Study Abroad Scholarships: Application Requirements

All applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and must be a student in good standing at the University. See the information below for specific eligibility requirements.

The following materials are required by Friday, March 9, 2018:

  1. Application form (pdf). (Please contact gsd@umn.edu if you have problems downloading this form or if you would like it as a Word document.)

  2. A statement that includes the following (applications without this information will not be considered):         

    • location, dates, and description of the study-abroad program to which you have applied

    • some background information on yourself, including your knowledge of German

    • how the program fits into your academic plans and long-term goals

    • a brief indication of financial need

  3. A letter from a German instructor (preferably a faculty member) for JYM or Kade;  for the Hirschbach, a letter from a non-German faculty member is also acceptable (NOTE: The letter must reach the Department by the application deadline, so you should request it as soon as possible)

Eligibility requirements:

Frank D. Hirschbach Scholarship for Study Abroad in a German-speaking Country

Eligible candidates:

  • Must have applied to an academic program in Germany or Austria (Receipt of award is contingent on proof that you have been accepted into the program)

  • GSD majors and minors must have their study-abroad program pre-approved by the director of undergraduate studies in the Department of German, Scandinavian & Dutch


Study Abroad in Iceland

Eligible candidates:

  • Must have applied to an academic program in Iceland (Receipt of award is contingent on proof that you have been accepted into the program)

  • GSD majors and minors must have their study-abroad program pre-approved by the director of undergraduate studies in the Department of German, Scandinavian & Dutch


Junior Year in Munich (JYM) Scholarship

Eligible candidates:      

  • Must be a German, Scandinavian, Dutch major or a German minor and must have filed a program with the department

  • Must have applied to the Junior Year in Munich program (receipt of award is contingent on proof that you have been accepted into that program)

  • Must have completed at least one German course in the major or minor at the University of Minnesota


Max Kade Travel Grants for Study in Germany

Eligible candidates:

  • Must be a German, Scandinavian, Dutch major and must have filed a program with the department

  • Must have applied to an academic program in Germany (receipt of award is contingent on proof that you have been accepted into the program)

  • Must have completed at least one German course in the major at the University of Minnesota