U-M Funding for Study Abroad

Funding for study abroad is available from financial aid and scholarships through the University of Michigan.

Financial Aid

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 website. 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.


Global Michigan Provides links to funding sources across the University for education abroad experiences – both for credit and not for credit.
International Institute

The International Institute offers scholarships, fellowships, and grants for both undergraduate and graduate students for overseas study, research, and internships.

Each Area Studies Center offers additional funding opportunities.

Korea-Michigan Human Rights Research Fellowship The Donia Human Rights Center offers a fellowship to support summer research on human rights in South Korea. It is open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students interested in studying human rights in Korea.
LSA Barger Leadership Institute The Barger Leadership Institute offers a Global Internship Scholarship for students looking to explore the practice of leadership in a global context.
LSA Germanic Languages and Literatures The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures offers many competitive awards, scholarships, and academic prizes for its undergraduate students.
LSA Program in International and Comparative Studies (PICS) PICS extends financial support to University of Michigan students engaging in projects related to: human rights, international development, international security and cooperation, global health and environment, and comparative culture and identity.
LSA Residential College The RC allocates funds to help several students cover travel, living, or other expenses during internships and research.
LSA Romance Languages and Literatures The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures offers scholarships specifically for study abroad. Note that some scholarships are open to only declared majors in a Romance language, while others are open to students just studying the language.
LSA Scholarships for Current Students 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. Award amounts vary and may be used towards study abroad.
Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI) The Student Academic Multicultural Initiatives Program (SAMI) offers limited grants to U-M undergraduate students for multicultural-related study abroad, internships, or research purposes.
Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships This U-M office lists some of the major government international scholarships and fellowships, such as the Fulbright, Gilman, Boren, and Critical Language Scholarships.
Rackham Graduate School Funding The Rackham Graduate School lists numerous scholarships and grants for Master’s and Doctoral students.
UK Scholarships Graduating seniors can apply for the Rhodes, Marshall, Gates Cambridge, Mitchell, Churchill, and NIH OxCam scholarships.