Funding Your Study Abroad Experience

Studying abroad can seem dauntingly expensive, but there are many different resources you can access to help you fund your trip.

Wesleyan Financial Aid and Scholarships
Royal Endowed Scholarship for Study Abroad
Wesleyan students may apply for the Royal Endowed Scholarship for Study Abroad. This scholarship is for students who are U.S. citizens with a minimum 3.0 GPA who plan to study with a Wesleyan-led program, a Wesleyan direct exchange program, or and consortium program. Students may apply for scholarships for either short-term or long-term programs. 

Contact the Study Abroad Office for details. The application deadline is March 15 for Fall, summer and full-year programs, and October 15 for Spring programs.

Using your existing financial aid. Some of your federal and state financial aid can be used for study abroad programs. Please contact the Wesleyan College Financial Aid Office for more information (757-5205).

National Competitions for Study Abroad Scholarships
Rotary Club Ambassadorial Scholarships
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Opportunities for Graduating Seniors
Many of the most prestigious international educational competitions are restricted to students who will have earned Bachelor's Degrees prior to beginning overseas studies. Wesleyan students who will graduate prior to the beginning of the following programs should contact the Study Abroad Office to apply for these prestigious fellowships:

US-Ireland Alliance, George J. Mitchell Postgraduate Scholarship

(1) General Financial Aid/ Scholarship Websites

College Board Scholarship Search
This website has a comprehensive searchable database of financial assistance resources for all levels and types of study, complete with links.

FastWeb Scholarship Search
This website provides a search engine for seeking out and linking to financial assistance opportunities of all kinds.

(2) Financial Assistant for Studying Abroad

Financial Aid from FinAid
This website provides extensive information on financial aid for study abroad, plus links.

Scholarship for AIFS Study Abroad Programs
This website has all the scholarships offered by AIFS for their study abroad programs.

Scholarship for SIT Study Abroad Programs
This website has detailed information about the scholarships provided by SIT Study Abroad.

Study Abroad Funding Search
On this website, you can search for scholarships for study abroad by choosing where you are going, what you are going to learn and where you are from.