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Scholarships

Scholarships can help fund your journey abroad! The following tools will assist you in finding that perfect award - there is a 'Search Tool' database, a handout of our currently 'Available Scholarships', and a link to our 'Deadlines Calendar'. There is also information about an array of scholarship funding sources, including UCSD study abroad scholarships available through Academic Works.

 

UC San Diego Study Abroad Scholarships

Complete a single application for all College Study Abroad and College/TRELS scholarships via Academic Works. 

ucsd.academicworks.com

Step 1: Complete the General Application. Make sure you check the "Interested in study abroad" box. Step 2: Complete the 12 supplemental 'Study Abroad Scholarship' application questions.

Closing date March 2, 2020

The Study Abroad Scholarship in Academic Works is open to all students who will participate in study abroad programs beginning in the upcoming Summer or Fall (and in some cases the following Winter or Spring).  
This single application will allow you to be considered for all of the following awards for which you are eligible  (see award criteria here)
 
Friends of the International Center General Scholarship 
Study Abroad Office General Scholarship 
UCSD Alumni UK EAP Scholarship 
Janice and Steve Chaffin Scholarship 
Kameron M. Kordestani Scholarship for the Social Sciences 
Fliesbach International Scholarship 
Ernest Mort Study Abroad Scholarship 
So Family Scholarship 
Lytle Scholarship for Study Abroad
Kathleen Denno Global Seminar Scholarship
Borton Memorial Scholarship
Revelle College Global Seminar and Study Abroad Scholarship 
TRELS/Revelle College Study Abroad Scholarship 
Muir College Study Abroad Scholarship 
TRELS/Muir College Study Abroad Scholarship
Marshall College Study Abroad Scholarship
TRELS/Marshall College Study Abroad Scholarship
Warren College Study Abroad Scholarship
TRELS/Warren College Study Abroad Scholarship 
ERC Jane Hett Study Abroad Scholarship 
TRELS/ERC Study Abroad Scholarship
Sixth College Study Abroad Scholarship
TRELS/Sixth Study Abroad Scholarship

 

Other Scholarship Opportunities:

UCEAP Sponsored Scholarships

Many students need financial assistance to study abroad. In addition to applying federal and state aid toward the cost of your program, studying with UCEAP makes you eligible for UC Financial Aid as well as UC and UCEAP scholarships.

Find information about the various UCEAP specific scholarships on UCEAP's scholarship page.

Global Seminars Scholarships

There are several scholarships that are only available to students applying to a Global Seminar:

OAP Affiliate Scholarships

Available Scholarships

Listed below are scholarships available from our affiliates and open to Undergraduates ONLY. These scholarships are administered by Study Abroad UC San Diego. Award amounts vary by provider; check the "OAP Affiliate Scholarships for Study Abroad" flyer for specific amounts.

  • FIE
  • ISA
  • SIT

In addition, Semester at Sea offers a special scholarship for UC San Diego students. Participants will be contacted directly about the opportunity from Semester at Sea if you apply. 

  • While abroad, scholarship recipients must send e-mails and pictures about their experiences abroad to our office
  • Volunteer to work the Study Abroad UC San Diego EXPO or a General Orientation
  • Volunteer to speak as returnee for an Information Session, Country Session, or Country Orientation
  • Actively support OAP outreach and recruitment efforts upon return
  • All service will be tracked and recorded to ensure fulfillment of requirements

There is a service requirement associated with these scholarships.

How to Apply

  1. Click on this link to access the OAP Affiliate Application.
  2. "Save As" the blank application to your computer before filling it out.
  3. Open the saved blank application form.
  4. Follow the checklist to completion.
  5. Save the completed application form to your computer.
  6. Please email the completed application form along with all other requested documents from the form's checklist to abroad@ucsd.edu with the subject line "OAP Affiliate Scholarship Application".

Note:

For programs departing in Summer 2019 and Fall 2019, the deadline to apply is MAY 1st.

Campus-Based Scholarships

Student Success Coaching Scholarship:

Student Success Coaching and Study Abroad have created a new scholarship called Tritons Abroad by 2020.  20 awards of $1000 each are available  to members of the SSC program and who intend to study abroad between June 2020 and Fall 2020.  Apply here beginning on October 14, 2019.

Deadlines are as follow: 

  • February 1st for Summer 2020 programs
  • May 1st for Fall 2020 programs

University of Oslo scholarship:

Students interested in applying for the University of Oslo's International Summer School program (offered through UCEAP) are eligible to apply for scholarships of approximately $1750 USD which would cover about half the cost of the summer program tuition and housing fees, excluding any transportation costs.  Please make an appointment with the Study Abroad advisor to Norway by calling 858-534-1123 or emailing abroad@ucsd.edu to learn more.

UC San Diego Study Abroad Scholarships:

Complete a single application for all College Study Abroad and College/TRELS scholarships via Academic Works. 

ucsd.academicworks.com

Step 1: Complete the General Application. Make sure you check the "Interested in study abroad" box. Step 2: Complete the 12 supplemental 'Study Abroad Scholarship' application questions.

Closing date March 2, 2020

The Study Abroad Scholarship in Academic Works is open to all students who will participate in study abroad programs beginning in the upcoming Summer or Fall (and in some cases the following Winter or Spring).  
This single application will allow you to be considered for all of the following awards for which you are eligible  (see award criteria here)

Friends of the International Center General Scholarship 
Study Abroad Office General Scholarship 
UCSD Alumni UK EAP Scholarship 
Janice and Steve Chaffin Scholarship 
Kameron M. Kordestani Scholarship for the Social Sciences 
Fliesbach International Scholarship 
Ernest Mort Study Abroad Scholarship 
So Family Scholarship 
Lytle Scholarship for Study Abroad
Kathleen Denno Global Seminar Scholarship
Borton Memorial Scholarship
Revelle College Global Seminar and Study Abroad Scholarship 
TRELS/Revelle College Study Abroad Scholarship 
Muir College Study Abroad Scholarship 
TRELS/Muir College Study Abroad Scholarship
Marshall College Study Abroad Scholarship
TRELS/Marshall College Study Abroad Scholarship
Warren College Study Abroad Scholarship
TRELS/Warren College Study Abroad Scholarship 
ERC Jane Hett Study Abroad Scholarship 
TRELS/ERC Study Abroad Scholarship
Sixth College Study Abroad Scholarship
TRELS/Sixth Study Abroad Scholarship 

National and General Scholarships

There are several national and general scholarships you may apply for separate from the UCSD-specific scholarships, above.  Among them are:

Amounts and eligibility vary.  Please see links above for requirements and applications.

Donor Sponsored Scholarships

Chris Borton Memorial Scholarship

The Chris Borton Memorial Scholarship fund was established in 1996 in memory of Chris Borton.  As an undergraduate at UCSD, Chris spent a year studying in Germany through the UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP), an experience that profoundly influenced the direction of his life.  After his passing, his family and friends established the scholarship fund to honor Chris’ memory by giving other deserving UC students the opportunity to live and study abroad.

Up to four (4) $8,000 scholarships are awarded annually to students who will pursue a full academic year of study abroad.   These funds can support students studying abroad through the UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) or through our partner programs in the UCSD Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP).

These are merit based awards.  Students are not required to have financial need to be eligible to apply.  The minimum cumulative GPA required is 3.0.   Qualified applicants will embody the mission of the scholarship fund: to promote cultural understanding, to foster connections and collaboration in the international community, and to support the next generation of global thinkers and leaders.

Interested students apply in the winter quarter of each year through the UCSD Study Abroad Scholarships application which is accessible from the UCSD Financial Aid and Scholarships Office website, fas.ucsd.edu. 

For more information, visit www.bortonscholarship.org

For questions about eligibility or the application process, please contact UCSD Study Abroad. 

Other Scholarship Search Engines

Writing Your Scholarship Essay

Here are some tips for writing a scholarship essay. You should also attend one of our Scholarship Essay Writing Workshops during Winter Quarter. See our calendar for details.