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The Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) / German Academic Exchange Service is a private, publicly funded, self governing organization of higher education institutions in Germany. DAAD promotes international academic relations and cooperation by offering mobility programs primarily for students and faculty, but also for administrators and others in the higher education realm.
A scholarship program for U.S. undergraduate students to help fund a language intensive study abroad program for a semester abroad.
Receive rapid proficiency gains in languages highly sought-after in the federal workforce through an immersive language program. For RIT students, studying Chinese, Japanese or Arabic is the best fit based on Boren program requirements and RIT study abroad program offerings.
- Programs 12-24 weeks long: $10,000 in scholarship funding
- Programs 25-52 weeks: $20,000 in scholarship funding
Open to STEM majors studying abroad on a language-intensive summer program. For RIT students, studying Chinese, Japanese or Arabic is the best fit based on Boren program requirements and RIT study abroad program offerings.
- Programs at least 8 weeks long: $8,000 in scholarship funding
- Current undergraduate student
- U.S. Citizen
- Must be planning an overseas program in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand
- Planning to study in a country of which you are not a citizen
Note: If awarded a Boren scholarship you are placed in a paid position within the federal government for one year after graduation.
As part of the application, you would need to submit an application form, an unofficial transcript, two essays and two letters of recommendation. The Boren Awards give preference to programs based on their duration, focus on intensive study of a preferred language in a preferred country, and the applicant’s field of study.
For this particular scholarship it is required that you make an appointment with RIT Study Abroad Advisor, Roseanne DiFlorio (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Between $8,000-$20,000 for undergraduate, up to 24,000 for graduate study
Applicants must reside in, currently study in or hold citizenship of the United States, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey or Ukraine. Applicants must be currently enrolled students or recent graduates meeting one of the following criteria OR Professionals who graduated from such programs in 2013 or 2014 are also eligible to apply.
DIS offers need and merit-based awards and is committed to supporting students with limited financial resources, from diverse backgrounds, and/or underrepresented populations in study abroad. On average, over 50% of all students receive financial support from DIS, and many more are using financial aid granted from their home institutions towards their DIS experience as well. DIS also includes Pell Grant eligibility and work-study awards from home institutions in our award considerations.
The combined maximum scholarship for any individual student is $5,000 per semester. During the summer, awards range from $250-$1,000 depending on program cost and duration.
You may apply for DIS scholarships at any time during the application or registration process.
Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need. Applications for need-based scholarships will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and you will hear back within 1-2 weeks after your scholarship application is submitted. Applications submitted after the final deadlines above will be considered if funds are still available.
Awarded to support students from populations that are underrepresented in study abroad, including but not limited to diverse ethnic, racial, cultural, socioeconomic, or educational backgrounds, sexual orientation, disability, age, etc.
DIS Merit-Based Scholarship Funds
DIS offers two competitive, merit-based awards. One student is selected as the recipient of the $10,000 award. Please take note of the deadlines listed on the DIS website – DIS will not accept late applications for merit-based awards. Applicants will hear back within two weeks of the posted deadlines.
You are welcome to submit applications for both need- and merit-based awards, but if you are chosen as the recipient of a merit-based award, you will not qualify for need-based funding as well.
Jacob Buksti Memorial Scholarship
This merit-based award honors a beloved former DIS faculty member, Jacob Buksti, who passed away in 2016. Jacob built a strong legacy in modern Danish politics and made a deep impact on the hundreds of DIS students he taught from 2003 to 2016. We offer this scholarship of up to $10,000 each semester to a deserving DIS Copenhagen or DIS Stockholm student.
The Anders Uhrskov Leadership Scholarship
The Anders Uhrskov Leadership Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship established to award students who have demonstrated leadership on their college campuses at home and who are dedicated to enhancing and building upon their global leadership and critical thinking skills while spending a semester or summer abroad with DIS. We offer this scholarship of up to $10,000 each semester and up to $5,000 each summer to a deserving DIS Copenhagen or DIS Stockholm student.
Must be attending a DIS study abroad program (Semester or Summer)
Up to $10,000
The Overseas Ambassador Program provides a $500 stipend for students or recent graduates who are planning to study, intern, volunteer or teach abroad. The Overseas Ambassadors will serve as an overseas correspondent, sharing their experiences to motivate other members of the DiversityAbroad.com community to go abroad.
Minimum semester-long program; Recent graduates = 1-3 years out; preference for diverse candidates; 2.75 GPA
The Diversity Abroad Network “Diversity Network” will offer summer scholarships in the amount of $1000 for full-time students attending a member institution in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, or the United States
2.75 GPA, attend a Diversity Network member institution, preference for diverse candidates
The Émigré Memorial German Internship Program–German State Parliaments (EMGIP) is a fellowship program that provides U.S. and Canadian students with internships at a German state parliament (Landtag)..
Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at accredited U.S. or Canadian colleges and universities before, during and after the program; 18–30 years of age; High to Intermediate German skills (oral & written); Minimum of two years of university level studies in a field related to one of the following: international relations, public administration, political science, law, economics, European studies with emphasis on Germany, German or German studies, with a minor in one of the fields listed; Some relevant work experience (e.g. internship, volunteer work, summer job).
€670 monthly stipend
Provides support to students for pursuing a graduate degree in the humanities at the University of Oxford.
Full tuition and fees, living stipend (approx. £13,500), and access to Ertegun House.
EURIAS Fellowships are mainly offered in the fields of the humanities and social sciences but may also be granted to scholars in life and exact sciences, provided that their proposed research project does not require laboratory facilities and that it interfaces with humanities and social sciences.