Program & Location Specific Scholarships
Explore scholarships from our partners and affiliated providers to help fund your study abroad.
Scholarships, stipends, or discounts may be offered by select host countries, host institutions, or affiliate program providers. Funding is both need-based and merit-based. Eligibility requirements and application procedures vary between programs and destinations.
Whether you’re studying intensive Chinese language in Taiwan or business in Torino there could be a scholarship tailored for the program of your choice.
Study Abroad Scholarships by Country or Region
Certain host universities overseas offer scholarships or discounts. Applying may involve extra steps or due dates in addition to the UMD Education Abroad application, so be sure to review the organization’s website for application deadlines and instructions.
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia: Provides $3,000 to $7,000 scholarships to students studying abroad during the summer, semester, or academic year in one of 15 countries/regions in East and Southeast Asia.
The University of Sydney also offers the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Scholarship specifically for students from UMD. This award is targeted towards students who are from underrepresented demographics in Study Abroad (First in family, LGBTQ+, First Nations, Women in STEMM, student athletes). Recipients of this award will be given a full waiver on their housing during their semester program at the University of Sydney, or have the option of a tuition waiver.
DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship: Scholarships awarded to highly qualified undergraduate students studying abroad in Germany. Preference will be given to students whose programs are based at and organized by a German university.
Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan: Awards 100 scholarships of $2,500-$4,000 annually to undergraduate students for study in Japan.
The U.S.-Japan Council Toshizo Watanabe Endowed Scholarship: Awards financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students for a semester or year-long study abroad program.
AASAO Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship - Merit-based scholarships of £500 and £1,000 for study abroad in the United Kingdom.
The British Universities Transnational Exchange - Awards £500 scholarships to undergraduates from the US or Canada to study at a BUTEX-affiliated UK university.
Snowdon Awards Scheme for Students with Disabilities: Provides grants of up £2,500 to help cover disability-related costs for students with a physical or sensory disability who are studying at a college or university in the UK.
National Taiwan Normal University Huayu-BEST Scholarship: Funded by the Taiwanese Ministry of Education, students nominated to study abroad at National Taiwan Normal University will receive stipends in the amount of TWD $25,000 (about USD $800) per month for 5 months (semester program) or 3 months (summer program).
Fund for Education Abroad Hillary Echo Douglas Scholarship: Awarded to a student who demonstrates a love for Vietnam and other cultures, a desire to give back to the world community, and a contagious love of life
Affiliate program provider scholarships
Some affiliate program providers that UMD partners with offer discounts or scholarships that are both merit-based and need-based. Some of these discounts are applied to your UMD Testudo account automatically, whereas others have additional steps. Contact your EA advisor and review the information on the program provider’s page for more information.
CIEE offers both merit and need-based scholarship awards towards program costs and airfare. CIEE offers a Gilman Go Global Grant, guaranteeing $2,500 in scholarship funding to students who apply for the Gilman Scholarship but do not receive it, and $500 for students who receive Gilman.
Up to $2,000 in need-based aid for students studying on IES Abroad programs. Apply when you submit your application to IES. Priority is given to Pell Grant recipients. Funds are limited, so apply early!
This scholarship provides $3,000 for semester programs. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:
- Be a current degree-seeking undergraduate UMD student
- Applies to non-Europe semester-length programs only
- Have a completed FAFSA on file
- Complete an application for a UMD approved SIT Study Abroad program
- Awards based on financial need. Preference given to students traditionally underrepresented in study abroad, specifically first generation college students and minorities.
- $3,000 discount for UMD students classified as “in-state” who attend TEAN semester programs at the University of New South Wales and University of Queensland.
- $3,000 discount for qualifying First Generation students for any semester program in Australia and New Zealand. First generation applies to the first generation in their immediate family to attend a 4-year university.
- $1,000 annual scholarship fund for UMD to award to out-of-state students on any SERVICE PROVIDER semester program. Awards to be capped at $1,000.
NOTE: Students may only qualify for either the “in-state” or “first generation” discount ($3,000 max).
This scholarship awards up to $1,000 for short-term programs, up to $1,500 for semester programs, and up to $2,000 for full year programs. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:
- be a current degree-seeking undergraduate UMD student
- have a completed FAFSA on file
- complete an application for a UMD approved USAC program
USAC scholarships will be deducted from your program fee and be reflected in the final program fee charged to your Testudo account.