CIEE Study Abroad Scholarships + Grants

The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

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  • Worldwide


For nearly 70 years, CIEE has been the nation's leader in producing high-quality international study abroad and exchange programs. A non-profit, non-governmental international exchange organization, we help to set and raise the standards of international education. We are committed to leading by example - to providing quality, rigorous study abroad opportunities for our nation's students not merely through the creation of guiding principles, but through concrete action, meticulous attention to detail, and employment of experts in the field.


Every student deserves the opportunity to study abroad. That’s why CIEE does more than any other international educational organization to make study abroad affordable.

Students studying on CIEE’s college study abroad programs can apply for CIEE scholarships and grants

When to Apply

  • Need-Based Grants are offered for all terms on a first-come first-served basis per the below schedule. Please apply as soon as you have all of your materials ready (see below for details on what you need to apply).
  • Merit Scholarships are offered for spring and fall semester programs only, and have an application deadline. Please see the below schedule for details.

1. Need-Based Grants - CIEE’s need-based grants provide support for students facing financial barriers to studying abroad. To apply, you will need to provide your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Estimated Family Contribution (EFC), as displayed on your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR). We award need-based grants based on students’ EFCs and program selection.

CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

CIEE Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

2. Merit Scholarships - To recognize high academic achievement, CIEE offers a limited number of merit scholarships to our strongest students. These awards are based on students’ academic records, and on the submission of a personal essay describing to us how their CIEE program will impact their college experience and future career plans.

McDermott Health Sciences, Nursing, and Public Health Merit Scholarship

Ping Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Ritzmann Tropical and Marine Ecology Scholarship

Stohl International Undergraduate Research Scholarship

Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship 

For summer students: Students who enroll in more than one four-week session receive a 20% discount off each additional session.

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Specific eligibility for each grant and scholarship.


Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

Cost/funding for participants:

from $750 to $2,500

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