U-M Funding for Study Abroad

Funding for study abroad (for academic credit) is available from several sources: Financial aid and special scholarships through the University of Michigan. These are the best source of support for study abroad. Undergraduate scholarships are rare, but a list of opportunities is available below.

Financial Aid

Study abroad financial aid only applies to students that already receive financial aid on campus. All U-M programs are supported by financial aid. For details, see the U-M Center for Global and Intercultural Study’s Financial Considerations page.

You can apply for financial aid at the Office of Financial Aid's Study Abroad page. Be sure to check deadlines at the Office of Financial Aid web site. For non U-M programs, use of financial aid may be problematic. Some non-U-M programs may be willing to process some types of financial aid.


U-M Global Michigan links to funding sources across the University

U-M LSA Scholarships for Current Students
2248 LSA Bldg
These scholarships are open to all LSA students who have been enrolled at U-M at least one full year and are awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Interested students can find more information and the application at U-M LSA Scholarships. Award amounts vary and may be used towards study abroad.
U-M International Institute
School of Social Work Building
1080 South University, Suite 2660
The International Institute and its Area Studies Centers offer scholarships (for U-M students only) for overseas study, research and internships. Check their web site early in the Fall for application deadlines. U-M graduating seniors and graduate students may apply for Fulbright Scholarships, (apply in September, one year in advance) through the International Institute.
U-M International Center
1500 Student Activities Building
515 E. Jefferson Street 
Visit our library to use these books:
Financial Aid for Study and Training Abroad
Financial Aid for Research and Creative Activities Abroad
U-M Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI)
3009 Student Affairs Building 
Student Academic Multicultural Initiatives Program (SAMI), offers limited grants to U-M undergraduate students for multicultural-related study abroad, internships or research purposes. These grants are provided on a competitive basis and require the submission of a brief online proposal.
Gilman Scholarships These scholarships may be used for U-M and Non-U-M study abroad programs worldwide. Through a national competition, they are available to undergraduates who already receive a federal Pell Grant and are U.S. citizens. Additional funds are available for recipients who will be studying a Critical Language while abroad.
Bridging Scholarships For Study in Japan These scholarships may be used for study abroad U-M and Non-U-M programs located in Japan. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply. Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend for students on semester-long programs and students on academic year programs.
Boren Awards for International Study Undergraduate and graduate students considering study in most areas outside of Western Europe can apply for the David L. Boren Scholarships or Fellowships, offered through the National Security Education Program (NSEP). This program has a One-Year Service Commitment with U.S. government agencies involved in national security. Application deadlines are in January. U-M undergraduates contact the Center for Global & Intercultural Study. U-M Graduate Students contact the International Institute.

Graduating Students

U-M LSA Honors Program
1330 Mason Hall
Graduating seniors can apply through U-M LSA Honors Program for the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, and Churchill scholarships.
U-M International Institute
School of Social Work Building
1080 South University
Suite 2660
Fulbright Student Fellowships

All Funding Opportunities

Graduate and Professional School Students

U-M International Institute Funding for Graduate and Professional School Students
Lists funding available from the International Institute and other U-M units.
UM Rackham Graduate School U-M Rackham Graduate School Fellowships Office
Fellowships for students in Rackham Graduate Degree Programs.

Rackham Graduate School Tips for Fellowships

U-M International Center Education Abroad Office Funding for International Internships and Research