Adelphi University and external organizations offer our students financial assistance to study abroad. Click the options below to view eligibility, deadlines and additional information.
Eligibility: Any Adelphi student, who will be participating in an approved, credit-bearing, study abroad program being billed tuition through Adelphi, is eligible. Applicants must be in good standing and should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3. Students must have at least one semester remaining at Adelphi upon returning from their study abroad program.
Selection: Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic merit and need. Academic merit will be based on the applicant’s cumulative GPA, the letter of recommendation submitted with the program application, and the applicant’s statement of purpose. Need may be documented by a filed FAFSA form or by being a recipient of a Pell grant. Applicants should also submit a personal statement of their financial situation. Preference will be given to students who have not previously studied abroad.
Awards are contingent upon acceptance into and participation in the proposed study abroad program. In addition, the student must have no outstanding balance owed to Adelphi. Students must remain in good academic standing to retain any awarded study abroad scholarship.
Expectations: Award recipients will be expected to blog about their experience while abroad, if adequate facilities are available to do so. In addition, award recipients must participate in three functions to promote the internationalization of the campus, i.e. a study abroad fair, presentation to peers, or a similar activity approved by the Center for International Education.
Amount: The amount of the award will vary depending on the length of the program. It is important to keep in mind that there is no guarantee that an applicant will receive a grant. Students should not apply for a program in anticipation of receiving a grant to cover costs.
Funds will be applied to your Adelphi account and can only be used for tuition costs.
• March 1 for Fall and academic year programs
• March 15 for Summer programs
• November 1 for January intersession, Spring semester and spring break programs
Application: Once you have applied to a study abroad program, please apply online and submit the following:
• Statement of Purpose: In a 400 to 500 word essay, please describe your study abroad program and explain how this experience will benefit you as an individual as well as how it supports your educational and career goals. Please be thoughtful and creative.
• Personal Financial Statement: Please explain how you plan to pay for the program and any financial need you might have. Please outline any personal or family contributions, loans or other scholarships for which you have applied.
Eligibility: Any LGS student, who will be participating in a credit-bearing, study abroad program (pre-approved by Adelphi’s Center for International Education), is eligible to apply. Applicants must be in good standing with both the university & the LGS Program and should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3. Students must have at least one semester remaining at Adelphi upon returning from their study abroad program. Eligibility will be verified by the LGS program, as part of the application process.
Selection: Recipients will be selected on the basis of the merit of their application and their academic performance in LGS. Awards are contingent upon acceptance into and participation in the proposed study abroad program. In addition, the student must have no outstanding balance owed to Adelphi. Students must remain in good academic standing to retain any awarded study abroad award. Preference will be given to students who have not previously studied abroad.
Expectations: Upon return, award recipients must write an LGS newsletter article and/or LGS blog post, and participate in an LGS-approved activity or presentation to discuss their experiences.
Amount: The amount of the award awarded may vary depending on the length and nature of the study abroad program, and is always subject to the availability of funds. It is important to keep in mind that there is no guarantee that an applicant will receive an award.
• 1 Study Abroad Award (up to $500) awarded for fall/year
• 1 Study Abroad Award (up to $500) awarded for winter
• 1 Study Abroad Award (up to $500) awarded for spring
• 1 Study Abroad Award (up to $500) awarded for summer
Application: After you have applied to a study abroad program, please send the following application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Statement of Purpose: In an essay (up to 500 words), explain how your experience abroad will benefit you as an LGS student as well as how it supports your educational and career goals.
Through the generous support of Steven J. Rubin, former Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and a student of IAU College, this scholarship is intended for study at IAU College in Aix-en-Provence, France. One award will be made annually in the amount of $2000, with preference going to students who are part of the Levermore Global Scholars Program.
Eligibility: This scholarship is available to any full-time Adelphi student who will be studying at IAU College. Applicants must be in good standing and should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3. Students must have at least one semester remaining at Adelphi upon returning from their study abroad program.
Selection: Recipients will be selected on the basis of their academic merit, which will be based on the applicant’s cumulative GPA, the letter of recommendation submitted with the program application, and the applicant’s statement of purpose. Preference will be given to students in the Levermore Global Scholars program and to applicants accepted to study for a full-year, followed by semester students, followed by those in short-term programs.
Expectations: Award recipients will be expected to meet with the Office of University Advancement prior to departure. Upon completion of their IAU program, recipients will file a report with the Center for International Education in order to summarize and evaluate their experience.
Amount: The Steven J. Rubin IAU Study Abroad Scholarship, in cooperation with IAU, provides a $2,000 grant to an Adelphi student, which will be applied directly to the cost of housing while in France.
Deadline: MAY 15
Application: Once you have applied to an IAU program, please apply online and submit the following:
• Statement of Purpose
This valuable funding resource allows you to search by country or subject to find the study abroad funding information that you need. Their comprehensive database of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, and grants can help make your dream of studying abroad a financial possibility and a profound reality.
The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe and Australia. The Gilman scholarship aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. The program seeks to assist students from a diverse range and type of public and private institutions from all 50 states.
Eligibility: U.S. citizen undergraduate students with limited financial means, who intend to engage in academic studies abroad.
Range of Awards: Awards of up to $5,000. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being $4,000. Students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at 2-year or 4-year undergraduate colleges or universities are eligible to apply. Students who apply for and receive the Gilman Scholarship to study abroad are now eligible to receive an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement from the Gilman Program for a total possible award of up to $8,000.
• Fall programs: Applications are due in early April
• Spring programs: Application are due in early October
The Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provide scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. A Freeman-ASIA Award provides need-based funding to assist the recipient with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc.
Generation Study Abroad students come to New Zealand for a great education and an incredible adventure.
It’s a place where learning is personalized and easily tailored, where independent thought is welcomed and innovation is encouraged. In New Zealand students discover new ways to learn, gain new experiences and get a fresh global perspective.
Education New Zealand and New Zealand tertiary institutions are supporting Generation Study Abroad students with excellence and travel awards.
Morgan Stanley, which has had a presence in Japan for more than 35 years, is proud to support the U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation’s Bridging Project for Study Abroad in Japan. Two scholarships will be awarded.
Eligibility: Juniors and seniors at U.S. universities with an interest in economics and international finance who have been accepted for study in Japan for the coming academic year.
Range of Awards: Winners will be awarded scholarships of $7,500 to help finance their studies.
Deadline: Early April
These scholarships offer programs and funding for students, faculty, researchers, and others in higher education. There are a number of scholarships and grants offered (see the DAAD website for specific details). Scholarships are competitive and recipients are selected by independent selection committees on the basis of outstanding academic records and convincing and feasible project proposals or statement of purpose.
Eligibility: In general, the office serves students who are U.S. or Canadian citizens. Unless stated otherwise, foreign nationals may be eligible if they have been full-time students/scholars at an accredited U.S. or Canadian university for more than one year at the time of application and will return to the U.S. or Canada after the scholarship period to complete their degree. Student applicants must be enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program at an accredited U.S. or Canadian college or university.
Range of Awards: Varies depending upon the program.
Deadline: Varies depending upon the program.
Funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), this scholarship focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. It draws on a broad definition of national security applied by the President in his annual National Security Strategy, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including: sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.
Eligibility: U.S. undergraduates who will pursue the study of languages and cultures currently underrepresented in study abroad and critical to U.S. national security.
Range of Awards: Boren Scholarships are merit-based. Award amounts are based on the study abroad costs and financial aid information provided by the applicant. The maximum award is $8,000 for a summer, $10,000 for a semester, or $20,000 for a full academic year. Students must inform IIE/NSEP of any additional outside funding they receive for their study abroad program.
Deadline: February each year
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.
During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.
Grant lengths and dates vary by country.
Every year, CIEE awards more than $3 million in scholarships and grants for study abroad. Their comprehensive approach addresses three distinct areas to ensure they reach students of diverse academic, ethnic, and economic backgrounds:
Academic Excellence Scholarships – for students who excel in academic pursuits and are devoted to specialized areas of study
Access Grants and Scholarships – for students who have historically been unable to study abroad because of financial circumstances
Ambassador Grants – for motivated, high-achieving, students who are committed to capturing and sharing the many transformative benefits of international education after they return to campus.