Scholarship Opportunities

Too many students rule out studying abroad because they think they cannot afford it.  However, studying abroad can be very affordable, especially with the assistance of scholarships.  Check out these scholarship and alternate funding options for ways to make study abroad a reality for you!

Internal Scholarships

Internal Scholarships are directly affiliated with the University of South Alabama.  Look at the following options to see which ones fit your needs:

External Scholarships and Fellowships

External Scholarships and Fellowships are not directly offered by the University of South Alabama, but your Study Abroad Coordinator can help you apply for them.  For information on how to apply for study abroad scholarships, visit Go Abroad’s Ten Ways to Score a Study Abroad Scholarship.  A few you may be interested in are:


Crowdfunding for Personal Funding Campaigns

Crowdfunding is not a scholarship per se, but it is another option for you to explore for funding.  Crowdfunding platforms may help provide you with ways to encourage your friends and family to help you pay for your program. Be sure to check through the details of each of the resources as there are typically fees involved as well as a portion of the donations to your fund kept by the company.  Some crowdfunding platform options are:

  • FundMyTravel is an online crowdfunding platform specifically developed to suit the needs of individuals desiring to study or volunteer abroad.  It is part of GoAbroad LLC, which is a resource for international education and alternative travel. Through FundMyTravel, GoAbroad helps individuals plan for and fund meaningful travel experiences abroad.
  • Project Travel is a peer-funding platform that makes educational travel possible.
  • GoFundMe is a personal online fundraising website for individuals, groups & organizations.
  • Indiegogo is an international crowdfunding site where anyone can raise money for film, music, art, charity, small business, gaming, theater, and more.
  • Kickstarter is the world's largest funding platform for creative projects.