Scholarships

Berkeley Study Abroad offers a variety of scholarships to aid students in funding their study abroad opportunities.

Berkeley Study Abroad Scholarship

The Berkeley Study Abroad Scholarship is available to eligible Berkeley students. Qualified students will receive awards of $1,500 for summer programs and semester programs and $3,000 for academic year-long programs. No application is necessary.

Students who participate in multiple terms abroad are eligible for scholarships in every term.

To qualify, you must:

• Be a current Berkeley student eligible for financial aid

• Be a participant in a summer, semester or year-long program through Summer Abroad, Global Internships, or UCEAP

• Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $50,000 or less

• Have completed a 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for spring 2018 or summer 2018.

• Have remaining financial need after all other eligible gift aid and scholarships have been calculated towards your program's cost of attendance

• Have not already received a study abroad specific scholarship of $1,500 or more per semester, or $3,000 or more per academic year. This does not apply to summer programs.

UCEAP students who receive the award must also commit to three hours of service to Berkeley Study Abroad after completion of their study abroad program. This service can be completed remotely.

Academic scholarships

African Studies

Carl Rosberg and Judith Geist Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The Center for African Studies offers two undergraduate fellowships of up to $3,000 each to support travel to Africa for research and study. Must be current UC Berkeley undergraduate students with an interest in Africa and who will return to campus as a registered student following the research trip.

Foreign Language and Area Studies Awards

Enables students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents to acquire a high level of competence in one or more foreign languages. Fellowships are awarded to students in modern foreign language and area studies, with priority given to students in the humanities, social sciences, and professional fields.

Haas School of Business

Thomas Tusher Scholarship for Study Abroad

Scholarships are available to high-achieving undergraduate students in the Haas School of Business who are interested in international study. The $7,500 award will be granted to a recipient who has been accepted to a program through IES Abroad.

Classics

Summer Travel and Study Abroad Awards

The Department of Classics offers a number of study and travel awards for undergraduate students pursuing Classics abroad and/or traveling to classical lands.

Environmental Design

Michael Ho Memorial Travel Scholarship

The College of Environmental Design offers an annual travel scholarship of $1,200 to an undergraduate in his or her junior year majoring in architecture at CED.

Judith Lee Stronach Undergraduate Travel Scholarship

The College of Environmental Design offers summer and winter scholarships to undergraduate students majoring in architecture, landscape architecture, urban studies, or sustainable environmental design in the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley.

European Studies

Foreign Language and Area Studies Awards

Enables students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents to acquire a high level of competence in one or more foreign languages. Fellowships are awarded to students in modern foreign language and area studies, with priority given to students in the humanities, social sciences, and professional fields.

International Studies

Undergraduate Merit Scholarship

The Institute of International Studies offers scholarships of up to $2,000 each to support undergraduate research in any area of international studies. Scholarship recipients may be eligible for additional prizes upon presentation of their research upon return to Berkeley.

Latin American Studies

Foreign Language and Area Studies Awards

Enables students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents to acquire a high level of competence in one or more foreign languages. Fellowships are awarded to students in modern foreign language and area studies, with priority given to students in the humanities, social sciences, and professional fields.

Middle Eastern Studies

Foreign Language and Area Studies Awards

Enables students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents to acquire a high level of competence in one or more foreign languages. Fellowships are awarded to students in modern foreign language and area studies, with priority given to students in the humanities, social sciences, and professional fields.

Stevens Scholar Program

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies supports research and travel by undergraduate students who demonstrate a high level of distinction in Middle Eastern Studies. Grants for up to $5,000 are available to defray the cost of international travel to conduct research on Middle East-related topics or to support an overseas study of Middle Eastern languages.

Sultan Program in Arab Studies

Scholarships up to $1,200 are available to UC Berkeley undergraduates working on projects and theses related to Arab Studies may apply for scholarships to support research or conference travel, overseas or domestic summer Arabic language study, and/or internships.

South Asia Studies

Foreign Language and Area Studies Awards

Enables students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents to acquire a high level of competence in one or more foreign languages. Fellowships are awarded to students in modern foreign language and area studies, with priority given to students in the humanities, social sciences, and professional fields.

Southeast Asia Studies

Foreign Language and Area Studies Awards

Enables students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents to acquire a high level of competence in one or more foreign languages. Fellowships are awarded to students in modern foreign language and area studies, with priority given to students in the humanities, social sciences, and professional fields.

UC Education Abroad specific scholarships

Airola-Murveit Family Student Award

The Airola-Murveit Family Student Award helps UC Berkeley students participate in UCEAP, with a preference to students who are non-native speakers of their study abroad country language. Participants are automatically considered for the award—no application is necessary.

Allan Buch Scholarship Fund for Study Abroad

The Allan Buch Scholarship Fund for Study Abroad supports scholarships for UC Berkeley students participating in UCEAP to the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom. Applicants for the English Universities program will be contacted by their BSA program adviser with instructions on how to apply for this competitive scholarship opportunity.

Harry W. Lucheta Fund for Study Abroad Scholarships

The Harry W. Lucheta Fund for Study Abroad supports scholarships to help UC Berkeley students participate in UCEAP, with a preference to students who wish to study in Italy. Participants are automatically considered for the award—no application is necessary.

Jasmine Jahanshahi Scholarship

The Jasmine Jahanshahi Scholarship offers a $2,500 scholarship award for up to two students who have been accepted into the UC Education Abroad Program at the Institute D'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris, France, and who demonstrate academic promise, a deep commitment to fostering global connections, and financial need. Qualified participants are automatically considered for the award—no application is necessary.

UC Education Abroad Program Scholarships

UCEAP offers over $1.5 million in scholarships for all categories of participants and for a comprehensive range of programs. Scholarships include:

$1.5 Million Promise Awards

Duttenhaver Scholars Program

Dan Wise Memorial Scholarship

Jasmine Jahanshahi Scholarships

Undergraduate Research Awards

Independent scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Awards scholarships of up to $5,000 to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study or internship programs worldwide. An additional Critical Need Language Award of $3,000 is available to applicants who will be studying a critical need language abroad.

Boren Awards for International Study

Provides scholarships and fellowships for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Diversity Network Summer Scholarships

Offers summer scholarships in the amount of $500 for full-time students attending a Diversity Network member institution (includes UC Berkeley). Economically disadvantaged students, African-American/Black, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, multiracial/ethnic or Indigenous/Native-American, students with disabilities and first generation college undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Foundation for Global Scholars

Awards scholarships to globally minded college students who want to make an impact. Must be a U.S. citizen and studying abroad for a minimum of 4 weeks/28 days. Scholarships are valued at $2,000.

Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships

Provides general scholarships of up to $10,000 each, and two dedicated scholarships: the Hillary Echo Douglas Memorial Scholarship, which awards up to $5,000 to a student demonstrating a love of Vietnam and other cultures, and the Rainbow Scholarship for LGBT students studying abroad. Scholarships are awarded with a preference to underrepresented students in study abroad programs, including minorities, science and technology majors and those choosing to study in non-traditional countries.

Go Overseas Study Abroad Scholarships

Offers a $500 scholarship to a student participating in a study abroad program. A scholarship is awarded each academic year based on the creativity and analytical thinking displayed through writing samples and/or video submissions.

Pimsleur Approach Study Abroad Scholarship

Provides an award of $1,000 to support study abroad for U.S. college students.

Study Abroad Travel Grants for Young Women

The College Women's Club offers grants of up to $1,000 to young women for travel to institutions or research meetings, for the purpose of furthering the young women's expertise in her course of study. Eligible candidates will be 18 years or older and either a resident of the of Berkeley, California area; attending an accredited Berkeley, California-based U.S. institution of higher education; or a recent graduate with plans for post-graduate education. For more information, contact aauwberkeley@gmail.com.

Country-specific scholarships

Brazil

Brazilian Initiation Scholarship

The Brazilian Studies Association invites applications from graduate and undergraduate students for a one-time $1,500 travel scholarship to do exploratory research in Brazil. This scholarship targets aspiring Brazilianists with relatively little or no experience in Brazil.

Canada

Killam Fellowships Program

Provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from universities in the United States to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in Canada. The program offers a cash award of $10,000 ($5,000 per semester) as well as an allowance of $500 to offset health insurance costs. In addition, all Fellows are eligible to apply for a mobility grant in an amount not to exceed $800.

Germany

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarships

Highly qualified undergraduates are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research, and/or internships in Germany for four to ten months.

Israel

American Jewish League for Israel University Scholarship Fund

Assists students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents to study in Israel for the academic year. Scholarship awards are applied towards one year's tuition. Eligibility is limited to students who have been accepted for at least one year of academic study at select institutions in Israel.

Haas/Koshland Memorial Award

Provides awards up to $20,000 to support a year of personal development and/or study in Israel. The award is open to college students, from sophomore year through masters-level graduate school, who are from, or attend school, in the San Francisco Bay Area.

MASA Israel Grants & Scholarships

Offers universal grants and need-based scholarship awards for young adults to travel to Israel. Includes awards of $1,000 to study abroad participants and $3,000-$4,500 awards to eligible participants over the age of 21.

Japan

Bridging Scholarships

The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American students participating in study abroad programs in Japan. Recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 for semester or $4,000 for academic year programs. Students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad.

Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarships

Several different kinds of scholarships are offered by the Japanese government for international students studying in Japan. Students holding Japanese passports are not eligible for these scholarships.

New Zealand

Generation Study Abroad Excellence and Travel Awards

Education New Zealand and New Zealand tertiary institutions offer $2,000 Travel Awards to help U.S. students fund their flight to New Zealand. Excellence Awards offer $500 for study at one of the eight New Zealand universities and $500 for study at participating institutes of technology and polytechnics.

Sweden

Jesse Lokrantz Scholarship

The American Women's Club in Stockholm offers scholarships to U.S. citizen students who are studying in Sweden for one year at an accredited Swedish university. Award amount varies year to year but is generally sufficient to cover a round-trip economy class ticket between the United States and Sweden.

Swedish Educational and Cultural Honorarium

The Standard Filter Corporation provides a $3,000 award to a student undertaking Swedish educational and cultural activities, which includes history, political science, sociology, language, literature, and the arts and sciences. Candidates must be a U.S. citizen and attending an accredited college or university in California.

Switzerland

Think Swiss Research Scholarship

Undergraduate and graduate students wanting to do research at a public Swiss university or research institute can apply a monthly scholarship of CHF 1,050 (approx. USD 1,100) for a period of 2 to 3 months. The scholarship is open to students of all fields.

Turkey

Turkish Coalition of America Scholarships

Awards for African American, Hispanic American and Native American students, as well as American students of Armenian descent. These scholarships are awarded to eligible undergraduate and graduate students who have been accepted to a university in Turkey or in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).

United Kingdom

BUTEX Scholarships

Awards £500 scholarships to undergraduate students studying abroad for either a semester or for a whole academic year at a United Kingdom university which is BUTEX affiliated.

Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship

The Association of American Study Abroad Programmes United Kingdom offers a merit-based scholarship of £500 for a semester or term abroad, or £1000 for full-year study in the United Kingdom. Must be on a program offered by AASAP/UK full or associate member.

Vietnam

Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships

Offers the Hillary Echo Douglas Memorial Scholarship, which awards up to $5,000 to a student demonstrating a love of Vietnam and other cultures. Scholarships are awarded with a preference to underrepresented students in study abroad programs, including minorities, science and technology majors and those choosing to study in non-traditional countries.