Study Abroad Scholarships and Financial Aid

Financial Aid Information

The good news is that money from Federal Financial Aid Programs may be used for studying abroad, as long as students are enrolled in a degree program, enrolled for a certain number of credit hours during the academic term they receive aid, and the study abroad coursework is pre-approved for credit by their academic advisors before they leave. State aid might also be able to be applied, depending upon the program.


You should consult in advance with the UNF Financial Aid Office to determine what you may be eligible for.

General Scholarship Information -

Here are a few web sites to search for scholarships specific to your country of choice and/or field of study:

Some UNF colleges and departments offer scholarships that can be used for study abroad. Inquire within your college for more information.


If you are applying to a third party program, many of them have additional program-specific scholarships that you can apply for.

Specific Scholarship Information

Scholarship Information          Award Amount            
(Student Affairs International Learning Scholarship)
The funds for this competitive UNF scholarship are available for study abroad trips and other international activities. Applicants must be current UNF students in good standing.


Spring 2015 application coming soon...

$1,500 for short-term programs

$2,500 for long-term programs 


Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

This program offers a competition for awards for study abroad for US citizens who are receiving federal Pell Grants.


Please partipate in our upcoming Gilman Scholarship Workshop

on Wed. Sept. 24, 2014 from 4 - 6 p.m. in Student Union

58W/3602. RSVP to 

Up to $5,000 

David L. Boren Scholarship


The National Security Education Program (NSEP)

Boren scholarships can be applied to study abroad in all countries, except Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Preference will be given to applications for study in areas deemed critical to national security (more information on NSEP website). Applicants must be U.S. citizens who can meet a 1 year national service requirement after graduation. 


Please partipate in our upcoming Boren Scholarship Workshop
on Mon. Dec. 1, 2014 from 4 - 6 p.m. in Student Union
58W/3602. RSVP to



Maximum scholarship awards are:  


$8,000 for a summer program (special initiative for STEM students only)


$10,000 for a semester


$20,000 for a full academic year

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

For graduating seniors who want to spend a year of study in another country before beginning their graduate career, as well as for graduate student MA or Ph.D. research. Students must be U.S. citizens who are in good health, have conferred a bachelor's degree before the start of the grant and have sufficient proficiency in the language of the country to carry out the proposed study/research. 

Pays travel, tuition and a monthly stipend. Scholarship Diversity Abroad, in cooperation with AIFS Foundation offers this scholarship. Economically disadvantaged students, first-generation, students with disabilities and ethnic and racial diverse students are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents, have been accepted into a study abroad program offered through a Partner Organization and have minimum 2.75 GPA. $500
Upper Midwest Rebild Scholarship Corporation    

This non-profit corporation in Minnesota will support a period of study in Denmark for a minimum of 1 semester (fall/spring) by a young person of Danish background and extraction and/or an individual who has demonstrated a strong interest and commitment to Denmark and “matters Danish”.


Consider this scholarship if you are interested in our UNF exchange program at the University of Southern Denmark, or a third party program in Denmark.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers Undergraduate Awards to undergraduate students for study abroad, university language or summer courses, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. Various
Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project accepts applications from American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite.


Consider this scholarship if you are interested in our UNF exchange program at Sophia University in Tokyo, or a third party program in Japan.

$2,500 for semester

$4,000 for year