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Scholarships help fund study abroad! The following can assist you in finding that perfect award. On this page there is information about an array of scholarship funding sources, including UC San Diego study abroad scholarships and our searchable scholarships database.

UC San Diego Study Abroad flyer re Scholarships for Winter/Spring 2022 participants.  


The application for the UCSD Study Abroad Scholarships for Winter/Spring 2022 participants is available here.  The application deadline for these scholarships is 10/22/21. 


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The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

Scholarships of up to $5,000 are awarded for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study or intern abroad.

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Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship

This Fellowship is a fully funded summer study abroad program designed for students of color as part of CIEE’s commitment to open doors for all students from all backgrounds.

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RISE Germany: Research Internships in Science and Engineering

Summer research internships in Germany for undergraduate students: Complete a summer research internship at a top German university/research institution. Interns receive a monthly stipend to cover every day costs. Learn more and apply!


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

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 the OAP Affiliate Scholarship Application to begin.
  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 with the subject line "OAP Affiliate Scholarship Application".


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

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, 

For more information, visit

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

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