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Study Abroad Scholarships

Students planning to go abroad should meet with a Financial Aid Counselor if receiving Federal or State funded scholarships, grants or loans.  As a rule, scholarships, grants and loans used to cover study at ETSU can be used to cover costs related to studying abroad.  For example,  ETSU students who have an APS scholarship can use it to cover costs related to studying abroad provided that they enroll in a reciprocal exchange program.  The same is true for other programs such as Honors in Discipline, University Honors Scholars Program, etc.   

In addition, students can check eligibility to apply for scholarships that are specific to studying abroad, such as:

ETSU Study Abroad Scholarships

  • ETSU International Education Scholarship
  • ETSU Summer $1000 Scholarship

The purpose of these scholarships is to provide financial support to all eligible undergraduate and graduate students who plan to study abroad. Awards are based on merit and financial need. For further information, please refer to the instructions below.

Instructions & application

Deadlines for submission of International Education Scholarship:
     Summer Study - March 1
     Fall Study - April 30
     Spring Study - October 31

Deadline to apply for the International Education Scholarship and the ETSU Summer $1000 Scholarship:
     January 31

You may bring a hard copy of your application to the International Programs Office in Yoakley Hall room 122, or you can email your application to .

***Please note that if awarded the scholarship, the money will be added to the student's ETSU account. However, because of federal regulations, the money will not be disbursed until a few days before the study abroad program starts. Students should plan to pay for program fees up front (especially in the summer) and use the scholarship as a reimbursement.***

Other Study Abroad Scholarships

Fulbright Program
The U.S. Fulbright Student Program is a grant program designed to give graduating seniors, recent B.S./B.A. graduates, master's and doctoral candidates, and young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience. Most grantees plan their own programs. Projects may include university coursework, independent library or field research, classes in a music conservatory or art school, special projects in the social or life sciences, or a combination.

For more information please contact the ETSU Fulbright Coordinator  at

German Chancellor Scholarship Program

Ten German Chancellor Scholarships are awarded annually to highly motivated individuals. The program sponsors individuals who demonstrate the potential to strengthen ties between Germany and the United States through their profession or studies. The scholarship provides for a stay of one year in Germany for professional development, study, or research. The monthly stipends range from Euro 2,000 to 3,500 and special allowances are available for accompanying family members, travel expenses, and German language instruction.

Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan

The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project is accepting applications from American students participating in semester or year long study abroad programs in Japan. The administrators are offering 50 scholarships to assist students with the travel and living expenses while studying abroad in Japan. Students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply and Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. The recipients will receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic-year programs).The Bridging Scholarships are offered twice a year.

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Scholarship

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi offers an Undergraduate Internship and Study Abroad Program that is open to qualified members of the society and non-members in all fields of study. The Internship Grant is designed to support an undergraduate recipient as he/she seeks knowledge and experience in his/her academic field by working outside the academic setting, while the Study Abroad Grant is designed to provide support for an undergraduate recipient as he/she seeks knowledge and experience through a Study Abroad Program.

Boren or the NSEP (National Security Education Program) 

NSEP was designed to provide undergraduates with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experience in countries and area of the world critical to the future security of our nation.  As a student  of another culture and language you will begin to  acquire the international competence you need to communicate effectively across borders.

Award Amounts

Maximum scholarship awards are:

  • $10,000 for a semester
  • $20,000 for a full academic year

Length of Study

Boren Scholarships promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion, and therefore study abroad proposals for two or more semesters are strongly encouraged. Preference will be given to undergraduate applicants proposing a full-year academic study.

National Security

The program focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. It draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including: sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. All applicants must demonstrate how their study programs and future goals are connected to this broad understanding of national security.

Program Preferences

Boren Scholarships are awarded with preference for countries, languages, and fields of study critical to U.S. national security. Preference is also given to students who will study abroad for longer periods of time, and who are highly motivated by the opportunity to work in the federal government. 

The Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship Program

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

Who Should Apply?

The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are planning to study abroad. The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.

When to Apply?

The Gilman Scholarship Program accepts applications two times per year. Ideally, students should begin their application one full semester before their study abroad program is scheduled to begin.

International Laureate Program - Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

 The HACU-Laureate International Scholarship Program offers you an opportunity to study abroad at one of 15 different universities around the world. The scholarship program provides you with tuition assistance to encourage you to learn, live, and grow in another country. Information brochure and application are available here.

The Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship Program

College of William and Mary, will provide a $5,000 award for two U. S. college students to work in the U. S. embassies in Paris and London and one U. S. college student to work in a component of the Office of the Secretary. The fellowships are available during summer sessions only. Applications of persons chosen by the Department of State for internships in London or Paris or in a component of the office of the Secretary and who have authorized the Department to provide their information to other organizations, will be forwarded to The Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship Program for consideration. Eligible candidates will be contacted with instructions on applying for a Harriman Fellowship. The Harriman Board has determined that only undergraduate students entering their junior or senior year and graduating seniors continuing their studies will be considered for the Fellowship. E-mail inquiries on the Fellowship Program should be addressed to: .

Freeman-Asia Program

The Freeman-ASIA Program, generously supported by the Freeman Foundation and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), aims to increase the number of U.S. undergraduates who study in East and Southeast Asia by providing them with the information and financial assistance they will need. Award amounts vary from $3,000 for a summer program to $5,000 for a semester/quarter program to $7,000 for an academic year program. From 2001-2009, Freeman-ASIA provided scholarships for more than 4,000 U.S. undergraduate students to study in East and Southeast Asia. Detailed information will be available on December 1, 2010 on the program website at:


AustraLearn Scholarships

British Council

Council (CIEE) Scholarships

Diversity Abroad Scholarships

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)

The Center for Cross-Cultural Studies Scholarship - (Spain)

Rotary Scholarships

Study Abroad Scholarships

Go Overseas Scholarship Scholarships

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