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University Honors Study Abroad


University Honors encourages its students to study abroad, either for short-term, semesterlong, or yearlong opportunities. While studying abroad, UH students will receive credit for various requirements of the program. Below is information on which requirements can be fulfilled by studying abroad:

  • Short term study abroad (summer, J or May term) can count as one University Honors course OR one non-course experience (used for a maximum of one study abroad experience)

  • Single term study abroad with full registration in any University counts as one course AND one non-course experience

  • Full academic year study abroad with full registration both semesters counts as one course, one non-course, and exempts a student from all event and advising requirements for the year s/he is abroad

In addition, University Honors offers a scholarship for students who study abroad:

How much is the UH Study Abroad Scholarship? The scholarship is $6000 released upon enrollment in a UMD-approved semester or yearlong study abroad program. If you are unable to participate in a semester or yearlong program, you can take advantage of our $2000 award for a UMD-approved short-term study abroad course (e.g., May, summer, or winter break abroad courses). This scholarship applies to one study abroad experience only. For example, should you choose the short-term study abroad option you will be awarded $2000 and cannot subsequently receive additional money to support a second study abroad experience.  

Who is eligible? All active UH students* who have completed 30 credits and have maintained good standing in UH for the two most recent contiguous full semesters (i.e., Fall and Spring semesters). As such you cannot release the scholarship your first year. 

For what programs can the scholarship be used? The scholarship may be used for any program (organized through UMD or any other another university or college) that has been approved by the UMD International Education Office.

Can UH students apply for an IEO study abroad scholarship in addition to the UH study abroad scholarship? Yes! See the International Education Office scholarship page for more information.

How do I apply? There is no formal application for the UH Study Abroad Scholarship. Once you have been enrolled in a study abroad program, simply notify University Honors, and if you meet the criteria listed above, the scholarship money ($2000 for short-term or $6000 for semester or yearlong programs) will be deposited into your student account prior to the start of each term for which the scholarship has been awarded.


*except for students currently receiving the UH book scholarship

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