Grants & Scholarships

Cost is one of the most important factors students mention when planning for a study abroad program. It's important to look at all of your financial options when thinking about a program.

Meet with an advisor in Financial Aid or the Office of International Education to learn more about these options below:

  • Financial Aid: Many students are eligible for more financial aid when they apply for a study abroad program. Each individual student situation is different, however award amount generally depends on family contribution, cost of program, and number of program credits.
  • Scholarships & Grants: Check out the list below to see which scholarships and grants you might be eligible for. Make sure to note application deadlines! Don't limit yourself to this list, see what else is out there.
  • Other Qualifications: Talk to a Financial Aid advisor to see if your study abroad program is eligible for veteran's/GI, tribal, or other special benefits and/or grants.
  • Outside Funding: Look at the two PDF links below to learn about a cost saving program and other ways to save for a study abroad experience outside of aid, grants, or scholarships.

Make sure to look at our Resources page for ideas on budgeting , currency conversion, and other money tips.

Below you will find three categories of scholarship and grant opportunities

UW-Green Bay Opportunities

These are scholarships and grants available to UW-Green Bay students. Please check each option for specific application deadlines and eligibility.

UW-Green Bay offers many other scholarship opportunities for students. All scholarships and grants at UW-Green Bay may apply towards a study abroad program (listed as instructional costs, tuition/program fee, insurance, or administrative fees). You can find information about available opportunities, application deadlines, and eligibility on this website:

Outside General Opportunities

The links below are for scholarships and grants outside of UW-Green Bay that can apply towards almost any study abroad program. You do not need to be a UW-Green Bay student to apply.

**Please note that some links will bring you to a general information page, eligibility and application information is listed there.

Location-Specific Opportunities

The links below are for scholarships and grants outside of UW-Green Bay that can apply towards a study abroad program in a specific location. You do not need to be a UW-Green Bay student to apply.

**Please note that some links will bring you to a general information page, eligibility and application information is listed there.


UW-Green Bay Opportunities

Anne C. Kok Scholarship

History: 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 awards one scholarship each 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.


  • 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).

Deadline: Applications are due by 4:30pm on the second Friday of March. Find application links and contact information on this site:

Questions about the scholarship can be directed to the interim chair of the Social Work Program (Gail Trimberger, or 920-465-2868).

Arendt Family Travel Abroad Endowed Scholarship

History: John and Lucy Arendt are proud UW-Green Bay alumni, employees, and advocates. Both John and Lucy earned their bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees at UW-Green Bay– John in 1988 and 2012 and Lucy in 1987 and 1990. Lucy served as the Associate Dean of the College of Professional Studies and the Director of the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business until 2015, while John is currently the Director of the Environmental Management and Business Institute. They established this scholarship to encourage students to enhance their education at UW-Green Bay through a faculty-led, short-term travel abroad experience.

Scholarship Selection Criteria

The University shall, on a yearly or bi-yearly basis, have the discretion to determine which student or students pursuing a course of study at the University of Wisconsin- Green Bay shall receive a scholarship under the Arendt Family Travel Abroad Endowed Scholarship program. The recipient(s) and at least one alternate shall be chosen by the Office of International Education Scholarship Committee using the following selection criteria (based on the time of application):

  1. Must be a full-time undergraduate student in good standing at UW-Green Bay
  2. Must be participating in a UW-Green Bay sponsored short-term, faculty-led travel course
  3. Completed short answer questions (on application form) in a 1-2 page total response
  4. Finalists will complete a short interview with the selection committee
  5. Please submit application form and essay by email to by the deadline

Deadline: September 15th, 2017 (for January 2018 travel courses)

Award of $500 to one student. Download the application form (print and complete)

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 Yunsun Huh. 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):

  1. Student must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at UW-Green Bay;
  2. 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);
  3. Student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale);
  4. 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.
  5. The scholarship shall be given semi-annually as funding permits, with $300 available during the Winterim and $300 in the summer session.

Harris Family Annual Scholarship for Student Teaching Abroad in New Zealand

Award of $1,500

Imagine a place where you can teach to the highest professional standards in one of the most respected educational systems in the world, then, in less than a half hour drive, relax on a beach, hike a rainforest, or kayak pristine waters. This is the life-changing experience Chris Harris (’09 and ’13) had teaching in New Zealand that profoundly impacted his professional career in education. In return for the education and experience that he received at his alma mater, he wishes to assist future students looking to “go the extra mile” for their career in obtaining the same opportunities.

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Must be an undergraduate student at UW-Green Bay
  • Must be admitted to the Professional program in Education
  • Must be completing a student teaching assignment in New Zealand

Essay Requirements

Minimum 1,500 word essay addressing: “Why do you want to be an educator, and how will this experience contribute to your goals and help future students.”


Submit the essay by email to Be sure to include your name and email address.

Deadlines for submissions are November 1st for spring term, May 1st for fall.

Phi Kappa Phi Green Bay Chapter – Short Term Study Abroad Scholarship

About the Grant:
The Green Bay Phi Kappa Phi grant is designed to help students as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by participating in short term study abroad programs.
1 award of $250 per semester

Open to any active Green Bay Phi Kappa Phi member who meets the following requirements:

  1. Are a full time student.
  2. Actively participate in Green Bay PKP events.
  3. You must have applied to a short term study abroad program (if you are not selected for your program the award will go to another applicant).  Eligible programs are UWGB study abroad programs that are 4 weeks or less in length (faculty-led or summer/winter interim).

How to Apply:
Complete a 1-2 page essay explaining why you are qualified for this award, including your participation in the local Green Bay PKP chapter, as well as explaining how your study abroad program will benefit your growth and development.  Submit the essay along with proof of application to your program and a current CV to the Office of International Education.
Download the application cover page here

Submit your application materials via email no later than 11:59pm CT to (or in person to the Office of International Education (CL 108)  on the following dates:
  1. Winter session: October 1st.
  2. Summer session: March 1st.

Late materials will not be considered.

A committee selected by the Office of International Education including the Phi Kappa Phi President Elect will be responsible for selecting the successful applicant for each session.

Previous winners are not eligible to reapply. 

11/08/2016 - Initial agreement is for two $250 awards per year until we have a large enough fund to increase the amount to $500 per award.

Travel Grants

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:

  1. You must be a full-time, undergraduate, degree-seeking student at UW-Green Bay
  2. You must be enrolled full-time at UW-Green Bay in the semester preceding travel
  3. You must be classified as a Wisconsin Resident for tuition purposes
  4. You must have demonstrated financial need by submitting the applicable FAFSA form to the Office of Financial Aid
  5. 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
  6. Travel grants shall not be less than $500 nor more than $2,000 per student
  7. Applicants who have not previously received a Travel Grant will receive funding priority
  8. Deadlines: Fall: Friday, March 10th / Spring: Friday, October 13th in the Office of International Education for Fall 2017/Academic Year 2017-2018 study abroad programs

Awarded twice per year, download the application form here

Questions? Please contact the Office of International Education at or 920-465-2190

Wochinske Scholarship

Award of $500, awarded once per year

Little did Jim Wochinske or Katy Keidatz realize that a UWGB study abroad program to London would have such a lasting effect on their lives. The two met during a winter interim travel course in 1971 and a relationship soon developed. The couple married, raised three children, and distinguished themselves as successful business leaders in Green Bay. Jim and Kathy Wochinske are strong advocates for UWGB and support several students attending their Alma mater. This scholarship further enables UW-Green Bay students to engage in life-changing experiences through study abroad.

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at UW-Green Bay
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Must be participating in a UW-Green Bay study abroad program
  • Completed essay

Essay Requirements

  • Minimum length 1-2 pages, 1000 word maximum
  • Answer the question: “Why did you choose this program and what impact do you hope it will it have on your academic, professional, and/or personal goals?”
  • Please include name/email address on the essay (upper right corner)


  • Please submit application form and essay by EMAIL to: (
  • Please NO docx. files
  • Deadlines for submission is November 1st
  • All applicants will be notified of their award status by email within (one month) of the deadline

Deadline: November 1st

Awarded once per year
Download the application form.

Questions? Please contact the Office of International Education at or 920-465-2190

Outside General Opportunities

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.



The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is open to all U.S. citizen undergraduates, in good academic standing, who meet the criteria listed below:

  • The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship.
  • The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
  • The applicant is studying or interning abroad for at least four weeks (28 days) in one country - or two weeks (14 days) for current community college students - and no more than one academic year. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be in one country for at least four consecutive weeks.
  • The applicant is studying or interning abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State's current Travel Warning list. Students applying to programs in Mexico may only apply for scholarships to support study in Mexican states where no advisory is in effect according to the U.S. Department of State Travel Warning list.

Deadlines (for specific dates please see the website):

Spring programs: previous October
Summer programs: March
Fall/Academic Year programs: March


Please contact the Financial Aid office with any questions about this scholarship.

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 75 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 website or information sheet.

Session A deadline: February 15, 2017
(program begins between May 1, 2017 and November 30, 2017)

Session B deadline: September 15, 2017 
(program begins between December 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018)

You can apply directly online here: Phi Kappa Phi Application.

Questions? Contact Josh Goldman at

Location-Specific Opportunities

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 2014 and is completed in July 2015.

The scholarship will be distributed to the host university in China, not directly to the student. Each scholarship includes:

  • Tuition
  • Room and board
  • Health Insurance
  • Stipend

The application package must include:

  1. Official Transcript from the student's university
  2. GPA over 3.0.
  3. Two recommendation letters from academic advisors or senior supervisors
  4. Personal statement listed with the applicant's study purposes and goals
  5. Selection of academic institutions in China where the applicant wants to study.

Application deadline: January 31st, 2017 (for the 2017-2018 programs)

For more information on submitting application materials, please see the AASCU Website.

BUTEX International Scholarships

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.

Applications are for students who have a study abroad placement commencing in either September or January. 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.

Application deadline: June 15th, 2017 (for 2017-2018 programs). For further details of how to begin an application for this scholarship please visit


The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers several undergraduate scholarship opportunities.

Eligibility includes being a full-time undergraduate student, participating in a semester or longer program in Germany, and being interested in contemporary German and European affairs. For complete eligibility and other details, visit this website.

Application deadline: January 31st, 2017 (for 2017-2018 programs)

Generation Study Abroad (New Zealand)

Education New Zealand Generation Study Abroad Study Abroad Travel Awards, worth US$2,000 each, will be granted to seven students demonstrating the talent and flair to be ambassadors for New Zealand as an international education destination. Recipients will be required to report on their experience through social media and other channels while in New Zealand. A further 26 Generation Study Abroad Excellence Awards, each worth US$500, will be offered by New Zealand's eight universities and participating ITPs to assist with the up-front cost of traveling to New Zealand.

Established in 2011, Education New Zealand (ENZ) [] is New Zealand's government organization mandated to work with education providers, businesses and others to promote education in New Zealand to those overseas. Its collaboration with the Generation Study Abroad initiative will include informational webinars and other activities aimed at engaging IIE's growing list of commitment partners, with the ultimate objective of doubling the number of U.S. students who choose New Zealand for their study abroad experience-mirroring IIE's own five year goals.


  • Must be a US citizen or hold US Resident status
  • Currently enrolled in at least Sophomore year at a tertiary institution (post-secondary) in the USA
  • Enrolled at a New Zealand University through a Study Abroad Program
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0


Find application requirements and forms, detailed eligibility, contact emails for questions, and more information about the scholarship here:


Spring semester 2018 program - December 1st, 2017
Fall semester 2017 program - April 30th, 2017

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 for a few different program options. Deadlines are generally in September for the following academic 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).

For further details and to apply for the Killam Fellowships Program

MEXT- Japanese Government Scholarship

For all students hoping to attend the Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU) and participate in research, the MEXT scholarship is available! For a quick view on the previous semester's documentation requirements, visit the following link:

For any further questions, please contact the International Student Support Section of the International Affairs Office at TMU.

Address: International Student Exchange Section, International Affairs Office, Tokyo Metropolitan University 1-1 Minami-Osawa, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo 192-0397 JAPAN
Telephone Number: +81-42-677-2030

RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering)

TThe German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) - in cooperation with science organizations in North America and Germany - is pleased to invite undergraduate students from the US, Canada and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering to apply for a summer research internship in Germany.

RISE summer placements take place with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany. The RISE interns are matched with a doctoral student whom they assist and who will also serve as their mentor. This program is funded by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany. Visit the scholarship website for more information.

Scholarship includes 650 Euros per month (for 3 months, minimum 10 weeks)

Rise application website

Eligibility includes current enrollment in a U.S. college as a full time student in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, or Engineering. Internships are 3 months and begin between May 15 and July 10, 2017. For full eligibility and application guidelines, visit the website above.

Application deadline: January 15th, 2017 (for 2017 summer internships)

Daniela Wiesen
Scholarship Programs
North America, RISE/DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service
phone: +49 (228) 882-425

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:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen and permanent residents of African-American, Hispanic/Latino or Native American ethnic origin.
  2. Enrolled full-time, in good standing at an accredited U.S. college or university.
  3. 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.
  4. Willing to share experiences in Turkey, TRNC or Bosnia Herzegovina with the TCA community – especially via TCA's Facebook page.

Applications must include:

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. A recent photograph
  3. Documentation verifying enrollment in a study abroad program at a university in Turkey or the Turkish Republic of Norther Cyprus
  4. Resume
  5. 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.

Rotary Global Scholarship Grant

This is a $30,000 annual scholarship offered for graduate students for study outside of the U.S. Applicants must meet eligibility and must work, attend school, or live in District 6220 of the Rotary International. Find more information on this website.

The prequalification application deadline is in February 2017. Please go to the website for further details.