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In an effort to make study abroad affordable for all students, the University at Buffalo offers numerous study abroad scholarship options. UB scholarships include those administered by Study Abroad Programs and by various UB departments. In addition, students are encouraged to explore external funding options. Scholarship sponsors share the goal of ensuring that the largest possible number of UB students will have the opportunity to gain the many benefits study abroad provides.

Start researching possible scholarships early—at least one to two years prior to when you plan to go abroad. Most scholarship deadlines are well before your program deadline, often a year or more prior to the actual award year. Remember that you may be able to apply general scholarships toward international experiences, so extend your search beyond study abroad scholarships. Also check with the program sponsor about scholarships designated specifically for their program participants.

There tend to be more scholarships available to students going to non-traditional sites, i.e. outside of Western Europe and Australia . By going off the beaten path, you may be able to find less expensive opportunities with more scholarship money available. In addition, many scholarships or program fee reductions are available for students who choose to stay for a year versus a semester.

There are twelve (12) scholarships administered by the Office of International Education:
Bonnie Ott Scholarship - open to UB undergraduate, first-time study abroad students with preference given to Architecture and Urban Planning majors.

Diversity Scholarship - Open to UB students from diverse backgrounds (including first generation college students, economically disadvantaged students, racial and ethnic minority students, etc.).

International Alumni Scholarship for Study Abroad - Open to UB students pursuing programs of study abroad in the home nations of University at Buffalo International Alumni interested in promoting UB Study Abroad. 

Melanie Yildizlar Memorial Scholarship - open to UB students participating in a UB short-term (summer or winter) program in Turkey.

Nina Tretiak-Shields Memorial Scholarship - open to UB students studying abroad in a non-English speaking country in order to further their proficiency in a foreign language.

Office of International Education Study Abroad Travel Scholarship - open to UB students in good academic standing participating in a UB or other SUNY study abroad program for at least 3 credits (undergraduate or graduate).

President's Circle Study Abroad Scholarship - open to UB students who are originally from the Western New York region. Priority is given to first-time study abroad participants.

Richard V. Lee Peace Through Education Scholarship - Open to UB students pursuing programs abroad that are related to the study of Tibetian Culture and/or Buddhism and who demonstrate an interest in promoting peace through education, cross-cultural exchange and study.

Scotland Study Abroad Scholarship - Open to UB students studying for at least one semester in Edinburgh, St. Andrews, or Glasgow, Scotland.

Timothy J. Rutenber Memorial Scholarship - open to UB students studying abroad for the first time in an African country.

Welch-Ludwig Fund for International Study - open to UB students studying abroad for a semester, winter, summer, or academic year program.

Yildizlar Education Fund Scholarship - open to a UB student participating in a UB or other SUNY program of at least one full semester (minimum 12 credits) in Turkey.

By completing the application below, students will be considered for all of the above scholarships for which they are eligible.

UB Departmental Scholarships for Study Abroad:

Asian Studies Scholarship - open to UB students studying abroad in Asia

Electrical Engineering Scholarships and Fellowships for Study Abroad

History Department- Milton Plesur and Schoellkopf Awards for Study Abroad

Honors College International Study Scholarship

Inter Disciplinary Programs Study Abroad Scholarship

The Rachel & Jacob Bernstein Fund for Sociology

College of Arts and Sciences Study Abroad Scholarship

School of Management: Joseph T.J. Stewart Global Citizenship Program Study Abroad Scholarship

External Scholarships for Study Abroad:

Scholarships with UB Representatives:

Gilman International Scholarship for Undergraduate Study Abroad

Boren Undergraduate Scholarships for Study Abroad

Boren Fellowships for Graduate Students

Fulbright Program

SUNY Diversity Abroad Honors Scholarship Program

Additional Scholarships and Useful Links:

PIVOT Database - All UB students can use this search tool to look for funding opportunities

Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan

British Universities Transatlantic Exchange (BUTEX) Scholarships

Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students

European Scholarships Portal

Foundation for Education Abroad Scholarships

Global Studies Foundation Student Grants

GO! Study Abroad Scholarships

Pimsleur Approach- Study Abroad Scholarship

Rhodes Scholarship Trust

Scholarships for Students of Color

Study Abroad Funding

Turkish Coalition of America Scholarships for Minority Students