Scholarships, Awards and Financial Aid
Students often assume it is more expensive to study abroad than to remain on UT's campus, however, many education abroad destinations offer lower tuition and cost of living. Students pay only the cost associated with their program abroad (UT tuition OR an affiliate program fee) and a UT international academic program fee (affiliate and faculty-led programs only). In most cases, students can apply federal, state and institutional aid to education abroad experiences. Below are general guidelines to follow, however, students should meet with a financial aid counselor to determine how financial aid will be applied to their specific education abroad program:
- Financial Aid that typically transfers may include the Pell Grant, EASE, FSAG, Bright Futures Scholarships, Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized loans, and Parent PLUS loans.
- UT Exchange Programs and UT Partner Programs do allow for the transfer of institutional aid (UT merit scholarships, departmental scholarships and UT need-based grants).
- Affiliate Programs may or may not allow the transfer of institutional aid. Please meet with a financial aid counselor to verify the parameters for your specific program.
A student's enrollment in a program of study abroad approved for credit by the home school may be considered enrollment at the home school to apply for assistance under the Title IV, HEA programs.
***If you have high financial need, you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about our departmental scholarships. Awards are not based on merit but based on verifiable need.***
RECOMMENDED STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS
It is important to budget wisely and plan for how to afford to live abroad. Part of this process may include applying for study abroad scholarships. Several foundations and affiliates offer funding for study abroad. Below you can find a list of scholarships we recommend.
Please note: This list is not exhaustive, and we recommend doing independent research as well. Please carefully check the eligibility requirements of each scholarship before applying.
University of Tampa Scholarships
- Timothy M. Smith Inspiration Through Exploration Award
The Timothy M. Smith Inspiration Through Exploration Award will be presented annually to an Honors Program student. The award provides a talented student author with an opportunity to travel and find inspiration.
- The Philip Quinn Education Abroad Financial Award
This award has been established to financially assist at least one criminology and criminal justice major each year to participate in a travel abroad course.
Please note: The International Programs Office does not directly administer these scholarships, rather we can provide advising support. For detailed information about the scholarship, please contact each organization directly.
If you are seeking assistance with your scholarship essays, you can submit a scholarship advising application in the UT Study Abroad Portal.
- Boren Awards
Boren invests in linguistic and cultural knowledge for aspiring federal government employees.
- Bridging Scholarship
Bridging awards scholarships to US undergraduate students to study for one semester or academic year in Japan.
- Critical Language Scholarship
An intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at US colleges and universities. Students spend 8 to 10 weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages.
- Freeman Asia Scholarship
Freeman provides scholarships for US undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.
- Fulbright US Student Program
Fulbright offers research, study and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent undergraduates and graduate students.
- Fund for Education Abroad
The Fund for Education Abroad offers scholarships to US citizens and permanent residents who plan to participate in an accredited study abroad program for undergraduate credit.
- Gilman Scholarship Program
Open to undergraduate US citizens who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
- 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.
- Phi Kappa Phi
Applicants do not have to be Phi Kappa Phi members for this scholarship.
Diverse Student Scholarships
- Diverse International Woman of Color Study Abroad Scholarships (DIWC)
DIWC’s mission is to inspire, encourage and promote opportunities for women of color to travel abroad, experience different cultures and broaden their horizons beyond the US.
- Douglass-O'Connell Global Internship
Annually 10 exceptional student leaders are selected for a transformative eight-week summer internship program in Dublin, Ireland, where they will draw inspiration from the legacies of two remarkable social just leaders: Frederick Douglass and Daniel O’Connell.
Please visit the program websites for eligibility requirements and application deadlines.
Most affiliates offer both merit and need-based aid. Consult the affiliate's website for available scholarships, deadlines and eligibility information.
- Academic Programs International
- Academic Studies Abroad
- Cis Abroad
- International Studies Abroad
- School for Field Studies
- Sea Education Association
- Semester at Sea
- School for International Training
- The Education Abroad Network
Recommended Scholarship Search Sites:
- Go Overseas Scholarships
- Study Portals Scholarships
- StudyAbroad.Com Scholarships
- USA Study Abroad Scholarships
- International Scholarships
- IIE Generation Study Abroad
- Abroad 101 Scholarship Directory
Have you found a scholarship not on our list? Please email email@example.com with the subject line "Scholarship Resource" to share additional scholarship resources or suggest updates to this page.