Scholarships & Financial Aid
Many students think study abroad is not financially feasible, however with a little effort, you can afford to study abroad!
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.CLICK HERE for affordable study abroad programs & tips.
The Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs can help you investigate and apply for national scholarships (see below) such as the Fulbright, Marshall and Rotary, to name a few. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this great resource on campus! You can also contact the Study Abroad Office for more information on scholarships specifically for Study Abroad.
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. The deadline has been extended for certain summer, semester, & academic year programs! Click on the link above for more info.
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.
Dobson Volunteer Service Program - provides funding support for students, faculty and staff members to engage in direct service activities, both locally and abroad. The program underwrites up to 50 percent of approved expenses for individuals and groups. Dobson recipients agree to share their experiences in presentations after completing their service experiences. Most service is performed during spring break, Maymester and over the summer.
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 Award - A $1000 scholarship available to International Business majors participating in the IBUS global exchange program with the Vienna University of Economics & Business Administration (WU).
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.
Passport Travel Grants - Available to Capstone Scholars, Honors students & those Carolina/McNair/Lieber Scholars who enrolled in the fall 2009 and thereafter and who are studying abroad during the summer.
National Scholarships: Undergraduate & Graduate (Both merit & need-based scholarships specifically for overseas study and research)
- Depending on the scholarship, the Study Abroad Office or the Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs may be your point of contact. See details for each scholarship to find out who to contact. You can contact the Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs at OFSP@sc.edu or (803)777-0958.
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.