We firmly believe that financial limitations should not prevent a qualified student from participating in an IES Abroad program—this is why we commit more than $2.5 million each year to our financial and scholarship programs.

Please note that to be eligible for most IES Abroad aid, you must apply to and attend an IES Abroad program and your home school must be a Member or Associate Member of the IES Abroad Consortium.

Scholarship Options

Early Aid Program - Need-Based

Receive your need-based aid before you're accepted!  More>

Merit-Based Scholarship

Scholarships by area of interest or major and academic achievement for students from schools that are members of our Consortium. More>

Diversity Scholarships

For students from diverse backgrounds, including first generation college students.

Public University Grants

Students from public universities that are members of our Consortium receive an automatic $1,500 credit. More>

Legacy Scholarships

For students whose parents, legal guardians, grandparents, or siblings studied with IES Abroad. More>

Boren and Gilman Scholarship Support Grants

Additional support for recipients of a Boren or Gilman Scholarship. More>

Donor Funded Scholarships

Scholarships created through the generosity of various donors. More>

Disability Grants

For students whose disabilities incur additional costs that prevent an affordable experience. More>

Partner University Scholarships

Scholarships for IES Abroad students offered by our partner institutions abroad. More>

Special Discounts

Special discounts for consecutive IES Abroad semester, year, or summer programs. More>


“I cannot fully express my gratitude for the IES Abroad South America Scholarship. During a time of economic uncertainty, when my father lost his job and my college education became increasingly more burdensome, IES Abroad helped me go on a life-changing adventure.” ~Hope Nardini, IES Abroad Buenos Aires