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Study Abroad


UW Study Abroad Scholarships

  • For students pursuing UW Study Abroad programs around the world.
  • No additional application is required.
  • No separate deadline – Check a box on your UW Study Abroad program application to be considered for scholarships.
  • Any student selected to participate in a UW Study Abroad program is eligible to be considered.
  • Washington state residents with the greatest financial need are given priority for most scholarships. Financial need is demonstrated via the FAFSA or WASFA.
  • Several scholarships are also available for undergraduates participating in UW exchange programs. These do not require financial need, and are open to resident and non-resident students.
  • This process replaces the GO!, Fritz, Plan2GO, and STEMxChange Scholarship application process. Students will now apply using the process outlined above. 

More study abroad scholarships

All regions

Foundation for Global Scholars

Applicants must be U.S. or Canadian citizens and receive academic credit for study abroad. Priority given to students from underrepresented populations in study abroad.

Gilman Scholarship

For U.S. citizen undergraduates eligible for Pell Grants. Students studying critical need languages can qualify for additional funds.

Scott’s Cheap Flights Scholarship

Open to all U.S. citizen or permanent resident undergraduates.

For graduate students

Chester A. Fritz Fellowships

  • Competitive funding for international study or research for one quarter.

Gerberding-Rome Studies Fellowship

  • Competitive funding for graduate study at the UW Rome Center.


“Critical need” regions

Boren Undergraduate Scholarships

Boren Scholarships 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.

Boren Graduate Fellowships

Awards up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students for area or language studies and research in countries critical to U.S. interests. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)

For U.S. citizen or permanent resident undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to pursuing area or language studies in critical need locations.

Africa and the Middle East

Center for Arabic Study Abroad

Round trip airfare, tuition, and a monthly living stipend for advanced Arabic language studies in Egypt. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a minimum of three years of formal instruction in Arabic prior to application.

Ottenberg-Winans Fund

For UW undergraduate and graduate student research in Africa. Fellowships range from $400 to $1000.

Turkish Coalition of America

Scholarships for American students of Turkish heritage and U.S. minority students who wish to study in Turkey.

Stroum Center Opportunity Grants

Grants of up to $1500 are available to UW undergraduate students in UW-approved study abroad experiences related to Jewish studies. The grants are also open to graduate students for research, conference attendance, or further study in topics related to Jewish studies.


Gary & Consuelo Corbett Canada-U.S. Fellowships Program

Fellowships of $4000 for one semester or $7000 for two semesters of undergraduate study at the University of British Columbia or the University of Victoria.

Killam Fellowships

Two annual $10,000 awards to UW students attending a Canadian University per the UW Canadian Studies-Killam Exchange. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Organization of American States

Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study or research in an OAS Member State.


Bridging Japan Scholarship

$2500 scholarships for semester-long programs, $4000 for academic year programs to U.S. citizen undergraduate students for study in Japan.

Freeman-ASIA Scholarship

The Freeman-Asia Scholarship is designed to support American undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia. Awards of up to $3000 are available for summer, $5000 for semester-long programs and $7000 for year-long programs.

Japanese Government Scholarships

Undergraduate study or graduate research in Japan. Students should contact the Consulate General of Japan in Seattle to learn more.

Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)

For undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at Japanese universities as participants of a UW Exchange. Students are nominated and selected for the scholarship by the partner institution in Japan.

Atsumi International Scholarship Foundation

Scholarship for Ph.D. candidates for study or research in universities in Japan’s Kanto area.


Scan | Design Fellowship Program (Denmark)

Funding for undergraduate and graduate students accepted to a UW study abroad program or exchange in Denmark for a semester, academic year or summer.

Denmark’s International Study Program (Denmark)

Up to $5,000 for semester programs and $1,000 for summer programs to DIS program participants.

Northwest Danish Association (Denmark)

Scholarships for OR or WA resident students. Preference is given to students with Danish heritage.

Gudrun Gytel Foundation (Denmark)

For semester or year-long study at Danish universities in the fields of humanities, social sciences, architecture, engineering, technology, and related fields.

Finlandia Foundation National Scholarships (Finland)

For undergraduate and graduate students in all academic disciplines.

Baden-Wuerttemberg Scholarships (Germany)

Provided in the form of a monthly stipend to undergraduate and graduate students studying at a university in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, for one or two semesters as a participant of a UW exchange.

DAAD (Germany)

Many scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students at U.S. and Canadian institutions for study and research in Germany.

UW Scandinavian Studies (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, and Finland)

Offers a variety of scholarships to UW undergraduate and graduate students for study and research.

UW Ellison Center (Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia)

Offers a variety of scholarships and fellowships to UW undergraduate and graduate students for study and research.

Valle Scholarship and Scandinavian Exchange Program  (Scandinavia and the Baltics)

Promotes and funds the exchange of graduate students in Civil and Environmental Engineering or Built Environments with programs in Scandinavia and the Baltics.

UW Partner Programs Scholarships

CET awards over $100,000 in scholarships every year. UW students receive an automatic scholarship of $1000 for all semester-long programs.

CIEE awards up to $5 million in scholarships and grants for study abroad every year. All UW students receive an automatic scholarship of $350 for summer programs, $1500 for semester-long programs, and $3000 for academic year-long programs.

IE3 Global Internship Scholarships ranging between $500 – $1,500 are available to highly qualified applicants with financial need.

IES offers a variety of scholarships in addition to an automatic $2000 scholarship for semester-long programs for all UW students. Additionally, UW students are eligible and highly encouraged to apply for additional funding from IES Abroad: including over 3 million dollars in need-based, diversity, and donor-funded scholarships awarded each year. Students can complete the application online at:

The School for Field Studies awards over $400,000 in need-based financial aid annually!  Focusing on each student’s need, SFS is able to provide support through SFS scholarships, grants and low/zero-interest loans.  Click here for an extensive list of SFS financial aid opportunities!

School for International Training (SIT) Scholarships are available to students with financial need participating in SIT programs. SIT offers scholarships for both summer ($500 to $3,000) and semester ($500 to $5,000) programs. Included in the offering of scholarships, is the Pell Grant Match for semester programs. Additionally, SIT offers special scholarships for UW students only. For more information please click here.

SEA Semester Scholarships are awarded based on either need or merit, disbursing over $1 million annually. This includes an automatic $2500 scholarship available to students enrolling in fall, winter or spring semester programs from colleges operating on a trimester or quarter calendar, such as UW.

Scholarship search resources

Events and info sessions

Gilman Scholarship Information Sessions

Learn about the application process and get tips for writing strong essays

Thursday, 8/31 from 1pm-2pm in MGH 171

Wednesday, 9/13 from 2pm-3pm in MGH 171