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Study Abroad Scholarship Information

Review the scholarship information below to find out if you are eligible to apply.


These scholarship opportunities are available to Pell or PHEAA grant recipients who are also Pennsylvania residents, preferably traveling abroad for the first time:

KU/Berks Local

Reading/Reutlingen Fellowship

The Reading/Reutlingen Fellowship is for students in the College of Business who plan to study at Reutlingen University in Reutlingen, Germany during the fall semester. More details available, including application and deadlines, on the Reading/Reutlingen Fellowship webpage.

Affilate Programs

International Studies Abroad (ISA)

All KU students who participate in an ISA program automatically receive a $200.00 discount off the program cost.

College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS)

Multiple $500 scholarships for summer and $1,000 scholarships for students studying abroad through a CCIS program for the first time with demonstrated financial need. KU may nominate one student participating in a CCIS program per term for this scholarship. Please contact the Study Abroad Office at

On-Campus Application Deadlines:

Spring 2015: October 1

Summer 2015: March 31


Boren Awards for International Study

KU application deadline for 2015-2016: January 16, 2015

Funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. In exchange for scholarship and fellowship funding, Boren Award recipients commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation. (taken from

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Students who receive a Pell grant or who will receive a Pell grant at the time of study abroad experience. Preference is given to students planning to study in non-traditional destinations, or destinations other than western Europe, New Zealand, and Australia. Additional funding may be available for students planning to study a "Critical Need" language abroad. 

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

"The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships abroad for one academic year to graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals, scientists, and artists. Program participants pursue graduate or professional study, advanced research, or English teaching in elementary and secondary schools or universities. Each year, approximately 1,600 Americans traveling to more than 140 countries receive support from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program." You must be a U.S. citizen at the time of application and you must have a bachelor's degree by the time the grant begins.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant competition for 2016-2017 will open on March 31, 2015. The KU Fulbright application deadline is October 1, 2015.

KU Fulbright Program Advisor:

Nicole Becker
102 Boxwood House

Fund for Education Abroad

Privately funded scholarships for study abroad, including the Rainbow Scholarship for LGBTQI students and the Hiliary Echo Douglas Memorial Scholarship for students with a love of Vietnam and other cultures.  Fund for Education Abroad Information Flyer

STA Start the Adventure Scholarship

The STA Travel Start the Adventure timeline for students who will begin their study abroad programs between January and June 2016 is as follows:

  • Application Opens: Monday, October 12, 2015 (before 5 PM Mountain)
  • Application Deadline: Friday, November 6, 2015, 5 PM Mountain
  • Award Announced: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 (before 5 PM Mountain, subject to change) 


 BUTEX Scholarship for North American Students

Students accepted to a BUTEX affiliated institution in the United Kingdom (UK) to study abroad for a minimum of one full semester.

Killam Fellowship

Students planning to enroll as an exchange student in a Canadian University for one semester or an academic year. This is a great opportunity for the National Student Exchange program.



Study Away Events

Spring 2016

International Studies Abroad
Monday, February 29
11 am - 1 pm: Information Table
McFarland Student Union

3 pm - 4 pm: Information Session
McFarland Student Union, rm 116

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