Brandeis University Study Abroad Scholarships

Studetnt at top of Table Mountain overlooking city of Capetown and ocean

Joel Burt-Miller '16 was a recipient of the Joel Friedland '76 Endowed Study Abroad Scholarship

For the past 30 years, thanks to the inspiration of President Abram Sachar and the continued support of Brandeis alumni, professors, and staff, the Undergraduate Committee for Study and Research Abroad has administered a grant competition for students on need-based financial aid planning to study abroad during their college career. Please see the list of available scholarships below. 

We encourage applications from all qualified undergraduates, especially sophomores whose G.P.A. is at least a 3.0. Typical awards range from $500 to $1,500. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of a project statement, overall academic record, and a faculty recommendation.


Applications for students studying abroad in Academic Year 2021-22, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022 are due on March 4, 2021.

Open your Brandeis Sachar Scholarship Application


Students eligible to receive need-based financial aid may apply for a grant to study abroad for Fall, Spring, or Academic Year. Preference will be given to students who are planning to study abroad for the full year or fall semester only. The only merit scholars (e.g., JBS, Presidential) who may apply for a Brandeis Study Abroad Scholarship are those who also qualify for need-based institutional financial aid.

Exception: Applicants for the Helen Ke scholarship for study in China may be considered regardless of their financial aid status.