Scholarships for Study Abroad

for Studying Abroad
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CUNY Scholarships
Honors and Scholarship Office

The Office of Honors and Scholarships offers a wide array of Internal Scholarships for Queens College students. Visit their website for more information (linked in the title). Follow this link for Queens CollegeInternal Study Abroad Scholarships:

    • Queens College General Internal Scholarships HERE
    • Queens College Study Abroad Internal Scholarships HERE

Summer / Fall Semester – Deadline: March 

Winter / Spring Semester – Deadline: October

External Study Abroad Scholarships
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Winter 2024 / Spring 2024 Deadline: October 5, 2023 @11:59pm Pacific Time (application opens mid-August)

Summer 2024 / Fall 2024 Deadline: March 7, 2024 @11:59pm Pacific Time (application opens mid-January) 

The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify and expand participation in international study by supporting students who have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad, including—but not limited to:

    • students with high financial need,
    • community college students,
    • those in underrepresented fields of study,
    •  students from diverse ethnic backgrounds,
    • students with disabilities,
    • and students of nontraditional age.

Applicants receive the Federal Pell Grant (Financial Aid). 



For more information and full eligibility requirements, visit the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship website:

Gilman-DAAD Germany Scholarship

Winter 2024 / Spring Semester 2024 Deadline: October 3, 2023 @11:59pm Pacific Time (application opens mid-August)

Summer 2024 / Fall Semester 2024 Deadline: March 2024 @11:59pm Pacific Time (application opens mid-January)

The Gilman-DAAD Germany Scholarship is a partnership between the U.S. Department of State’s BenjaminA Gilman Scholarship Program and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

This scholarship supports a wider effort between the United States and Germany to increase and diversify international student mobility among German and American higher education institutions. 

For more detailed information, visit this website:


The primary goal of Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) is to increase the number of U.S. undergraduates who study in East and Southeast Asia, by providing them with the information and financial assistance they will need.

Award recipients are expected to share their experiences with their home campuses to encourage study abroad in East and Southeast Asia by others, and to spread greater understanding of Asian peoples and cultures within their home communities.

More information is available at:  

CampusFrance Search Engine

CampusFrance is a website that is used during the French Visa Process.  They have a Scholarship Search Engine, which allows students to look for different forms of financial assistance:

Campus France Scholarship Search Engine (CLICK HERE)

Critical Language Scholarship Program

CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity.

CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century’s globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.Languages offered for the CLS Program include:

    • Arabic,
    • Azerbaijani,
    • Bangla,
    • Chinese,
    • Hindi,
    • Indonesian,
    • Japanese,
    • Korean,
    • Persian,
    • Portuguese,
    • Punjabi,
    • Russian,
    • Swahili,
    • Turkish, and
    • Urdu.


For more information, please visit this website:

Bridging Scholarships from the American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ)

The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study abroad programs in Japan.

The United States-Japan Bridging Foundation funds scholarships through AATJ to help students study abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year.

For more information, please visit this website:

Boren Scholarships

National Security Education Program’s David L. Boren Scholarships are available for undergraduate students and Fellowships for graduate students.

Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad.  Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 for language study and international research.

For more information, please visit:

Fulbright Scholarships

The Fulbright Program was established to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills.

Its primary source of funding is an annual appropriation made by the United States Department of State. The Fulbright Program offers various scholarships.

For details, visit the Fulbright website at:

IIE Scholarship Seach Engine

IIE manages more than 200 programs with participants from more than 180 countries. In the last year alone, more than 29,000 people participated in IIE managed programs.

Use IIEs program finder to explore opportunities:

Study Abroad Scholarship Search Engines

Here are two useful sites which provide a listing of scholarships specifically aimed towards students studying abroad.

But remember — it is important to plan early as many scholarships have deadlines that are earlier than study abroad application deadlines!

Rotary Peace Fellowship

“Rotary is a global network of 1.4 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.”

The Rotary Peace Centers of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is currently recruiting applicants for the Rotary Peace Fellowship: 

Private Organizations and Civic Groups

Private organizations and civic groups are additional sources of aid for study abroad. Private organizations and associations related to your area of study or destination are worth consulting, as are ethnic and service organizations.

Finding funding sources requires creativity and perseverance. Many college and university study abroad offices maintain libraries that offer information on funding for study abroad. Information can also be obtained through the Internet. 

How to Apply



Study Abroad Office

King Hall, Room 203

Queens College, CUNY

65-30 Kissena Blvd. Flushing, New York 11367-1597


718-997-5055 (FAX)