Finances & Scholarships
- Financing Study Abroad Workshops
- Request an Estimate from a Financial Aid Advisor
- Additional Fees for UCEAP Programs
- Online Resources
Workshop Topics: UCEAP program costs; how students pay for study abroad; how financial aid works with study abroad; affording summer abroad programs; how to fund independent programs; meet Programs Abroad advisors and advisors from the Financial Aid Office; scholarship opportunities; tips for writing a scholarship essay.
- View the Programs Abroad Financing Study Abroad Workshop online.
Want to know if you can afford to study abroad? Request an estimate of how much financial aid you can expect to receive. Remember that all programs have different costs, so decide on your program, or a couple that you are interested in, and then request a financial aid estimate. Speak with a Financial Aid Advisor during drop-in advising hours or email them to request an estimate (see below).
If you email an advisor please allow up to one week for a reply and include the following info in your email:
- Your full name and student ID#
- The country and name of your UCEAP or UC study abroad program
- When you plan to participate in the program
Financial Aid Advisors:
In addition to your UCEAP program cost, all students will be charged a miscellaneous Campus Fee. If applicable, you may also be assessed Non-Resident Tuition or Graduate Fees. Please use the links below to determine the additional fees that will be added to the cost of your EAP program. If you have already been selected for UCEAP, these links can also be found on the UCEAP Budget Worksheet for your program on the UCEAP website.
There are many scholarships available for study abroad! Commit to spending the time to research your options and submit a scholarship application. Below are links to featured scholarships, but please note there are many more scholarship opportunities beyond this list.
Refer to this handout for tips on writing a great scholarship essay.
- UCSC College Scholarship for UCEAP: Open to UCSC students who have been selected or have officially applied to study abroad on a Summer 2017, Fall 2017, or Academic Year 2017-18 UCEAP program. You are only eligible for the scholarship award of the college to which you are affiliated. Award is $1000.00 and applications are due MARCH 14, 2017.
- UCSC EOP Scholarship for UCEAP: Open to UCSC EOP students who have been selected or have officially applied to study abroad on a Summer 2017, Fall 2017, or Academic Year 2017-18 UCEAP program. Students who apply to this scholarship must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher and be an EOP student. Award is $1000.00 and applications are due MARCH 14, 2017.
- UCSC Frausto Scholarship for UCEAP: Open to UCSC students who have been selected or have officially applied to study abroad on a Summer 2017, Fall 2017, or Academic Year 2017-18 UCEAP program. Students who apply to this scholarship must be a Merrill College student, majoring in Community Studies, Education, Latino & Latina American Studies, Politics, or another Social Science field of study, and be a first generation college student. Award is $750.00 and applications are due MARCH 14, 2017.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship - Open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding (have high financial need), who are studying abroad for a summer, semester, or year. Scholarships of up to $5,000 are awarded. See one UCSC Gilman Scholarship recipient's blog!
Boren Awards for International Study - Open to U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Scholarships awarded range from $8,000 to $20,000.
Duttenhaver Scholars Program - Open to students who are studying abroad on year-long UCEAP programs. Scholarships of $5,000 are awarded based on academic performance and financial need.
Dan Wise Memorial Scholarship - Open to students studying abroad on year-long UCEAP programs in France. Scholarships of $5,000 are awarded based on academic performance and financial need.
- UCEAP Promise Awards - Open to all UCEAP students. Selection is based primarily on academic merit and integration of a selected UCEAP program into a student's academic and career goals. Scholarships of $1,000 to $2,000 are awarded.
- UCEAP Undergraduate Research Awards - Open to former or current UCEAP students who have distinguished themselves through their excellence in research conducted while abroad on UCEAP. Each award consists of a $1,000 stipend.
- Queer Scholarship Resources - See the Scholarships section of this handout from the Programs Abroad, Queers Abroad Workshop.
- Bridging Scholarship - Recipients of Bridging Scholarships will receive stipends of $2,500 or $4,000, depending on the length of their study program in Japan. Since 1999, the Bridging Scholarship program has awarded more than 1,750 scholarships to students studying abroad in Japan. Most recently, 25 students received scholarships for study in Japan in the Spring 2017 semester.
- Freeman-Asia - To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must be a U.S. citizens or permanent resident at the time of application, currently enrolled as an undergraduate, accepted to or applying to a credit-bearing study abroad program in East or Southeast Asia, have at least one term (other than a summer term) ahead of them at their home institution upon their returned, a minimum GPA of 2.8, and have a FAFSA on file.
- See the Programs Abroad Scholarship Guide for additional information on the Featured Scholarships above.
For more information on UCEAP scholarships, see the UCEAP Scholarships website.
Looking for MORE SCHOLARSHIPS! See the Programs Abroad Additional Scholarship Sources handout.