In an effort to make study abroad affordable for all students, the University at Buffalo offers numerous study abroad scholarship options. UB scholarships include those administered by Study Abroad Programs and by various UB departments. In addition, students are encouraged to explore external funding options. Scholarship sponsors share the goal of ensuring that the largest possible number of UB students will have the opportunity to gain the many benefits study abroad provides.
Start researching possible scholarships early—at least one to two years prior to when you plan to go abroad. Most scholarship deadlines are well before your program deadline, often a year or more prior to the actual award year. Remember that you may be able to apply general scholarships toward international experiences, so extend your search beyond study abroad scholarships. Also check with the program sponsor about scholarships designated specifically for their program participants.
There tend to be more scholarships available to students going to non-traditional sites, i.e. outside of Europe and Australia . By going off the beaten path, you may be able to find less expensive opportunities with more scholarship money available. In addition, many scholarships or program fee reductions are available for students who choose to stay for a year versus a semester.
Good luck in your search for study abroad funding!