Student Financial Aid for Study Abroad

Graduate and undergraduate students looking for financial support for their study abroad and international experiences have access to a variety of resources.

Funding from Outside Auburn University

NAFSA provides information and a listing of potential sources of funding for international study from sources outside the university.

A comprehensive list of study abroad resources can be found on the Institute for International Education website.

The U.S. State Department has a number of grant programs to support study abroad and faculty organizing such programs. Proposals are large due in May and June of each year.

Eligible U.S. undergraduates can apply to receive financial support for study abroad programs worldwide through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. Established under the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000, the Gilman Scholarships provide up to $5,000 for American students to pursue overseas study for college credit. Students studying critical need languages are eligible for up to $3,000 in additional funding as part of the new Critical Need Language Supplement program.

The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to broaden and increase the study abroad population by aiding undergraduate students who are under financial constraints. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. For eligibility details, an application form and further information, please check the Gilman program website.

College of Agriculture Sources

The Stallworth AU International Program provides an array of possibilities for undergraduate students to organize independent experiences or study programs. The Torbert fund has parallel objectives to support undergraduate experience abroad.

The Orr Foundation supports study abroad and student trips for horticulture students.

The York International Scholars Program supports internships and other individualized experiences for graduate students, as well as international activities for teaching, research and extension faculty in less-developed countries.