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Dahiana Loaiza '18

Dahiana Loaiza '18 received the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman scholarship to study in Denmark in spring 2017. Dahiana says, "Winning the Gilman Scholarships means the opportunity to continue learning and growing as an intellectual. This is a chance for me to learn about another culture and apply what I have learned throughout my time at Brandeis University to new experiences and challenges abroad."

Scholarship Information

Visit the scholarships page for more information. Click the image to print a handout of scholarship opportunities. 
Scholarships Handout

4 Tips for Funding Study Abroad

4 tips for funding

Financial Overview

Brandeis University is committed to assisting all undergraduates with the opportunity to study abroad, regardless of financial circumstances. Students that have financial concerns or questions are encouraged to meet with a study abroad staff member or their Financial Aid advisor.

Quick Facts About Financing Study Abroad:

  • Most eligible students never apply for study abroad scholarships.
  • Apart from airfare and personal expenses, the basic cost of studying abroad is similar to the cost of remaining on-campus.
  • One of the best ways to reduce costs while abroad is to research cost of living and housing costs for particular locations.
  • Students continue to pay Brandeis tuition and fees.
  • Student Ambassadors are a helpful source for advice on how to manage a personal budget while abroad.
  • Students abroad remain Brandeis students while abroad and thus financial aid continues uninterrupted, with specific exceptions. The Office of Student Financial Services is able to adjust aid packages appropriately. Please consult with the Office of Student Financial Services for more details, (Phone: 781-736-3700 & e-mail:

To help plan your expenses and budget for your semester off-campus we offer a number of resources, including:

  1. Affording Study Abroad (.pdf)
  2. Budget Planning Worksheet (.excel) and a Budget Planning Worksheet video