Planning: Financial Planning
Some financial aid is available for eligible students and is awarded by the International Study Advisory Committee (ISAC). In order to be eligible, students must fill out Haverford's Application for International Academic Programs form by October 5 or February 5. Students must submit the required financial aid application forms as early as possible, and no later than April 20, and should contact the Financial Aid Office if they have any questions. Some international programs are also sources of financial aid, and students are required to apply to them.
Following the strict guidelines of the EPC, the ISAC, comprised of Donna Mancini and three members of the faculty appointed by the Provost, ranks students for financial aid according to the following criteria:
- Language majors who wish to study languages at universities abroad.
- Non-language majors who wish to attend non-English speaking programs that will contribute to a course of study.
- Students who wish to attend English-speaking universities or programs abroad to enhance their major programs or concentrations.
- All other applicants.
Financial Aid covers tuition, room, board, basic living expenses and some miscellaneous expenses such as books and supplies. It does not cover entertainment or local travel. An allowance for the cost of round trip airfare (departure from East Coast city) will be incorporated in the financial aid package of students receiving Haverford College grant funds based on need. Certain other costs may not be covered by the financial aid, since these will vary from program to program. If the program has financial aid scholarships available, students are required to apply for such scholarships.
Application dates may change, so please check the websites carefully.
IIE Passport Resources for Study Abroad Funding
This valuable funding resource allows you to search by country or subject to find the study abroad funding information that you need. Our comprehensive database of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, and grants can help make your dream of studying abroad a financial possibility and a profound reality.
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
This program provides awards for study abroad, for US citizen or US national students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding. Awards are available to undergraduate students who are citizens or nationals of the US. In order to be considered for the scholarship, students must be attending a study abroad program that is approved by their undergraduate home school. The primary selection criteria are financial need, country of study, academic background, and potential impact of proposed project. Applicants must not be studying in a country which is currently under a Travel Warning by the US Department of State or in Cuba. The award ranges from $3000 to $5000. Deadline to Apply »
National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Scholarship
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
Boren Scholars study less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. For a complete list of languages, visit their site.
Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined. NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.
IES Abroad (The Institute for the International Education of Students)
A wide range of financial aid and scholarship programs are available through IES. Since it is possible to be awarded more than one scholarship, IES encourages students to apply for all scholarships for which they are eligible.
The options include:
- Merit based scholarship ( up to $3,000)
- Need based scholarships (up to $1,500)
- Summer need-based scholarships (up to $1,000)
- Discounts for repeat study with IES
Named in honor of David Porter, who has served on the IES Abroad Board of Directors since 1995, this scholarship is open to students of diverse cultural backgrounds who have been traditionally under-represented on study abroad programs. This includes but is not limited to, students of color, the GLBT population, students from different religious and ethnic groups, and students with physical disabilities. Learn More >
DiversityAbroad - Study Abroad Scholarships
Diversity Abroad, in cooperation with AIFS, will offer twenty, $1,000 scholarships for fall 2008, spring 2009 and summer 2009 study abroad. Six scholarship are available for the fall, six for the spring and eight for the summer. Scholarships are only available for students studying or interning abroad on programs offered by a Diversity Abroad member organization. Economically disadvantaged students, African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Latino and Native-American students are strongly encouraged to apply. Deadline to Apply »
IFSA-Butler First Generation Scholar Program
First generation college students comprise up to 40 percent of undergraduate enrollment, yet they have some of the highest attrition and lowest study abroad participation rates. Often sorted into the "underrepresented" category along with students of color and/or low socio-economic status, first generation students in fact present a unique set of challenges for outreach, academic advising, predeparture preparation, parent interaction and re-entry issues.
In response to these challenges, the Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University (IFSA-Butler) is implementing a new First Generation Scholars Program. This achievement-based program offers first generation college students significant financial, academic and pre-professional assistance for enrollment in an IFSA-Butler semester or year program. The scholarship is worth up to $2,500 and covers the following expenses and reimbursements:
- $500 housing and meals scholarship for any IFSA-Butler program
- Flight transportation (approximately $,1500 value)
- Student Visa fee reimbursement (approximately $400 value)
- Passport fee reimbursement (approximately $150 value)
- Specialized predeparture information
- Special first generation parent publication
- Student blog
- Resume building/reentry workshop
Why are so many up-front costs covered in the IFSA-Butler First Generation Scholar Program?
The proposition of study abroad-with its associated procedures, cost, documentation, visas, academic planning and inevitable geographic separation-is often daunting and discouraging for first generation college students and their families. For this reason, the First Generation Scholar Program combines scholarships in the form of discounts as well as up-front capital for passport, visa fees and airline costs.
Why a resume building workshop?
We love that first generation college students tend to be career driven, and while we hope they experience the type of "transformational experience" that draws other students, IFSA-Butler also wants to make sure they're taking something tangible into the professional world they seek. A resume building workshop will help recipients of the First Generation Scholar Program, as well as all other IFSA-Butler first generation students, to better encapsulate and articulate skills they've built abroad. Butler University's Career Services will help design and lead this online resume building session starting fall 2012.
First generation blogs
In order to facilitate articulating their experiences and help future students understand the value of international study, First Generation Scholars will be required to chronicle their story before, during and after their time abroad via a video or text blog. The blog can also be a great resume builder.
Scholarship Award Requirements
- Will not be based on financial need
- GPA requirement: 2.7
- Applicants submit a 500-word essay related to a topic TBD, and scholarships are awarded based on the evaluation of an essay committee.
Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships
The Foundation offers three scholarships (over 1,000 worldwide for study in over 100 foreign countries with Rotary Clubs) that may be useful for students considering Study Abroad. The Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarship (one academic year of study in another country) cover tuition, fees, transportation costs, and expenses up to a maximum amount of approximately $26,000 for the academic year. Scholarships are awarded for study at any level in any field. Prospective Scholars must have completed two years of college-level course work prior to commencing their scholarship studies and must be able to demonstrate some proficiency in their proposed host country's language. Recipients of Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships will not be able to study in countries or regions where they have previously lived or studied for longer than 6 months. The primary purpose of the scholarship is to contribute to international understanding through ambassadorial communication; Rotary Scholars are expected to give speeches to civic groups both in the country where they study and in the U.S. once they have returned home. Scholars will be required to attend outbound and/or inbound orientation seminar(s) if offered in their district and/or region. Orientation seminars will include training on how to develop and make speeches and presentations.
Students must apply to their local Rotary club in the area in which they are permanent residents or full-time students. Completed applications sent directly to the Rotary Foundation will not be considered. Deadlines vary from district to district, but it is recommended that students contact the headquarters or local clubs one to two years prior to the academic year of study.
Information about locations and application sets can be requested via mail or from the Rotary Foundation website.
The Rotary International (please include a large self-addressed envelope)
One Rotary Center
1560 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: (847) 866-3000, Fax: (847) 328-8742 or (847) 866-0934
Rotary Foundation Future Visions
Under Future Vision, the Foundation offers two types of grants. District grants are block grants that enable clubs and districts to address immediate needs in their communities and abroad. Global grants offer opportunities to participate in strategically focused, high-impact activities within the six areas of focus.Global grants range from $30,000 to $400,000.
Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution
Over the past ten years, The Rotary Foundation has provided over 700 future peace leaders with peace and conflict resolution education and field experience at Rotary Peace Centers around the world. Each year, up to 100 fellows are selected in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows earn a master's-level degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Australia, England, Japan, the United States, Sweden and Thailand. Our alumni work all over the world with organizations ranging from grassroots peace initiatives in Africa to the United Nations.
The Rotary Foundation provides fellows with funding to cover the required tuition and fees, room and board, travel to and from the study city, books and supplies, and an applied field experience.
King's College London - Study Abroad Excellence Scholarships
Starting on 1 January 2009, five students per semester will receive a "King's Excellence Award", each worth £2,500 for students studying one semester, or £3,500 for students studying at King's for the whole academic year.
For many students, a study abroad experience is only possible with financial assistance. Each year CIEE awards scholarships and grants to students who plan to study overseas. Please read the eligibility criteria and the application procedures for each scholarship carefully.
Competition for the CIEE scholarships and grants is keen and the quality of the materials submitted is very important. The scholarship application procedure is entirely independent from the CIEE program application.
St. Andrew's Society of Philadelphia
Awards are available for one year of undergraduate study in any subject at several Scottish universities. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, participation in extra-curricular activities, leadership ability, character, and financial need. Applicants must be in the upper quartile of their class and be a U.S. Citizen. Applications are handled through the college, which may nominate one candidate for one of two awards. Andrew Mutch Scholars are awarded $20,000 towards attending one of the following four universities: Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and St. Andrews. McFarland scholars are awarded $20,000 towards study at the University of Edinburgh only. Each of these scholarships require that the applicant be attending the school for the full academic year.
Deborah Lafer-Scher International Internship
This internship is open to any Haverford first year, sophomore or junior who has an interest in international issues or having an interesting international summer experience. The internship fund will provide one summer stipend of $2000 to assist you with living and travel expenses associated with pursuing a relevant international experience, outside the United States and preferably outside the North American hemisphere. The internship, which is designed by the student, can include a variety of opportunities, such as pursuing research, exploring a career interest, participating in a formal internship, working for an international organization or business, or participating in a service project.
A candidate must have achieved a high level of scholarship and involvement in extra-curricular activities, and should possess integrity, independence, social consciousness, persuasiveness, and enthusiasm. Submit your application to the HC Career Development Office by posted deadline. Applications should include:
- an essay no longer than 2 pages outlining your past relevant experiences and the purpose of the proposed internship;
- a resume;
- a transcript;
- two letters of recommendation (one from a faculty member, and one from a student);
- the Funding Request Form.
The Selection Committee, comprised of a dean, a faculty member, Director of Eighth Dimension, Associate Director of Career Development, and one student appointed by Student Council, will notify the recipient by April 21. The process might include an interview with selection committee. The recipient needs to notify the Committee of his/her acceptance in writing as soon as possible – See Deadlines ».
Past projects include:
- Volunteer with mentally disabled young adults, Camphill Lantern Community, Ringwood, England
- Volunteer Work, Amigos de las Americas, Latin America
- Fieldwork on the treatment of Chilean nationalism and national identity by Chilean anthropologists and sociologists, Chile
- Fine Art Painting Apprentice in Paris
- Volunteer for the Joint Assistant Centre (JAC) in India
- AIDS Education in Kayre, Senegal
- Public Health internship with Fundacion Centros de Asistencia y Salud de America (CASA), Mexico
Each year BUTEX awards sixteen scholarships to students studying abroad for either a semester or for a whole academic year. Eight scholarships are available to UK students studying abroad in the USA or Canada and a further eight scholarships are available to North American students studying in the UK. The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university.
Fulbright grants are made to U.S. citizens and nationals of other countries for a variety of educational activities, primarily university lecturing, advanced research, graduate study and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. Since the program's inception, approximately 279,500 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential—with the opportunity to exchange ideas and to contribute to finding solutions to shared issues.
The Hermann F. Eilts International Scholarship
The Hermann F. Eilts International Scholarship was named in tribute to Eilts, a former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, and an AUC trustee. Through diplomacy and education, Eilts worked tirelessly to bridge political divides and increase cultural understanding between the United States and the Arab world. Scholarship awards may be applied to tuition, fees and on-campus housing. The scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate students currently enrolled in colleges and universities in the United States, who are already accepted to AUC's study abroad program. Additionally, they must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA and will be required to register for at least one political science, Middle East studies or history course during each semester of attendance at AUC. To apply, students are asked to write a 1500 word essay on the following topic: "How will my experience at The American University in Cairo impact my future career plans and broaden my appreciation of Arab culture?"
Please contact Wesley Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org for application deadlines. Applicants can e-mail essays to Wesley Clark at email@example.com or mail them to The American University in Cairo, 420 Fifth Avenue, Third Floor, New York, New York, 10018-2729.
Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan
Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of up to $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs). Students studying in Japan on summer programs are not eligible to apply.
American Councils Scholarships for Outbound Students
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS: Graduate and undergraduate students are eligible for full and partial fellowships to study Russian language in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Vladimir on the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP).
The academic year and semester programs provide approximately twenty hours per week of in-class instruction in Russian grammar, phonetics, conversation, and cultural studies at Moscow International University, and at the Russian State Pedagogical University (Gertsen Institute) in St. Petersburg. The KORA Center for Russian Language hosts the Vladimir program. Participants receive academic credit through Bryn Mawr College.
A full-time resident director oversees the academic and cultural programs and assists participants in academic, administrative, and personal matters. Students may live with Russian host families or in university dormitories in Moscow and St. Petersburg; all students in Vladimir live with Russian families. During the semester, students may participate in unpaid, non-credit bearing internships at local public schools, charities, and international businesses, depending on language level and interests. Students are also offered the chance to meet for two hours per week with peer tutors recruited from their host universities.
Full and partial fellowships are available through ACTR for the Russian Language and Area Studies Program from U.S. Department of State (Title VIII) and the U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays) grant support. Programs also available for Heritage Speakers of Russian.
- For deadlines, applications and more information, visit American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS RLASP
Fellowships for Language Study in Central Asia, South Caucasus, Belarus,Ukraine, and Moldova: Advanced undergraduates and graduate students are eligible for full and partial fellowships to study on the American Councils for International Education Eurasian Regional Language Program. The program provides participants the unique opportunity to study virtually any of the languages of the former Soviet Union in an overseas immersion setting.
Academic programs are tailored to the individual student's language level, and provide approximately 20 hours per week of in-class instruction in the target language. Courses in history, literature, and politics are also available for advanced speakers. Students with at least two years of college-level instruction in Russian or the host-country language are eligible to apply to the program.
Participants are registered for credit at BrynMawrCollege. Graduate students receive the equivalent of 15 academic hours for one semester; 30 for the academic year, and 10 for the summer program. Undergraduate students receive the equivalent of 16 academic hours for one semester, 32 for the academic year, and 8 for the summer program.
Undergraduate and graduate students seeking financial assistance for the program are automatically considered for Department of State and Department of Education fellowships upon submission of CSS profile forms and other application materials.
- For deadlines, applications and more information, visit American Councils for International Education ERLP
Critical Language Scholarships For Intensive Summer Institutes
Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers(CAORC), the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program will offer intensive summer language institutes overseas in eleven critical need foreign languages for summer 2013. The CLS Program was launched in 2006 to offer intensive overseas study in the critical need foreign languages of Arabic, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, Turkish and Urdu. Chinese, Korean, Persian, and Russian. Azerbaijani is offered at the intermediate and advanced levels.
Recipients of these scholarships will be expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers.
U.S. and International Students Adell & Hancock
Open to international students currently studying at a U.S. university or U.S. students engaging in a study abroad program during the next academic year.
The Global Engineering Education Exchange (Global E³)
Global E³ is an international exchange program for engineering students at member institutions. The program offers the opportunity for American students to study in one of 17 countries overseas, and for international students at partner campuses to study in the United States. The program is designed to allow students to take courses overseas for credit at their home institutions.
General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts Scholarships
The General Foundation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts is offering up to $800 in scholarships to MASSACHUSETTS residents who will study abroad during the summer (12 credit program), fall (12 credits) or academic year.
International Christian University
Generally speaking, ICU has three broad categories of financial aid and scholarships: A) financial support students can apply for together with application for admission to ICU, B) financial support offered to students who submit applications after being accepted to the university, and C) financial support offered to students who submit application after being enrolled at the university.
Rothberg International School Undergraduate Studies Scholarship
The Louis Levine Scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding student with a keen desire to further scientific knowledge in our ever-changing world. This scholarship award is in the amount of $2,500 for one semester of study. To be considered, candidates must have completed at least three semesters of university study, have a minimum GPA of 3.8 or equivalent and must be admitted to the One Year Program (for either the entire academic year or the one semester option) at the Rothberg International School. Deadlines & Apply online »
A limited number of Merit based scholarships are being offered to highly qualified candidates from universities throughout the United States who wish to study at the Rothberg International School. This scholarship award is in the amount of $2,500 for one semester of study, or $5,000 for one year of study. To be considered, candidates must have completed at least three semesters of university study, have a minimum GPA of 3.8 or equivalent and must be admitted to the One Year Program (for either the entire academic year or the one semester option) at the Rothberg International School. Deadlines & Apply online »
The Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is pleased to announce the Alfred P. and Jane Bergner Family Scholarship. This scholarship fully funds an Undergraduate Study Abroad Program student's program tuition. For consideration, the student must demonstrate that without the generosity of this award, their participation in a semester or year-long program at the Rothberg International School would not be possible. Academic achievement must be documented with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.7. Please read through the application instructions carefully, as only complete requests will be considered. Deadlines & Apply online »
Gundaker Foundation Grant for Undergraduate Study Abroad
The Gundaker Foundation awards several one-year Undergraduate Grants for full-time junior and senior level undergraduate studies in colleges and universities. Gundaker Undergraduate Grants range from $1,000 to $10,000. They are renewable, provided that recipients resubmit all application materials, receive the endorsement of a District 7450 Rotary Club, and are selected by the Gundaker Foundation for an additional award. Details » | Application.
Full Scholarship for post-graduate study at Donghua University, Shanghai
Donghua University in Shanghai, a CET partner, is offering ten full postgraduate scholarships to foreign students to commence studies in fall 2012. Donghua is home to a wide variety of Master’s and Doctoral programs, all of which are open to scholarship recipients. (Note that Donghua does not offer a graduate degree in Chinese Language, Linguistics or Literature.) Details »
University of Exeter International Summer School
The University of Exeter welcomes undergraduate and postgraduate students to study on credit rated pathways within our world class departments. A top ten UK University that is renowned for research-led teaching, the International Summer School at the University of Exeter offers students from around the world the opportunity to learn while enjoying one of the most beautiful areas in Great Britain. Details »
My Travel Bug, Inc. Fellowships
In order to help financially needy Americans travel abroad, My Travel Bug, Inc. awards a number of Fellowships each year. Prospective Fellows submit an application and are judged on educational merit, originality and writing quality.
The number of Fellowships awarded highly depends on the amount of money we are able to raise from personal and corporate donations. Why not join our circle of friends? 95% of all donations go directly to the Fellowship Program.
Winning Fellows are awarded money for self-designed trips overseas of 1, 2 or 3 months. Winning Fellows are required to write travelogues and take photographs of their travels, to be published online at www.MyTravelBug.org.
Delay the Real World Fellowship
The Delay the Real World Fellowship is designed to sponsor an adventurous project that is independent of academic and religious institutions. For suggested adventures and inspiration, applications are encouraged to check out the website Delay the Real World by Colleen Kinder. This contest is open to any twenty something (21-29) US citizen who proposes a gutsy and worthwhile adventure anywhere in the world. The winner will be selected on the basis of the quality and originality of his or her proposal.
Booking a Flight: Travel Aids for Students
- STA Travel - Includes International Student Identification Card (ISIC)
- Student Universe - Student airfare and European Rail Passes
- American Express - American Express travel services and office locations
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