International Studies & Programs

Scholarships and Fundraising

Financing your education abroad may mean multiple sources of funds including scholarships and fundraising. The Office for Education Abroad has its own scholarships, but be sure to look at other opportunities, especially in your MSU college(s) and also sources outside MSU.

Office for Education Abroad Scholarships

MSU undergraduate students applying to any credit-bearing study abroad program are eligible for Office for Education Abroad Scholarships. MSU graduate students applying to join a credit-bearing group program abroad are also eligible; however, graduate students pursuing individual or independent research abroad are not. A special award is reserved for MSU medical students participating in a College of Human Medicine or College of Osteopathic Medicine study abroad experience. About 30 percent of students who apply for OEA scholarships will receive an award.

You need only submit one application in order to be considered for all the Office for Education Abroad scholarships for which you are eligible.

Undergraduate Research Scholarship

The Education Abroad Undergraduate Research Scholarship, sponsored by the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and the Office for Education Abroad, provides financial support for undergraduate MSU students to participate in approved accredited education abroad programs that have an undergraduate research component.

To apply, complete the EA Undergraduate Research Program Scholarship Form.

Other scholarships for research abroad may be available from external sources as well.

Learn more about research abroad.

Scholarship for Internships Abroad

The Dr. Charles A. and Marjorie A. Gliozzo Endowed Scholarship for Domestic and International Internships provides financial support for undergraduate MSU students to participate in approved accredited internship programs. Financial need is not a factor in awarding this scholarship. Scholarships for variable amounts ranging from $500 to $1500 will be awarded to recipients.

External Scholarships for Education Abroad

Diversity Abroad Scholarships

Aimed at increasing education opportunities for non-traditional student populations. The Diversity Abroad Network also has an opportunity for a summer scholarship.

Fund for Education Abroad

FEA scholarships are intended to meet the financial needs of students who might not be eligible for government grants or existing funds limited to specific programs or groups of students. Scholarships

Provides an extensive list of scholarships available for specific requirements or university programs. Scholarships

Lists scholarships available for certain program types or locations.

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Awards grants designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad.

BUTEX North American Scholarships

BUTEX awards sixteen scholarships to students studying abroad for either a semester or for a whole academic year.  Eight scholarships are available to North American students studying in the UK.

Institute of International Education

IIE administers several scholarship programs, including the Freeman-Asia programBenjamin A. Gilman International ScholarshipFullbright, and David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships.

Rotary International Global Grants

Global grants support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in Rotary’s areas of focus.

Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded twice a year to passionate students who want to explore the world.


Fundraising will help to make your program more affordable, and it also educates the public about education abroad. Local, regional and national groups, as well as individuals, are all possible contributors.