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Paying for Study Abroad

You should begin your financial planning as soon as you begin researching study abroad  programs. Keep in mind the funds/grants/loans you anticipate receiving. Carefully read the program costs to determine what is included in the program fee. Remember to consider your spending habits, the cost of international airfare and your additional travel and meal costs.

Important note about federal financial aid

All students must be enrolled in and complete a minimum of 12 credits while studying abroad during a semester.  If you fail to complete at least 12 credits while studying abroad you may have to return the federal aid received to Boise State University, and you will be billed for these monies.


Please view the billing information page to understand how your program will be billed. Each program is billed differently.


Other Scholarships

Awards for any country

USAC Scholarships 
USAC offers a variety of scholarships for many of their programs. These are different from the Boise State USAC awards and should be completed on the USAC website.

The Ashley Soulé Conroy Foundation Scholarship
Scholarships for travel and study abroad.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students with limited resources. All students who receive a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that they will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of their study abroad program are strongly encouraged to apply. Award amounts will vary based on student’s ranking during the selection process, their financial need, and length of program; however, the average award is $4,000.

Boren Awards
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide funding for US undergraduate and graduate students to study in world regions critical to the future security of our nation and underrepresented in study abroad. Contact the Boise State Honors College for the campus deadline.

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)
Students with financial need will be considered for FEA’s general scholarships.

Golden Key Study Abroad Scholarship
This scholarship assists Golden Key Members who participate in a study abroad program.

IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants
This scholarship program is intended to diversify study abroad and to encourage students to go abroad who would otherwise not participate in an international experience as part of their college education, especially in support of high-achieving, low-income students.

ItaliaRail’s Italy Study Abroad Scholarship
 Students applying to any study abroad program in Italy are eligible to apply.

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)
For students of Italian American descent

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad.

Scott’s Cheap Flights Study Abroad Scholarship
$1,000 awards for study abroad students.

Awards for Asia

Bridging Scholarships
The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers 100 scholarships annually to American undergraduate students participating in study abroad programs in Japan.

Freeman-Asia Awards for Study in Asia
Freeman-ASIA accepts applications from U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level at a two-year or four-year college or university who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

The U.S.-Japan Council Toshizo Watanabe Endowed Scholarship
Students studying abroad in Japan can apply for this scholarship.

Awards for Europe

BUTEX Scholarships
Scholarships for study in the UK.

Delta Phi Alpha Study Abroad Scholarships
Delta Phi Alpha offers several scholarships to recognize high-achieving Delta Phi Alpha undergraduate students who plan to study abroad in Germany.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Undergraduate Scholarship
Scholarships study abroad in Germany and at German universities.

Sons of Norway Foundation Scholarships
For study abroad in Norway

Awards for Australia and New Zealand

Education New Zealand Scholarships
Education New Zealand manages a number of outbound scholarships for student who wish to study abroad in New Zealand.

Awards for GLBTQ students

GO abroad  a number of scholarships for GLBTQ students here.

Study Abroad Scholarship Databases