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The Early Bird Gets the Worm

There are outside scholarships you should apply for. Some have deadlines more than a year in advance, so this is something to think about early. This page is updated annually. For the most current information on scholarships that are currently accepting applications, follow our Facebook page.

You may also be eligible for a PSU Travel Stipend if you apply by the application deadline.

PSU Study Abroad Stipends

PSU maintains a limited fund to assist current full-time PSU students participating in our study abroad programs. If you are going on a PSU sponsored group study program your faculty sponsor will apply for the group. 

If you are going on an individual study abroad program apply through the International Programs office at 118 Whitesitt Hall through STUDIO ABROAD. This application is due by October 1st for Spring study abroad and March 1st for Summer and Fall study abroad. Student who apply late may be approved for study abroad, but will not receive stipends.

Students approved for studying abroad for a semester are usually eligible to use their fulll FAFSA federal financial assistance towards their study abroad experience, and may be eligible to increase their loan amount. Students taking at least 6 credits in the summer my be eligible to use FASFA federal financial assistance during the summer.

Other Study Abroad Scholarships

START HERE: The Institute for International Education has a study abroad scholarship database and search engine which can be accessed at

In addition to the links provided below, you can search for study abroad scholarships at the Go Abroad Scholarship search site.  

US Government Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarships
A U.S. government funded program that aids Pell-eligible students with financial need for study abroad. Five PSU students have received these in the past two years.

Fulbright Student Program

The program is designed for U.S. citizens, graduating seniors in any academic field. It is also intended for graduate students. Grants are from six to 12 months with opportunities to study in all parts of the world. Three PSU students have received these in the last two years. US Fulbright Student Program Blog: Tips on how to make your application competitive

Contact: Dr. Harry Humphries - 314 Russ Hall - 316/235-4328

Boren Awards

This program provides up to $20,000 of funding for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

A full year scholarship program in Germany sponsored by the U.S. Congress and the German Bundestag.

Critical Language Scholarships provide fully funded group-based summer intensive language instruction abroad for eight to ten weeks. 

Non-USA-Government Scholarships

Study & Internship Program in Germany

A full year program in which students first study at German universities, then have a 6 month hands-on internship.

George J. Mitchell Scholarship

The Mitchell Scholarship is a highly competitive national fellowship awarded to 12 US college graduates annually for a year of postgraduate study on the island of Ireland, both in the Republic and in Northern Ireland.

Bridging Scholarship for Japan

Assists students to study in Japan for students participating in semester- or year-long study-abroad programs in Japan in Spring. Deadline at the beginning of October.

Killiam Scholarships for Canada

Up to $5000 for students applying to spend a semester in Canada

UNESCO Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship

The Fellowship provides funding for a short term projects in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO- using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations.

Kansas Board of Regents Fellowship Fund for Graduate Students

James B. Pearson Fellowship FundFellowship for Kansas residents in an accredited graduate program at a Kansas college or university in a field related to foreign affairs. Deadline is usually April 1st for programs in the following 12 months.

For more information contact the Study Abroad Coordinator in International Programs & Services

Private Scholarships

The Fund for Education Abroad funds up to ten $1000 scholarships each year for US citizens who plan to study abroad for at least 4 weeks on academically rigorous programs.

The Foundation for Global Scholars gives out over 200 scholarships between $500 and $2,500. These may be used towards programs of any length. -- has partnered with several organizations to offer study abroad grants and scholarships.

DAAD has some scholarships for programs in Germany. As part of DAAD, there is a specific fully funded scholarship program through DAAD called RISE for science and engineering students interested in doing research with German PhD students.

UROP International is another fully funded opportunity to do research in Germany.

The Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society has $1000 scholarships specific to study abroad and you do not need to be a member. These may be used for short term programs. PKP is especially interested in funding programs with a strong service component.

The Go! Overseas folks have $1000 scholarships that can be used on any length program.

BUTEX offers 500£ scholarships to students studying for a semester or year in England.

The Frank Huntington Beebe Fund for Musicians is a fellowship opportunity for young musicians who wish to pursue advanced music study and performance abroad.

Kansas Paraguay Partners Special Merit Scholarship Fund: One scholarship of $1,200 is available for each academic year to a student wishing to study in Paraguay. The deadline to apply is March 1.  

Didn't find what you were looking for?

The University of Kansas maintains a scholarship handbook for study abroad. Those in the second half f the book are open to students from any university.

Check out General Resources and web sites put together by NAFSA.

If you still have questions, contact the International Programs Office or the Financial Assistance Office.

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