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Summer Financial Info

For a financial overview of summer study abroad, please visit the summer section of our website.

Study Abroad Scholarships

A few examples of outside funding and Brandeis scholarships have been provided below, as well as some web sites which may be helpful. Please also refer to the Study Abroad Resource Library, which contains research books on funding for overseas study.

Scholarships for Brandeis Students Study Abroad After Graduation
National Scholarships Graduate Students
Program Specific Scholarships Scholarships Handout

Scholarships for Brandeis Students:

Brandeis Scholarships for Study Abroad are available for students receiving need-based financial aid. There is also one scholarship for study in China available to any student regardless of their financial aid status. Brandeis in The Hague summer program applicants are not eligible for this scholarship, but need-based financial aid recipients are eligible for the Hague program specific grant. Application materials are available online through your Online Study Abroad account. The deadline for Fall, Academic Year, and Spring is in February.

Frances Taylor Eizenstat '65 Undergraduate Israel Travel Grant Program are ccompetitive grants of $2,500 each, awarded by the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies to undergraduates from any Brandeis department pursuing academic or career interests in Israel. Study, research, learn Hebrew, or arrange an internship in any one of a broad variety of fields, disciplines and interests. Click here for further details, deadlines, and the online application formThe deadline for Winter/Spring travel is October 30th and the deadline for Summer/Fall travel is March 30th.

The Crown Center for Middle East Studies offers summer travel and study grants of up to $4,000 for undergraduate and graduate students.  Any field of study may be considered but the research must be related to the Middle East.  These grants may be used for summer travel/study or for senior thesis research during the academic year. The application deadline is typically in March.

The Ruth Gollan Prize in Hebrew for $900 will be awarded to a student pursuing a program of study in Israel in Hebrew language and/or literature.

National Scholarships

Boren Scholarships, The National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Scholarships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. We focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. national security, broadly defined, and underrepresented in study abroad. The campus deadline is December and differs from the national deadline so please click here for more details. 

Benjamin A. Gilman Undergraduate Scholarships Program provides undergraduate students with limited financial means with up to $5,000 to pursue overseas study. Students who plan to study Critical Need Languages and receive the Gilman Scholarship are also eligible to receive an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement from the Gilman Program. If you're intersted in applying for the Gilman, please contact Darren Gallant, Study Abroad Advisor.  Application deadlines are typically in March for fall/year/summer students studying abroad  and October for Spring students.

Freeman-ASIA (Freeman Awards for Study in Asia) is designed to support American undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of Americans with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures. This award was suspended until recently, please review it's website for deadlines and eligibility criteria.

The Fund for Education Abroad is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships.  Applications are due in January.

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan provide assistance to students with travel and living expenses incurred during a semester or year in Japan. The deadline for students who will be studying in Japan in Fall or Academic Year is typically April while the deadline for Spring students is typically October. 

BUTEX (British Transatlantic Exchange Association) offers a 500 Pound scholarship to students who have been offered a place as a study abroad student in a UK university which is a member of BUTEX. The scholarship deadline for any student abroad a semester or the academic year is generally May.

The Department of State's Critical Language Scholarships provide funding for intensive overseas summer study of "critical need" languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Indic (Bangla, Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu), Korean, Persian, Russian, and Turkish. The deadline is typically in the Fall.

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) created the Undergraduate Scholarship Program to support undergraduate US students interested in studying, doing research, or completing an internship for a 4-10 month period in Germany during the German academic year. The deadline for the Academic Year is always January 31st.

The MASA Grants provide $1000 for Jewish undergraduates studying in Israel. Applications must be sent to MASA at least two months before the start of your program.

The Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) offers up to 100 study abroad scholarships for African American, Hispanic American, and Native American students who choose Turkey as their study abroad destination. TCA scholarships range from $500 to $2,000 per student.

Other National Scholarship Resources has developed a personalized scholarship directory that allows students, parents and education abroad professionals to search for study abroad grants, scholarships and other funding opportunities.

IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding Database: a funding resource that allows you to search by country or subject to find the study abroad funding information.

Hillel: contains listing of scholarships and grants for study and travel in Israel. contains some scholarship listings and links.

Free Scholarship Searches: a clearinghouse of available scholarship search functions and applications. Scholarships on this website are for more than just study abroad.

Going Global: A College Student’s Road Map to Studying Abroad: This site provides a wide range of information from scholarships, to cost of living estimates, budgeting, and more. Please note that not all information applies to the Brandeis study abroad experience.

Program Specific Scholarships

Many institutions will offer grants and scholarships for students studying abroad on their program. Listed below are just a few highlights of the types of funding available through some of the more popular programs for Brandeis students. Be sure to check with your individual program to see if they offer any merit and/or need-based scholarships.

Study Abroad After Graduation

Students interested in learning more about international scholarships for study abroad after graduation, (i.e. Fulbright, Rhodes, Marshall), can check out the Scholarships and Fellowships web site.

Graduate Students

Brandeis University graduate students should see the dean of their graduate school for more information on scholarships.