Carnegie Mellon University

Funding for Study and Travel Abroad

Funding for study and travel abroad is available through several sources, some administered by the university, and others available externally. The Office of International Education (OIE) is the first place to look for information about such funding opportunities. By working closely with your study abroad advisor, you may be able to tap several funding sources that would help cover some of your projected study or travel abroad costs.

Two programs housed in Dietrich College are part of this portfolio of study/travel abroad funding programs:

  • The Department of Languages, Cultures & Applied Linguistics Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarship Program offers scholarships to undergraduate students for accredited study abroad programs, limited in some instances to students who are majoring or minoring in a modern language, and in other instances to students studying a particular language. Scholarship funds can be applied to tuition, room, board, book expenses and airfare to the host country.
  • The Dietrich College Study/Travel Abroad Grant Program provides support for both traditional study abroad programs, and for non-study abroad experiences such as service-learning opportunities, internships, research and conference travel. The program uses a modified rolling application schedule for its grant funds, and works closely with the university’s Office of International Education in advising students about eligible programs and other potential funding sources, completing applications and preparing for the experience abroad.