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Study/Research Abroad Scholarships

The Office of International Programs administers scholarships to support study abroad and can help Binghamton students identify and apply for funding sources external to the university. The Office of International Programs has a wealth of information on program-specific and national scholarship opportunities, including, but not limited to, the following. Several Binghamton students have won these prestigious awards.

Also view the study/research abroad category in the Binghamton University S.O.A.R database to identify opportunities abroad.

External Funding

  • Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
    The Gilman Scholarship Program provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. Awards of up to $5,000 are available. For additional information contact Mary Burns,, in the Office of International Programs.
  • British Council – Education UK Scholarships and Financial Support
    Guide to education in the United Kingdom with links to funding information.
  • Boren Undergraduate Scholarship for International Study – National Security Education Program (NSEP)
    The Boren Scholarships enable U.S. undergraduates to study abroad in world regions critical to US interests (including Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East). The scholarship is intended to provide support to students who will pursue the study of languages and cultures currently underrepresented in study abroad and critical to U.S. national security. The study of foreign language must be a major component of the program. For additional information, contact Mary Burns,, the Office of International Programs.
  • Boren Graduate Fellowship – National Security Education Program (NSEP)
    The NSEP Boren Fellowship enables U.S. graduate students to add an international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study or increased language proficiency. The fellowships are intended to support U.S. graduate students who will pursue the study of languages and cultures deemed critical to US national security, and who are highly motivated by the opportunity to work in the federal government (in exchange for the funding, Boren Fellows agree to a NSEP Service Requirement). Applicants must be registered graduate students or in the process of applying to graduate school. The fellowships are made for a minimum of one semester, to a maximum of two years (the overseas component is limited to 12 months). They can provide for oversees or domestic study or a combination of both. The fellowship does not support the general tuition costs of obtaining a degree, but rather supports study that enriches a graduate program. For additional information, contact Mary Burns,, the Office of International Programs.
  • Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan
    Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Applicants must be 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. Recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs). Students studying in Japan on summer programs are not eligible to apply. Deadline depends on start date of study abroad program (check webpage).
  • Critical Language Program Scholarship
    A program of U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers intensive summer language institutes overseas in critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master 's and Ph.D. students. Languages offered can change yearly, but can include: Arabic and Persian - Advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels; Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, and Urdu - Beginning, intermediate and advanced levels; Chinese, Japanese, and Russian -Intermediate and advanced levels. Deadline is mid November.
  • DAAD Summer Research Internships in Science & Engineering
    Deadline: must register in early December
    RISE is a summer internship for undergraduates (apply in sophomore or junior year) in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering to work with research groups at universities and research institutions across Germany for 2 to 3 months. The working language is English. Stipends from the DAAD to help cover living expenses, while partner universities & research institutes provide housing assistance.
  • Eurasian Regional Language Program – The American Councils
    The American Councils Eurasian Regional Language Program provides graduate students and advanced undergraduates intensive individualized instruction in the languages of Eurasia. Participants may enroll in semester, academic year, or summer programs. All courses are conducted by expert faculty from leading local universities and educational institutions. American Councils currently offers study abroad programs in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine. Participants can study Armenian, Azeri, Buryat, Chechen, Georgian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Persian (Dari, Farsi, Tajiki), Romanian, Tatar, Turkmen, Tuvan, Ukrainian, Uzbek or Yakut.
  • Foundation for Global Scholars
    Scholarships for North American college students seeking financial support for international education programs through accredited North American universities.
  • Fund for Education Abroad
    Fund for Education Abroad is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships.
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
     Information for undergraduates on scholarships and research internships in Germany.
  • Institute of International Education (IIE) Study Abroad Funding
    This directory features detailed descriptions of hundreds of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships for U.S. undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, and professionals.
  • Killam Undergraduate Scholarship for Americans
    The program provides the opportunity for U.S. citizens at American universities to spend a semester or an academic year at a university in Canada. Fellowships provide an award of $5,000 US per semester ($10,000 for a full academic year), an all expense paid three day orientation in Ottawa, and a three day all expense paid seminar in Washington. In addition, the Foundation provides all American Killam Fellows with a health insurance allowance of $500 Cdn. All Killam Fellows are also eligible to apply for a mobility (in-country travel) grant in an amount not to exceed $800 Cdn. The idea of the mobility initiative is to allow students to undertake an educational field trip, providing the Fellows with the opportunity to gain a fuller understanding of the culture in Canada. Application deadline is late January.
  • Scholarships for Development
  • Scholars4dev, short for Scholarships for Development, is an updated listing of international scholarships specifically for people from developing countries, people who would like to pursue development-related fields, and people who seek global and national development through further education.
  • Studying in Germany Guide
    A guide for students planning to study in Germany; covers a wide range of topics from scholarships, to living in Germany, to the German education system.

Binghamton University Study Abroad Funding

Click here for detailed information on the following opportunities:  

  • The Dr. Israel J. Rosefsky Language and Culture Scholarship Fund
    This scholarship is intended for students who will study abroad using a foreign language and who demonstrate a commitment to working towards peace.
  • Marjorie B. Turnbull Spanish Language and Culture Scholarship Program
    The scholarship provides Binghamton students with travel grants to foster learning of Spanish language and culture, with primary focus on Spain.
  • Evelio Figueroa Memorial Study Abroad Scholarship
    This scholarship is for undergraduate students at Binghamton University who wish to acquire a deep understanding of another culture through study abroad but do not have the financial ability to cover the cost of the experience.
  • Myers Family Scholarship
  • Provides funding for historically under-represented students for study abroad and exchange.
  • Reeves-Ellington Study Abroad Scholarship
  • Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply.  Preference will be given to students in the College of Community and Public Affairs.
  • Weigand Scholarships
    The Department of German and Russian offers scholarships for students working with the German language.

Last Updated: 1/8/19