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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 the Office of International Education study abroad team or the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

These scholarships fund study abroad for U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are currently receiving federal Pell Grant funding as part of their financial aid package. Awards are made of up to $5,000 (with the average award being $4,000), with an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement available, for a total possible award of up to $8,000.


David L. Boren Scholarships

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages abroad in regions of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.


Critical Language Scholarships (CLS)

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers full scholarships for intensive summer language study in one of thirteen critical foreign languages (e.g. Chinese, Arabic).


Bridging Scholarships

These scholarships are for up to $2,500 (semester) and $4,000 (year) for undergraduate study abroad in Japan.

BUTEX Scholarships

Each year BUTEX awards scholarships to students studying abroad in the U.K. for either a semester or for a whole academic year. The value of each scholarship is £500.


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.


Diversity Abroad partners with several organizations to offer study abroad scholarships and grants to economically disadvantaged students, first-generation students, students with disabilities, and ethnic and racially diverse students. Scholarships range from $500 to $1,500.


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.



The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers Summer Institute scholarships for U.S. undergraduates with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete. Students have the opportunity to study in the UK on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer program.


FuND FOR Education Abroad

The Fund for Education Abroad offers approximately 40 awards, of up to $10,000 each, for students studying abroad for at least four weeks. In addition, FEA offers the Rainbow Scholarship for LGBTQI students and the Hillary Echo Douglas Memorial Scholarship for study in Vietnam.

JASSO Scholarship for Study in Japan

The Japanese Student Services Organization offers a number of scholarships for study abroad in Japan.

Killam Undergraduate Fellowships Program

The Killam Fellowships Program through Fulbright Canada is an opportunity for U.S. undergraduate students to spend either one semester or a full academic year studying at a university in Canada. The award carries a value of $5,000 per semester, and includes a health coverage allowance. 

Marshall Scholarships

Up to forty scholars are selected each year to study at the graduate level at a UK institution in any field of study. Scholarship covers university fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, airfares to and from the United States. Contact Dr. Amelia Zurcher for more information.

NARETI Scholarship

Thanks to the support of the US Department of Education, Marquette developed the NARETI program, which offers study abroad opportunities (with $5000 scholarship) to junior and senior biomedical engineering students to study in Canada and Mexico. Contact Dr. Barbara Silver-Thorn in the College of Engineering for more information.

Project GO (Global Officers)

Project GO (Global Officers) is a Department of Defense initiative aimed at improving the language skills, regional expertise, and intercultural communication skills of future military officers. Marquette’s Project GO summer 2015 full-scholarship program will be an 8-week intensive Arabic language program in Amman, Jordan and is open to ROTC students from Marquette and across the U.S.


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.

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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.
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