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One way to fund your study abroad program is to apply for scholarships! It’s important to apply as early as possible, so pay attention to application dates and deadlines.

Most UCLA scholarships are awarded twice a year: summer/fall and winter/spring cycles. To see the application period for a specific scholarship opportunity, click on the relevant link below.

IMPORTANT: To be considered for UCLA study abroad scholarships you must have submitted your FAFSA, even if you are not a financial aid recipient.

Program-Specific Scholarships:

UCEAP

UCEAP Scholarships –  Scholarship options offered by UCEAP exclusively for UC students participating on UCEAP programs. Award amounts vary.
Richard and Gerrie Leeds Study Abroad Scholarship – For UCLA undergraduate students in the Humanities participating in internship or study abroad program. Awards average $2,500.
Komar Shideler Study Abroad Scholarship – Preference is given to students pursuing a major/minor in Comparative Literature or Scandinavian Languages, or a major in Nordic Studies, followed by students pursuing a major in the humanities. Students with high financial need and who have not studied abroad before will be given priority. Awards average $2,000.
Shirley and Walter Wang Study Abroad Scholarship – Designed for middle-income students, with a preference for first-generation and STEM students. Awards average $2,000.
OrgullOSOs Abroad – Snaider-Garriga Family Scholarship –  It is the Donors’ wish to support Latinx students who are first-generation and demonstrate financial need. One award of $4,000 will be offered to an undergraduate student participating in a UCLA study abroad program during summer or fall.
Kimura Airfare Scholarship – Supports first-generation UCLA students participating on a UCEAP study abroad program. Award averages $900.
Harry C. Sigman Scholarship –  Provides funding for UCLA students to study abroad in Israel. Awards average $3,000.
Mudie-Glaser Scholarship –  For UCLA students attending one of UCEAP’s programs at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. Awards average $3,000.
UCLA ELTS Department Scholarships –  Provides funding for UCLA students to study abroad in France or Germany. Award amounts vary.
UK Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarship – Provides funding for UCLA students to study or intern in the United Kingdom. Awards average $3,000.
European Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarship –  Provides funding for UCLA students to study abroad in Europe (Except the UK). Awards average $2,500.
Terasaki Center Study Abroad Scholarship – Provides funding for UCLA students to study or intern in Japan. Awards average $2,500.

UCLA Travel Study

UCLA Travel Study Scholarship –  Provides funding for UCLA students enrolled in any Travel Study Program who is willing to help promote the program through content creation and participation in promotional events. The scholarship covers 50% of program fees.
European Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarship –  Provides funding for UCLA students to study abroad in Europe (Except the UK). Awards average $2,500.
UK Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarship – Provides funding for UCLA students to study or intern in the United Kingdom. Awards average $3,000.
Shirley and Walter Wang Study Abroad Scholarship – Designed for middle-income students, with a preference for first-generation and STEM students. Awards average $2,000.
Richard and Gerrie Leeds Study Abroad Scholarship – For UCLA undergraduate students in the humanities participating in a study abroad or internship program. Awards average $2,500.
OrgullOSOs Abroad – Snaider-Garriga Family Scholarship –  It is the Donors’ wish to support Latinx students who are first-generation and demonstrate financial need. One award of $4,000 will be offered to an undergraduate student participating in a UCLA study abroad program during summer or fall.
Komar Shideler Study Abroad Scholarship – Preference is given to students pursuing a major/minor in Comparative Literature or Scandinavian Languages, or a major in Nordic Studies, followed by students pursuing a major in the humanities. Students participating in the Travel Study Program – ELTS: In the footsteps of Hans Christian Andersen will be considered next. Students with high financial need and who have not studied abroad before will be given priority. Awards average $2,000.
UCLA Global Education Scholarship –  For Global Studies majors participating in a mandatory Travel Study summer program. Awards average $2,000.
UCLA Spanish & Portuguese Department –  For students participating in Travel Study programs directed by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Award amount range from $500 to $1,000.
UCLA ELTS Department Scholarships –  Provides funding for UCLA students to study abroad in France or Germany. Award amounts vary.
UCLA Global Studies Scholarship – For students attending the Global Studies Travel Study Program. Award amounts vary.

UCLA Global Internship Program

UCLA Global Internship Program Scholarship – For UCLA undergraduate students participating in the Global Internship Program during the summer. Awards up to $3,000.
Kramer and Siebert International Internship Scholarship –  For Global Affairs and Global Health internship participants. Awards average $1,000.
Center for Community Engagement Internship Award –  Offers $2,500 scholarships to increase student access to experiential learning, support career preparation, and help offset potential financial hardships associated with a summer unpaid internship.
Richard and Gerrie Leeds Study Abroad Scholarship – For UCLA undergraduate students in the humanities participating in a study abroad or international internship program. Awards average $2,500.
European Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarship –  Provides funding for UCLA students to study or intern abroad in Europe (Except the UK). Awards average $2,500.
OrgullOSOs Abroad – Snaider-Garriga Family Scholarship –  It is the Donors’ wish to support Latinx students who are first-generation and demonstrate financial need. One award of $4,000 will be offered to an undergraduate student participating in a UCLA study abroad or international internship program during summer or fall.
Shirley and Walter Wang Study Abroad Scholarship – Designed for middle-income students, with a preference for first-generation and STEM students. Awards average $2,000.
Congresswoman Lynn Schenk Capstone Scholarship –  Supports students completing B.A. in Public Affairs experiential learning capstone opportunity during their senior year.  Awards up to $1,500.
Komar Shideler Study Abroad Scholarship – Preference is given to students pursuing a major/minor in Comparative Literature or Scandinavian Languages, or a major in Nordic Studies, followed by students pursuing a major in the humanities. Students with high financial need and who have not studied abroad before will be given priority. Awards average $2,000.
Terasaki Center Study Abroad Scholarship – Provides funding for UCLA students to study or intern in Japan. Awards average $2,500.

External Scholarships:

National Scholarships

Boren Scholarship – For U.S. citizens who are planning on studying a foreign language in world regions critical to U.S. interests and interested in pursuing a career in public service. Language must be selected from the preferred languages list. Provides awards of up to $25,000.
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) – Intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students to master a foreign languages considered critical to national security. The CLS Program covers most of the costs of participating in its overseas institutes.
Critical Need Language Award (CNLA)  – For U.S. citizens studying a critical need language while abroad. This is a supplement award to the Gilman Scholarship. Awards of $3,000 in addition to the Gilman award (up to $8,000 total).
Gilman McCain Scholarship – Provides awards of $5,000 for child dependents of active duty service members.
Gilman Scholarship –  For U.S. citizens who receive the Federal Pell Grant. Provides awards of up to $5,000. This Gilman Scholarship Video provides further details and personal tips from a UCLA Gilman Scholar.
Fund for Education Abroad – Provides scholarships to undergraduate students who are underrepresented in Study Abroad. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be eligible. Financial support of up to $5,000.

Country/Region Specific Scholarships

Asia (East & Southeast) Freeman-ASIA – For U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level at a two-year or four-year college or university who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.
Denmark Upper Midwest Rebild Scholarship – Awarded to undergraduates U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are, or will be, attending a college or university level study program in Denmark for a minimum of one semester during the regular academic calendar year. Summer programs and graduate level programs do not qualify. 
France Campus France – Scholarships, grants and fellowships for study abroad in France
Germany DAAD – German Academic Exchange – DAAD offers a variety of scholarships for undergraduates to study and research in Germany from a three-week summer course to internships.
Ireland Inclusive Ireland Scholarship – For undergraduate students currently enrolled at a college or university in the United States, who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color). Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above.
Japan Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan – For American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan for a semester or an academic year.
Scandinavia The American Scandinavian Foundation – Offers fellowships and grants for U.S. citizens to study in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
Sweden AWC Jessie Lokrantz Scholarship – For U.S. citizens who want to study at an accredited Swedish university for at least one year.
UK British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association – Open to all undergraduate students studying abroad for either one semester or one year. The host institution must be BUTEX-affiliated.
UK, Cambridge The Pembroke College, Cambridge 1976 Scholarship – For UC students who have not studied abroad during the course of their degree program. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.

Scholarship Directories & Databases

Diversity Abroad Study Abroad Scholarship and Grant Directory Search 100+ scholarship and grant opportunities
Institute of International Education Study Abroad Database Search by location or course of study
IES Abroad Scholarship Database Search by a variety of criteria

Additional Resources:

Webinar – GLOW 2023

Need assistance with your scholarship application essay?  Contact the Undergraduate Writing Center (UWC).

You can also get help from the Center for Scholarships & Scholar Enrichment. They offer writing support and workshops on various topics in the scholarship application process.