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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students can use their academic scholarships, federal aid, and external funding toward a TLU affiliated program during the long semesters. Performance scholarships and state funding are excluded during the time the student is abroad.

As you are considering the costs of studying abroad, also know that financial aid is available specifically for study abroad. TLU offers scholarships for semester and summer study abroad. Many of the program providers offer both need- and merit-based scholarships for which students may apply. In addition, there are other scholarship sources for students studying in a particular region, pursuing certain types of coursework, or with financial need (students receiving a PELL Grant). Summer program funding is more limited.

Financial Aid

According to the Higher Education Act of 1965, federal financial aid can be applied to study abroad if you are registered as a full-time student and if you will receive course credit for your study abroad. Note that the size of your award may be adjusted if the cost of the study abroad program is different than TLU's tuition.

TLU Scholarships

During the long semesters, students can use their TLU academic scholarships, federal grants and loans, and outside scholarships. During the summers, the TLU academic scholarships are not available, but the loans are.

Students may apply for the TLU Study Abroad Scholarships for semester or summer affiliated programs. All of the aid is awarded through the Office of Student Financial Services. Students may also talk with them about additional loans to cover airfare and other study abroad expenses.

Affiliated Program Scholarships

  • CIEE
  • API
  • IES
  • Japan Exchange: For this exchange, students pay TLU tuition, shared full apartment housing fee, and Meal Plan A fee. There are no scholarships available from the provider.
  • Harlaxton: Although there are no scholarships offered through Harlaxton College, the fees are reduced for TLU, as a partner institution. Comparing tuition, housing and meals between TLU and Harlaxton,  Harlaxton is less.

External Scholarships

Scholarships on this page are not funded through TLU but are listed as additional resources for students. As with all outside scholarship information not listed on this page, it's important to verify their legitimacy. Visit the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Information page to verify.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

What is the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program? The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.

Who Should Apply? The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Boren Scholarship/National Security Education Program (NSEP)

The Boren Scholarship provides up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. Students must study in a country deemed of national security interest (list updated annually on NSEP website) and agree to work in the Federal Government in a position with national security responsibilities after graduation

Diversity Abroad

Diversity Abroad provides students with international opportunities, connecting diverse and underrepresented students preparing them for leadership in an increasingly interconnected world. Study abroad scholarships are available ($1000) for economically disadvantaged and MALANA students (are strongly encouraged to apply).

STA Travel

STA Travel provides affordable flights and worldly adventures to students, young people, and explorers.

GRIT Program

Through a three-stage program that begins with the GRIT Summit, GRIT scholars gain the knowledge, experience, and network to ensure they are tackling global challenges with a whole-community approach.

Fund for Education Abroad

FEA is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships. They offer study abroad scholarships for programs of 4+ weeks. FEA has strong preference for students studying a foreign language, studying in a nontraditional destination, and/or representing an underrepresented group for education abroad (such as student athletes and LGBTQ students).

Institute of International Education

An independent nonprofit founded in 1919, IIE is among the world's largest and most experienced international education and training organizations. We are committed to delivering program excellence to a diverse range of participants, sponsors, and donors.

International Education Financial Aid

The International Education Financial Aid website,, is the premier internet resource listing financial aid information for students who wish to study in a foreign country.

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Scholarships

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Each year, Phi Kappa Phi awards 45 grants valued at $1,000. There is one application deadline per year (mid- to late February) and applicants must have applied to an approved study abroad program before submitting a scholarship application. See the Director of International Education for more details.

Rotary International Global Grants

Rotary International offers Global Grants to support international activities, including scholarships to support studies for a term of one to four academic years.

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

The Pickering Undergraduate Fellowship program provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

This website offers merit-based, student specific, destination specific, program specific, and subject specific programs all across the world.

Contact Us 

Charla Bailey
Director of International Education

Office: Tschoepe Hall 107
Phone: 830-372-8098

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