Undergraduate Study Abroad


In addition to your financial aid package, there are funding sources both within and outside the University. Below you will find a sampling of available funding resources. For further information please speak with your study abroad advisor.

External Scholarships

For Brown Students

Michael Bhatia Fund for Peace-keeping and Conflict Studies 

Established in memory of Michael Vinay Bhatia '99, who died in May 2008 in Afghanistan, the Fund underwrites field work, study abroad, or thesis research by IR concentrators working on peace-keeping and conflict studies. It is awarded to a student who, like Michael Bhatia '99, hopes to deepen their understanding of a region or culture by traveling and studying there, with the ultimate goal of helping to promote cross-cultural understanding that might end or avert violence or military conflict. 


National Scholarships

Fund for Education Abroad

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) invests in promising students with financial need who wish to study abroad. Potential applicants who meet the eligibility requirements may participate on any international education program that meets their academic objectives. Scholarships range from $1,250 – $10,000 and can be applied to programs that run for at least 28 days.

Fund for Education Abroad [EXTERNAL SITE]

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. To apply students must be U.S. citizens and recipients of a Federal Pell Grant. Awardees receive up to $5,000 (up to $8,000 for students studying a critical need language).

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships 

Gilman-McCain Scholarship

The Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs. It is open to eligible students enrolled at accredited U.S. colleges and universities who receive any type of Title IV federal financial aid.

Gilman-McCain Scholarship

Boren Scholarship

An initiative of the National Security Education Program that provides unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Scholarship 

Critical Language Scholarship Program (Summer)

The Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS) is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion summer program for American college students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. Languages offered typically include: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu. Contact Critical Language Scholarship Advisors Michelle Quay and Miled Faiza at the Brown's Center for Language Studies for additional information.

Critical Language Scholarship Program


Phi Kappa Phil Study Abroad Grants

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. Seventy-five $1,000 grants are awarded each year. Applicants do not have to be Society members but must attend an institution with an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter. 

Phi Kappa Phil Study Abroad Grants [EXTERNAL SITE]

Diversity Abroad

Diversity Abroad offers several scholarship opportunities for students from underrepresented groups studying abroad for a semester or summer.

Diversity Abroad [EXTERNAL SITE]

Region- or Country-Specific Scholarships

East or Southeast Asia

Freeman ASIA Award (Freeman Award for Study in Asia)

Provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study in East or Southeast Asia.

Freeman ASIA Award 


DAAD Internship & Master's Scholarships

Funding available for internships and to graduating seniors planning to pursue a Master’s degree in Germany.

DAAD Internship & Master's Scholarships 

Delta Phi Alpha German Studies Scholarships

(Offered Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer semesters) This one-time award is intended for Sophomore & Junior Delta Phi Alpha Members who are planning to study abroad on an accredited program in a German-speaking country. The recipient must provide evidence that they will be participating in a study abroad program that will begin either in the fall/winter or spring /summer semester. Preference will be given to support students who are attending programs that promote advanced use of the German language.

Delta Phi Alpha German Studies Scholarships 


ItaliaRail's Italy Study Abroad Scholarship

ItaliaRail is committed to helping students study abroad in Italy and immerse themselves in the country’s rich and dynamic culture. The ItaliaRail Scholarship is open to those who have enrolled in their college or university's study abroad program in Italy.

ItaliaRail's Italy Study Abroad Scholarship


Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations, through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, makes it possible to award about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Applications are accepted twice a year for Bridging Scholarships.

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

The U.S.- Japan Council Toshizo Watanabe Endowed Scholarship

For U.S. or Japanese students who are currently in good academic standing at an accredited college or university in either the United States or Japan. Applicants must have applied, been accepted, or plan to apply to a college/university or approved academic center outside of their home country as part of a credit-bearing course of study.

U.S.- Japan Council Toshizo Watanabe Endowed Scholarship 

United Kingdom

AASAP/UK Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship

Merit-based scholarship available to students studying abroad through a program offered by an Association of American Study Abroad Programs/UK member.

AASAP/UK Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship 

BUTEX (British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association) Scholarship for Studying in the UK

Awarded to students studying abroad in the UK for either the year or a semester.

BUTEX Scholarship for Studying in the UK 

University of Bristol US Foundation Board Study Abroad Scholarships

Benchmarked against the Gilman Scholarship, the University of Bristol's US Foundation Board scholarship offers students with high financial need a direct payment of $5,000 USD upon or shortly before arrival in Bristol to cover housing, transportation, and cost-of-living. Contact cfsa-inbound@bristol.ac.uk for information. 

Program-Provider Specific Scholarships (Approved Programs)

Other Scholarship Resources

Study Abroad After Graduation

Students interested in learning more about nationally competitive fellowships for study abroad after graduation, (i.e. FulbrightRhodesMarshall) should check with the Brown Fellowship Office in University Hall.