UofM Students

Scholarships Process

Plan Ahead—Which Scholarships Will You Apply For?  

Students planning to study abroad are encouraged to apply for scholarships early. Most scholarships do not require you to be accepted or even applied to a study abroad program to be eligible to apply for the scholarship. In addition to specific study abroad scholarships, you can also use most general scholarships to fund your study abroad experience.

Before applying for scholarships, you need to know which ones you're eligible for. The steps below will help you narrow down your search and provide links to the scholarship applications.

Step 1: Review and apply for Learning Abroad Center and Recommended Scholarships

To quickly determine which Learning Abroad Center and recommended scholarships you are eligible for, start with the Scholarships At A Glance Chart. This handy 1-page chart lets you quickly determine eligibility, award amounts, and deadlines for some of the most promising scholarships.  All UofM students going on a UofM sponsored program are eligible for the Study Abroad Scholarship, but dig deeper to see which other scholarships can help fund your experience abroad. 

Scholarships at a Glance (pdf)

Application links are intentionally at the bottom of each individual Learning Abroad Center scholarships, because it is necessary to read the supplemental information to create a competitive application. 

Step 2: Review and apply for additional scholarship and funding opportunities

Step 3: Attend a You Can Afford to Study Abroad Info Session

At this popular info session, you'll get an overview and tools that will help you choose an affordable program and apply for scholarships & financial aid- all important parts of making your dream of studying abroad a reality. Contact Mike Engh with questions. 

Upcoming Sessions: 

Step 4: Review tips for writing scholarship essays


Students from UofM Campuses (non-TC)

Students from UM–Crookston, UM–Duluth, and UM–Morris campuses must check with their home campus for guidelines, applications, and deadlines. UM–Rochester students may apply to the Learning Abroad Center on the Twin Cities campus.