Many scholarships are available for study abroad participants. We encourage you to apply for as many as you are eligible. SDSU students are regularly able to make their study abroad program cost no more than or even less than remaining at home. The list of scholarships below is not exhaustive, but should be a good starting point. Make sure to apply early and that you meet all eligibility requirements. Please consult our financing webpage for information on utilizing financial aid abroad. You can also search the scholarships listing in the Aztecs Abroad database.

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Other Scholarships

Although these scholarships are not administered by SDSU, the scholarships below also present opportunities for additional funding. Some of the scholarships listed are general and open to all, some are based on field of study and others are specific to geographic region. These scholarships can be competitive in nature and we encourage you to meet all deadlines.


Scholarships for all majors and destinations

Gilman International Scholarship Programá(For students who receive a Federal Pell Grant)
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants (For students with at least a 3.75 GPA)

The San Diego Foundation Scholarship
Golden Key Study Abroad Scholarship
Fund for Education Abroad
Foundation for Global Scholars
Rotary International Grants


Students learning critical-need languages

Boren Awards for International Study

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program


Search engines for scholarships

Study Abroad Funding
Institute of International Education


Scholarships for specific geographic regions



DAAD Scholarships

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

UAS7 Study and Internship Program

German Chancellor Scholarship



Bridging Project for Study in Japaná
Japanese Government (Mombusho) Scholarships for Foreignersá
Asian Arts and Language Scholarship


Latin America Scholarshipá



Standard Filter SECH Award


*Swedish Women's Educational Association (SWEA) Scholarship - See Education Abroad Advisor



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