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SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AIDStudying abroad does not have to break the bank!
- SVSU financial aid packages can be applied toward a study abroad program.
- Additional scholarships are available to help you fund a study abroad program.
- SVSU also offers some very affordable programs.
Study Abroad Scholarships
|Name||Eligible Programs||Amount||Application Process|
|Study Abroad Experience Award||All||$250-5,000||Based on application to the study abroad program|
|Student Association Study Abroad Scholarship||All||$600||Application|
|International Study Abroad Endowed Scholarship||Full semester||Varies||Based on application to the study abroad program|
|Puia International Studies Endowment||Full semester||Varies||Based on application to the study abroad program|
|Gilberston Award for Study Abroad||Full semester||Varies||Based on application to the study abroad program|
|Ramet Endowed Scholarship for Study of Foreign Languages||Full semester||Varies||Based on application to the study abroad program|
|MCSA/AHA Scholarship||AHA Programs||Varies||Based on application to the study abroad program|
|ISA Scholarship||ISA Programs||Varies||Based on application to the study abroad program|
Additional on-campus scholarships may be available.
Off-Campus (to name a few)
|Gilman International Scholarship||For students who recieve a Pell Grant and are studying abroad for 4 weeks or longer||up to $5,000||Link|
|Boren Scholarship||For language study programs, minimum of 8 weeks, outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand||up to $20,000||Link|
|Fulbright U.S. Student Program||Various grants available (see website)||Varies||Link|
|William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship||For a semester of study at the American University of Dubai||Full tuition & housing||Link|
|Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships||Sponsorship for undergraduate and graduate studies abroad||Varies||Link|
Additional off-campus scholarships may be available.
- Search for additional scholarships
- Provider Scholarships
- Host Institution Scholarships
- Fundraising is encouraged! Be creative!
- Write letters to family and friends (especially during holidays)
- Seek sponsors from local businesses
As an SVSU student, all of the financial aid and scholarship money that you have already been awarded for the semester in which you plan to be abroad will automatically be applied to the study abroad program of your choice. The Campus Financial Services Center and Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid can advise you on some alternative sources of financial aid that can provide additional financial support for you for your study abroad program.
Some examples of financial aid sources include:
- Federal Loans for Students
- Federal Parent PLUS Loan
- Alternative Loan
Some study abroad programs are probably more affordable than you think! Did you know that SVSU offers a free study abroad program? Because of the sister school relationships that SVSU has built with institutions abroad, the Study Abroad Office is able to offer some extremely affordable programs that may cost the same as SVSU tuition and housing rates or less!
Some study abroad programs are more affordable simply because the cost of living and exchange rate differences from country to country. Don't let finances prevent you from exploring a study abroad opportunity - you can make it happen, no matter your budget!