Marquette student



There are a variety of scholarships available for study abroad students. Many scholarships target specific regions or students with a particular academic focus. While it can be challenging to find scholarships for study in popular locations, such as England, Ireland, Spain or Italy, scholarships for study in Asia or developing nations are generally more readily available. Most students looking for outside funding typically rely on loans, creative fundraising or income from working in the months leading up to the program.

Some individual program providers offer scholarships to their program participants. If you are studying in a non-Marquette program, contact the program sponsor.

Below is a link to a scholarship PowerPoint presentation that outlines some of the major scholarship opportunities. Please note that deadlines for awards below can sometimes be one year before a study abroad departure. Please check the websites for eligibility and deadlines.

For more information, please contact a study abroad coordinator or the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Boren Scholarships

Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students interested in studying uncommon languages in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year abroad, and graduate students can receive up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year. Contact the Office of International Education study abroad team for more information.


Bridging Scholarships

These scholarships are for up to $2,500 (semester) and $4,000 (year) for undergraduate study abroad in Japan. Contact the Office of International Education study abroad team for more information.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

These scholarships fund study abroad for U.S. citizen students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a two- or four-year college or university. Contact the Office of International Education study abroad team for more information.

DAAD Scholarships and Grants

The German Academic Exchange Service is a publicly funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany. DAAD's 14 international offices provide information and financial support for international research and study to more than 55,000 highly qualified students and faculty per year. Contact Dr. John Pustejovsky for more information.

Fulbright Scholarships

The purpose of the Fulbright Program is "to enable the government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries." The U.S. Student Fulbright Program operates in more than 140 countries worldwide, and grants are available in all fields of study. U.S. seniors and recent graduates interested in graduate study and research or teaching English abroad are encouraged to apply. Contact Daniel Meissner for more information.

JASSO Scholarship for Study in Japan

The Japanese Student Services Organization offers a number of scholarships for study abroad in Japan. Contact the Office of International Education study abroad team for more information.

Marshall Scholarships

Marshall Scholarships fully fund academically qualified U.S. students studying at any British university for at least two years. Students can earn a British undergraduate or graduate degree. Contact Dr. Amelia Zurcher for more information.

NARETI Scholarship

Thanks to the support of the US Department of Education, Marquette recently launched a new collaborative relationship that provides study abroad opportunities (with $5000 travel scholarship) for upper-class biomedical engineering students to study in Canada and Mexico. Contact Dr. Barbara Silver-Thorn in the College of Engineering for more information.

NSEP Scholarship

These are government-sponsored scholarships for study in less common countries/languages that have been deemed vital to U.S. security interests. Scholarship recipients are required to work (paid or unpaid) for the government for a period of time equal to the duration of study abroad within seven years after returning. Contact the Office of International Education study abroad team for more information.

Rotary Foundation Scholarship

This is the largest U.S. scholarship program for studying abroad. It's not usually applicable to study abroad programs sponsored by U.S. institutions, and application is possible only through local Rotary Clubs. Deadlines are determined locally and are usually one to two years before the semester or year abroad. Contact the Office of International Education study abroad team for more information.

Additional scholarship resources



Office of International Education

OIE works to promote the internationalization of Marquette University by recruiting and advising international students and scholars, developing vibrant partnerships with international institutions and providing innovative study abroad opportunities.
Office of International Education