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

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 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.