who want to pursue an intensive language program for one academic year in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Cuba, Dominican Republic, France, Italy, Jordan, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Senegal, Spain, or Taiwan

Awards: $5,000 per student

CIEE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICE-LEARNING MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS - For strong students in international development programs who want to combine academic service learning and study abroad

Awards: $2,500 per student


Awards: $2,500 per student

CIEE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS, PUBLIC RELATIONS, AND PSYCHOLOGY MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS - For high-achieving students seeking study abroad programs focused on these academic areas

Awards: $2,500 per student

CIEE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS - For high-achieving students who want to combine an academic internship and study abroad

Awards: $2,500 per student

STOHL INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS - For first-generation college students who want to combine research and study abroad. Preference is given to students with diverse ethnic backgrounds.

Awards: $2,500 per student


Study Abroad Scholarship Databases

In addition to the scholarships listed, we highly recommend you do additional research for additional opportunities. The following links are a good place to start, but there are many online resources available.