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This page highlights external scholarships and fellowships that support undergraduate study abroad programs, undergraduate internships abroad, and short-term research opportunities abroad for both undergraduate and graduate students.


Types of External Funding

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ONIF recommends beginning your funding search at least one year before your departure date!

LMU Study Abroad Office


Please note: many external awards fall into more than one category. If you would like assistance identifying fellowship opportunities, please contact ONIF. For campus scholarship listings, log in with your LMU ID here

Deadlines are approximate.

  • Brenda Brown Passport Scholarship


    • U.S. citizen
    • Candidates must be applying for their first-ever United States passport
    • Candidates must be ready to apply for a passport within two months of accepting the offer and funds.

    Amount: Covers the fees associated with applying for your first passport.

    National Deadline: October/March

  • Critical Language Scholarship

    The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students with the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries.


    • CLS fully funds the costs of participating in its overseas institutes, including intensive overseas group-based language courses and room and board
    • Domestic and international airfare
    • U.S. academic credit issued through Bryn Mawr College
    • CLS Program alumni who successfully complete the program are eligible for 12 months of noncompetitive eligibility (NCE) hiring status within the federal government

    Languages: The CLS Program offers instruction in fourteen critical languages:

    No Previous Study Required
    One Year of Study Required
    Two Years of Study Required


    • Open to U.S. citizens only.
    • Must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. undergraduate or graduate degree-granting program which results in a degree.
    • Must be enrolled at your home college or university in the Fall Semester of the application year.
    • Students taking a leave of absence to participate in an organized semester- or year-long study abroad program, or to participate in a substantive internship program, may still be considered eligible.
    • Must be at least 18 years old.
    • Must be able to submit a satisfactory Medical Information Form and Physician's statement and must inform the program of any changes in their health status between submission of these forms and departure in order to participate in the program.
    • Undergraduate students must have completed at least one academic year of study.
    • Must receive a visa in the country of study prior to program entry.

    National Deadline: November 

    Results Announced: March

  • DAAD Research in Science and Engineering Grants

    RISE stands for Research Internships in Science and Engineering. RISE Germany offers undergraduate students from North American, British and Irish universities the opportunity to complete a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions. RISE Germany is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.

    Students are matched with a host university or institute according to their area of interest (biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering, or a closely related field)


    • DAAD provides students a monthly stipend for three months to help cover living expenses.
    • Participants are responsible for travel costs.

    Location: Throughout Germany.


    • Be currently enrolled at a university/college in the United States, Canada, the UK or Ireland as a full-time student in the field of biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, earth sciences or engineering (or a closely related field)
    • Be an undergraduate who will have completed at least 2 years of a degree program by the time of the internship placement
    • Prove that you will maintain undergraduate status after the internship has taken place

    German language skills are not required for most positions but would be helpful to manage everyday life outside of the laboratory. The working language will generally be English.

    LMU Recipients:


    • Halley Dante, '23 BS Biology
    • Alexis Chun*, '23 BS Biology*


    • Leonardo Gonzalez-Smith*, '21 BS Biology

    *Cancelled due to COVID-19 or declined by student.

    Deadline: December

  • Diverse International Women Of Color Study Abroad Scholarship 

    Intended to assist women of color who are exceptional in their studies and in need of financial assistance to study abroad.

    Amount: $500

    Location: Anywhere

    National Deadline: May

  • Freeman-ASIA Award Program

    Designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures.

    Award recipients are required to share their experiences with their home campuses or communities to encourage study abroad by others and fulfill the program's goal of increasing understanding of Asia in the United States.


    • Up to $7,000 towards eligible study abroad programs.


    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident at the time of application.
    • Must currently receive need-based financial aid or demonstrate a verifiable need for financial assistance to participate in the proposed study abroad program. The applicant is required to submit the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) figure, calculated through FAFSA, with the statement of financial need through the online Freeman-ASIA application.
    • Must be an undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 2.8, pursuing his or her first bachelor's degree.
    • Must apply through the U.S. home campus and have at least one term of enrollment remaining at the home institution in the U.S. upon returning from studying abroad in Asia.
    • Must have applied or have been accepted to a study abroad based program in: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam. A multi-country program is eligible only if the applicant will spend at least 8 weeks in one of the countries stated above and will have intensive language study during that period.
    • Must have applied to or have been accepted by a study abroad based program that awards academic credits through the home campus or other U.S. accredited college or university. The proposed length of study in the host country must be a minimum of 8 weeks for a summer term, 10 weeks for a quarter term, and 12 weeks for a semester term.
    • Must have little or no previous experience in the country in which he or she plans to study. A summer term applicant must not have spent more than 4 weeks in the proposed country of study within the last 5 years. A semester or an academic year term applicant must not have spent more than 6 weeks in the proposed country of study within the last 5 years.
    • Must submit the online Freeman-ASIA Student Impact Survey within one month of returning to the United States and must initiate his/her service project to promote study abroad opportunities in Asia on the college campus and/or in the local community.
    • Must submit the Freeman-ASIA Final Service Report on the implementation of his/her service project at the end of the term following his/her return to the United States.
    • Must not be a previous Freeman-ASIA award recipient.

    National Deadline: March

  • Fulbright UK Summer Institutes 

    Three-to-four-week summer programmes for US undergraduate students. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university.


    • US-UK airfare
    • Tuition and fees at the host institution
    • Accommodation (room) and meals

    Location: Around 10 institutes are offered each summer in multiple UK cities.


    • Be a US citizen and possess a US passport
    • Be at least 18 years old by the start of the programme
    • Participate in the programme in its entirety
    • Have a minimum GPA of 3.7
    • Have at least two years of undergraduate study remaining after the Institute finishes (open to current freshmen and sophomores)
    • Have had little or no study or travel outside of the US

    Application Deadline: February

    Results Announced: Late April

  • Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholarships

    FEA invests in promising students with financial need who wish to study abroad. FEA Scholarship applicants are automatically considered for all available scholarships (general and dedicated) based on answers provided in the application online.


    • Up to $10,000 towards eligible study abroad costs.


    • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. (graduate students are not eligible)
    • Study abroad program must be eligible for credit at the student’s home institution
    • Study abroad program must be at least 4 weeks (28 days) in country/countries

    Preferences: FEA gives preference to students with demonstrated financial need, and strongly encourages students to apply who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad. These groups include, but are not limited to:

    • First-generation college students
    • Minority students
    • Community college students

    National Deadline: January

  • Gilman-McCain Scholarship

    The U.S. Department of State’s Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for undergraduate child and spousal dependents of active or activated United States military personnel during the time of application (including Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve, Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve, Navy, Navy Reserve, Space Force, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and USPHS Commissioned Corps) to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs. Developed under the framework of the State Department’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, the John McCain International Scholarship for Military Families (Gilman-McCain Scholarship) is open to eligible students enrolled at accredited U.S. colleges and universities who receive any type of Title IV federal financial aid.

    The 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.  With the support of the U.S. Congress, this scholarship honors the Senator’s legacy of public service by enabling children and spouses of active or activated United States military personnel to develop the leadership and career readiness skills and global perspective to pursue careers of service and contribute to preserving the principles and alliances that are critical to an international order based on the rule of law, human rights, and democracy.

    Amount: Up to $5,000.


    • A citizen or national of the United States;
    • An undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States (including both two-year and four-year institutions);
    • Dependent (child or spouse) of active or activated United States military personnel during the time of application (including Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve, Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve, Navy, Navy Reserve, Space Force, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and USPHS Commissioned Corps);
    • Recipient 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;
    • In the process of applying to, or accepted to, a credit-bearing study abroad or internship program, or a virtual international program. Virtual programs and internships will be eligible until April 30, 2023. Proof of program acceptance is required prior to award disbursement;
    • Applying for credit-bearing study abroad programs in a country or area included in this list of countries/areas. If a student is selected for the award, they may be paid in accordance with the Funds Disbursement Policy, but they may only be permitted to travel abroad as a Gilman Scholar if their program’s country/area(s) have a Travel Advisory Level 1 or 2, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Advisory System, or is on the list of approved Travel Advisory Level 3 countries/areas.

    National Deadline: Varies, depending on travel dates. August, October, and March.


  • Humanity in Action Fellowship 

    Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance—including the political foundations of racial hierarchies, Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and colonial domination—as they affect different minority groups today. The Fellowship seeks to educate, connect and inspire the world's future leaders in the fields of human rights and social justice. 

    Each program is highly interdisciplinary and features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums and memorials. The programs seek to highlight different models of action to remedy injustice.

    Where: Amsterdam, Atlanta, Berlin, Copenhagen, Detroit, Sarajevo or Warsaw. Applicants may apply to both the Humanity in Action Fellowship programs in Europe and the United States through a single application. However, they cannot choose their city of participation.

    Benefits: HiA covers the costs of participation and accommodation during the fellowship programs. However, all Fellows will be responsible for financing the cost of round-trip airfare to their program city. HiA will cover this cost for Fellows with documented need.

    Although Fellows receive modest stipend for meals, they should also plan to bring spending money of approximately $750 for food and social activities during the fellowship program. 

    Eligibility:  Currently enrolled sophomores, juniors and seniors; or recent graduates (less than two years after undergrad).

    National Deadline: January

  • Morgan Stanley Scholarships for Study in Japan

    Underscoring its long-term commitment to education and fostering U.S.-Japan relations, Morgan Stanley, which has had a presence in Japan for half a century, is proud to support the US-Japan Bridging Foundation’s Bridging Project for Study Abroad in Japan. 

    Amount: $7500 (year-long programs only).


    • U.S. citizens or permanent residents
    • Must have an interest in economics and international finance
    • Must have been accepted for study in Japan for the academic year

    National Deadline: May

  • Study Abroad in Japan: Bridging Scholarships

    The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations, through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, makes it possible to award about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Applications are accepted twice a year for Bridging Scholarships.

    Amount: $2,500 (semester programs) & $4,000 (year-long programs).


    • Must be U.S. citizens
    • Must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad
    • Their study in Japan must last for at least 3 months
    • They must earn credit that will transfer to their home campus in the US

    National Deadline: April

  • Tanaka and Green Scholarship to Japan

    In 2014 JASWDC established the Tanaka and Green Academic Scholarships to support short-term academic study (one semester or one academic year) at colleges and universities in Japan. The scholarships are made possible thanks to the Society’s H. William and Lily Tanaka Scholarship Endowment and the Marshal and Lispenard Green Educational Endowment.

    Amount: Up to $5,000 for one academic year and up to $4,000 for one academic semester


    • Must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate school in the United States 
    • Must give proof of acceptance at a college or university in Japan as a full-time foreign exchange student for either one semester or one academic year 
    • Must give proof that the program in Japan is an approved student exchange program of the applicant’s home college or university in the US 
    • Must intend to return to the college or university in the United States 
    • May be majors in any subject, but must demonstrate that they have taken or plan to take academic courses related to Japan, whether in the US or at the Japan college or university  
    • Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States

    National Deadline: July

  • Toshizo Watanabe​ Study Abroad Scholarship Program

    The Toshizo Watanabe Endowed Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students for a semester or year-long study abroad program in Japan.

    Amount: Up to $25,000, average award is $11,000.


    • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Currently in good academic standing at an accredited college or university in the U.S.
    • Will be enrolled in a credit-bearing course of study at a college, university or approved academic center in Japan in the upcoming academic year
    • Demonstrates financial need for international study (i.e., would not be able to study abroad without financial assistance or support)
    • (Preferred) Applicants who have been raised by a single parent or who have lost both parents
    • (Preferred) Applicants without significant international travel or study abroad experience
    • (Preferred) First in family to attend or graduate from college (i.e., first-generation)
    • (Priority) The priority for the scholarship is undergraduates who are studying abroad for a year or less. Graduate students and international degree-seeking students may also apply; however, the maximum amount of an award is $25,000 for one year.

    National Deadline: March