Financial Aid, Loans & Grants

Policies and procedures regarding Payments & Financial Aid are also available.

How can I fund my Travel-Study program?

There are a variety of financial assistance options available to undergraduate students participating in study abroad programs. The best place to start researching financial opportunities is with a financial aid counselor at your home campus. He or she can help you with determine your eligibility for state and federal aid, as well as locate sources of campus aid available to you.

Below are external scholarship-granting organizations that you may want to explore to help fund your Travel-Study program. You will need to apply directly to these organizations. If you are selected as a scholarship recipient, you must report your award amount to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. Scholarships you receive will replace loans offered to you to cover your financial need.

Association of Commonwealth Universities: Scholarships to Commonwealth countries of Africa and Asia, Australia and the South Pacific, Canada and the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, Cyprus and Malta.

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships: Opportunities for U.S. undergraduates to become more proficient in the cultures and languages of world regions critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Cairo University Engineering Travel Grants: Cairo University Engineering Travel Grants are funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of State for students participating in the Summer History of Engineering or the Cairo University Civil Engineering semester. Only students who are eligible for Pell Grants and Stafford Loans can be considered for these Travel Grants.

Cambridge University Scholarship: Pembroke College in the University of Cambridge awarded seven scholarships to students planning to attend this UCI Summer Session Travel-Study program. To apply, students submitted a current transcript, CV or resume, and a 500-word Statement of Purpose.

DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service: Scholarships are offered to undergraduates from the United States and Canada for short and long-term study in Germany. Students are eligible for participation in summer study abroad, internships, senior thesis research, or summer courses at German universities. Long-term scholarships are available for semester or year study abroad

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships: Fellowships are awarded to students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related areas, or international studies. Students apply through their home university.

Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships: The Fund for Education Abroad is an independent organization that is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of scholarships.

FutureUnlimited-Australia: A variety of scholarships are offered by public and private organizations to students wishing to study in Australia.

Gilman International Scholarship Program: The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education. This program seeks to lower barriers to undergraduate study abroad by offering scholarships to students with financial need, and we encourage those underrepresented in study abroad to apply.

Hispanic Study Abroad Scholars: The HSAS Scholarship offers $1,000 per semester to students of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) attending Global Learning Semesters programs.

LIVFund: Learn, Intern & Volunteer in Latin America. LIVFund has been designed for anyone interested in studying, interning and volunteering in Latin America and who would like to offset program or living abroad costs. LIVFund awards 24 scholarships annually and accepts applications from candidates coming to Latin America to work, intern or volunteer independently or through an organized program for any length of time.

Rotary Foundation Scholarships: The Ambassadorial Scholarships Program of The Rotary Foundation is the world's largest privately funded international scholarships program. Students can apply by contacting their local Rotary Club.

USAC Scholarships: USAC awards more than $350,000 in scholarships each year to help students with their study abroad expenses on a USAC program. A variety of scholarships are available for students enrolled in USAC programs, including general study abroad, Member University, and site specific scholarships.

Freeman-ASIA: 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. The program’s goal is to increase the number of Americans with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures.

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant: Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year.

BG Scholarship: The BG Scholarship is available to high school and college students. Must have a minimum 2.0 GPA to be eligible for this award. Must submit a 250-word essay about your academic goals and your contributions to your school and/or community.