Funding Your Program


FAQ: How much does studying abroad/away cost?

All study abroad programs vary in price. Please note that the program cost reflected on the page does not include tuition for the semester of study. While many programs include daily breakfasts or a few meals, you will also need to bring spending-money during your travels.  For more information, please visit:


Study Abroad Office Scholarship

Scholarship availablity for the 2020-2021 application cycle will be announced at a later date.

Have questions about the scholarship application or recommendation process? This presentation might help.


Fundraising Opportunities

The Study Abroad Office understands many students rely on internal fundraising opportunities to help fund their study abroad program. At this time, the health and safety of our students and community remains our top priority.

In an effort to encourage and support social distancing, the Study Abroad Office will not be hosting fundraising opportunities for the 2020-2021 academic year. We plan to reinstate fundraising opportunities in the future. 


Financial Aid

For information on how you can potentially use financial aid to assist you with study abroad, click here.

You can also email or call (706-737-1524) the Financial Aid Office for more information.

For more Financial Aid Basics, click here.


Hull College of Business Scholarship and ADP Study Abroad Scholarship

The Hull College of Business is proud to be able to offer these scholarships for all business major students choosing to participate in Study Abroad. Both MBA and undergraduate students participating in Hull College of Business trips are eligible to apply. Three $500 scholarships will be rewarded. 

You can access the application through the following link: 

https://www.augusta.edu/hull/student-resources/scholarships.php


Using Veterans Affairs (VA) Educational Benefits
Veterans may be able to use VA Educational Benefits to pay for study abroad courses, but certain restrictions apply. The VA Educational Benefits will cover a course that is required for completion of a degree plan. These courses will be listed in your degree plan in JagTrax. However, these courses can be paid for by the VA if a course substitution is approved. To complete a course substitution, visit the academic department of your major or Academic Advising (if you currently have less than 60 credit hours). Turn in the completed Course Substitution Request Form (which can be found on our FAQ page) to the Registrar's office and inform your VA School Certifying Official. VA will only pay tuition and mandatory fees associated with the course. VA will not pay for any travel related costs.

Please contact the office of Military and Veteran Services for additional information. 


Scholarships and Other Resources

We have collected this information to help you have as many resources available for studying abroad. We update this information frequently, so please visit here often.

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year. Your study abroad program begins between May 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021. The completed application and supporting materials must be submitted by March 15, 2020, at 11:59 PM CT

Go to the PKP website for more information.

The Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).  Since the program's inception in 2001, the Gilman Program has awarded over 15,000 U.S. undergraduates of high financial need to study and intern abroad in over 130 countries from more than 1,100 institutions.

Students applying for any academic term must meet the eligibility requirements below:

  1. Enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited two or four-year U.S. Institution
  2. Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term abroad
  3. United States citizen
  4. Participating in a study abroad program or internship that is no less than four weeks (28 days) in one country and no more than an academic year
  5. Applying to or accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for credit by the student's home institution
  6. Studying or interning in any country not currently under a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Cuba

October 2020 Deadline is 10/6 2020. The application will open for applicants whose programs start between December 1, 2020, to October 31, 2021 in mid-August 2020. This cycle encompasses Winter 2021, Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and Academic Year 2021-2022 programs.

Go to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program website for more information.

Check out this list comprised by Global Nomadic here.
They also have an Ultimate Guide to Successfully Applying & Getting a Scholarship to Travel Overseas.

Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations. Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year's study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

Visit the Boren Awards website for more information.

The purpose of the Confucius Institute Scholarship is to cultivate qualified Chinese language teachers and facilitate the promotion of Chinese language and culture. The Confucius Institute Headquarters is offering several different scholarships for study at Chinese universities:

  • Master's Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL): 2 years
  • Bachelor's Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (BTCSOL): 4 years
  • Academic Year Study: 1 year
  • One Semester Study
  • 4-Week Study

The scholarship covers full tuition & fees, accommodation fee, living allowance, and medical insurance.

Application deadlines:

  • April 20th (July start date)
  • June 20th (September start date)
  • September 20th (December start date)
  • December 20th (March 2019 start date)

For full application details, requirements and deadlines, please view our document about Application Information for Confucius Institute Scholarship 2018.

FEA is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships. The funding amount can reach up to $10,000.

The 2020-2021 application cycle will fund programs with 28 days or more in country during Summer 2021. Applications will close November 16, 2020.

Visit the Fund For Education Abroad website.

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas intensive group-based language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students, hosted by the U.S. Department of State. CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning. Participants in the CLS Program are not required to have any experience studying critical languages for most of the thirteen languages. Students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply.

The thirteen CLS languages are:

Arabic* Chinese* Japanese* Punjabi Urdu
Azerbaijani Hindi Korean Russian* *have language
pre-requisites
Bangla Indonesian Persian* Turkish


Applications will be due mid-November. Check their website (http://www.clscholarship.org) for updated deadlines. Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/CLScholarship. For questions, please contact: cls@americancouncils.org

In hopes that a tragedy can enrich the lives of others, the Ashley Soule Conroy foundation has been created to provide scholarships for travel and study abroad.

-Scholarship amount will be $3,000
-Applications for the Spring Semester are to be received, in full, by October 1st
-Applications for the Fall Semester are to be received, in full, by June 1st
-We recommend you submit your application via mail/email at least 10 days before the deadline to ensure full consideration can be made of your application. Additionally, please make sure to give your university adequate time to send us your official transcript. It takes most universities several weeks to submit official transcripts and applications which do not have an official transcript by the application deadline will be considered incomplete.

http://www.ashleysfoundation.org

The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study abroad programs in Japan. The next competition for Bridging Scholarships will be for students who will study in Japan each term. The applications open in Fall 2020. Please see "Instructions for Applicants" at their website: http://www.aatj.org/studyabroad/scholarships

-Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
-Japanese language study is not a prerequisite.
-Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad.
-Their study in Japan must earn credit that will transfer to their home campus in the US.

Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs). Students studying in Japan on summer programs are not eligible to apply.

BRIC Language Systems is committed to supporting language learning and education. As part of our passionate commitment to learning, we have created the BRIC Go Global Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to the student who has the best understanding of the importance of language learning and its place in society. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded directly to the student and can be used for tuition, books, language classes, etc.

Deadline June 30, 2020

For more information, visit Bric Language: Go Global 


We in the Study Abroad Office at Augusta University are highly invested in helping our students study abroad. Often, the biggest hurdle students face is the question of how they will pay their study abroad trip. One of the ways our office helps with this is to offer scholarships. If you would like to contribute to our scholarship fund or to any other part of study abroad, we encourage you to donate to the Study Abroad Fund.