Finances & Scholarships

Study Abroad Costs & Financial Aid:

For information on study abroad costs and financing, please visit Study Abroad Costs & Aid. Please also see this Q&A.

The University of Puget Sound charges our own tuition and fees rather than the program’s actual tuition and fees for the following reasons:

  1. Puget Sound is committed to providing access to study abroad for all qualified students including students who receive Puget Sound need-based and merit scholarships. By charging Puget Sound tuition and fees, it allows Puget Sound aid to be used on all Puget Sound Approved Study Abroad Programs during the fall and spring semesters.
  2. When students are studying abroad, they continue to receive administrative support from Puget Sound. Although they’re not on campus, they are still expected to share in the cost of supporting this infrastructure. Some of the services include, but are not limited to Technology Services, Student Financial Services, the Registrar, the Collins Memorial Library, Academic Advising, Career and Employment Services, faculty advisors and the Center for Writing, Learning, and Teaching.

Summer Budget Planning Worksheet              SEMESTER STUDY ABROAD PLANNING WORKSHEET

National Study Abroad Scholarships:

Scholarship

Eligilbility

Funding Level

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Must be a Pell grant recipient at time of application or time of study abroad. up to $5,000, plus up to $3,000 additional for Critical Need Languages 
Boren Awards for International Study See website for preferred languages and countries. Intended to promote long-term linguistic and cultural immersion. Programs of two or more semesters are strongly encouraged.  8-11 weeks: $8,000 for a summer program (STEM majors only)
12-24 weeks: $10,000
25-52 weeks: $20,000
Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan U.S. citizens and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad. Their study in Japan must last for at least 3 months and must earn credit that will transfer to their home campus in the US. awards of $2,500 (semester) $4,000 (full year)
Butex Scholarship For study abroad in the UK (England, Scottland) with a BUTEX Full Member institution. Programs include IFSA-Butler, Arcadia, and Univ. of Queen Mary in the UK £500 
Diversity Abroad Link will take you to variety of featured scholarships (including a summer $1000 for member institutions for which our students qualify) n/a
First Trip Students must be first-time travelers and studying abroad in eligible destination (see list on website)  $750-$1,500
Foundation for Asia Pacific Education Available for study abroad in Asia. See list of available countries on website. $500 - $1500
Freeman-ASIA Need-based award available for study abroad in Asia. See list of available countries on website. Must be US citizen or permanent resident with minimum GPA of 2.8.

Up to $3,000 (summer);
up to $5,000 (semester);

up to $7,000 (year)

Fund for Education Abroad Study abroad program must be at least 4 weeks long. Preference to students with demonstrated financial need. Strongly encourages students to apply from traditionally underrepresented groups in education abroad, such as First-generation college students and minority students.  $1,250 - $10,000
Garden Club of America 28 merit-based scholarships in biological areas: medicinal and tropical botany, native bird habitat, conservation and ecological restoration, desert studies, landscape architecture, urban forestry, garden history and design, coastal wetlands, and pollinator research varies
Go Abroad.com Scholarship List Website provides additional listings of scholarships. n/a
Good Colleges Cash award can be used to pay for living expenses as an international student.  $2,000
Phi Kappa Phi For undergraduates attending an institution with an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter (UPS does have a chapter!), with a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale (strictly enforced). $1,000 
Seattle-Nantes Sister City Association Offers three different scholarships to Washington State residents who plan to study in Washington or in Nantes. $1,500
Study in New Zealand US Citizen currently enrolled at a tertiary institution in the United States of America and plans to study at a New Zealand University through a study abroad or exchange program. Minimum equivalent GPA of 3.0. $2000 for helping fund flights, two other $500 awards    
Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or currently studying in the US on a student visa.

$1000 
Watanabe Study Abroad Scholarship For students planning to study abroad in Japan, with demonstrated financial need for international study (i.e. Without financial assistance or support, would not be able to study abroad).

This scholarship is meant to fill the gap between the cost of your study abroad and whatever financial resources you currently possess, aka financial need. 

Program Provider Scholarships:

University of Puget Sound Scholarships: