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Scholarships & Financial Aid

NYU Students 

If you are a NYU upperclassmen who will receive a degree from NYU in New York and are spending a semester or year abroad at an NYU Global Academic Center, here are a few things you should know:

  •  Studying abroad does not necessarily cost more than studying in New York. The cost of housing, meals, and daily living abroad is comparable and in some cases less expensive than New York City.
  • The cost of tuition and registration fees remains the same, and your NYU financial aid package applies while you study at an NYU Global Academic Center. 
  • Students who apply and qualify for financial aid will be considered for additional aid for their semester abroad.
  • Need-based and merit-based study abroad scholarships and grants are available through NYU Global Programs and many external organizations.

Additional Financial Aid

All admitted Study Away undergraduate students who will recieve a degree from NYU in New York applying for financial aid will be automatically evaluated for an additional need-based award: the Global Pathways Scholarship is up to $4,000 per semester (depending on demonstrated need) to cover the additional costs of studying away. Students will receive an award notification beginning in June (for fall semester) and in November (for spring semester). Students follow the regular Office of Financial Aid process for applying for need based aid.

Global Programs Merit Scholarships

A small group of students that have been admitted for a semester study at one of the NYU Academic Centers will be awarded a merit grant of $1,500. Awards will be determined based on the quality of the student’s application and academic record. Selected students will be informed shortly after notification. All funding is posted as tuition credit to the recipient’s NYU student account. No additional application is required.

Santander Universities Study Abroad Scholarship

Based in Spain, with offices around the world, Santander is committed to assisting undergraduate students in fulfilling their interest in studying overseas. Thanks to a substantial gift from Santander Universities Program, NYU Global Programs is pleased to grant Santander Universities Study Abroad Scholarships in the amounts of $3,000 per academic semester for 133 undergraduate students annually who demonstrate high financial need and have applied to enroll a NYU Global Academic Center for fall or spring. Selected students will be informed shortly after notification. All funding is posted as tuition credit to the recipient’s NYU student account. No separate application is required.

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Accra Community Service Grant

Because of student interest, community service is a very strong and exciting component of the study away experience in Accra. Volunteers donate their time regularly to over a dozen meaningful service organizations. Past students have found this aspect of the program personally rewarding and a great opportunity to give something back to the society. Each semester ten students studying at NYU Accra will receive the $1,000 Community Service Grant.

Awards will be determined based on the quality of the student’s application and academic record. Selected students will be informed shortly after notification. All funding is posted as tuition credit to the recipient’s NYU student account. No separate application is required.


» Students must have applied or been admitted to an NYU Global Academic Center for fall, spring, or the full academic year to be considered for any listed awards.

» Students attending summer, winter, or school-specific semester programs such as Tisch Special Programs, or exchange programs such as Stern IBEX or NYU International Exchange, are not eligible for the Global Programs Merit Scholarship, Banco Santander Scholarship or Accra Community Service Grant.

» Students must be currently enrolled full-time and in good academic and disciplinary standing.

» Students must be eligible for aid from NYU and from federal and state government sources; students must be classified either as U.S. citizens or as eligible non-citizens.

Incoming NYU Transfers

Incoming NYU Transfer Students are awarded financial aid packages as determined by the NYU Office of Financial Aid. Contact the Office of Financial Aid with any questions.

Incoming Liberal Studies Freshmen

Incoming Liberal Studies Freshmen who are spending their first year abroad are awarded financial aid packages as determined by the NYU Office of Financial Aid. Contact the Office of Financial Aid with any questions.

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External Scholarships

Scholarships for study abroad are available through many organizations. Below are external scholarships that our students have received in the past.

Diversity Abroad offers $1,000 scholarships for study abroad. These scholarships are only available for students studying abroad on programs offered by a Diversity Abroad member organization (NYU is a Diversity Abroad member.)

Economically disadvantaged students, African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Latino and Native-American students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Visit Diversity Abroad's website for more details!

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a congressionally funded program sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education. Awards range from $2000 - $8000 per semester.

Keep in mind you can apply for the award even if your study abroad application is still pending. If you wait for your application results, you might miss the deadlines!

How to Apply:

Visit to learn more about the Gilman scholarship and to complete the on-line application. Please review the eligibility requirements carefully, keeping in mind only students currently receiving a federal Pell Grant will be considered.

Read the Application Tips and complete the online application by 11:59 pm Central Time on October 1, 2013. The application includes three main sections: personal data, Statement of Purpose Essay, and Follow-On Project Proposal. You’ll also be asked to select a Study Abroad and Financial Aid Adviser. See adviser details below.

Complete the Gilman Authorization form by October 1, 2013. *This is the only way to ensure that your application will be certified by both advisers. We are unable to certify your application without your signed form on file.

For specific questions, you can reach the Gilman Organization at 713-621-6300 or

Adviser Information:

Study Abroad Adviser (NYU Global Programs and International Exchanges)

Kate Bruce, 212-998-4433

Study Abroad Adviser (Tisch Special Programs)

Alyssa Leal, 212-998-1835

Financial Aid Adviser

Mike Zinkham, 212-998-4485

In 2012 AASAP/UK launched the Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship for study abroad students coming to the UK. The Association is pleased to open applications for the 2014-2015 scholarship.

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Lord Acton was AASAP/UK’s first Honorary President, serving in this capacity from 2006 until his untimely death in 2010. His professional career included work as a banker, barrister, human rights campaigner, writer and politician. He sat in the House of Lords as both a life and hereditary peer on the Labour benches. He was a champion of international educational and cultural exchange, and offered invaluable assistance and guidance to AASAP/UK.


The purpose of the scholarship is to provide a deserving study abroad student with financial support to pursue academic study in the United Kingdom. By offering the scholarship, AASAP/UK is fulfilling one of its purposes – the promotion and support of academic standards. The merit-based scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who demonstrates an understanding and appreciation of the value of an international educational experience and who agrees to share with AASAP/UK members the ways in which the scholarship has helped to fulfil their academic and personal ambitions. The award will be £500 for a semester or term abroad, or £1000 for a full year.

The winning student will be required to attend an AASAP/UK meeting to meet the membership, receive the award, and give a short presentation on the goals and objectives that will be made possible through this financial support. In addition, the scholarship recipient must provide a final written reflection on the impact of the scholarship on their study abroad experience, which will be uploaded to the Association website.

Eligibility Requirements for candidates:

a. Enrolment in full-time education

b. Undergraduate status at a university or college based in the United States

c. Acceptance on a study abroad programme offered by an AASAP/UK FULL OR ASSOCIATE member with a minimum length of one semester/term. See for a list of current members (NYU is a member)

d. Minimum cumulative 3.00 GPA

e. Willingness to share their experiences abroad with the AASAP/UK community in person at the beginning and through a reflective written piece at the end of their study abroad experience.

Important Dates

27 May 2014 – Application Deadline (11:59pm Greenwich Mean Time)

1 July 2014 – Winner will be announced


Application Information

Application Form

Information Sheet for Referees



Program Deadline: January 31st, 2013

DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship to Germany 2013-2014
Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.

  • Be aware, that the deadline of January 31st 2013 is for students wishing to study in Germany between fall 2013 through July 2014.

    The scholarship committee is looking for students who:
    are currently second and third year students and will be in their third and fourth year during their stay in Germany
    are seeking DAAD support for a 4-10 month period in Germany during the German academic year.
    possess outstanding academic records and personal integrity, as evinced by both their grades and letters of recommendation.
    have well-defined study, research or internship plans for their stay in Germany.
    submit the DAAD language evaluation form with their application, although German language competency is not mandatory.
    demonstrate an interest in contemporary German and European affairs and who explain the significance of their project in Germany to their future studies, research or professional goals.
    are enrolled, full-time students in an undergraduate degree-granting program at an accredited North American college or university.
    will return to the US or Canada after the scholarship period to complete their Bachelor's degree.

    More information at:

Funding from the National Security Education Program (NSEP) supports U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests: Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Up to $20,000 will be awarded to undergraduates and $30,000 to graduate students depending on cost and length of program.

Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

For more information please see

All Boren Scholarship applicants must be in contact with the Boren Campus Representative in the Office of National Scholarships by January so that she can both provide advisement and have the time to produce a formal evaluation of all applications prior to the final deadline in early February. Click here for the NYU Office of National Scholarships. The Boren deadline falls only once per academic year, so candidates must apply well before they know whether they are admitted to a program abroad, and often before they even apply to said program.

The Boren Awards are an initiative of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.  Please contact the Boren Awards staff at or 1-800-618-NSEP with any questions.

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
1400 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20005-2403
Tel: 1-800-618-NSEP
Fax: 202-326-7672

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