Governors State University Study Abroad Scholarship

GSU is proud to offer a study abroad scholarship for current students. Please contact the Study Abroad Coordinator if you have questions about the scholarship application. You can find the scholarship application included in the complete study abroad application packet here.


September 15, 2017 - programs running in Winter Intersession 2018

October 15, 2017 - programs running in Winter Intersession and Spring 2018

November 15, 2017 - programs running in Spring and Summer 2018 

February 1, 2018 - programs running in Summer 2018

March 15, 2018 - programs running in Summer 2018 


External Study Abroad Scholarships and Funding

Gilman Scholarship

If you are a Federal Pell Grant recipient, you may qualify to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. GSU student, Dana Solatka, was awarded $3,000 to study in Seoul, South Korea through ISA during Summer 2017 and Akya Gossitt was awarded $1,500 to study in Accra, Ghana through USAC a during Summer 2016.

Deadlines: First Tuesday of October and March each year.  

Attend the Gilman Workshop to help prepare a strong application - Friday, September 15, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in E-Lounge.  

Freeman Asia Awards
For study in China, Japan, Thailand and other Asian programs.

DAAD-German Exchange
The German Academic Exchange Service-DAAD offers undergraduate scholarships to highly qualified undergraduate students.

Fulbright Scholarships
Since 1946, the Department of State Fulbright Program has funded U.S. students and faculty to study and/or conduct research in other countries, in order to foster mutual understanding between nations.

Benjamin Gilman Scholarship
This program offers a competition for awards for study abroad, for U.S. citizen students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university.

IIE Passport listing of scholarships
List of financial aid, grant, and scholarships for individuals.

National Security Education Program
The National Security Education Program funds U.S. students to study and/or conduct research in other countries, to educate Americans in cross-cultural and global issues and strengthen U.S. economic competitiveness and national security.


Information for both U.S. and international students looking for scholarships to attend college in the USA.

The British Council
Information about scholarships to study in Great Britain.

United Nations Educations, Scientific and Cultural Organization listing of scholarships (UNESCO)
Information on scholarships offered by higher education institutions and international organizations in 129 countries.



Financing Education Abroad:


·         Financial Aid for Study Abroad: An Undergraduate Student's Resource 

Financing Study Abroad: Student Handbook


Study Abroad Loans

Study Abroad Writing Contest -