Learning Abroad Scholarships

CLA offers scholarships specifically for students planning to study abroad. These scholarships can provide financial support for one semester or even up to a year's worth of study in a different country. 

These scholarships can be found in different areas of the college, as well as around the university.

CLA Office of Undergraduate Education (CLA UGE)

  • CLA UGE typically offers learning abroad scholarships for fall, spring, and summer semesters. 
  • Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $6,000 per semester

To Apply:

Complete this brief CLA Learning Abroad Scholarship Application by November 1, 2021, to be considered for Winter Break, Spring Break, or Spring Semester learning abroad scholarships. The CLA scholarship committee will review and respond to all applicants for the Winter Break, Spring Break, or Spring Semester terms by the week of November 22, 2021.
 
Please email claschol@umn.edu if you have questions about applying.

CLA Academic Departments 

  • Some departments offer learning abroad scholarships for their degree-seeking students. Please check with your department advisor to ask if there are any available. 

  • Some specific department learning abroad scholarships:
    • Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies Scholarship
      The Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies offers a study abroad scholarship for current undergraduate majors pursuing either Spanish Studies or Spanish-Portuguese Studies. Students must study abroad for at least one semester. One scholarship of $1,000–$2,000 will be awarded. Applications are typically due at the end of April each year.
    • Department of French & Italian
      The French & Italian Department offers scholarships for students who are looking to study abroad. Applications for these scholarships open early in spring semester. Recipients are selected by department faculty members.
    • Department of German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch
      The Department of German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch offers a variety of scholarships for students who are looking to study abroad. Recipients are selected by department faculty members.
    • Department of Psychology
      The Psychology Department offers the Mortensen Study Abroad scholarship for a psychology major studying abroad for a summer, semester, or academic year. Recipients are selected by department faculty members.
    • Department of Art History
      The Patricia and Kenneth Puffer Scholarship provides funds to undergraduate Art History majors of high academic standing, in order to encourage and support their intellectual, cultural, and personal growth through foreign travel. The annual deadline is in April. Recipients may apply their scholarship award to any UofM approved Learning Abroad program, to be completed within fifteen months of notification of award (i.e. before Sept 1). 

University Learning Abroad Center 

  • The U of M Learning Abroad Center offers many scholarships to support students' time abroad.
  • In many cases, students do not need to have applied for a study abroad program to be eligible to apply for study abroad scholarships.
  • Start researching scholarship opportunities early so as not to miss application deadlines.