Scholarships

We often hear that one of your biggest concerns is how to fund your study abroad experience.  This is certainly a valid consideration, and we want you to know that there is money available! 

University of Miami Scholarships

The Study Abroad office offers several scholarships. Please click on each scholarship title for the application and requirements.

The Study Abroad Stipend
Undergraduate students who participate in a University of Miami study abroad program may apply for a stipend to help defray costs associated with studying abroad. Students must apply to their program of interest prior to initiating the Study Abroad Stipend application.

Belton G. & Margaret T. Aldridge Scholarship in Tropical Biology
The Belton G. & Margaret T. Aldridge scholarship is intended for meritorious undergraduate students pursuing studies in tropical or subtropical biology who have demonstrated financial need. The Aldridge Scholarship can be used for students to participate in study abroad programs in the tropics run by the Department of Biology. The scholarship will be awarded based upon the Department of Biology review of competing applications. 
Eligibility Requirements: 
• Demonstrated financial need 
• Biology major

Interested students should submit all scholarship requirements in one envelope to the Biology Department Office (215 Cox Science Bldg.) by April 15, 2019. 

Plus One Scholarship
The Plus One Scholarship is a program of educational enrichment that offers University of Miami undergraduates a tuition-free year or semester beyond the normal number of years required to complete an undergraduate degree. The program’s single purpose is to give you the opportunity to broaden and expand your learning and study subjects your degree requirements and other academic commitments may preclude. 

Office of Academic Enhancement

The University of Miami Office of Academic Enhancement maintains a list of Scholarships and Grants for Study and Research Abroad.  Please review their site for more information.

National Scholarships and Resources

There are several national scholarships and databases for searching for study abroad scholarships.  The Study Abroad office can guide you on the application process so please contact our office for assistance when applying to these scholarships. 

Ashley Soulé Conroy Study Abroad Scholarship
Semester awards of $4,000 for U.S. citizens with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Baden-Wurttemberg Scholarship for Study at the University of Mannheim in Germany
Award provides stipend of up to 400 Euros per month for semester study at the University of Mannheim in Mannheim, Germany. For information about this scholarship or to receive an application, please contact studyabroad@miami.edu.

Benjamin A. Gilman National Scholarship Program for Study Abroad
Semester and summer awards up to $5,000 to students who are US citizens and currently receive a Federal Pell Grant.

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan
The US-Japan Bridging Foundation awards scholarships to US undergraduate students to study for one semester or academic year in Japan.  The Foundation aims to expand the opportunities for study abroad in Japan to help prepare America’s young people to assume future global leadership roles.  Bridging Scholars are awarded scholarships of up to $5,000 for the academic year, which provide for travel and daily cost-of-living expenses.

BUTEX Scholarship
A scholarship valued at £500 awarded to a number of students who will be studying at a BUTEX Full Member institution.  Students can find a list of BUTEX Full Member institutions here and learn how to apply here.

Columbus Guarini Scholarship for Italian-American Students
Students of Italian descent are eligible to apply for a scholarship of up to $5,000 to study abroad at John Cabot University for one or two semesters.

DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service
Funding opportunities for students interested in study and research in Germany.

DiversityAbroad.com Study Abroad Scholarships
A study abroad portal that has partnered with several organizations to offer scholarships, including one for minority students studying abroad in Turkey.

Explore the World Travel Scholarships
Awards of $2,000 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents with demonstrated financial need who reside in specific U.S. neighborhoods.

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia
The Freeman-ASIA award provides need-based funding to assist the recipient with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc.

Fulbright Commission Summer Institute United Kingdom 
Full scholarship (tuition, housing, meals, airfare) for Freshmen and Sophomores to spend the summer studying at a UK university while exploring that country’s rich cultural heritage. Preference is given to students who have never been to the UK and have had minimal experiences traveling abroad. Minimum GPA to apply is 3.7. Deadline to apply is usually early-February, but check the website for more details.

The Fund for Education Abroad
Scholarships of $5,000 per semester or $10,000 for the year are available to students studying abroad.  There is no limit to specific programs, destinations, or fields of study.  Priority is given to underrepresented students – including but not limited to minorities and to students going to non-traditional destinations.  Please note that students must apply one year in advance of the semester or year in which they plan to study abroad.

GI Bill Funding for Study Abroad

Gilman-Global Wales Award
This scholarship opportunity supports American undergraduate students of limited financial means for short-term, credit-bearing study at a Welsh university. The award allows students to strengthen their skills and expand their educational experiences while living and learning in Wales.  Successful applicants will receive a study grant of up to $5,000, to be used toward tuition, housing, travel, and related costs for up to one academic year at any of the Welsh Universities.

National Security Education Program Boren Scholarships
Awards for participants studying abroad outside of Western Europe and Australia.

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant Competition
Awards up to $1,000 for undergraduate students.

Scholarship for Study at the Technical University of Munich
Award provides stipend of up to 600 Euros per month for semester study at the Technical University of Munich in Munich, Germany. For information about this scholarship or to receive an application, please contact studyabroad@miami.edu.

Studyabroad.com
Helpful section of study abroad scholarships can be found on this study abroad search engine.

StudyAbroadFunding.org
Search engine of study abroad scholarships.

Toshizo Watanabe Study Abroad Scholarship
The Toshizo Watanabe Endowed Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to undergraduates/graduate students for a semester or year-long study abroad program in Japan. The scholarship will support up to the full cost of attendance to the study abroad program of the applicant’s choice. The scholarship program grants awards to recipients in amounts determined by financial need and other qualifications.