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Scholarships for Study Abroad

The Office of Study Abroad (OSA) manages a portfolio of scholarships for those students participating in approved study abroad programs. All students are encouraged to apply, even if their approval for a study abroad program is not yet confirmed! The general scholarship application ensures that applicants are considered for every scholarship for which they are eligible.
Minimum requirements to receive study abroad scholarships:

  • Degree-seeking student at the University of St. Thomas
  • Good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Approval to participate in a study abroad program
Tips for completing the general scholarship application:
  • Read through the list of available scholarships and review all eligibility requirements.
  • Write a strong essay. If applicable, address particular scholarships for which you would like to be considered.
  • If a letter of recommendation is required, contact your recommender as soon as possible.

Click here for all OSA scholarships: Study Abroad Scholarship Brochure



Global Semesters Scholarship (SEMESTER)

In support of OSA’s Global Semesters initiative to increase semester participation outside of Europe to 50% by 2020, ten (10) scholarships are available.
Award amount: $2,500
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Undergraduate degree-seeking student at St. Thomas participating in semester study abroad program outside of Europe
  • Agree to post social media updates and photos of intercultural activities and learning opportunities while abroad and participate in OSA events and promotion upon return
  • Academic excellence
  • Financial need

Students of Color Scholarship (ANY TERM)

OSA is committed to expanding access to study abroad and is offering four (4) scholarships to students of color to study abroad for a short-term, semester or a full-year program.
Award amount: $2,500
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Undergraduate degree-seeking student at St. Thomas
  • First-time study abroad participant

IES Europe Study Abroad Scholarship (SEMESTER OR SUMMER)

In 1949, Paul Koutny attended St. Thomas as an Austrian exchange student. Four years later he founded IES, one of St. Thomas’s most popular study abroad partners. In 2006, three IES Vienna alumni established the IES scholarship in memory of their classmate and fellow IES Vienna alumnus Dan Krakowski (’65). Although the scholarship is now open to all students on IES programs in Europe, preference is given to IES Vienna participants.
Award amount: $2,500
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Undergraduate degree-seeking student at St. Thomas participating in an IES Vienna or Europe semester or summer program
  • Sophomore, Junior or Senior year while studying abroad

New! UMAIE Scholarship (J-TERM)

The UMAIE scholarship application is through the link above. It is not through the general OSA scholarship application.

Limited-time! Horton Global Scholars Program (SEMESTER)

To apply for the Horton Global scholarship, please complete the general OSA scholarship application.


Scholarship applications open 4 weeks prior to deadline.

October 1
for Spring Programs
March 15 for Summer, Fall, & Year Programs
April 10 for J-Term

Apply for Study Abroad Scholarships

Please note:

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of available funds. Not all scholarships listed may be awarded each term.
Applicants may receive only one award per year from those listed within this portfolio.
If you qualify for tuition remission for your term abroad, you are not eligible to apply for scholarships.

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