Scholarship Opportunities for Students

The UA Study Abroad Office manages several scholarships designed to help eligible students afford the costs of studying abroad. There office will automatically determine your eligibility for the scholarships they manage upon starting a study abroad application. You do not need to fill out a separate scholarship application with the exception of the Diversity Scholarship. The UA Study Abroad Office will notify you as to whether you have been awarded any of these scholarships prior to the deadline by which you need to financially commit to your study abroad program.

Beginning Summer 2019, students will need to complete a short application through Scholarship Universe to be considered for the scholarships the UA Study Abroad Office manages (with the exception of the Diversity Scholarship). Scholarship Universe is currently unavailable until November/December 2018. If you begin a Summer 2019 application before then, the UA Study Abroad Office will contact you once the portal is once again up and running.

For more information on the eligibility requirements and details about Scholarship Opportunities go to the UA Global Study Abroad Scholarships drop-down menu at

Scholarship Universe:

Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship
As part of a comprehensive partnership to increase study abroad at Minority Serving Institutions, CIEE and the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) have launched the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship program to provide scholarships for the most financially challenged students from the nation’s nearly 600 MSIs. Each year, scholarship funds will cover 100 percent of program fees and travel costs for 10 students from MSIs. Each cohort of 10 students will take part in a summer study abroad program designed to enhance their leadership and intercultural skills in one of two locations: London, England and  Cape Town, South Africa. CMSI will award the study abroad scholarships annually based on a combination of financial need, academic achievement, and nominations from students’ MSI presidents.

Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship, Application closes on February 14, 2019.
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