Paying for Your Program

Education Abroad provides a range of services for the TWU community, including: Education Abroad student advising and registration, assistance with grants and scholarships, and development of TWU Faculty-Led abroad programs.

Estimating Program Costs & Payments

Education Abroad Program costs vary depending on many variables, including program length, location, and personal travel plans. In an effort to help students estimate total program expenses, please utilize the TWU Education Abroad Budget Estimator [XLS].

Submitting Program Payments

  • Faculty-Led Abroad Courses
    • Tuition & course fees will be paid directly to TWU via the Bursar's Office. Costs associated with components of the abroad itinerary are submitted directly to the travel organization(s) the faculty have partnered with for your program.
  • Harlaxton College Program
    • Students will submit a non-refundable application deposit directly to the Harlaxton College Program. Costs associated with the program will be applied directly to the TWU student bill, and students will pay this bill via the Bursar's Office as normal. Students will only be charged tuition & fees related to the Harlaxton College Program.
  • Traditional Study Abroad Programs & International Service Learning Programs
    • Students will submit all payments directly to the International Education Organization operating their selected education abroad program.
  • International Internships
    • Students will submit program costs associated with the international internship directly with the International Education Organization operating their selected international internships. If students are receiving academic credit for their internship directly from TWU, students will also pay tuition & course fees associated with this credit to TWU via the Bursar's Office.

Utilizing Financial Aid

Students who qualify for and receive federal financial aid can utilize their aid toward education abroad program expenses. General information about applying for and utilizing financial aid at TWU is available online at the TWU Financial Aid website.

All students participating in education abroad programs complete a TWU Education Abroad portal application specific to the selected program. As a part of the program registration, students receive additional information about utilizing their financial aid to pay for the education abroad program. Students who are eligible for and receive federal financial aid will have the opportunity to have their financial aid re-evaluated to determine if they qualify for additional financial aid awards based on the cost of their education abroad program. Financial Aid re-evaluations can only occur after a student has selected, applied to, and been accepted to a specific education abroad program.

Are you a TWU Terry Foundation Scholar? Learn more about Terry Study Abroad Special Funding Requests

TWU Education Abroad Scholarship

As part of TWU mandatory fees, each semester students contribute toward the International Education Fee. This fund assists students participating in approved TWU education abroad programs outside of the United States. The Education Abroad Scholarship (EAS) is open to all TWU students, including international students, meeting the eligibility requirements as stipulated within the application. Students may apply up to 1 year in advance of their departure, with scholarship awards ranging from $500 - $1,500. Application cycles run in October and March of each year. 

Apply for the Scholarship.

Program Specific Scholarships & Grants

Students participating in Traditional Study Abroad Programs, International Internships, or International Service Learning programs may have access to additional scholarship support. Please visit the links below to explore scholarship opportunities offered directly through our affiliate program providers. You must be enrolled in one of the programs offered by these providers to be eligible. 

Gilman International Scholarship

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. To be eligible for the Gilman Program, applicants must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or provide proof that they will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of their study abroad program or internship. 

Nearly 3,000 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study or intern abroad.

Gilman-McCain Scholarship

The John S. McCain International Scholarship for Military Families (Gilman-McCain Scholarship) is a congressionally funded initiative of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and named after the late senator John S. McCain from Arizona.

The John S. McCain International Scholarship for Military Families provides awards of $5,000 for child and spousal dependents of active or activated United States military personnel during the time of application to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs. Applicants must be recipients of any type of Title IV federal financial aid during the time of application or provide proof that they will be receiving Title IV federal financial aid during their study abroad program or internship.

Gilman STEM Supplemental Award

In support of the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, the Gilman Program is providing supplemental awards of up to $1,000 each for a Gilman scholar to conduct STEM-related research abroad as part of their study abroad or international internship program. Students can select to be considered for the STEM Supplemental Award through the Gilman application. 

Deadlines and Timeline

The March 2024 Deadline application will open in mid-January 2024 for applicants whose in-person programs or internships start between May 1, 2024 to April 30, 2025. This cycle encompasses Summer 2024, Fall 2024, academic year 2024-2025, and Spring 2025 programs or internships. The application deadline is Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 11:59pm Pacific Time. Please be aware that the application deadline is in Pacific Time and take into consideration any time difference as you prepare to submit your application.

All applicants will be notified of their status via email in May 2024. All advisors will also be notified of scholarship recipients via email and will have access to the status of each student in their Gilman advisor account.

If an applicant is not selected for the March 2024 Deadline, they may re-apply for the next cycle as long as they continue to meet the eligibility requirements and their program or internship falls within the start dates of that cycle.

Please work ahead on your essays and communicate with the main TWU Gilman Study Abroad Advisor, Taylor Morgan at

Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship

Fund for Education Abroad

The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population. FEA scholarship applicants participating on programs hosted by providers in our Access Partner program may be eligible for financial support of up to $5,000. Similar to ApplyTexas, one online application leads to many opportunities. As an applicant to FEA, you are considered for all of the scholarships you meet the criteria for, along with the FEA General Scholarships.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for an FEA scholarship, you must be:

  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or DACA recipient
  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate at U.S. institution of higher education (graduate students are not eligible)
  • Receiving credit at your home institution for the study abroad program


The Summer/Fall 2024, Academic Year 2024-2025 application closed on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at 12:00 PM (noon) Eastern. If you are planning to study abroad in spring 2025, the application will open in summer 2024 (date TBD).

General Education Abroad Scholarships

The following scholarships are designed specifically to support education abroad programs. Please visit the links below to learn more about eligibility requirements, award amounts, and application cycles:

BeGirl World Study Abroad All Country Scholarship

National Scholar - This scholarship is for one Black female-identifying college student who is enrolled at an accredited college or university in the United States of America, Puerto Rico or the US Virgin Islands.

Boren Awards

Boren Scholarships - Fund study abroad by U.S. undergraduate students in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Maximum awards are determined by duration abroad:

  • Up to $25,000 for 25-52 weeks (preferred)
  • Up to $12,500 for 12-24 weeks
  • Up to $8,000 for 8-11 weeks (STEM majors only)

Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation

The Foundation supports Silver or Gold Award Girl Scouts undergrads who plan to study abroad, regardless of their major/minor. 

Diverse International Women of Color

DIWC will award $500 scholarships to women of color who have been accepted to an In-Person Study Abroad Program. 

Diversity Abroad Overseas Ambassador

  • The Overseas Ambassador Program is an initiative created for current students or recent graduates who are planning to study, intern, volunteer or teach abroad. The Overseas Ambassadors will serve as overseas correspondents, sharing their experiences to motivate other members of the community to go abroad. By writing insightful articles, sharing inspiring videos and pictures about your new surroundings, cross-cultural observations and personal growth, your words will inspire other diverse students to go abroad and challenge them to rethink how study abroad experiences can be for everyone.
  • Diversity Abroad, in cooperation with the AIFS, will offer a $500 stipend for fall and spring (five stipends are available for the both semesters) and two $500 stipends for summer term.

Going Abroad Scholarship

  • The Going Study Abroad Scholarship is open to any citizen and/or resident of the United States (and its territories and possessions) who is enrolled full-time at an accredited institution of higher learning.
  • Scholarship application deadlines are March 15th and October 15th. Winners will be notified by March 31st for fall study abroad and October 31st for spring study abroad.

Hostelling International Explore the World Travel Scholarships

Recipients receive $2,000 to help finance their international trip that includes an educational or service component.

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant

  • Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. One hundred twenty-five $1,000 grants are awarded each year.
  • Applicants do not have to be Society members but must attend an institution with an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter.
  • March 15, 2024: Application deadline 
  • May 1, 2024: Recipients will be notified
  • May 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025: Study Abroad program must begin during this time

Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarships

The Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded biannually to passionate students who want to explore the world. The winner of the Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship will receive:

  • $1,000 scholarship for studying abroad
  • 1 travel backpack

The scholarship may be used for tuition, room and board, books, or travel. Funds will be sent directly to the winner's study abroad program or university.

Location Specific Scholarships

The following scholarships are specific to the geographical area and education abroad program is located. Please visit the links below to learn more about eligibility requirements, award amounts, and application cycles:




New Zealand Education Travel Awards (New Zealand)

General Scholarships (Not specifically for Education Abroad)

While the following scholarships provide more broad-based educational support, many students have utilized funds toward education abroad programs. Please visit the links below to learn more about eligibility requirements, award amounts, and application cycles:

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

HSF empowers students and parents with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing support services and scholarships to as many exceptional students, HSF Scholars and Alumni as possible.

Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund

Inspired by the first U.S. Congresswoman, the Jeannette Rankin Foundation awards grants to applicants who are working toward their first associate’s or bachelor’s degree, identify as women/nonbinary, are 35 and older, and demonstrate financial need — from all states and backgrounds.

National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Program

The 2023 National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship is open to any student enrolled full-time for the 2023-2024 academic year in the following accredited graduate schools: 

  • Medicine 
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Nursing (including BSN) programs 
  • Physician Associate programs

National Science Foundation

The U.S. National Science Foundation offers hundreds of funding opportunities — including grants, cooperative agreements and fellowships — that support research and education across science and engineering.

Varsity Tutors College Scholarship

Monthly chance to win a $200 scholarship. 

Disability Scholarships

Please visit the links below to learn more about eligibility requirements, award amounts, and application cycles:


Snowden Trust grants

The UK charity Snowden Trust awards grants for students with physical or sensory disabilities, of any nationality, to study at a UK college or university.

British Council Scholarships

Several UK scholarships and financial support schemes for international students with disabilities and special educational needs, run by UK or international governments, charities or businesses, or by the UK universities, colleges, and schools. 

Oxford-Wadham Graduate Scholarship for Disabled Students

Open to home, EU and overseas students, this scholarship provides 100 percent of the home/EU tuition fee rate and a grant for living costs to study a master’s degree (full-time or part-time) at Wadham College, University of Oxford. Applicants must demonstrate excellent academic ability, and there is no separate application process – you simply need to submit your application for graduate study by the appropriate January deadline for your course.

Disability Rights UK Funding Higher Education for Disabled Students

Financial support for all undergraduate levels of study which covers tuition fees, living costs, and disability-related costs.

UCL (University College London) Fees and Funding for Students with Disabilities

Financial support through the UCL Fund for International Disabled Students is offered to students from outside the UK who have a disability. 

Disability Grants Higher Education Grants for the Disabled

A list of funds, grants and scholarships for disabled students wishing to study in the UK.

Student Health Association Bursaries

Bursaries are available for disabled students who are either not eligible or were rejected when they applied for the UK government’s Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) – only available to UK students living in England. You must have attempted to apply for the DSA and provide the result of your application. You must also have started your course before applying for a grant.


Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Scholarships for students who are either currently enrolled or intend to be enrolled in a European university as a full-time bachelor’s, master’s or PhD student. You must be studying computer science, computer engineering, informatics, or a closely related technical subject.

International University of Logistics and Transport (IULT) Wrocław Special Scholarship for Disabled Students

IULT offers a special scholarship for students with any level of disability, provided they submit medical evidence from a qualified medical doctor. Application deadlines are October 20th (fall semester) and March 20th (spring semester).

Scholarships for Graduate Students

The following scholarships are open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Please visit the links below to learn more about eligibility requirements, award amounts, and application cycles:

Membership Required Scholarships

While the following scholarships provide more broad-based educational support, many students have utilized funds toward education abroad programs. Please visit the links below to learn more about eligibility requirements, award amounts, and application cycles:

Golden Key Scholarships

Golden Key International Honour Society is the world's largest collegiate honor society for graduate and undergraduate students, and has strong relationships with over 400 universities around the world. Members qualify when they are at the top 15% of their class, and are given access to a wide range of rewards, scholarships, travel and study abroad opportunities, and more. 

National Italian American Foundation

  • NIAF administers nearly 200 scholarships annually, ranging in value from $2,500 to $12,000 to Italian American students studying a wide variety of subjects.
  • Applicants must have an active NIAF Membership. NIAF memberships are valid for one year from the date of registration. Students may use their parent, guardian or grandparent’s membership.

Rotary International Scholarships

  • Clubs and districts offer scholarships for secondary, undergraduate, or graduate study. These scholarships can be supported with funds raised locally or with Rotary Foundation district or global grants. Contact your local club for application information and eligibility requirements.
  • Find your local club

Fellowships & Grants

American Association of University Women

AAUW is providing more than $6 million in funding to 285 fellows and grantees in the 2023-24 award year. These exceptional recipients will pursue academic work and lead innovative community projects to empower women and girls.

Boren Fellowships

  • Fund research and language study proposals by U.S. graduate students in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Maximum awards are determined by duration abroad:
  • Up to $25,000 for 25-52 weeks (preferred)
  • Up to $12,500 for 12-24 weeks
  • + Up to $12,000 for domestic language study (optional)

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

  • The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides 1-year, fully funded grants for graduating seniors, recent graduates, graduate students, and young professionals to conduct individually designed research projects, enroll in graduate school, or teach English abroad.
  • Learn more on TWU's Fulbright Programs page.

The Rotary Foundation 

The Rotary Foundation offers scholarships for college graduates and professionals to study peace and conflict resolution. Rotary Peace Fellowships are available to candidates who want to participate in a master’s degree or professional development certificate program at one of our partner universities. Learn about Rotary Peace Fellowship eligibility requirements and qualifications.

Social Science Foundation

SSRC has awarded more than fifteen thousand fellowships to researchers around the globe. Council fellowship programs are strategic – they target specific problems, promote individual and institutional change, and expand networks.

Other Funding Sources

There are additional ways students supplement education abroad expenses beyond financial aid and scholarships: 

  1. Crowdfunding / crowdsourcing - Campaign for support by preparing your pitch, setting a realistic goal, and enlisting the power of social networking (Resource: TransitionsAbroad)
  2. Personal savings plans - Connect with your bank and/or consider utilizing technology apps designed to support personal savings accounts (resource: GoAbroad - 21 Ideas for Paying for Study Abroad)
  3. Gift giving occasion - Will you be celebrating a holiday or birthday before you go abroad? Utilize natural gift-giving occasions to source support for your upcoming education abroad program. Think beyond monetary gifts and build your wishlist with tangible items you might need to purchase. (Resource: GoAbroad - GoAbroad's 2024 Study Abroad Gear Guide)
  4. Scholarship databases - Utilize scholarship databases to scour through hundreds and thousands of private scholarships available to support general education expenses (Resource: USA Today)

Scholarship Application Tips

  • In an effort to reduce out-of-pocket expenses, students may seek additional ways to fund their education abroad program. Education Abroad strongly encourages students to connect with the TWU Write Site for assistance and support related to scholarship essays.
  • The following resource is available to help students begin to conceptualize written essay components: A Guide to Education Abroad Scholarship Applications [PDF]

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