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One Application. Endless Opportunities.

Submit an application, and we'll let you know which of our study abroad scholarship and aid options you qualify for. We'll send an email within five business days detailing how much, if any, need-based aid you will receive as well as a list of any scholarships you will be considered for. Approximately six weeks after the scholarship and aid deadline, we'll notify you of your final aid package. 

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Summer Internship Programs

March 15

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Summer Standard Programs

April 1

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Fall/Academic Year Programs

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Spring/Calendar Year/J-Term Programs

November 1

Our Funding Options

IES Abroad offers a variety of study abroad scholarship and aid options. The High-Impact Aid Commitment Program furthers IES Abroad’s commitment to increasing access and equity within study abroad. Our fresh approach to financial aid focuses on funding transparency and supporting students with financial need. You will be considered for all of the below funding when you submit an aid application, with the exception of the Disability Grant, which requires a separate application. 

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Need-Based Aid

Even before you've applied to or been admitted to your program, you can apply for need-based aid. Within five business days, we'll let you know how much aid you can plan on receiving from us to help inform your study abroad or internship decision. Funds are limited, apply early! Eligibility criteria apply.

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Learn about available scholarships based on your study abroad location, major, interests, diverse background, home university, and more. Additional scholarships are available to any eligible IES Abroad student.

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IES Abroad Grants are available to eligible students and do not require a scholarship and aid application. Learn more about our Public University Grant, Boren & Gilman Scholarship Support Grant, and HBCU Tuition & Travel Grant. We also offer Disability Grants to students whose disabilities will incur additional expenses while abroad, which requires a supplemental application.


Our financial aid experts know the ins and outs of what it takes to make sure you're financially prepared to study abroad. Get more comfortable with the financial aid process by browsing our frequently asked questions.

Browse Financial Aid FAQs

Need-Based Aid

Donor Funded Scholarships

Students who receive donor funded scholarships will be asked to submit a thank you letter to their scholarship donor and provide a summary of their time abroad following their return.

Other Scholarships

One Application. Millions of Dollars Available.

Our quick and easy aid application allows you to apply online for nearly all of our scholarship and aid opportunities at once.

How to Apply for Scholarships & Aid

Outside Funding Options

Special Discounts