Study Abroad Scholarships


Duquesne in Rome Scholarships:

Open to all students and preference is given to those with financial need.

Deadlines: Fall Semester: March 15; Spring Semester: October 1

Complete the application in Duq Abroad, Application Portal. The Scholarship Application is available once you apply. 

Major-Specific Scholarships: Fall 2021: not yet announced 

Duquesne in Dublin Scholarships:

Scholarships for semesters spent in Dublin!  Open to all students. Complete the application in Duq Abroad, Application Portal. The Scholarship Application is available once you apply.

Deadlines: Fall Semester: March 15; Spring Semester: October 1

Maymester and Spring Breakaway:

Scholarships, if any, vary every year for these options. Please visit the Center for Global Engagement or email ( to find out what options are available. 

Vira I Heinz Scholarship for Women in Global Leadership

The Vira I Heinz Scholarship Program for Women in Global Leadership provides $5000 grants for three (3) Duquesne University women in their sophomore year to participate in a summer study abroad experience and engage in a community service project. In addition, awardees will gain global leadership skills through two organized retreat weekends. Schedule a study abroad advising meeting if interested in the applying.

Deadline: November 1 

External Scholarship (Students Apply through Duquesne):

Fulbright Graduate Research Grants and English Teaching Assistantships

The Center for Global Engagement assists students interested in applying for various Fulbright scholarship opportunities abroad.


External Scholarships:

The Center for Global Engagement is available to assist you in applying for these awards and opportunities.

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarships

Gilman Scholarships provide awards for study abroad for U.S. citizens who are receiving Pell Grants, a federal need-based financial aid grant under Title IV. This program is offered through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education . Selected recipients are awarded up to $5,000, depending on the length of their program to defray the costs of studying abroad.

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

Sponsored by the Association of Teachers of Japanese, Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan provide scholarship assistance of up to $4,000 to qualified students for study at an eligible program in Japan.

BUTEX North American Scholarship Programme

Scholarships for study at any BUTEX affiliated institution in the U.K.

Corrine Jeannine Schillings Foundation

Scholarships for Silver or Gold Award Girl Scouts to pursue foreign language study and study abroad.

Critical Language Scholarship Program

Summer Only.  Full funding for summer study of languages deemed critical by the U.S. government.

DAAD: German Academic Exchange Service

For students studying or doing research in Germany.

Freeman - ASIA

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

Global Studies Grant for Student Travel and Study

Designed to support foreign language training and other academic studies abroad, this grant provides supplemental funds for American students who already are studying abroad under the auspices of an official study abroad program conducted by an accredited academic institution. GSF seeks to support a formative experience abroad for the recipient, who also must share this experience with others upon his or her return – ideally, with multiple audiences and varied media. We are particularly interested in funding the study of strategically significant countries and languages.

Mobility International USA

Information on scholarships and fellowships for U.S. and international citizens.

BOREN: National Security Education Program (NSEP) - Undergraduate Program

Awards for intensive summer or academic term study abroad in non-traditional destinations are offered to freshmen and sophomores to foster their interest in international affairs. Awards for an academic term or year in non-traditional destinations are offered to juniors and seniors to increase their knowledge of other languages and cultures. Please meet with the Study Abroad Advisor to discuss your plans and the application procedures.

BOREN: National Security Education Program (NSEP) - Graduate International Fellowships

Awards of varying lengths are offered to graduate students to pursue the study of languages and cultures deemed critical to U.S. national security. To be eligible, the student must be a U.S. citizen and either enrolled in or applying to a graduate program at an accredited U.S. college or university.  Applications are typically due in the end of January for the following academic year.

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants: Honors Fraternity Scholarship

Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying broad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year.
Open to students who have a 3.75 GPA

Young Ambassador Program

The Young Ambassador Program is organised through the Friends of Saint Patrick organisation and the Saint Patrick Centre. It is designed to promote a greater understanding of the shared cultural heritage of Northern Ireland in North America amongst those aged 20-25. Young Ambassadors will be selected to travel to Downpatrick and County Down, Ireland for 15 days in June to explore various aspects of the history and traditions of the island of Ireland and develop their own chosen cultural dissertations. They will complete their agreed dissertations when they go home and following a successful review will be formally made Young Ambassadors.


Resources for Scholarship Searches:

These sites list a variety of funding sources, scholarships, grants, etc.

Searchable database of funding opportunities organized by academic status, region, country, subject, and diversity criteria.  Log-in is required to browse scholarships.

Fund for Education Abroad

Scholarships for U.S. citizens attending summer, semester, and full-year programs abroad.

Go Study Abroad: Grants and Scholarships

This site lists several national scholarship opportunities as well as language focused scholarships.

Guide to Online Schools Study Abroad Scholarship

Available to U.S. citizens for semester or year-long study.  If you are applying for this scholarship, ask your study abroad advisor to to request that funds be disbursed to you directly.

IES - Additional Financial Aid Resources

Lists of external funding resources by type.

IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding

Searchable database of funding opportunities organized by country, field of study, and other criteria.

Study Abroad Funding web site with database of funding resources.

University of Minnesota- International Study and Travel Center

The International Study and Travel Center of the University of Minnesota offers a searchable database of additional funding sources.