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Funding

External funding opportunities:
Vist the Federal Student Aid website for
external grant and scholarship opportunities.

Flagship Scholarships

The federal Chinese Flagship program provides Flagship Scholarships to offset the study abroad portion of program costs for Flagship students. During your approved summer study and Capstone Year (overseas academic year), you will be eligible for these Flagship Scholarships. Email us for information about Flagship Scholarships.

Provost-CLA Scholarships

The University of Minnesota also provides university-based Provost-CLA Scholarships for Flagship students. You can receive these Provost Scholarships to offset the costs of studying during overseas programs and during the academic year. These Provost-CLA scholarships are a unique benefit, only available at the University of Minnesota. Email us for information about Provost-CLA Scholarships.

Scholarships for Study Abroad: UMN Sources

Learning Abroad Center Scholarships ($750-$4500) Deadlines: mid-February for summer; September and April for academic year. See also which scholarships to apply for through the Learning Abroad Center.

Katherine E. Sullivan Scholarship ($25,000 for capstone year only) Deadline: early February 

Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship [FLAS]  ($5,000+) Deadline: early February 

China Center: China West Scholarship ($500-$1000) Deadlines: March for summer; April for academic year

China Center: Jennie and Fred Hsiao Scholarship ($500-$1000) Deadlines: March for summer; April for academic year

China Center:  Min (Amy) Xu and Michael Schumann Scholarship ($500)  Deadlines: March for summer; April for academic year

Confucius Institute Scholarship  Deadline:  mid-April

Carlson School of Management Need & Merit Scholarships Apply on or nearest to your program abroad application deadline.

College of Biological Sciences: CBS Study Abroad Scholarship (up to $3000) Deadline: April

College of Liberal Arts: Global Studies Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarship (up to $1500; must be a declared Global Studies major) Deadline: April

CLA: Internship Scholarship / Lawrence Scholarship in Experiential Learning ($2000, for capstone year internship) Deadlines: February for spring, May for summer, September for fall

College of Design: Undergraduate Experience Abroad Scholarship (DHA Majors only, $250-$1000)

College of Education and Human Development: Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarship ($1000) Deadline: April

CEHD Alumni Society Study Abroad Scholarship ($2000) Deadline: early March

College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences International Learning Grant ($600-$2400) Deadlines: October for spring; February for summer; April for Fall 

Scholarships for Study Abroad: External Sources

Flagship students are competitive applicants for these scholarships. Some application deadlines are 9-12 months before your overseas program start date.

Fulbright Scholarship (all expenses) Deadline:  early September

Boren Scholarship ($20,000 academic year, $10,000 one semester) Deadlines:  UMN campus mid-November; Boren early February

Fund for Education Abroad ($1250-$10,000) Deadline: January

Freeman-ASIA Award ($5,000-$10,000) Deadlines: mid-October for spring; early March for summer; early April for academic year

Gilman Scholarship (Must be Pell eligible; $3,000-$8,000) Deadlines: early October for spring and summer; early March for academic year

Hua Yu Enrichment Scholarship (only for study in Taiwan) Deadline: late March for summer and academic year