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Scholarships & Financial Aid


Beyond your current financial aid package, there are a variety of scholarship and support opportunities that might assist in financing your program.

UTSA Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunities

Boren Scholarship
The National Security Education Program provides scholarships to undergraduate students who wish to study languages and cultures considered to be important to U.S. national security.

Students are not eligible to receive the Boren scholarship if they are studying in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
If you receive a federal Pell grant and will be studying for at least four weeks in one country, you are eligible to apply for a Gilman Scholarship. You can find further information on our Gilman Scholarship page.


Scholarships: Other

There are many other scholarship opportunities. You need to invest time into researching opportunities and submitting applications. Most third-party program providers have scholarships. There are scholarships or grants that are specific to a student’s country of study, or a combination of program provider and student diversity.  

Diversity Abroad
Diversity Abroad offers a brochure with a comprehensive look at financial aid possibilities.

Using GI Bill Funds for Study Abroad
Students receiving GI Bill funds may possibly use the funds toward an education abroad experience if the following criteria are met:

  • Students must be enrolled in courses that will apply to their program.
  • The programs at the “host” school in the foreign country must be approved.
  • VA cannot pay any fees specific to studying abroad unless the student is required to study abroad as part of their program.
  • VA will not pay for third-party study abroad programs.