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Financing Education Abroad
Beyond your current financial aid package, UTSA offers assistance with applications to a few study abroad-specific scholarships.
- International Education Financial Aid Fund
- COLFA Bowen Memorial Scholarship for Study in Europe
- Using GI Bill Funds for Study Abroad
Scholarships: Open Competitions
The National Security Education Program provides scholarships to undergraduate students who wish to study languages and cultures considered to be important to U.S. national security.
Students are not eligible to receive the Boren scholarship if they are studying in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
If you receive a federal Pell grant and will be studying for at least four weeks in one country, you are eligible to apply for a Gilman Scholarship. You can find further information on our Gilman Scholarship page.
There are many other scholarship opportunities. You need to invest time into researching opportunities and submitting applications. Most third-party program providers have scholarships. There are scholarships or grants that are specific to a student’s country of study, or a combination of program provider and student diversity. Students can find some opportunities in the Scholarship tab in our online system.
Students receiving GI Bill funds may use the funds toward an education abroad experience if the following criteria are met:
- Students must be enrolled in courses that will apply to their program.
- The programs at the “host” school in the foreign country must be approved.
- VA cannot pay any fees specific to studying abroad unless the student is required to study abroad as part of their program.
- VA will not pay for third-party study abroad programs.
More information can be found in this handout from the VA.
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