It has many names; Euro, Peso, Yen, Shilling, Dollar….no matter what you call it, you're going to need it to study abroad. Before ruling out study abroad because of the cost, find out whether you are eligible for aid. If you already qualify for financial aid, you may be entitled to more. The amount of financial aid you can get depends on a number of factors, including:
- Your expected family contribution as calculated by the FAFSA application
- The cost of the study abroad program
- The number of credits you enroll for
If you are considering study abroad, but wonder whether or not you can afford it, meet with an advisor in the Office of Financial Aid to learn about what is available to you.
In addition to using federally funded financial aid, UW-Green Bay has other ways to help you get funding for your study abroad experience.
There grants and scholarships listed below, others may be found by contacting Financial Aid, student and national organizations, or local and community groups. Also, the two links below will provide you with more ideas for saving for your study abroad experience, as well as a cost comparison of programs.
The first link, our Cost Comparison Sheet, compares semester program costs to a semester at UWGB and also provides helpful tips for how to earn and save extra money. The second link is a PDF of a 52 week saving plan where you can save up to $1,375 by as little as a dollar per week!
As always, please let the Office of International Education know if you have any questions.Cost Comparison sheet
Each year the Office of International Education awards more than $50,000 in travel grants to UW-Green Bay students studying abroad. That's free money! Application is easy, but the following eligibility requirements must be met to receive a travel grant:
- You must be a full-time, undergraduate, degree-seeking student at UW-Green Bay
- You must be enrolled full-time at UW-Green Bay in the semester preceding travel
- You must be classified as a Wisconsin Resident for tuition purposes
- You must have demonstrated financial need by submitting the applicable FAFSA form to the Office of Financial Aid
- You must be applying for participation in a long-term study abroad program (8 weeks in duration or longer) administered by UW-Green Bay or any other UW System institution
- Travel grants shall not be less than $500 nor more than $2,000 per student
- Applicants who have not previously received a Travel Grant will receive funding priority
- Tentative deadline 4:30pm, Friday, March 7th in the Office of International Education for Spring 2014 study abroad
Global Citizen Scholarship
This Short-Term Study Abroad semi-annual scholarship competition is awarded to a student that can use it toward a study abroad travel during upcoming Winterim term.
The selection criteria are listed below. Please submit all required application materials electronically to Katia Levintova. The deadline for Summer travel is April 1. The application deadline for the Winterim travel is November 1. Selection committee will make its decision by the end of the semester and will notify the winner via email.
The recipient shall be chosen by the Global Citizen Scholarship Selection Committee using the following selection criteria (based on the time of application):
- Student must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at UW-Green Bay;
- Student must be participating in a short-term study abroad trip (2-3 weeks in duration) outside of the United States that is led by a UW-Green Bay faculty member (preference given to those participating in a trip led by a Global Studies faculty member);
- Student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale);
- Student must complete a two-page essay detailing financial need, describing the short-term study abroad opportunity, and highlighting the benefits of the proposed trip to the student. A resume (or CV) must also be submitted to the selection committee.
- The scholarship shall be given semi-annually as funding permits, with $300 available during the Winterim and $300 in the summer session.
Anne C. Kok Scholarship
Professor Anne Kok was the director of the Social Work Professional Programs at UW-Green Bay when she was tragically killed in an automobile accident in 2008. Memorial gifts from Anne’s family and several hundred friends, former students and colleagues established this scholarship.
The UWGB Social Work Department will award one $1,050 scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year. One-half of the scholarship will be applied to fall semester tuition and fees while the second payment will be applied to spring semester tuition and fees provided the minimum cumulative G.P.A. meets the university’s established requirements.
Scholarship Selection Criteria
- Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student with at least two semesters of coursework completed at UW-Green Bay and pursuing an academic-sponsored international learning experience (e.g., study abroad, student exchange, international certificate program, etc.)
Enrolled or seeking enrollment at UW-Green Bay as an exchange student from the University of Jordan to earn credit for classes in the social work major;
- Applicants must complete the scholarship application that documents their interest in social change and/or social justice field.
- Minimum cumulative earned undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent); and
- Pursuing a major in social work or in a related social justice field.
- Consideration shall be given to social work/social justice applicants (when qualified) with limited or no travel experience, either within their home country and/or abroad (as detailed in the written application).
Questions about the scholarship can be directed to the chair of the Social Work Program (Dr. Jolanda Sallmann, firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-465-2029).
Deadline for applying for the 2013-2014 academic year is March 28, 2014.
BUTEX International Scholarships 2013
This scholarship is open to all international undergraduate students whose period of study abroad is not funded by an ERASMUS grant. To be eligible to apply you must have been offered a study abroad or exchange place at a UK university or college which is BUTEX-affiliated. If you are not sure whether your host institution is BUTEX-affiliated, please see this website. Note: The Universities of Aberdeen, Stirling and Glasgow are all BUTEX-affiliated.
This round of applications is for students who have a study abroad placement commencing in either September 2013 or January 2014. Your place must be for a minimum of one semester.
The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university.
To apply you have two options: design a poster or answer the question "5 things I wouldn't study abroad without". Please choose one of these options. Applicants are not permitted to submit more than one entry.
For further details of how to begin an application for this scholarship please visit www.butex.ac.uk/scholarships/how-to-apply/.
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest and most selective academic honor society dedicated to the recognition and promotion of academic excellence in all fields of higher education. The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, like the national office, advances interdisciplinary academic excellence.
Phi Kappa Phi currently has 50 Study Abroad Grants for $1000 each available to UW-Green Bay students. You do not need to be a Phi Kappa Phi member, however, you do need a 3.75 GPA or above to qualify.
For more information please see this facts sheet.
Applications are due April 1, 2014. You can apply directly online here: Phi Kappa Phi Application.
AASCU Study in China Scholarship
The Educational Office, Embassy of the Peoples Republic of China, in Washington, D.C., has approved scholarship awards for undergraduate students attending AASCU member colleges and universities.
The scholarship is for one year of full time academic study at a designated university in China. (List of Universities) The program academic dates begin in late August/early September 2013 and is completed in July 2014.
The scholarship will be distributed to the host university in China, not directly to the student. Each scholarship includes:
- Room and board
- Health Insurance
The application package must include:
- Official Transcript from the student's university
- GPA over 3.0.
- Two recommendation letters from academic advisors or senior supervisors
- Personal statement listed with the applicant's study purposes and goals
- Selection of academic institutions in China where the applicant wants to study.
Application deadline: April 22, 2013
For more information on submitting application materials, please see the AASCU Website.
TCA Study Abroad in Turkey Scholarships for Minority Students
TCA (Turkish Coalition of America) will award grants up to $2,000 per calendar year to full-time undergraduates (graduate students on a case by case basis) who have been accepted to a study abroad program in Turkey for a semester or summer respectively. For more information, please download the Program Brochure.
To be eligible for the TCA Scholarship you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen and permanent residents of African-American, Hispanic/Latino or Native American ethnic origin.
- Enrolled full-time, in good standing at an accredited U.S. college or university.
- Be accepted to a Study Abroad program, language program at a university in Turkey, TRNC, Bosnia Herzegovina or to a university sponsored study to Turkey, TRNC or Bosnia Herzegovina.
- Willing to share experiences in Turkey, TRNC or Bosnia Herzegovina with the TCA community – especially via TCA's Facebook page.
Applications must include:
- Completed Application Form
- A recent photograph
- Documentation verifying enrollment in a study abroad program at a university in Turkey or the Turkish Republic of Norther Cyprus
- Official transcript (please send original, NOT a copy. Transcript must be included with your application, NOT sent separately).
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Killam Fellowships Program
The Killam Fellowships Program is for "exceptional" undergraduate students from universities in the United States to spend one semester or a full academic year on exchange in Canada.
- The program offers a cash award of $5,000 US per semester, along with an allowance of $500 US to offset health insurance costs.
- The Foundation also hosts all of the award recipients at a 3-day Fall Orientation in Ottawa and a 3-day Spring Seminar in Washington, D.C. (all expenses paid).
- In addition, recipients are eligible to apply for a "mobility grant" of up to $800 US to undertake an "educational field trip" to "gain a broader understanding of the culture of the host country". It is not guaranteed to all recipients. For more information about the Mobility Grant.
There are approximately 40 awards given out each year, divided between US students coming to Canada and Canadian students going to the US.
UWGB students can apply in the "Open Competition", which has a deadline of January 31 each year. Applicants from US universities must be US citizens. They must also be full-time undergraduate students in good standing at their home university and have a "superior and competitive academic record" (although no specific GPA minimum is listed).