Study Abroad

ASF offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (up to $5,000) to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. Awards are made in all fields.

  • Applicants must have a well-defined research or study project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Applicants must have completed their undergraduate education by the start of their project in Scandinavia.
  • Team projects are eligible, but each member must apply as an individual, submitting a separate, fully-documented application.
  • First priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received an ASF award. Only in Exceptional cases will a third award be considered.
  • Desirable that all candidates have at least some ability in the language of the host country.

Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship (Deadline in April and December)
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

  • The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad.
  • The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
  • The applicant is studying abroad for at least four weeks in one country. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be studying in one country for at least four consecutive weeks.
  • The applicant is studying abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State's current Travel Warning list.  
  • Contact UNM Global Education Office at 505-277-4032

Blakemore Freeman Fellowship for Advance Asian Language Study (Deadline December)
One academic year of advance level language study in East or Southeast Asia in approved language programs.

  • Must be pursuing an academic, professional, or business career that involves the regular use of a modern East or Southeast Asian language.
  • Have a college undergraduate degree
  • Be at or near an advance level in the language as defined in the grant guidelines
  • Able to devote oneself exclusively to full-time intensive language study during the term of the grant.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States

Boren Scholarship (Undergraduate) (Deadline in early February)
Boren Scholarships offer unique opportunities for U.S. undergraduates to study abroad in world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American & the Caribbean, and the Middle East).

  • A U.S. citizen at the time of application.
  • An undergraduate degree program in a U.S. universities, colleges and community colleges accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Applying to engage in a study abroad experience in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand that meets home institution standards.
  • Contact UNM Global Education Office at 505-277-4032

Boren Scholarship (Graduate) (Deadline in early February)
Boren Fellowships enable U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. The Fellowship supports students studying languages, cultures, and world regions other than Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

  • A U.S. citizen at the time of application.
  • Either enrolled in or applying to a graduate degree program at an accredited U.S. college or university located within the United States. To receive the award you must provide evidence of admission and enrollment in such a program. Boren Fellows must remain enrolled in their graduate programs for the duration of the fellowship.
  • Contact UNM Global Education Office at 505-277-4032

Bridging Project for Study in Japan (Deadline October & February) 
The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations makes it possible to award about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Applications are accepted twice a year for Bridging Scholarships. 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.Bridging Scholarship 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.

Critical Language Scholarship Program -  proved fully funded group based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for 7-10 weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. students.

  • U.S. citizens
  • Must be currently enrolled in a U.S. degree-granting program at the undergraduate or graduate level
  • Must have completed at least one year of college
  • Be in acceptable mental and physical health
  • At least 18 years old
  • All disciplines

DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship (Deadline January) 
Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.

  • are currently second and third year students and will be in their third and fourth year during their stay in Germany
  • are seeking DAAD support for a 4-10 month period in Germany during the German academic year.
  • possess outstanding academic records and personal integrity, as evinced by both their grades and letters of recommendation.
  • have well-defined study, research or internship plans for their stay in Germany.
  • submit the DAAD language evaluation form with their application, although German language competency is not mandatory.
  • demonstrate an interest in contemporary German and European affairs and who explain the significance of their project in Germany to their future studies, research or professional goals.
  • are enrolled, full-time students in an undergraduate degree-granting program at an accredited North American college or university.
  • will return to the US or Canada after the scholarship period to complete their bachelor's degree.

DAAD Graduate Study Scholarship (Deadline in November)
Provides highly qualified individuals with an opportunity to do independent study in Germany or to complete a full Master’s degree program at a German university.

  • Graduating seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates.
  • All academic fields.
  • Completed bachelor’s degree no more than 6 years ago.
  • US or Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
  • Good command of German
  • No other DAAD grant or other German organization

Killam Fellowship (Deadline January)
Killam Fellowship provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from universities in Canada and the U.S. to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in the other country. Offers a cash award of $10,000 plus $500 for health insurance.

  • Must be U.S. citizen
  • Full time undergraduate students
  • Have a superior and competitive academic record
  • Be nominated by one’s home university

Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship (Deadline February & September) 
The fellowship will help fund a proposal designed by the applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO – using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations. The fellowship is intended for American college/university students who express an interest in international collaboration but as of yet had not been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad. The length of time for the travel is expected to be between 4 and 6 weeks and should include interaction with individuals from other nations. During his/her travel, the recipient should be willing to participate in public diplomacy events arranged with the pertinent U.S. State Department Consulate, Mission, and/or Embassy.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen eligible for foreign travel
  • Must be at least 18 years old and not older than 25 at the time of application
  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university in the United States

Luce Scholars Program (Deadline in early November)
Provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year. Welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a variety of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia.

  • U.S. citizens under the age of 30.
  • Must have bachelors degree of expect to earn one by July 1st of the year of the program
  • Physically healthy
  • Those who already have significant experience in Asia or Asian studies are not eligible
  • May have spent up to 8 weeks in an Asian country
  • Financial need not taken into consideration

Opera Foundation Scholarship (Berlin, Munich, and Turin Scholarships) (Deadline January) 
The Opera Foundation was originally launched in 1985 as the American Berlin Opera Foundation. Its purpose is to support young American opera singers abroad via scholarships and study grants, to foster cross cultural ties between Europe and the United States. The first scholarship program was established in 1986 with the Deutsche Oper Berlin, thanks to the late Professor Götz Friedrich. In 2008, a second scholarship program was established with Teatro Regio Torino, thanks to Maestro Gianandrea Noseda and the initiative of Fiorenza Scholey-Cohen. Scholarship recipients will travel to Berlin, Munich and/or Turin to start his or her professional training with the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro Regio Torino, and the Bayerische Staatsoper. The term of scholarship is 10 months (September to June) for Berlin and Turin, and 11 months for Munich (September to July).  The scholarship competition is open to American citizens and permanent residents between the ages of 18 and 30 who are beginning their professional careers. Selected candidates will be invited to participate in New York auditions.