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Private Grants & Scholarships

Many private U.S. and international organizations encourage study abroad by providing funding. Students should contact each organization for details, including deadlines.

Language Study

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Language study grants awarded to graduate and exceptional undergraduate students.

Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes (CLS)

A summer study abroad opportunity for American college and university students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world.

Taiwan's Ministry of Education Mandarin Enrichment Scholarship Program

The scholarship, funded by the Ministry of Education (MOE), Republic of China (Taiwan), is aimed at assisting promising foreign students to study in university-affiliated Chinese language centers in Taiwan.

Location Specific


Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for U.S. Citizens

Since 1954, the Government of Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT or Monbukagakusho) has provided scholarships each year to assist students interested in studying at Japanese universities.


American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF)

Promotes international and cultural exchange between the United States and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.


DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service, Grants are awards for undergraduate and graduate study in Germany. For assistance in applying please contact Therese Tardio.

The Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Scholarships for graduate study for American students at the University of Cambridge. Award covers full cost of study at Cambridge plus airfare to and from the U.K. Campus Deadline is in September and the application deadline is in October. To submit an application contact the Fellowships & Scholarships Office.

The George J. Mitchell Scholarships

Seniors, alumni, and graduate students no older than 30 to study in Ireland or Northern Ireland. Award covers tuition, housing, a $12,000 living expenses stipend, and international travel. Foundation Deadline is in early October. To submit an application contact the Carnegie Mellon Fellowships & Scholarships Office.

German Chancellor Scholarship

This scholarship is for candidates holding a doctoral degree, who wish to do research in Germany for a year.

Studying in Switzerland

A comprehensive listing of scholarship opportunities available for students accepted to study and research in Switzerland, featuring both undergraduate and graduate opportunities.

Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarships

For graduate work in engineering, mathematics and science at Churchill College, Cambridge University. Must be a U.S. citizen. Award covers all Cambridge University fees & tuition, plus a living allowance and travel expenses, with a total value between $48,000 and $50,000. Campus Deadline is in early September; Foundation Deadline is in early November.  To submit an application contact the Fellowships & Scholarships Office.

Middle East

The Bnai Zion J. Philip Bromberg Israel Scientific Award

Scholarships for scientific study or research in Israel are offered; $1,500 is awarded per person.  For more information, please contact the Bnai Zion office at 412-421-6789.

Scholarships & Award Databases

The Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships 

This scholarship will be awarded to U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. Study abroad programs must be at least 4 weeks (28 days) in length to receive an FEA scholarship.

Diversity Abroad Scholarships & Fellowships Database

Find study abroad scholarships and global fellowships by keyword, country or subject.

Go! Overseas Scholarships

Go! Study Abroad Scholarships provide up to $1000 for students taking advantage of international education - through Study Abroad scholarships, Teach Abroad scholarships, and Volunteer Abroad scholarships. Application deadlines vary throughout the year, and the awards are based upon the applicant's creativity and analytical thinking regarding their study abroad experience.

IIE Study Abroad Grants

Gilman International: A scholarship opportunity for students receiving a Pell Grant.
Fulbright: A prestigious national scholarship administered by Carnegie Mellon. (See section A for details.) 
NSEP: A federal scholarship administered by Carnegie Mellon. (See section A for details.) 

PHI KAPPA PHI Study Abroad and Internship Grants

Not currently available, please check back soon.

Rainbow Scholarship

Awards up to $10,000 for high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs. 

Rhodes Scholarship Program

Seniors and graduate students who are U.S. citizens to study at Oxford. Award covers all educational costs, tuition, fees, and travel. Campus Deadline is in early September, Foundation Deadline is October 1. To submit an application contact the Undergraduate Research Office.

Rotary Foundation Scholarships

The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International offers three types of study abroad scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students:  Academic-Year, Multi-Year and Cultural Scholarships (for three to six months). 

Volunteer Forever Scholarships

Volunteer Forever offers $500 to $1000 travel scholarships to help participants defray the cost of volunteering, studying, interning, teaching, or working abroad.