Scholarships & Financial Aid

There are numerous scholarships for international study and nearly all financial aid and scholarships received for study on campus at USC can be applied toward study abroad. Many low cost study abroad options are available in a range of different locations, providing courses applicable to most majors.

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USC Study Abroad Scholarships:

Affiliate Scholarship & Benefits — Available to students participating in a Global Partner Program or Global Direct Program through a designated affiliate partner. 

Beyond Boundaries Award Challenge Your Limits! The Beyond Boundaries Award is a financial award of $2000 or more to be used to help fund a Maymester/summer study abroad experience.

Carolina Global Study Scholarship — A financial award of $1000-$2000 to be used to help fund a semester, academic year, or semester equivalent summer study abroad experience. These scholarships are generously funded by the following Global Partner Programs: American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), International Studies Abroad (ISA) and GlobaLinks Learning Abroad.

Institute for Tourism Studies Spring 2015 Scholarship — Spring 2015 Scholarship valued at $2500. Students must participate in the Insitute for Tourism Studies (IFT) exchange program in Macao.

Jewish Studies Study Abroad/Research Travel Grants — The Jewish Studies Study Abroad/Research Travel Grant is a financial award of $2500 to be used to help fund a study or research abroad experience in Israel for USC students having an established interest in Jewish Studies.

Krammer AwardA $1000 scholarship available to International Business majors participating in the IBUS global exchange program with the Vienna University of Economics & Business Administration (WU).

Maxcy Travel Grants  A competitive financial award to be used to help fund a semester, Maymester, or summer study abroad experience for undergraduate students who are current residents of Maxcy College.

The Spanish House Summer Travel Grant — A competitive financial award of $500 to be used to help fund a summer study abroad experience to Spain or Costa Rica for undergraduate students who are current, active Spanish House participants.

Passport Travel Grants — Available to Capstone Scholars, Honors students & Carolina/McNair/Lieber/Hamilton/Horseshoe Scholars who are studying abroad during the summer.

USC International Progams Scholarship — The International Programs Scholarship is available to students participating in either the USC in Monte Castello or Cultural Exploration of Oman Global Classroom programs.  These competitive awards may be worth up to $1000.

National Scholarships: Undergraduate & Graduate                        (Both merit & need-based scholarships specifically for overseas study and research)

USC Departmental Scholarships: Undergraduate & Graduate           (Scholarships sponsored by specific USC academic departments for overseas study and/or research).

Useful links for additional study abroad scholarships and funding

FAQ: Answers to common questions regarding financing your study abroad

For more detailed information on how financial aid and scholarships can be used for study abroad, please visit the Guidelines for Using General University & State Sponsored Scholarships for Study Abroad and review the Frequently Asked Questions. For specific questions, we recommend that you speak with a counselor in the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships. If you will need the Financial Aid Office to release information to scholarship organizations, please complete and sign the release form.