All Brown students eligible for financial aid (with few exceptions) may use their aid for an approved program of semester or year-long study abroad.
Non-Brown students are not eligible for Brown financial aid and should check with their home institutions on eligibility. Non-Brown students may wish to consult the Brown list for outside funding resources listed below.
Your aid award will be based on the program's budget, including airfare and living costs. You will be eligible for grants and loans as if you were on campus, with the exception of Federal Work Study (FWS). The normal FWS component of an aid package will be covered with additional loan funds, upon request. Please note that the amount of scholarship awarded for study abroad can vary depending on the program's cost.
You must follow all the normal Financial Aid Guidelines and fill out all forms as you normally would each year at Brown.
In addition to the regular aid forms, there are special steps for studying abroad and forms that must be submitted by early May (fall semester/full year students) and by mid-November (spring semester students). Please consult the Office of Financial Aid for further information and read through their Frequently Asked Questions about Study Abroad.
In addition to the student’s financial aid package, there are funding sources both within and outside the university. Below you will find a sampling of available funding resources. For further information please speak with your study abroad advisor in the Office of International Programs.
Scholarships & Grants
Brown Funding (Brown students only)
- Watson Institute Fellowships
- Swearer Center Fellowships, Scholarships and Awards
- Fellowships at Brown
- Study Abroad Links: Diversity
The OIP's listing of Study Abroad related resources includes links to additional funding sources for students from underrepresented backgrounds interested in studying abroad.
- Financial Aid for Study Abroad: An Undergraduate Student's Resource compiled by the National Association of Foreign Student Advisors (NAFSA)
- Study Abroad Scholarships Listing
- Financial Aid and Budgeting Information
Student Guide to Financial Aid
Matching Students to Scholarships
- Foundation for Global Scholars GRIT (Globally Remarkable Intentional Talent) program is a year-long scholarship and leadership program for young adults (18-30 years old).
Awards a number of fellowships each year for self-designed trips abroad for one, two, or three months. Winning fellows are required to write travelogues and take photographs of their travels to be published online on their website.
For more ideas for raising funds for your experience abroad.
- Gilman Scholarship (for Pell Grant recipients only)
- Freeman Asia Scholarship
- Fund for Education Abroad awards general scholarships for semester and summer students and several dedicated scholarships with specific eligibility requirements.
- DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship
The German Academic Exchange Service offers scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany
- Delta Phi Alpha German Studies Scholarships (offered Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer semesters) This one-time award is intended for Sophomore & Junior Delta Phi Alpha Members who are planning to study abroad on an accredited program in a German-speaking country. The recipient must provide evidence that they will be participating in a study abroad program that will begin either in the fall/winter or spring /summer semester. Preference will be given to support students who are attending programs that promote advanced use of the German language.
- The Benjamin Franklin Travel Grant aims at giving students enrolled in an American University an opportunity to discover France. It is open to sophomore, junior & senior students who are enrolled in a double major including one major in French and one major in another discipline. Consideration will also be given to students enrolled in a minor/certificate in French and majoring in another subject.
- SWEA International (Boston Chapter) (Deadline April 1, 2018) Swedish Women’s Educational Association, Inc. offers an annual scholarship of $10,500 awarded to one or two well-merited female undergraduate or graduate students at a New England university who wish to pursue studies or a work/study program in Sweden for at least one semester.