Study Abroad Scholarships

University-Wide Study Abroad Scholarships

The International Education Fee (IEF) Scholarship is a $1,000 award and can be received for multiple study abroad programs in different terms.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students must agree to complete all required service. Failure to complete required service will result in a study abroad hold on your student account.
  • Students must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program at GSU and plan to earn credit for an experience abroad.
  • Students must have an established institutional GPA at the time of application and must be in Good Academic Standing. Transfer and overall GPAs will not be considered.
  • Students must be accepted to or approved for their study abroad by the scholarship deadline.*
  • Students participating in faculty-led study abroad programs must make their initial deposit by the scholarship deadline.
  • If awarded, recipients will receive funds during the term in which they study abroad.

Your study abroad program application includes your scholarship application for the IEF! Students cannot receive both the IEF and the IAS; qualified applicants will be considered for both scholarships and, if awarded, notified via their GSU student email address.

Deadlines:

Spring 2020 October 31, 2019
Summer 2020 February 15, 2020
Fall 2020/AY 2020-21 May 15, 2020

*For students participating in non-GSU programs, you must submit your Transfer Credit Approval form in order to be "approved" for study abroad and to be considered for the IEF scholarship. For students participating in international internships and/or international independent study courses, you must submit the International Internship/Independent Study Checklist by the deadline in order to be "approved" for your international academic experience.

The International Access Scholarship (IAS) seeks to increase access to study abroad programs for students with demonstrated financial need and increase the representation of first-generation college students studying abroad.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students must agree to complete all required service. Failure to complete required service will result in a study abroad hold on your student account.
  • Students must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program at GSU and plan to earn credit for an experience abroad.
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need by having a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file.
    • For undergraduates, “financial need” is defined as being eligible for Pell Grant and/or subsidized loans at the time of application.
    • For graduate students, “financial need” is defined as being eligible for federal direct loans.
  • Students must have an established institutional GPA at the time of application and must be in Good Academic Standing. Transfer and overall GPAs will not be considered.
  • Students must be accepted to or approved for their study abroad by the scholarship deadline.*
  • Students participating in faculty-led study abroad programs must make their initial deposit by the scholarship deadline.
  • Students may not receive the IAS more than once and the IAS cannot be combined with the IEF Scholarship.

Your study abroad program application includes your scholarship application for the International Access Scholarship! Students cannot receive both the IEF and the IAS; qualified applicants will be considered for both scholarships and, if awarded, notified via their GSU student email address.

Deadlines:

Spring 2020 October 31, 2019
Summer 2020 February 14, 2020
Fall 2020/AY 2020-21 May 15, 2020

*For students participating in non-GSU programs, you must submit your Transfer Credit Approval form in order to be "approved" for study abroad and to be considered for the IEF scholarship. For students participating in international internships and/or international independent study courses, you must submit the International Internship/Independent Study Checklist by the deadline in order to be "approved" for your international academic experience.

The Coca-Cola Global Ambassador Scholarship is open to first generation college students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at GSU. Preference is given to Robinson College of Business students and students with little international experience. The minimum institutional GPA for undergraduate students is 2.75 and the minimum institutional GPA for graduate students is 3.0. Applicants must be accepted to or in the process of enrolling in a credit-bearing study abroad program. Awards range from $1500 - $2500 based on the length of the program. Qualified applicants may apply online.

Deadlines:

Spring Cycle Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 programs are eligible to apply October 31st, 2019

College & Department-Specific Study Abroad Scholarships

The Psychology Grace Award is a $1,000 scholarship award for Psychology majors studying abroad during the spring semester. Applicants must be in Good Academic Standing with the College of Arts & Sciences.

Deadlines:

Spring Cycle TBA

The Institute of International Business Common Scholarship Application is one application for all study abroad scholarships for J. Mack Robinson College of Business students. Please read the eligibility requirements for each scholarship on the online application in preparation for completing your application.

Deadlines:

Spring Cycle Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 programs are eligible to apply October 31st, 2019

Open to Honors students of any major who are in good standing in the Honors College, the scholarship is a onetime $1000 award in support of Honors College students enrolling in a credit-bearing study abroad or international internship program. For more information please contact the Honors College.

National Study Abroad Scholarships

Study Abroad Advisors are more than happy to advise students on the national study abroad scholarships listed below! We host scholarship essay-writing workshops (check our calendar for upcoming scholarship workshops & info sessions!) as well as review scholarship essays one-on-one with students. Please email a Study Abroad Advisor or drop by during their office hours to discuss scholarship applications.

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program provides scholarships for Pell Grant recipients studying or interning abroad for credit who will be overseas for at least 21 days (14 days for associate's degree students!). Preference is given to students traveling to non-traditional locations and from underrepresented backgrounds. Recipients are required to complete a Follow-on Service Project that promotes international education and the Gilman Scholarship Program at the student's' home institution or in their community. For more information and to apply, please visit the Gilman website or stop by the Study Abroad Programs Office. Check our calendar for upcoming Gilman Scholarship workshops!

Deadlines:

Programs that start between December 2019 & October 2020 1st Tuesday in October

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. For more information about application cycles, eligibility requirements & to apply online, please visit the Freeman-ASIA website.
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. For more information and to apply online, please visit the CLS Program website.
The David L. Boren National Security Education Program Scholarship (Boren Scholarship) is a federally-funded study abroad scholarship designed to encourage career-related skills development in preparation for efforts/activities that would lead to opportunities in federal service. Awards range from up to $20,000 for academic year-long study, up to $10,000 for semester-long study, and up to $8,000 for summer-long study. U.S. citizens enrolled in U.S. institutions of higher education wishing to study outside of the U.S. in non-traditional locations during their undergraduate studies and pursue study of a critical need language (see the Boren website for more details) are eligible to apply. Students who wish to apply for the Boren Scholarship can apply directly at borenawards.org or participate in the campus review process here at GSU. Please email Stephen Murray at smurray7@gsu.edu to make an appointment to discuss the Boren Scholarship.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. Recent graduates, graduate students, and young professionals are eligible to apply. Undergraduate & recent graduates should contact Jacob English (jacobenglish@gsu.edu) for advising. Graduate student should contact Katrina Helz to apply: khelz@gsu.edu
Bridging Scholarship: Open to undergraduates studying in Japan for a semester or academic year
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service): Multiple scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study & research in Germany