In the last two years alone, King’s College students have received more than $120,000 in scholarships for study abroad! Do not let a perceived lack of funding stop you from exploring study abroad. We are here to help you to better understand how your financial aid package applies to study abroad and to coach you through applying for scholarships at the local and national levels.

King’s College scholarships (APPLY HERE) Applications for the King's College scholarships for study abroad will be submitted electronically this year (except for the LeBaron Boyle Scholarship), using one common form. This means you only need to fill out one form to apply for one or more of the King's scholarships listed below. You will submit separate essays for the various scholarships, per the instructions on the form. Applications deadline has been extended to Friday, April 16, 2021 for travel or study e-broad in summer 2021 or fall 2021. 

The Fund for Education Abroad – applications due online in the period November 16, 2020-January 20, 2021 for travel summer 2021, fall 2021, spring 2022. FEA offers MANY scholarships – e.g., one just for college athletes. FEA prefers groups under-represented in study abroad (minority, first generation, athletes, LGBTQ, etc.), financial need, and studying in a non-English speaking setting. But you need not have all of these characteristics to apply. Four weeks minimum travel length.

The Gilman Scholarship – applications due online in early March 2021 for travel in summer 2021, fall 2021, or spring 2021. Must be eligible for Pell Grant to apply. Restated: If you receive a Pell grant you should apply! Approximately 1 in 3 students receives an award. Prefers financial need, unusual destinations, and under-represented students.

The Irish American Scholars Award – applications due February 1, 2021 for fall 2021 and spring 2022. Full tuition scholarship for study in Northern Ireland. 3.2 GPA required. Up to three King’s students receive this award per year!

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes – applications are due early February 2021 for summer travel.

Inclusive Ireland Scholarship Program - applications due April 1, 2021 for fall 2021. In fall 2021, Education in Ireland will sponsor 5 X €3,000 scholarships for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) students to study abroad in Ireland, including at University College Dublin and the University of Limerick (where your KC full financial aid package already applies). 

Critical Language Scholarship Program- The United States Department of State offers scholarships for fully-funded 7-10 week overseas intensive summer language institutes in 13 critical need foreign languages. Students apply for one language, and will be placed at institute sites based on language evaluations after selection. Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.

First Trip Scholarships - rolling admission. Scholarships are available for college students who have never left the United States. Countries of travel must not be designated as Very High on the United Nations' annual Human Development Index (HDI). No length of travel requirement. First Trip's application has no essay or GPA requirement!

Boren Scholarships - applications due February 3, 2021 for summer 2021 to spring 2022. provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests.

Humanity in Action Fellowship - applications due February 14 for summer 2021. The Humanity in Action fellowship begins with short-term summer study abroad and continues with an ongoing training and networking program throughout the fall and winter.


Study Abroad organizations often offer their own need-based scholarships to students. You would apply for these scholarships at the time of program application. Check out these programs’ scholarships:


Use this link to access a pdf of study abroad scholarships.

Use this Study Abroad Budget Worksheet for Semester-Long Programs to help you prepare financially for your time abroad.

Browse Diversity Abroad's Study Abroad Scholarship and Fellowship Database

In addition, the University of Minnesota's Learning Abroad Center provides excellent resources on study abroad funding, including Creative Ways to Finance Learning Abroad and an extensive Study Abroad Scholarship Database. As always, speak with the Office of Study Abroad staff to learn more.

Postgraduate Study Abroad Scholarships

  • The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF)- offers fellowships and grants (to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. Awards are made in all fields. 
  • Churchill Scholarship- Designed for the exceptional student in mathematics, science and/or engineering to pursue graduate study at Churchill College of Cambridge University. 
  • DAAD Scholarship- Many different scholarships throughout Germany, everything from undergraduate study to post-doctoral grants. 
  • Fulbright Grants (Post-graduates only)- Awards given for study or a valid project that can be completed only in one country and in one academic year.
  • Gates Cambridge Scholarship- An international scholarship program to enable outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge. 
  • Mitchell Scholarship- Twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. 
  • NSEP Scholarship- These scholarships are available to students who study in critical world areas such as Africa, Asia (China and Japan), Eastern and Central Europe, Latin and South America and the Middle East. There must be a strong language component in the student’s program. Science, political science, history, business and economics majors are especially encouraged to apply. Awards may be as large as $8,000 for a semester. Interested students should contact the Center for Global Programs and Studies at (336) 758-5938.
  • Rotary Foundation International Ambassadorial Scholarship- A scholarship to “further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries.” Students apply to study or train in another country where Rotary Clubs are located. Applicants are ineligible for the scholarship if they are a Rotarian or a descendant of a living relative who is a Rotarian. Students apply through their hometown club. (Each club sets its own application deadlines.)