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Scholarships

You want to invest in your future by studying abroad, and UCEAP wants to help make that happen. By defraying costs and reducing loan debt, UCEAP scholarships—$1 million annually—make study abroad accessible to students of all backgrounds and majors.

You could be eligible for thousands in scholarships.

Whether you're studying in a country in Asia, working at an internship, or going for just a summer, there could be a scholarship tailored for the program of your choice. And it's easy—a single application covers most UCEAP scholarships. But, why stop there? Apply for multiple scholarships and make your dream happen.

More than 550 students receive scholarships each year

550+

recipients each year

$1 million in scholarships

$1M

in scholarships

1 application to submit for most UCEAP scholarships

1

application covers most awards

Core Eligibility Requirements

All UC students—including international and graduate students—participating in a UCEAP program are eligible to apply for scholarships. To be considered for a scholarship or award, you must:

  • Be currently enrolled at UC
  • Plan to attend a UCEAP study abroad program and ultimately be selected for it
  • Maintain good standing, which includes completing all predeparture requirements and meeting all deadlines set by UCEAP and your campus study abroad office
  • Meet any additional eligibility criteria a scholarship requires

Questions?

Contact scholarships@eap.ucop.edu

UCEAP Scholarships

In line with its promise to make study abroad accessible to all UC students, UCEAP offers $1 million annually through the Promise Awards. The scholarships range from $1,000 for summer to $2,000 for fall, spring, or academic year programs. You could be one of over 500 students selected for a Promise Award.

Award

Up to $2,000

Eligibility

To be considered for a Promise Award scholarship, you must:

  • Meet the core eligibility requirements

How to Apply

To apply, submit:

  • Promise Awards application
  • Statement of purpose: 500 words or less

Deadlines

Term Application cycle opens Deadline
Summer Late January February 15
Fall Late January March 15
Spring During Summer September 15
Year Late January March 15

 

Learn more.

The Jasmine Jahanshani Scholarship supports students who have demonstrated academic excellence and a strong commitment to global issues. Two scholarships of $2,500 each will be offered yearly to students participating in semester or year-long UCEAP programs.

Award

$2,500

Eligibility

To be considered for a Jasmine Jahanshahi Scholarship, you must:

  • Meet the core eligibility requirements
  • Be an undergraduate
  • Plan to study in a semester or year-long UCEAP program and ultimately be selected

How to Apply

To apply, submit:

  • Promise Awards application
  • Statement of purpose: 500 words or less

Deadlines

Term Application cycle opens Deadline
Fall Late January March 15
Spring During Summer September 15

 

Learn more.

The Duttenhaver Scholars Program provides over 25 awards of $5,000 each to students who participate in year-long UCEAP programs.

Award

Up to $5,000

Eligibility

To be considered for a Duttenhaver scholarship, you must:

  • Meet the core eligibility requirements
  • Plan to study on a year-long UCEAP program and ultimately be selected
  • Demonstrate high merit
  • Demonstrate financial need 

You must also meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • At least two years of coursework in the language of the host country, or the equivalent, by the time of departure (or start of second term if applying for the Paul Duttenhaver Extension award).
  • Coursework in subjects related to the host region, such as literature, culture, or politics.
  • Academic major that corresponds to the academic strength of the host institution to ensure academics are enhanced by study at the host institution.

How to Apply

To apply, submit:

  • Duttenhaver Scholars Program Application
  • Statement of purpose: 750 words or less
  • Statement of academic preparation: 250 words or less
  • Statement of financial need: 250 words or less
  • Letter of recommendation

Deadlines

Term Deadline
Northern Hemisphere (fall term) March 1
Southern Hemisphere (spring term) October 1

 

Learn more.

 

About the Donor

A true supporter of international education and UCEAP, Linda Duttenhaver provides a generous donation annually to make the Duttenhaver scholarships possible.

Thinking about extending your study abroad experience? The Paul Duttenhaver Extension Scholars Program provides up to 16 scholarships of $2,500 for UCEAP students like you.

Award

Up to $2,500

Eligibility

To be considered for a Paul Duttenhaver Extension scholarship, you must:

  • Meet the core eligibility requirements
  • File paperwork with UCEAP to extend from a quarter or semester term to full year abroad in the same country 
  • Demonstrate high merit
  • Demonstrate financial need

You must also meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • At least two years of coursework in the language of the host country, or the equivalent, by the time of departure (or start of second term if applying for Extension award).
  • Coursework in subjects related to the host region, such as literature, culture, or politics.
  • Academic major that corresponds to the academic strength of the host institution to ensure academics are enhanced by study at the host institution.

How to Apply

To apply, submit:

  • Duttenhaver Scholars Program Application
  • Extension statement of purpose: 750 words or less
  • Statement of academic preparation: 250 words or less
  • Statement of financial need: 250 words or less
  • Letter of recommendation

Deadlines

Term Deadline
Extension from Fall to Year or Fall to Spring October 1
Extension from Spring to Year or Spring to Fall March 1

 

Learn more.

 

About the Donor

A true supporter of international education and UCEAP, Linda Duttenhaver provides a generous donation annually to make the Duttenhaver scholarships possible.

Each year, STA funds one or more STA Start the Adventure Scholarships of up to $1,000 each for UCEAP students participating in summer programs.

Award

Up to $1,000

Eligibility

To be considered for a scholarship, you must:

  • Meet the core eligibility requirements
  • Plan to study in a summer UCEAP program and ultimately be selected

You can't receive both a summer UCEAP Promise Award and a STA Start the Adventure scholarship for the same term.

How to Apply

To apply, submit:

  • Promise Awards application
  • Statement of purpose: 500 words or less

Deadlines

Term Application cycle opens Deadline
Summer Late January February 15

 

Learn more.

If you are a former foster youth, the UCEAP Guardian Scholars program can support your dream of going on a UCEAP study abroad program. Those who self-identify as current or former participants in the foster care system will be considered for a UCEAP Guardian Scholarship.

Award

Up to $2,500

Eligibility

To be considered for a scholarship, you must:

  • Meet the core eligibility requirements
  • Plan to study in a UCEAP program and ultimately be selected
  • Be a current or former participant in the foster care system

How to Apply

To apply, submit:

  • Promise Awards application
  • Statement of purpose: 500 words or less

Deadlines

Term Application cycle opens Deadline
Fall Late January March 15
Spring During Summer September 15

 

Learn more.

Planning to study abroad in a UCEAP Africa, Asia, or Spain program? A UCEAP Memorial Scholarship can help you reach your goal. The fund provides three scholarships annually, honoring students who study abroad in Africa, Asia, and Spain.

Award

$2,000

Eligibility

To be considered for a scholarship, you must:

  • Meet the core eligibility requirements
  • Plan to study in a UCEAP program in Africa, Asia, or Spain and ultimately be selected

How to Apply

To apply, submit:

  • Promise Awards application
  • Statement of purpose: 500 words or less

Deadlines

Term Application cycle opens Deadline
Fall Late January March 15
Spring During Summer September 15

 

Learn more.

Up to 25 Mexico-bound UCEAP students can receive scholarships of $1,000 for summer programs and $2,000 for spring and fall programs.

Award

Up to $2,000

Eligibility

To be considered for a scholarship, you must:

  • Meet the core eligibility requirements
  • Be an undergraduate
  • Plan to study in the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Field Research in Mexico, or Contemporary Mexico programs and ultimately be selected

You can't receive both a summer UCEAP Promise Award and a Mexico Initiative Scholarship for the same term.

How to Apply

To apply, submit:

  • Promise Awards application
  • Statement of purpose: 500 words or less

Deadlines

Term Application cycle opens Deadline
Summer Late January February 15
Fall Late January March 15
Spring During Summer September 15

 

Learn more.

The Rose Family Foundation Scholarship supports outstanding students studying in France. Two scholarships of $2,500 each will be offered yearly to students participating in semester or year-long UCEAP programs in France.

Award

Up to $2,500

Eligibility

To be considered for a scholarship, you must:

  • Meet the core eligibility requirements
  • Plan to study in a semester or year-long UCEAP program in France and ultimately be selected

How to Apply

To apply, submit:

  • Promise Awards application
  • Statement of purpose: 500 words or less

Deadlines

Length of Term Deadline
Semester March 15
Year March 15

 

Learn more.

The Carlos García Barrón Scholarship annually provides two $5,000 awards for year-long study in Spain.

Award

$5,000

Eligibility

To be considered for a scholarship, you must:

  • Meet the core eligibility requirements
  • Plan to study in a year-long UCEAP program in Spain and ultimately be selected

How to Apply

To apply, submit:

  • Promise Awards application
  • Statement of purpose: 500 words or less

Deadlines

Term Deadline
Year March 15

 

Learn more.

The Olivia Chan Shipp Scholarship provides four $2,500 awards yearly to students studying in Italy. 

Award

$2,500

Eligibility

To be considered for a scholarship, you must:

  • Meet the core eligibility requirements
  • Plan to study in a UCEAP program in Italy and ultimately be selected

How to Apply

To apply, submit:

  • Promise Awards application
  • Statement of purpose: 500 words or less

Deadlines

Term Application cycle opens Deadline
Fall Late January March 15
Spring During Summer September 15

 

Learn more.

The Theda Shapiro Scholarship program provides two $1,000 summer and three $2,000 fall or spring scholarships to students studying a foreign language.

Award

Up to $2,000

Eligibility

To be considered for a scholarship, you must:

  • Meet the core eligibility requirements
  • Plan to study in a UCEAP foreign language program and ultimately be selected

How to Apply

To apply, submit:

  • Promise Awards application
  • Statement of purpose: 500 words or less

Deadlines

Term Deadline
Summer March 15
Fall March 15
Spring March 15

 

Learn more.

The Mexican Consulates of Los Angeles and San Bernardino match UCEAP scholarship funds for students from UCLA and UC Riverside who are Mexican or Mexican-origin. Funds available depend on the grants received.

Award

Varies

Eligibility

To be considered for a scholarship, you must:

  • Meet the core eligibility requirements
  • Plan to study in a UCEAP program and ultimately be selected
  • Be a UC Los Angeles or UC Riverside student
  • Be Mexican or of Mexico-origin

How to Apply

To apply, submit:

  • Promise Awards application
  • Statement of purpose: 500 words or less

Deadlines

Term Deadline
All Terms March 15

 

Learn more.

Awards available once you return

Get rewarded for your career training while abroad on a UCEAP program. Internship Awards of $500 recognize students who have distinguished themselves through internships conducted while studying abroad with UCEAP.

Award

$500

Eligibility

To be considered for an award, you must:

  • Meet the core eligibility requirements
  • Participate in an internship—for credit or not for credit—while abroad on a UCEAP program

How to Apply

  • UCEAP Internship Awards application
  • Reflective essay (1,000-1,500 words)
  • Three to five photos or a video
  • Recommendation letter
  • Sample of your completed work

Deadlines

Term Application cycle opens Deadline Awards Issued
Summer December 14 February 15 March
Fall December 14 February 15 March
Spring July 11 August 29 October

 

Questions?

Contact internshipawards@eap.ucop.edu

Learn more.

These awards recognize undergraduate students who have conducted exceptional research while studying abroad on UCEAP. Awards, consisting of a $1,000 stipend each, are offered annually in each of three disciplinary areas: the humanities, social sciences, and sciences and engineering.

Award

$1,000

Eligibility

To be considered for an award, you must:

  • Be an undergraduate
  • Be a former or current UCEAP student
  • Have conducted research in any academic discipline as an undergraduate student in a UCEAP program
  • Have completed a final paper or project based on that research by the end of spring term
  • Have been enrolled at a UC campus within six months of the application deadline

How to Apply

To apply, submit:

Deadlines

Applications open Deadline
May 1 August 1

 

Questions?

Contact researchawards@eap.ucop.edu

Take your education further with a $5,000 scholarship toward a master's degree program at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

Award

Up to $5,000

Eligibility

To be considered for a scholarship, you must:

  • Be a UCEAP alumnus/a
  • Plan to attend a master's degree program at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Application and Deadlines

Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Check the Middlebury Institute of International Studies website for application instructions and deadlines.

Learn more

More scholarship resources

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program: Provides more than 2,300 scholarships of up to $8,000 each for US undergraduate students, who receive federal Pell Grant funding and plan to study abroad.

Boren Awards for International Study: Provide up to $20,000 to US undergraduate students to study abroad in geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to US national security, broadly defined.

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE): Offers scholarships for students attending CIEE-affiliated UCEAP programs in Botswana, Russia, and Tanzania as well as academic merit and need-based scholarships.

Diversity Abroad.com Overseas Ambassador Scholarship: Offers $500 scholarships for fall and spring semester study abroad students.

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia: Provide $3,000 to $7,000 scholarships to students studying abroad during the summer, semester, or academic year in one of 15 countries/regions in East and Southeast Asia.

Fund for Education Abroad: Provides general scholarships of up to $10,000 each.

Go Overseas Study & Intern Abroad Scholarship: Offers two $500 scholarships on a biannual basis.

Hostelling International: Awards an annual travel grant of $1,000 to residents of the greater San Francisco, San Diego or Los Angeles areas, including Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

Rotary Foundation: Supports students studying in any country where there are Rotary Clubs.

Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship: Awards $1,000 and a Tortuga or Tortuga Air backpack.

WSA Cultural Bridge Scholarship: Awards up to $500 in scholarships to students going on programs in Europe.

Study abroad scholarships for China

Chinese Ministry of Education Scholarships: Provide awards covering all in-country costs, including tuition, housing, and an appropriate stipend for students studying in China.

Study abroad scholarships for Denmark

The Upper Midwest Rebild Scholarship: Offers scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 for U.S. students studying in Denmark.

Study abroad scholarships for Germany

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship: Provides scholarships to more than 55,000 undergraduate and graduate students studying at German universities.

Delta Phi Alpha Scholarship: Offers a prize of $1,500 to a Delta Phi Alpha member studying abroad in a German-speaking country.

Study abroad scholarships for Ireland

University College Dublin (UCD) Generation Study Abroad Scholarship: Offers a €1,000 scholarship to American students who spend an academic year at UCD.

Go Overseas Ireland Scholarship: Offers several scholarships of up to $6,000 as well as the possibility of winning a free flight to Ireland.

Trinity College Dublin Travel Grant: Offers a travel grant of €2,000 to students who qualify for federal Pell Grants.

Trinity College Dublin Global Study Abroad Excellence Scholarship: Offers an award of €2,000 for studying abroad at Trinity College Dublin.

Study abroad scholarships for Israel

Study in Israel.org: Identifies airfare and tuition scholarships from $400 to $21,000 for study in Israel.

Scholarships for Study in Japan

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan: Awards 100 scholarships of $2,500-$4,000 annually to undergraduate students for study in Japan.

The U.S.-Japan Council Toshizo Watanabe Endowed Scholarship: Awards financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students for a semester or year-long study abroad program.

Japan Student Services Organization Scholarships: Offer scholarships for international students who are accepted by a Japanese university, junior college, or college of technology.

Morgan Stanley Scholarships for Study in Japan: Offer two $7,500 scholarships to US students with an interest in policy, economics, or international finance who will study abroad in Japan.

American Association of Japanese University Women: Awards $2,000 to an American woman studying abroad in Japan.

Study abroad scholarships for Morocco

AMIDEAST: Offers $1,000 scholarships for students participating in the summer Intensive Arabic program in Rabat.

Study abroad scholarships for New Zealand

Education New Zealand: Provides $2,000 scholarships to help students pay for their flight to New Zealand.

Generation Study Abroad: Provides $500 toward a study abroad program at a New Zealand university.

Study abroad scholarships for Sweden

American Women’s Club in Sweden: Awards a travel grant to an American woman studying in Sweden.

Standard Filter Corporation: Provides the Swedish Educational and Cultural Honorarium of $4,400 to students studying in Sweden.

Study abroad scholarships for Turkey

Turkish Coalition of America: Offers a range of scholarships for American minority students and Armenian-American, Bosnian-American, and Macedonian-American students wishing to study in Turkey.

Study abroad scholarships for UK - England and UK - Scotland

AASAP Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship: Offers merit-based scholarships of £500 and £1000 for study abroad in the United Kingdom.

The British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association's (BUTEX) North American Scholarship Program: Awards £500 scholarships to undergraduates from the US or Canada to study at a BUTEX-affiliated UK university.

Snowdon Awards Scheme for Students with Disabilities: Provides grants of up £2,500 to help cover disability-related costs for students with a physical or sensory disability who are studying at a college or university in the UK.