Scholarships for U.S. Students to Study Abroad

Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship (SACS)

The Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship (SACS) is a scholarship funded by the $4 International Education Fee charged to all Texas Tech students each semester. The scholarship is competitive, and funding is awarded to domestic students studying on a Texas Tech University approved study abroad program.

Award amounts vary from semester to semester, but generally range from $350-$2000 per semester and $250-$1000 for summer. The SACS is awarded twice a year. Students may apply more than once to receive awards. The deadline for submitting applications for the SACS for the summer and fall semesters is generally mid to late February, while the deadline for spring semesters is generally the first week of October; BUT students should consult the SACS website for specific deadlines because there are no exceptions for late applications.

For additional information including application requirements visit the SACS website.

Fulbright Scholarships

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study, conduct research, or be an English teaching assistant abroad for one academic year. In addition, Critical Language Enhancement Awards are available to grantees for study of critical need foreign languages before or concurrently with their grant period. More than 1,500 Americans receive grants to study, research or teach abroad with either full or partial support from the Fulbright Program.

Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship: The new Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship affords participants the opportunity to serve in professional placements in foreign government ministries or institutions and gain hands-on public sector experience while also carrying out an academic research/study project.

The American–Scandinavian Foundation

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (up to $5,000) to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian countries for up to one year. The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. Over $300,000 is available for the 2013-14 competition. Awards are made in all fields.

Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Scholarships

DAAD offers a wide range of funding opportunities for individuals and institutions in higher education. Since DAAD New York is the representative office for all of North America, its programs are open to students, faculty, administrators, and staff of higher education institutions geographically located in the United States, Canada and their territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, etc.). There are a few special programs that may extend to constituencies beyond that.

Our primary goal is to facilitate transatlantic mobility to Germany for US and Canadian scholars; therefore, Germany must be a component of your intended academic travel. Funding is awarded on a competitive basis. They consider the academic merit of the individual, the feasibility and quality of the proposal, and the impact of the applicant and application as a whole. Awards for summer and up to one year are available.;jsessionid=2fe6ocakr7b12

Tasmanian International Scholarship (TIS)

These scholarships provide international students with a 25% reduction in registered tuition fees for the duration of the course. It is available to all bachelor degrees (except Medicine, Pharmacy and Psychology) including an Honors year and postgraduate by coursework degrees. The scholarship also extends to some of the university’s Foundation Studies programs, Associate Degrees, Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas. The scholarship is for tuition fees only and is not transferrable to other costs such as living expenses.