Scholarships

  • Office of Overseas Study Scholarships

    Overseas Study awards over $100,000 in scholarship support annually on the basis of financial need and academic merit. Scholarships are available in several categories. Applications for these scholarships are included in the study abroad application and are due by the program application deadline.

    Note: The Office of Overseas Study relies on the official assessment of "financial need" conducted by the IU Office of Student Financial Assistance to verify each applicant's financial circumstances. This information is based on the completed FAFSA.

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    Program-Specific Scholarships
    • Awards based on financial need and academic merit, $750-$3,000
    • Available for the following IU Programs: Adelaide, Aix-en-Provence, Bologna, Canberra, Canterbury, CIEE programs (except for programs with specific funding: Berlin-CIEE Semester and Paris-CIEE Music Summer), Copenhagen-DIS, Dakar (summer), Freiburg-IU, Graz (summer), Lima-IU, Madrid-IU, Nagoya, Perth, Salamanca (summer), Santiago-IU-DR (summer), Vienna-IES, Wollongong
    Minority Scholarships
    • Awards based on financial need/merit, $275-$2,500
    • Available for the following IU semester/academic year programs: Aix-en-Provence, Bologna, Canterbury, Freiburg-IU, Lima-IU, Madrid-IU, Nagoya
    • Available for the following IU summer and short term programs: Costa Rica, Dakar, Florence, Grand Cayman, Graz, Japan-Photo, London-Literature, London-Scriptwriting, London-Theatre, Oaxaca, Paris-History, Paris-Photo, Salamanca, Santiago-DR, Venice
    Internship Incentive Grants
    • Awards based on financial need and academic merit, $2,500
    • Must participate in a for-credit internship during a select semester co-sponsored program in a non-traditional location (Africa, Asia, Central Europe, Latin America, Middle East)
    Students from Other IU Campuses
    • Awards based on financial need and academic merit, $275-$2,500
    • Must be enrolled at one of the regional campuses and participating on an IU administered program to be eligible 
  • IU Departments, Schools, and Program Scholarships
    Students are encouraged to check with their school and/or department for additional scholarship opportunities. Students should check with the department/school/unit administering the scholarships below for application procedures and deadlines.
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    Edward L. Hutton International Experiences Programs
    • Merit-based scholarship: Cumulative GPA of 3.4 or major GPA of 3.7
    • May only receive the award once; $500-$3,000
    • Available for all terms (AY, semester, summer)
    • Acceptance into a study abroad program (IU, non-IU, independent, short-term)
    OVPDEMA Study Abroad Scholarships
    • Available for students currently in certain scholarship programs (21st Century, Groups, Hudson & Holland, Academic Support Center, FASE Mentoring)
    • Required cumulative GPA of 2.5 and participation on an approved study abroad program
    • Award amounts vary; up to $4,000; available for all terms
    School Specific Study Abroad Scholarships
    • Kelley School of Business, School of Informatics and Computing, Media School, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Jacobs School of Music
    • Award amounts and eligibility criteria determined by the schools
    Departments with Study Abroad Scholarships
    • Spanish & Portuguese, Germanic Studies, LAMP, French and Italian
    • Contact department for eligibility criteria and application process
    Herbert Presidential Scholars
    • Current Herbert Presidential Scholars studying abroad during junior or senior year
    • $1,000 award available
    Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
    • Participation in a credit-based service learning experience abroad
    • Awards up to $500
    • Apply through the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning
  • Presidential Match Scholarships
    IU President Michael McRobbie and the IU Foundation established a new program to help make study abroad more affordable for students who might not be able to study abroad otherwise through a new endowment income matching program. Donors have endowed these special scholarships which are managed by the units indicated below. Students should confirm with units for deadlines and application procedures. Awards may vary depending on the length of the program and the amount of the endowment. Since gifts continue to be made, please review this list on a regular basis for new scholarships. Check the links below for instructions on how to apply for the funding.
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    College of Arts and Sciences
    • Available to Telecommunications students, Jewish Studies, Polish Studies, and students within the School of Global and International Studies
    Kelley School of Business
    • Several scholarships available to students of the Kelley School meeting various criteria 
    Regional Campuses
    • Scholarships for students of specific regional campuses
    Additional Departments
    • Additional scholarships available for students within the School of Education, Hutton Honors College, Jacobs School of Music, and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs
    System Wide Scholarships
    • Additional scholarships available to students throughout the IU system
    • Award amounts and eligibility criteria vary based on scholarship
  • Partner Scholarships
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    CAPA Scholarships
    • All students participating on IU co-sponsored programs automatically receive a reduction in fees from CAPA
    • Check the CAPA website for information on their scholarships
    CIEE Scholarships
    • All students participating on IU co-sponsored programs automatically receive a 5% fee reduction
    • Check the CIEE website for more information on their scholarships
    CYA Scholarships
    • All students participating in semester-length programs automatically receive $3,000 public university grant
    • Check the CYA website for information on their scholarships
    DIS Scholarships
    • All students participating on semester-length programs automatically receive $2,000 DIS program specific scholarship
    • Check the DIS website for information on their scholarships
    IES Abroad Scholarships
    • All students participating on semester-length programs automatically receive $2,000 public university grant
    • Check the IES Abroad website for information on their scholarships
    SIT Scholarships
    • All students participating on semester-length programs automatically receive SIT/CIC $1,500 fee reduction
    • Check the SIT website for information on their scholarships
  • National Scholarships
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    Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
    • Yearlong fellowship to study/intern in Germany
    • Preference to STEM, agriculture, business, and vocational fields
    Freeman-Asia
    • Need-based scholarships for programs in East or Southeast Asia
    • Up to $7,000 for academic-year, up to $5,000 for semester, and up to $3,000 for summer
    Gilman Scholarships
    • Must be a current recipient of the Pell Grant in order to apply
    • Award amounts vary (up to $5,000), available for all terms
    Benjamin Franklin Travel Grant
    • Must be a double major in French and another field participating on a program less than 90 days in France
    • Available through the French Embassy in the U.S.
    • Only available for summer programs
    Boren Scholarship
    • Must be studying a critical language abroad
    • Requires one year of government service within three years of graduating
    • Award amounts vary, up to $10,000 for a semester and $20,000 for a year
    • Summer awards available for students in STEM fields, providing meets appropriate requirements
    DAAD Scholarship
    • Applicable to students studying abroad in Germany for at least four months
    • Awards monthly stipend of approximately 650 Euros/month
    Generation Study Abroad Travel Awards
    • Applicable for students studying abroad in New Zealand
    • Requires minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Awards can range from $500-$2,000
    Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships
    • Award amounts and eligibility vary
    • Offer awards for different student groups or program types (i.e. LGBTQ+, student athletes)
  • Non-IU Scholarships
    Students participating on non-IU programs are encouraged to check with their program/provider about program specific scholarships. Below are a few awards specific to IU students. 
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    IFSA-Butler Scholarships
    • Scholarships for IU students participating on IFSA-Butler programs: $2,000 for academic year, $1,000 for semester, and $500 for summer programs
    • Additional funding opportunities for programs in Latin America
    • Eligibility requirements and award amounts vary
    • Apply by completing scholarship applications through IFSA-Butler website
    Loyola University John Felice Rome Center
    • Partial fee reduction scholarship for IU participants
    The Education Abroad Network (TEAN)
    • Partial fee reduction for IU participants
  • Other Scholarship Search Engines
    In addition to the resources below, students might consider self-fundraising opportunities. Check with your local religious, service, or other groups/organizations you are affiliated with for possible funding. 
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    Institute of International Education
    • Online searchable database of various study abroad scholarships
    Fastweb
    • Online searchable database of scholarships
    • Compiled list of study abroad scholarships available
    Diversity Abroad
    • Online searchable database of various diversity-related study abroad scholarships
    PIVOT Database
    • Online searchable database of various scholarships
    • This is a general database of funding opportunities and not specific to study abroad