Temple University Education Abroad has information on sources of financial assistance for undergraduate and graduate study abroad. Scholarship directories, information brochures, and application materials are available in the Education Abroad office. We encourage students to apply for these scholarships and are happy to help students with proposal writing and application preparation. If possible, interested students should attend an information session about scholarships hosted by Education Abroad. See News & Events for dates and times. Please note that all scholarship deadlines are subject to change.
(For Temple Students Only)
Ann and Randy Hart Passport Scholarship
To help Temple students pursue personal and intellectual growth through international experiences, Temple University president and her husband, Randy, have established a scholarship to support the cost of passport fees for Temple undergraduate students who plan to study abroad.
The program provides scholarships of up to $135, an amount equal to the application cost for a United States Passport, to all freshmen and first-year transfer students who intend to study abroad and are applying for a passport for the first time. More information...
Franca T. Camiz Memorial Scholarship for Art History Majors
Franca Trinchieri Camiz taught Renaissance and Baroque art history at Temple University Rome from 1986 until her death in 1999. Thanks to the generosity of Professor Camiz's family, colleagues, and friends, a scholarship for art history majors studying at Temple University Rome was established in her memory. One scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded in select semesters to an Art History major with academic merit and demonstrated financial need. For additional eligibility requirements, please see the description for the Temple University Rome Scholarships. Temple art history majors can apply for this scholarship by completing the general Temple Rome Scholarship application and essay, available within the online program application.
Freeman Foundation East Asia Internship Program Scholarships
Thanks to a grant from the Freeman Foundation, Temple University is able to award additional scholarship funding to select study abroad students participating in the TUJ internship program. Students participating in fall or spring semester internships may apply for scholarships up to $3,000. Students participating in summer internships may apply for scholarships up to $5,000. Preference will be given to Temple University students. More information, including eligibility requirements and application procedures, will be available online soon. Please check back for details.
John Christopher Knowles Scholarship for Architecture Majors
The John Christopher Knowles fund, established in 2001, provides scholarships for Temple University architecture students for the study of modern architecture and the historical references that formulated the movements. Two scholarships for the fall semester in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to Architecture majors with academic merit and demonstrated financial need (landscape architecture majors are not eligible). One scholarship is awarded to a student going to Temple Rome, and another is awarded to a student going to Temple Japan. For additional eligibility requirements, please see the description for the Temple University Rome and Temple University Japan Scholarships. Temple architecture majors can apply for this scholarship by completing the general Temple Rome or Temple Japan applictation (as appropriate) and essay, available within the online program application.
Lew Klein Excellence in the Media Scholarship
Established in honor of Lew Klein, by H.F. “Gerry,” Marguerite Lenfest, and Walter and Leonore Annenberg through the Annenberg Foundation. Funding applies to an internship or internship program, independent study project or international study.3.0 GPA recommended and financial need required. Students are only eligible to receive the Lew Klein Excellence in the Media Scholarship once during their academic career.
• Open to: SMC students for their sophomore, junior or senior year.
• Maximum award amount: $2,500
• Apply here. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2013 and awards are to be used during Summer or Fall 2013.
• Two letters of recommendation are required and can be submitted on the students behalf here.
The Joseph and Elda Coccia Scholarship for Italian Studies
Thanks to the generosity of Joseph and Elda Coccia, one scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded in select semesters for students studying at Temple University Rome who have demonstrated an interest in pursuing Italian studies. For eligibility requirements, please see the description for the Temple University Rome Scholarships. In addition, students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA to be eligible, and preference will be given to an active member of the Temple University Italian Club. Temple students can apply for this scholarship by completing the general Temple Rome scholarship application and essay, available within the online program application.
IFSA-Butler University offers study abroad programs in Argentina, Australia, Chile, Costa Rica, England, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, Scotland, and Spain. Scholarship students interested in universities at the following locations will find the cost of living less expensive: Argentina (Mendoza), Australia (Adelaide, Canberra, Perth, Tasmania), England (Coventry, Canterbury, Norwich), Mexico (Mérida), Scotland (Stirling), New Zealand (Palmerston North), and Northern Ireland (Belfast). Qualified Temple University students who intend to study for a semester on a program sponsored by the Institute for Study Abroad at Butler University may apply for financial assistance. Five scholarships of $1,000 will be provided by IFSA-Butler every year. For all scholarship recipients, awards are credited toward the students' Butler bill. Scholarship applications must be submitted to Temple University Education Abroad. Scholarship Application Deadlines: April 1for fall semester; October 1 for spring semester. Download application
Temple University Japan Scholarships
Students studying at Temple University Japan for the fall, spring or summer may apply for a scholarship to help defray the costs of studying in Japan. The maximum award is $2,500. To be eligible for these awards, students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 for a semester scholarship or 2.75 for a summer scholarship, receive need-based financial aid, be enrolled as a full-time Temple University student, and be a United States citizen or permanent resident. Temple students may apply by completing the Temple University Japan Scholarship application and essay, available within the online program application.
Temple University Rome Scholarships
Students studying at Temple University Rome for the fall or spring may apply for a Temple Rome Scholarship to help defray the costs of studying in Rome. Several are awarded each semester and range in amount from $1,000 to a maximum award of $2,500 for each semester. To be eligible for these awards, students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, receive need-based financial aid, be enrolled as a full-time Temple University student, and be a United States citizen or permanent resident. Temple students may apply by completing the Temple University Rome Scholarship application and essay, available within the online program application.
Temple University Summer Program Scholarships
Students applying for Temple University summer programs abroad may apply for a limited number of scholarships ranging from $1,000-$2,000. To be eligible for these awards, students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75, receive need-based financial aid, be enrolled as a full-time Temple student, and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.Temple students may apply by completing the Temple University Summer Program Scholarship application and essay, available within the online program application.
University of Hamburg Stipend
Each year, the University of Hamburg awards one stipend for living expenses to a Temple University student participating in Temple's exchange program with the University of Hamburg, Germany. The award is in the amount of 425 Euros monthly. Undergraduate or graduate students may apply. Program and Stipend Application Deadline: March 1.
Vira Heinz Program for Women in Global Leadership
The Vira Heinz Endowment awards three $5,000 scholarships to Temple female students planning to spend a summer studying abroad and interested in leadership development and community service. Students must be sophomores or juniors at the time of application. Application Deadline: First Friday in November.
For more information and the application, visit
Undergraduate Research and Creative Project Funding
The following awards are not study abroad scholarships but instead support independent research projects which may be conducted internationally or support research-related international travel. If used in conjunction with a study abroad program, the project for which the student seeks funding must be above and beyond the requirements of the program and may not be used for tuition.
- Creative Arts, Research, And Scholarship (CARAS) Program
The Creative Arts, Research And Scholarship (CARAS) Program provides funding to encourage and support undergraduate and professional students engaged in scholarly, creative, and research projects that contribute to advancing their field of study. Two types of grants are made through the CARAS Program: Research/Creative Project Grants provide undergraduate and professional students support for scholarly, research or creative arts projects undertaken with the supervision of a faculty mentor. Travel Grants provide funds for undergraduate travel to present research or creative work at professional conferences or travel to conduct on-site research. Application deadline: October for projects conducted during winter break or spring semester; February for projects conducted during summer break or fall semester. For more information and to confirm deadlines, go to www.temple.edu/vpus/opportunities/CARAS.htm.
- Diamond Research Scholars Program
The Diamond Research Scholars Program offers a seven-month long funded research experience under the direction of a faculty mentor. Participants receive a summer stipend and tuition remission for three (3) hours of research or independent study during the fall for their research or creative arts project. Scholars are expected to participate in the annual undergraduate research conference, TURF-CreWS. Application deadline: February. For more information and to confirm deadlines, go to www.temple.edu/vpus/opportunities/ResearchScholars.htm.
EXTERNAL SCHOLARSHIPS: Worldwide
The following scholarships are sponsored by other organizations. Many of the scholarships, however, do have a campus representative at Temple University, and some require that students submit their application materials to the representative for review before submission. Education Abroad is happy to assist students with proposal writing and application preparation, even when a review is not required.
Foundation for Global Scholars
The Foundation for Global Scholars offers four categories of scholarships ranging from $500-$1500 for US and Canadian citizens to study abroad for the fall, spring or summer. The Foundation is committed to helping students who may otherwise be unable to have an affordable international experience. As such, priority is given to students who are from underrepresented populations in international education. For more information, and to confirm deadlines, visit their website.
Fulbright grants enable students of all disciplines to undertake one year of study and/or research at the graduate level in over 100 countries around the world. Full study/research grants, travel grants, and teaching assistantship grants are available. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have their bachelor degree by the time the program begins; language proficiency is required for certain countries. Students may apply as seniors for a year of study abroad in the year following graduation, or as graduate students. Interested students should contace Denise Connerty in Education Abroad. Application Deadline: Last Monday in September for the following academic year. For more information, please see our Fulbright Information Guide or visit
Gilman Scholarships: Semester Study Abroad
Awards of up to $5,000 are made for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award for a semester being $4,000. Students studying a critical need language while abroad in the Middle East, North Africa or other non-traditional locations are also eligible for an additional $3,000 Gilman Critical Need Language Supplement. Students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at 2-year or 4-year undergraduate colleges or universities are eligible to apply. This congressionally-funded program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education. Application Deadlines: Typically late February/early March for fall semester and late September for spring semester. For more information, and to confirm deadlines, visit www.iie.org/gilman/.
Gilman Scholarships: Summer Study Abroad
Awards of up to $5,000 are made for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad on summer programs equal to or greater than 28 days in length. Award amounts will vary with the average award for a summer program being $3,000. To be eligible for the summer scholarship, students be receiving federal Pell Grant funding at 2-year or 4-year undergraduate college or university. Students from any major are eligible to apply. Applicants are not required to study a STEM subject while abroad to be eligible for the scholarship. This congressionally-funded program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education. Application Deadline: Typically late February/early March. For more information, and to confirm deadlines, visit www.iie.org/gilman/.
The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)
FEA awards summer, semester and academic year scholarships of up to $5,000 and are not limited to specific study abroad programs, destinations, or fields of study. FEA will award funds for students planning to study abroad on academically rigorous programs with a preference for underrepresented students. The application typically opens in October with a deadline in late December/early January for study abroad during the following academic year .For more information, and to confirm deadlines, visit www.fundforeducationabroad.com/applicants/.
Fund for Education Abroad Rainbow Scholarship
Hosted and administered by the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA), the FEA Rainbow Scholarship will award up to $5000 to an LGBT student for study abroad. The application typically opens in October with a deadline in late December/early January for study abroad during the following academic year .For more information, and to confirm deadlines, visit www.fundforeducationabroad.com/applicants/.
Institute for International Public Policy Fellowship
The IIPP Fellowship program provides students with specially designed education and training experiences critical to entry and advancement in international affairs careers. Students are recruited from across the nation and apply as sophomores to participate in a multi-year sequence of summer policy institutes, study abroad, intensive language training, internships, and graduate study, complemented by career development services along the way. To be eligible for the fellowship, applicants must be sophomore students, enrolled full-time at a four-year (baccalaureate) institution; U.S. citizens or permanent residents (documentary support required); have a minimum 3.2 grade point average (on 4.0-scale); have a strong interest in international affairs; and be an underrepresented minority. This program is sponsored by the United Negro College Fund. Deadline: Typically mid-March. For more information, and to confirm the deadline, visit www.uncfsp.org/iipp. Interested students should contact Ruth Ost in the Honors Program (Tuttleman 204).
Boren Scholarships- National Security Education Program (NSEP)
The NSEP awards scholarships to U.S. students for study of world regions and languages critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East). Ideal candidates for the Boren are students of political science, government, critical languages, international studies, military science, or international business, although students of other social sciences, health sciences, and certain other fields are also encouraged to apply. Students who plan to pursue a career in the government are natural candidates since all recipients of Boren scholarships incur a service requirement within an agency of the federal government with national security responsibilities. NSEP gives preference to applicants who intend to study abroad for a full academic year. Summer-only programs or 8 weeks or more are limited to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors. The maximum scholarship award for one semester is $10,000 ($8,000 for summer). Interested students should contact Maureen Gordon in Education Abroad. Completed applications must be submitted to Education Abroad by the first Monday in December for the following academic year. For more information and an application, visit www.borenawards.org.
Boren Fellowships- National Security Education Program (NSEP)
Awards of varying lengths are offered to graduate students to pursue the study of languages and cultures deemed critical to U.S. national security. To be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens and either enrolled in or applying to a graduate program at an accredited U.S. college or university. Interested students may contact Emily Moerer in Education Abroad. Application Deadline: Typically late January for the following academic year. For more information and an application, visit www.borenawards.org.
Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships
Scholarships are available to individuals who have completed two years of university studies or appropriate professional experience and who are citizens of a country where there is a Rotary club. The Foundation offers the following scholarships: Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarship, Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarship, and the Multi-Year Scholarship. For more information, visit www.rotary.org/foundation/educational/amb_scho/index.html or contact your local Rotary Club.
Diversity Abroad Minority/Low-Income Scholarships
Temple University is a member organization of DiversityAbroad.com, which offers a number of study abroad grants and scholarships for minority and low-income students. See their website www.diversityabroad.com/scholarships for a list of the scholarships they offer. DiversityAbroad.com also has a scholarship search page http://www.diversityabroad.com/international-scholarships
Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes
Scholarships for U.S. citizen undergraduate, master's and Ph.D students to participate in beginning, intermediate and advanced level intensive summer language programs at American Overseas Research Centers. https://clscholarship.org/home.php
COUNTRY/REGION SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS
Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan
Sponsored by the Association of Teachers of Japanese, Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan provide scholarship assistance of up to $4,000 to qualified students for study at an eligible program in Japan. Application Deadlines: First week in April for fall or spring. For more information, and to confirm deadlines, visit their website.
Japanese Government Scholarships for Study in Japan
The Ministry of Education in Japan (Monbusho) and the Association of International Education in Japan (AIEJ) offer scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study at Japanese universities (not at Temple University Japan). For more information, visit www.aiej.or.jp.
Diversity Abroad / GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Scholarship
Diversity Abroad has partnered with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad and The Foundation for Asia Pacific Education to offer $1,000 scholarships for undergraduate students to study in the Asia/Pacific region. Undergraduate students from any community colleges or four-year college, who will study abroad in the Asia/Pacific region during the summer, fall or spring and meet eligibility, are invited to apply. This scholarship specifically targets students who identify as one of the following: ethnic minority, economically disadvantaged, physical disability, or first generation college student. More info at www.diversityabroad.com
Freeman Asia Scholarships
The Freeman Asia Scholarships, offered through the Institute of International Education, provide awards for undergraduate study abroad in East and Southeast Asia. Scholarships range from $3,000-$7,000 depending on the length of the study abroad program. Application Deadlines: Typically mid-February for summer semester, early April for fall semester and mid-October for spring semester. For more information, and to confirm deadlines, visit http://www.iie.org/programs/freeman-asia.
National Italian American Foundation Scholarship Program
The NIAF annually awards scholarships to outstanding students in the summer of 2013 for use during the following academic year. Scholarship awards range from $2,000-$12,000 and are awarded based on academic merit to undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, medical, dental, and legal students. Students must either be members of NIAF or have a parent or guardian who is a member of NIAF. For more information visit http://www.niaf.org/scholarships/about.asp.
Lemmerman Foundation Scholarship
The Lemmermann Foundation awards scholarships to university students who need to study in Rome to carry out research and prepare their theses concerning Rome and the Roman culture from the Pre-Roman period to the present-day time in the classical studies. For more information and application deadlines, visit www.nexus.it/lemmermann.
DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst/German Academic Exchange Service)
DAAD offers funding for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and researchers to study in Germany. Undergraduate opportunities include scholarships funding study, thesis research and/or internships in any academic field; summertime Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) with German doctoral students at universities and research institutions; and a summer journalism internship program in Berlin. For more opportunities, information and application deadlines, visit www.daad.org.
The English-Speaking Union Travel Grant
The Cincinnati Branch of the English-Speaking Union provides stipends of up to $2,000 to qualified undergraduate and postgraduate students, faculty, and others involved in academic pursuits with the goal of promoting education and understanding among the English-speaking peoples of the world. The grant is designed to assist individuals who wish to study or conduct research in one of the countries of the British Commonwealth. Application Deadline: Typically late January. For more information, and to confirm the deadline, visit www.esu-cincinnati.org/travel.htm.
Marshall Scholarships, which like the Rhodes are extremely competitive and prestigious awards, provide funding for two years of graduate study at any British university. Students from all disciplines may apply; applicants must be in their senior year, be U.S. citizens, possess a cumulative grade point average of 3.7, and have exhibited leadership skills. The Dean of their school/college must support applicants in writing. Interested students should contact Ruth Ost in the Honors Program (Tuttleman 204) before May 10 of their junior year. Application Deadline: Early September for the following academic year. For more information, visit www.marshallscholarship.org.
Rhodes Scholarships provide funding for two years of graduate study at Oxford University, Oxford, England. Students from all disciplines may apply; applicants must be in their senior year, be U.S. citizens under 24 years of age, possess a cumulative grade point average of 3.7, have exhibited leadership skills, and be unmarried. The Dean of their school/college must support applicants in writing. Interested students should contact Ruth Ost in the Honors Program (Tuttleman 204) before May 10 of their junior year. Application Deadline: Early September for the following academic year. For more information, visit www.rhodesscholar.org.
St. Andrew’s Society Scholarship
The St. Andrew's Society of Philadelphia awards $20,000 scholarships to sophomore students from local universities to spend their junior year studying at one of four Scottish universities. Applicants should be in their sophomore year and possess at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average. Students from most disciplines may apply; the credits earned during the junior year in Scotland will apply to the Temple University degree. A Temple faculty committee interviews candidates. One Temple student is then nominated to compete with approximately 15 students nominated from other universities for the five scholarships. Application Deadline: February 4, 2013.
Download Application and instructions (PDF)
Society of the Sons of St. George Scholarship
The Society of the Sons of St. George provides scholarship money for students who will attend a university in England, have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2, can show English ancestry and reside in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks, or Chester counties in Pennsylvania or Camden, Burlington, or Gloucester counties in New Jersey. For more information, call toll-free at 1-866-927-2234.
external SCHOLARSHIPS: Program sponsored Scholarships
Non-Temple study abroad program sponsors frequently offer scholarships for students participating in their programs. Temple students should check with their program sponsor to verify availability of scholarships and application deadlines. In recent years, Temple students have won scholarships funded by the following institutions or organizations for studying abroad on their programs:
Arcadia University College of Global Studies
Arcadia University has one of the most extensive scholarship programs of any study abroad organization. Every year hundreds of need-based scholarships ranging between $500 and $2,000 for an academic year, semester, or term are distributed. Award decisions are based upon a combination of financial need, academic merit, and program choice. Scholarships are only available to students attending an Arcadia University program and can only be applied towards the program fee. Application Deadlines: Typically between February 1 and April 20 for fall and academic year and between September 1 and October 15 for spring. Award decisions are announced no later than four weeks after the application is received. For an application, visit www.arcadia.edu/abroad
CIEE Robert B. Bailey Scholarship
The Robert B. Bailey Scholarship is intended to promote the participation in CIEE’s International Study Programs of individuals or members of groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in study abroad, especially ethnic minority students. The award, usually made in the amount of $500, is only available to CIEE Study Center applicants who are U.S. citizens and self-identify as belonging to an underrepresented group in the Personal Statement essay. Awards are applied toward the applicant’s CIEE program fee. Application Deadlines: April 1 for summer, fall, and academic year; November 1 for spring. All scholarship application information is included in the standard CIEE Study Center application. For more information, visit http://ciee.org/study/scholarships.aspx
IES (Institute for the International Education of Students)
IES offers many need- and merit-based scholarship opportunities. Additional scholarships are available for students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Applicants may apply for multiple scholarships, but only one scholarship will be awarded per student, and a separate application is required for each scholarship. IES scholarships are only available to students attending an IES program. For more information and scholarship application deadlines, visit www.iesabroad.org/IES/Scholarships_and_Aid/financialAid.html
Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University
IFSA-Butler offers scholarships to students with demonstrated financial need. Any student who applies for an IFSA-Butler program may apply for a scholarship. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $2,500. For more information, scholarship application deadlines, and an application, visit
School for Field Studies
The School for Field Studies offers scholarships that are awarded in conjunction with a zero interest loan. SFS has also announced a new scholarship initiative, the Andreas Family Fund Scholarship, which awards students up to $6,000. This fund will initially focus on providing financial aid to students in U.S. public colleges who are academically eligible but may not be able to afford to participate in an SFS program. SFS scholarships are only available to students attending an SFS program. Andreas Family Fund Scholarship Application Deadlines: October 15 for spring; March 15 for fall. For more information, visit www.fieldstudies.org/pages/225_financial_aid.cfm
SIT (School for International Training) Scholarships
SIT offers scholarships based on both merit and need for students participating in its programs. Additionally, scholarship funds have been established to ensure that a diverse group of students can participate from all regions in the U.S. – and abroad – and from a variety of colleges and universities. Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000. Scholarship Application Deadlines: Same as SIT program application deadlines. For more information, visit www.sit.edu/studyabroad/scholarships/index.html
ONLINE SEARCHABLE DATABASES OF ADDITIONAL FUNDING SOURCES
The International Study and Travel Center of the University of Minnesota
DiversityAbroad.com Scholarship Search Page