Office of Study Abroad

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Brandeis student standing above view of ocean and city in Cinque Terre

Zoila Coc-Chang '18 received the Gilman scholarship for her summer internship in Cape Town, South Africa

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship awards scholarships of up to $5,000 (and an additional $3,000 for critical languages). This amount can really help finance an experience abroad. With commitment and preparation, Brandeis students tend to do well in the application process, as evidenced by the extensive list of recipients below.

This application is more involved than some others and students need to meet with an advisor for help completing their applications. Visit Gilman's website for eligibility, prize amounts, to create an account, and for more information. The scholarship is available for Pell Grant-eligible students who are studying abroad for credit in the fall, spring, or summer terms.

Students may also be eligible for the Gilman-McCain Scholarship, a newly established award available to students who are child dependents of active duty military members. Students applying to the Gilman-McCain Scholarship do not need to be Pell Grant-eligible. Please see your study abroad advisor for details.

Locations of Past Recent Recipients

  • Summer 2023 - Costa Rica
  • Spring 2023 - Denmark, Italy, South Africa, Spain
  • Fall 2022 - Ecuador Netherlands, South Korea, United Kingdo,m
  • Summer 2022 - Mexico (Yahni Lapa '23), Switzerland, Turkey
  • Spring 2022 - Israel
  • Fall 2021 - Ghana, Morocco, South Korea, United Kingdom
  • Spring 2020 - Argentina, Cuba, Morocco
  • Fall 2019 - Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Japan, South Africa, South Korea (Nico Leger '21, Arlenne Serna '21)

Gilman Top Producer 2017-2018

Brandeis University announced as a Gilman top producing institution

For the second year in a row, Brandeis University has been recognized for its success in making international study and internships more accessible and inclusive for students of all backgrounds through the Gilman Scholarship Program. For 2017-2018, Brandeis University ranked 2nd overall among small colleges and universities (under 5,000 students) in producing Gilman Scholars. In 2016-2017, Brandeis ranked 4th overall in the number of Gilman Scholars for small colleges and universities.