Funding for study abroad is available from financial aid and scholarships through the University of Michigan.
Review the Office of Financial Aid's (OFA) Study Abroad page and contact them regarding applying for or utilizing pre-existing aid for study abroad. Be sure to check deadlines on their website. For non U-M programs, the transfer of financial aid is not guaranteed and it is imperative that you reach out to OFA to discuss your specific situation. For example, in many cases, U-M specific scholarships will not transfer to non-UM programs. If you receive a significant amount of financial aid, it may be more cost-effective for you to study abroad through a U-M sponsored program.
U-M has compiled scholarship resources for education abroad - including study abroad - on the M-Compass funding page.
Below are popular resources and search engines for external (not U-M administered) scholarships.
- Diversity Abroad
- NAFSA Financial Aid & Study Abroad: Basic Facts for Students (free NAFSA account required)
- U-M Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships
- Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship (for Pell Grant recipients)
- Boren Scholarships (Undergrad, Thematic Focus: critical regions and languages)
- Boren Fellowships (Graduate, Thematic Focus: critical languages and research)
- Bridging Scholarships (Regional Focus: Japan)
- Critical Language Scholarship (Thematic Focus: language intensive program focusing on critical languages)
- DAAD (Regional Focus: Germany)
- Freeman-Asia (Regional Focus: Asia)
- Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)
- Many third party providers have their own funding opportunities, so be sure to look on their website or ask them about it!