Resources for Funding a Study Abroad Program
A number of resources are available on the web to help students and families plan their finances for a study abroad program. While these resources are not created or maintained by High Point University, they can be a good place to start collecting information. It is always wise, however, to discuss your plans with a counselor in the Office of Financial Planning.
You currently may work on or off-campus to help with finances, but working while studying abroad is not as simple as working while at HPU.
Immigration policy governs work, paid and unpaid internships, and volunteer experiences. Policies differ among countries. Consult the Visa Information page as well as the consular website of the country of interest, as these policies are updated without notice.
As a general suggestion, you should not plan to work for pay while on your study abroad program.
The following list is not comprehensive. You may find additional information through simple online searches. Please consider these resources as tools to assist you in the research process, remembering that some aid may be limited to location, language, fields of study, etc. It is advisable to discuss your plans with a counselor in the Office of Financial Planning.
Information on grants and awards relevant to study abroad applicants:
- Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program
- Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarships
- Boren Scholarships for International Study
- Bridging Scholarships (for Study in Japan)
- BUTEX Scholarship (for Study in the UK)
- Freeman ASIA Awards (for Study in East or Southeast Asia)
- Fund for Education Abroad
- German Academic Exchange Service Scholarships
- Study in Australia scholarships
For general information on researching scholarships:
- Student Financial Aid Guide
- U.S. Department of Education – Guide to Financial Aid
- U.S. Department of Education – Office of Federal Student Aid
- The College Board listing of scholarship resources
- Diversity Abroad scholarships & grants
- International Education Financial Aid
- Institute of International Education (IIE)
- International Student Scholarships
- A Student’s Guide to Scholarships, Grants, and Funding Publications in International Education and Other Disciplines. (2004, October). East Lansing, Michigan: Michigan State University.
- O’Sullivan, M. (Ed.). (1996). Financial Resources for International Study. New York: Institute of International Education.
- Scholarships, Fellowships & Grants for Programs Abroad. (1989). American Collegiate Service.
- Schlachter, G. A., & Weber, R. D. Directory of Financial Aid for Women, 2003-2005. San Carlos, CA: California Reference Service Press.
- Schlachter, G. A., & Weber, R. D. Financial Aid for African Americans. 2003-2005. San Carlos, CA: California Reference Service Press.