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Center for Global Education Scholarships
(available to Rutgers University students only):


Competitive scholarships awarded to limited amount of applicants per semester by the Center for Global Education.  Students are advised to apply to many scholarships from different funding sources to ensure the highest chance of funding, and not to base the decision to study abroad on receiving these scholarships.
The Center for Global Education offers several scholarships each semester, normally in the range of $1000 to $1500 for semester and $500 to $1000 for summer. Scholarship applications are made available to students upon their acceptance and are reviewed on a rolling basis (first-come first-served).

To apply for a scholarship all students will need to complete and submit a Financial Planning Worksheet (downloadable from the Materials section of your online application) with their application. In addition to the Financial Planning Worksheet students will be asked to answer scholarship-specific questions. Students’ original study abroad personal statements will also be used when determining awards. Students may apply for 1, 2 or all 3 scholarships, but are only eligible to receive one GGE scholarship per term.

Financial Need Scholarship – For students with demonstrated financial need. Financial Need is calculated based upon financial aid received during the semester plus any additional financial information provided by the student. Students are asked to submit a short statement describing their financial need beyond the financial aid that they may receive. 

Academic Merit Scholarship – For students with a 3.8 or higher cumulative GPA (as calculated per last completed semester) and a demonstrated connection between their academic interests (major, minor, research internships) and the program that they are applying to. Students are asked to submit a short statement describing these academic interests and how they align with their chosen study abroad program.

Study Abroad Ambassador Scholarship – For students who commit to sharing their experience and promoting study abroad opportunities at Rutgers upon their return to campus. Students are asked to submit a summary of how they will do this in the scholarship application. Students are encouraged to think about innovative ways to target underrepresented student populations in study abroad.


Douglass Residential College Students

Douglass Residential College also offers scholarships to Douglass students planning on studying abroad through a Rutgers-sponsored program in the fall semester, spring semester, summer or for the entire academic year.  If you are a Douglass student in good academic standing wishing to pursue studies internationally, please visit the DRC website to learn more about funding opportunities.  If you have questions about Douglass scholarships please contact Merylou Rodriguez, Director of Scholarships and Housing, at

  • Phi Sigma Iota Merit Scholarship- This scholarship is to be awarded to undergraduate members of Phi Sigma Iota based on merit (overall cumulative average, average in foreign languages taken at Rutgers, and level of study achieved).  For more information please visit the Phi Sigma Iota website.
School for Environmental and Biological Sciences Students
  • International Summer Scholarships- Available to SEBS students only.  For more information please visit the department's scholarships web page.
Newark Students
  • Adriana and Rafael Garcia Memorial Fund- Available to Newark students with a major or minor in Spanish. This award is for a semester, year, or summer abroad. For more information please contact Dr. Asela Laguna, Conklin Hall rm. 440-441.
History Majors
  • Michele S. Hirshman Scholarship- awarded annually to full-time Rutgers undergraduate history majors to help support the cost of tuition for a Rutgers study abroad program. It may be used for a summer, semester, or year-long program. To be eligible, students must be History majors and must enroll in a Rutgers study abroad program that includes at least one History course, as well as receive some form of financial aid.  The awards will range from $500 to $3,000.  Interested students should contact Johanna Schoen, Undergraduate Director in the Department of History.
Art History Students
  • Rutgers Art History Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students attending the summer Art History in Paris or Art History in Rome program.  Scholarships of approximately $2000 each will be awarded with priority given to art history majors and/or minors.  There is no application necessary for this award.

  • Rutgers in the Dominican Republic- Three, one-time scholarships available to study abroad students participating in any of our CIEE Dominican Republic study abroad programs. One scholarship awarded per program in the amount of $500. For more information please contact the Center for Global Education.
  • Study in Israel- Offers financial support for undergraduate study or research at an accredited Israeli university.  For more information please visit the Study in Israel website.
  • Modern Greek Studies Public Service Scholarship - Available to Rutgers students participating in the “Engaging with Greece in Transition” program, with priority for students who are declared minors in the Rutgers Modern Greek Studies program.
  • Japan Comparative Politics Program - All Rutgers students who are accepted into the Summer 2013 Japan program are eligible to apply for merit and need-based scholarships through the Political Science department.
  • Louis Horvath Scholarship Program in Hungarian Studies - The Institute of Hungarian Studies (IHS) is pleased to announce the first annual Louis Horvath Scholarship Program in Hungarian Studies. Through the generous support of the Louis Horvath Endowment, the IHS offers $2000 travel and research fellowships to support outstanding Rutgers undergraduates who want to study abroad in Hungary or pursue an independent research project in any aspect of Hungarian studies.  Application details can be found here.
  • Max Kade Foundation Scholarship - In coordination with the Department of Germanic, Russian and East European Languages and Literatures and the Center for Global Education, the Max Kade Foundation is offering up to two scholarships per year of $5,000.00 each to undergraduate students enrolled in the Rutgers Center for Global Education programs in Berlin.  More information can be found here.
  • Rutgers China Study Abroad Scholarship - Rutgers China Study Abroad Scholarship will be given on a competitive basis to qualified students whose financial needs are not being met by other funding. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the overall strength of the application (especially the cover letter), academic record, and financial need. The award can be used to defray eligible study or intern abroad costs. These costs include program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance, and international airfare.  More information can be found on the Rutgers China Office website.