Zika Virus Precautions
In light of the ongoing Zika virus transmission in various countries throughout the Americas, we urge all study abroad participants to follow the guidance issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and practice enhanced precautions to prevent mosquito bites.

While there is no immediate threat to the health and safety of our students, the Study Abroad Office is closely monitoring the situation and will post any relevant updates. Please visit the CDC's website for more information.

Undergraduate National Scholarships

American Society of Travel Agents/Tourism Cares

Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in travel or tourism  courses at a travel school, college or university for current year. Must be a resident, citizen, or legal alien of U.S. or Canada. Scholarships for research, international internships, ASTA internships or professional development training.
Fields of Study: All
GPA: 2.5/4.0
Awards: Vary
Tel: 703-739-8721
Email: carolynv@tourismcares.org
Web: http://www.tourismcares.org

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Eligibility: For students traditionally underrepresented in study abroad, including, but not limited to, the following: students with high  financial need, from diverse ethnic backgrounds, going to non-traditional destinations, attending community colleges, pursuing fields of study underrepresented in study abroad, of non-traditional age, or with physical challenges. Must receive a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of study abroad. Must be applying to or accepted by a study abroad program eligible for credit at an institution of higher education in the U.S. Must spend at least 4 weeks in one country, including any country except Cuba or one that is on the State Department’s travel warning list.
Fields of Study: All
Awards: Up to $5,000/semester. Check the website for eligible summer programs.
Tel: 713-621-6300, ext. 25
Email: gilman@iie.org
Web: www.iie.org/gilman/

USC On-Campus Coordinator:  Contact the Study Abroad Office to meet with an advisor.

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

Eligibility:  Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible   to apply for these scholarships. Previous Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and be enrolled in a college or university in the United  States.
Fields of Study: All
Awards: $2,500/semester, $4,000/academic year
Tel: 303-492-5487
E-mail: atj@colorado.edu
Web: http://www.aatj.org/studyabroad/scholarships.html

USC On-Campus Coordinator:  Sarah Langston, langstos@mailbox.sc.edu  

British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) Scholarships

Eligibility: Enrolled in an institution in the USA or Canada and offered a place as a study abroad or exchange student in a UK university which is a member of BUTEX.     
Fields of Study: All
Awards: ₤400
Tel: 44 (0)113 343 1734
Email: butex@leeds.ac.uk
Web: www.butex.ac.uk

USC On-Campus Coordinator: Contact the Study Abroad Office to meet with an advisor.

Charleston Women in International Trade (CWIT)

Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate student studying international trade or a related major. Must be resident of South Carolina and U.S. citizen. Financial need will be considered. Both male and female students are encouraged to apply.                    
Fields of Study: International Trade/Business
Awards: Two $1500 scholarships available
Email: cwit@scspa.com
Web: www.cwitsc.org

Confucius Institute Scholarship

Eligibility: Students studying Chinese as a second language. Applicants must have a basic knowledge of Chinese. Currently, this scholarship is limited to study at Beijing Language and Culture University.
Fields of Study: All majors; must be studying Chinese language abroad
Awards: Scholarship covers tuition, room and board at BLCU, and medical insurance; also includes a monthly stipend
Office: 611 Welsh Humanities Building, USC Campus
Email: ci@sc.edu  
Web: http://ci.sc.edu/scholarship.html

USC On-Campus Coordinator: Sarah Langston, langstos@mailbox.sc.edu

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals to Germany

Eligibility: This scholarship funded by the U.S. Government and German Parliament includes 2 months of intensive German language instruction (no prior German required), 4 months of classroom instruction at a German university or vocational school, and a 5-month internship. Students in engineering, business, technical, vocational, and agricultural fields are encouraged to apply (including recent graduates). Applicants must be between the ages of 18-24 at the start of the program, and should have a combination of some internship or work experience and a solid academic background in their field.
Fields of Study: All
Awards: Round-trip airfare, tuition for German university, housing, pre- program, mid-year and final seminars in Washington D.C.
Tel: 212-497-3500
Email: cbyx@cdsintl.org
Web: www.cdsintl.org/cbyx         

USC On-Campus Coordinator:  Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs, OFSP@sc.edu

Critical Language Scholarships

Eligibility: Undergraduate student with interest in intensive Arabic, Bangla, Hindi, Punjabi, Turkish, or Urdu language study during the summer.  Recipients of these scholarships are expected to continue language study beyond the scholarship period and later apply language skills in professional careers.  Previous language study experience requirements vary per location.
Fields of Study: All
Awards: Program covers tuition, all living expenses (including airfare)
Email: cls@caorc.org
Web: http://www.clscholarship.org

USC On-Campus Coordinator:  Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs, OFSP@sc.edu

Cultural Vistas Fellowship


  • U.S. citizens enrolled full-time at a four-year accredited U.S. college or university
  • No formal prior work or study abroad experiences
  • Academic or practical experience (volunteer or work) in sustainability, environmental awareness, engineering, and related sciences
  • Prior knowledge of language of host country (applicable in Germany and Argentina only)
  • Strong preference will be given to students historically underrepresented in international exchange. This includes, but is not limited to Pell Grant recipients; veterans; first-generation college students; STEM majors; members of minority communities within the United States; and non-traditional students. 

Fields of Study:  Summer 2013 - Sustainability in Asia, Europe, & Latin America.  In the summer of 2013, the inaugural class of Cultural Vistas Fellows will enrich their academic learning through professional internship and immersion experiences focused on environmental sustainability.

  • Program-related travel expenses, including round-trip airfare to and within internship country;  travel to New York City for pre-departure and re-entry seminars
  • Internship placement in Argentina, Germany, or Singapore
  • Accommodations throughout program, including pre-departure and re-entry seminars

Email: cvfellowship@culturalvistas.org
Web: http://www.culturalvistas.org/cvfellowship

DAAD German Academic Scholarships

Eligibility: Undergraduate scholarships are available for study, research, or internships in Germany.  Some previous German language study may be preferred, but not required; must be enrolled full-time in a degree-training program in the U.S. or Canada. Summer and semester scholarships are available.
Fields of Study: All
Awards: Depends on specific scholarship
Tel: 212-758-3223
Email: daadyny@daad.org
Web: http://www.daad.org/page/scholarship/index.v3page

USC On-Campus Coordinator: Rachel Hardison, hardisor@mailbox.sc.edu 

Delta Phi Alpha Scholarships (German Speaking Countries)

Eligibility: Delta Phi Alpha offers underdgraduate awards for Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer study abroad terms. The funding is intended to recognize excellence in German Studies and to provide an incentive for higher scholarship. Students must be a member of the Delta Phi Alpha Society to apply. For more information on membership to the society click HERE
Field of Study: German Studies or German Language
Awards: $1250 for all terms
Web: http://deltaphialpha.org/funding/scholarships/

USC On Campus Coordinator: Dr. Kurt Goblirsch, kurt@sc.edu 


DiversityAbroad.com Study Abroad Scholarship

Eligibility:  Applicants must be full-time undergraduates at a university or community college and be accepted to a study abroad program offered by a Diversity Abroad member organization. Economically disadvantaged students, African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Latino, Multiracial/ethnic or Native-American undergraduate students as well as students who study in non-traditional locations (Outside Western Europe & Australia) are strongly encouraged to apply.
Fields of Study: All
GPA: 2.75
Awards: $1000
Email: info@diversityabroad.com
Web: http://www.diversityabroad.com/scholarships

Foundation for Global Scholars  (Formerly the Foundation for Asia-Pacific Education)

Eligibility: U.S. or Canadian citizen enrolled in a North American university.  Four separate scholarships are offered through this foundation. All countries and regions are eligible. Visit the website for details and eligibility requirements of each specific scholarship.
Fields of Study: All; one STEM-specific award
GPA: Varies by scholarship
Awards: $500- $2000
Tel: 303-502-7256
Email: info@foundationforglobalscholars.org
Web: http://www.foundationforglobalscholars.org/scholarships-overview/

Freeman-Asia Program Scholarship -

Eligibility: U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need planning to study in East or South East Asia for academic credit. 
Fields of Study: All 
GPA: 2.8 
Awards: Varies by semester, up to $7,000 
Tel: 212-984-5346 
Web: www.iie.org/Programs/Freeman-ASIA 

Fulbright UK Summer Program Scholarship

Eligibility: First or second-year college student going to the UK for a four to six-week summer program.  See additional selection criteria and FAQs at http://www.fulbright.co.uk/media/application-forms/specialprogapps/FAQs_for_UKSI_2011.pdf
Preferences: The Fulbright Commission is seeking evidence of leadership qualities and initiative, academic ability, character, adaptability and ambassadorial qualities, as well as an interest in the UK and its culture. Applicants will not be required to know anything specific about the Fulbright Commission itself (such as its history, governance and funding).
Fields of Study: All
Awards: Round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the host university, accommodation and meals and a small daily allowance.
Tel: 020 7498 4010
Email: programmes@fulbright.co.uk
Web: http://www.fulbright.org.uk/fulbright-awards/exchanges-to-the-uk/undergraduates

Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships:

1. General Scholarship

Eligibility: A US citizen or permanent resident, full time undergraduate student, applying for a study abroad program that is a minimum of four weeks in length.  Student must commit to supporting education abroad at USC upon return from abroad.
Preferences: Programs that include: academic rigor, cultural immersion, language study, service learning or volunteering, non-traditional destinations.  Students that demonstrate financial need, students who represent a traditionally underrepresented group in education abroad.
Fields of Study: All
Awards: up to $10,000
Tel: 202-210-3199
Web: http://www.fundforeducationabroad.org

2. Rainbow Scholarship

Eligibility: This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving GLBT student who aims to participate in a high-quality, rigorous education abroad program. Applicants must meet general FEA scholarship eligibility requirements & preferences. Students interested in being considered for this annual scholarship should indicate this through their application forms.
Fields of Study: All
Tel: 202-210-3199

Go! Overseas Scholarship (Study and Volunteer Programs)

Eligibility:  Available to students currently enrolled in, or in the process of applying to study/teach/volunteer abroad programs.
Fields of Study: All
GPA: n/a
Awards: $500
Tel: (415) 796-6456
Email: info@gooverseas.com
Study: http://www.gooverseas.com/go-overseas-study-abroad-scholarship
Volunteer: http://www.gooverseas.com/volunteer-abroad-scholarship-application

Japanese Government Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho or MEXT) Scholarships

Eligibility:  Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are at least 17 years of age and less than 21 years of age as of April 1, have completed 12 years of schooling, and wish to study at a Japanese university as an undergraduate.
Fields of Study:   Japanese language and culture or professional training in the fields of civil engineering, electrical engineering, telecommunication, infant education, hotel management, fashion and dress-making, photography, architecture, electronics, nutrition, secretarial studies, tourism, or design.
GPA: n/a
Awards: Round-trip airfare, tuition fees, and a monthly stipend for room and board
Tel: 404-240-4300
Web: www.atlanta.us.emb-japan.go.jp/monbusho.html     

USC On-Campus Coordinator:  Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs, OFSP@sc.edu

LIVFund Scholarship (Latin America)

Eligibility: Open to anyone over the age of 18 interested in learning, interning or volunteering abroad in Latin America.  Candidates coming to Latin America with an organized program, designing their own program or still waiting to be accepted to an abroad program are all eligible to apply. Students, interns and volunteers who are already abroad are also eligible to receive funding. Candidates may apply for the LIVFund Scholarship up to six [6] months in advance of their program start date. Applicants who are awarded the scholarship must agree to post at least three [3] blog entries on the LIVFund blog detailing their abroad experience
Fields of Study: Any
Location: Latin America
Awards: $500
Email: info@livfund.org
Web: http://www.livfund.org/#

Malmburg Scholarships for Study in Sweden

Eligibility:  U.S. resident enrolled in a degree-granting program at an accredited college or university; must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the Swedish language. The purpose of the scholarship is to financially assist up to one year of academic study in Sweden.
Fields of Study: All
GPA: n/a
Awards: Up to $10,000
Tel: 612-870-3374
Email: ninac@americanswedishinst.org
Web: www.americanswedishinst.org/ASI/Scholarships.html          

Morgan Stanley Scholarship for Study in Japan

Eligibility: Junior/Senior standing and already accepted to a program in Japan  for the academic year
Fields of Study: Economics and international finance
Awards: $7,500/year
Tel: 303-492-5487
Email: atj@colorado.edu
Web: http://www.aatj.org/studyabroad/morgan.html

USC On-Campus Coordinator:  Sarah Langston, langstos@mailbox.sc.edu

National Flagship Language Program

Eligibility:  U.S. citizen at the time of application; must have minimum proficiency in the appropriate foreign language of advanced low as defined by ACTFL or level 2 as defined by ILR; must have excellent skills in English, and an undergraduate degree at the start of the NFLP Fellowship. May not be a current government employee. Born from the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI), the objective of the award is to provide funding for select U.S. citizens who are highly motivated to work for the federal government in an area related to U.S. national security.
Fields of Study: Advanced language training in Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Persian and Russian
GPA: n/a
Awards: Two-year awards that provide support for all academic expenses directly related to the National Flagship Language Program, including tuition, a stipend for living expenses, support for travel costs and health insurance.
Tel: 1-800-618-6737
Email: flagship@iie.org
Web: http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/The-Language-Flagship

USC On-Campus Coordinator:  Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs, OFSP@sc.edu

National Italian American Foundation

General Category I: Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements. General Category II: Any ethnic background majoring or minoring in Italian Language, Italian Studies, Italian-American Studies or a related field.
Fields of Study: Vary
GPA: 3.5/4.0
Awards: $2,500 - $10,000
Tel: 202-387-0600
Email: information@niaf.org
Web: www.niaf.org

USC On-Campus Coordinator:  Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs, OFSP@sc.edu

National Security Education Program (NSEP)
David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships

Eligibility:  U.S. citizen at the time of application; must be enrolled in a U.S. university, college or community college, applying to study abroad in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand; must plan to complete the study abroad program before graduation.  Purpose of award is to provide American undergraduates with the resources to   acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to national security and currently underrepresented in study abroad (including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East), in exchange for a commitment to seek work in the federal government.   
Fields of Study: All
Awards: Maximum award is $8,000/summer, $10,000/semester and $20,000/academic year
Tel: 800-618-6737
Email: nsep@iie.org
Web: http://www.borenawards.org and www.nsep.gov

USC On-Campus Coordinator:  Sarah Langston, langstos@mailbox.sc.edu

New Zealand: Generation Study Abroad Awards

Eligibility: To apply for this award, students must be participating in the University of Waikato Global Direct Program. They must also be a US citizen, 18 years or older with a minimum 3.0 GPA. For more information please follow this link: NZ Generation Study Abroad
Fields of Study: All
GPA: 3.0
Awards: $500 - $2,000

Princeton in Africa Fellowships

Princeton in Africa (PiAf) is a nonprofit organization that offers yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations working across the African continent. PiAf Fellows work in service-oriented positions in many different fields, including humanitarian aid, public health, conservation, education and social enterprise. Since its launch in 1999, PiAf has placed nearly 300 Fellows in 34 countries around the continent. Graduating seniors and young alumni from any nonprofit U.S. college or university are eligible to apply. 

Applications for 2013-14 fellowships are due Sunday, November 18, 2012.

Rotary International Global Grants


Eligibility:  Applicants must be at least juniors when applying.  Grants can be used to fund scholarships for graduate-level work with sustainable, high-impact outcomes in one of Rotary’s six areas of focus: peace and conflict prevention/resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, economic and community development.  Initial application must be made through a Rotary club in the applicant's legal or permanent residence or place of full-time study or employment.  Applicants must be proficient in the language of the proposed host country.
GPA: Good standing
Fields of Study: Vary
Awards: minimum of $30,000 for round-trip transportation, tuition and fees, room, board, language training (if necessary) and living expenses
Tel: 847-866-325
Email: programs@rotary.org
Web: www.rotary.org

USC On-Campus Coordinator:  Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs, OFSP@sc.edu

The SASS Swedish Travel Grant

Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate student planning to study in Sweden. Priority is given to members of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study. Must be U.S. resident.
Fields of Study: Swedish literature, culture, or social sciences
Awards: $1000
Tel: 212-583-2550
Email: gernalkonsulat.new-york@foreign.ministry.se
Web: http://www.swedenabroad.com/Page____18552.aspx                                   

Taiwan US Ambassadors Summer Scholarship

Eligibility: Student must participate in the TUSA summer program specifically in order to receive this scholarship.  The dates of the program are early July to late August.  Must be a U.S. citizen and full-time student at a U.S. college or university. No Mandarin language experience needed. Preference is given to students who have NOT previously studied in China or Taiwan, and are seeking immersion in language and cultural study.
Fields of Study: All. Students seeking immersion in Mandarin language and Taiwanese cultural study.
GPA: 3.0
Awards: Scholarship provides housing (dorms), insurance, cultural guides and one-on-one study companions.
Email: apply@taiwanusalliance.com
Web: http://taiwanusalliance.com/ambassador-summer-scholarship-program/
Taiwan Scholarship Program

Eligibility:  Available for undergraduate study at a university/college in Taiwan for five years at most.  Applicants must have an outstanding academic record, and be of good character; must not be overseas Chinese students or foreign students concurrently holding Taiwan nationality; must not be exchange students, nor be in receipt of any other scholarships from any other Taiwan government agency.
Fields of Study: All
Awards: Undergraduate approx. NT$25,000 (US $775) per month.  A roundtrip airfare ticket will be offered to each recipient upon approval of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  Recipients will be responsible for registration and tuition fees, accommodations, food, insurance and other miscellaneous expenses.
Tel: 213-385-0512
Email: N/A
Web: http://english.moe.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=12482&CtNode=11364&mp=2

USC On-Campus Coordinator:  Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs, OFSP@sc.edu

The Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) Scholarship

Eligibility:  Applicants must be:

  • U.S. citizens of African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native American ethnic origin.
  • Enrolled full time, in good standing at an accredited U.S. college or university.
  • Accepted to a study abroad program or language program at a university in Turkey.
  • Willing to share experiences in Turkey, TRNC or Bosnia Herzegovina with the TCA community and Diversity Abroad.

Fields of Study: All
GPA: n/a
Awards: TCA Scholarships range from $500 to $2,000 per student:

  • $2,000 for a semester or year at a Turkish institution.
  • $1,000 for Turkish language studies at a Turkish institution.
  • $1,000 for summer programs lasting for more than 4 weeks at a Turkish institution.
  • $500 for summer programs lasting up to 4 weeks sponsored by US educational institutions or Turkish institutions.
  • $500 for participants in university-sponsored study tours to Turkey

Tel: 202-370-1399
Email: info@tc-america.org
Web: www.turkishcoalition.org

Whitaker Undergraduate Scholarship Program (Biomedical Engineering)

Eligibility: The Whitaker Undergraduate Scholarship Program is designed for second, third and fourth year biomedical engineering students from U.S. institutions to study biomedical engineering abroad for one semester or an academic year (summer not eligible).
Fields of study: Biomedical Engineering
GPA: n/a
Awards: Semester programs - up to $7,500 / Academic year programs - up to $10,000
Tel: 212.984.5442
Email: whitaker@iie.org
Web: http://www.whitaker.org/

USC On-Campus Coordinator:  Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs, OFSP@sc.edu
USC On-Campus Coordinator: Susan Hochreiter, hochreit@mailbox.sc.edu 
  • ave U.S. citizenship or permanent residence in the U.S.;
  • be a current master's or Ph.D. student at a U.S. university in bioengineering or biomedical engineering.