UMD Study Abroad Scholarships

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UMD Study Abroad Scholarships

UMD Study Abroad offers over $80,000 in scholarships annually to UMD students studying abroad. You will be considered for all UMD study abroad scholarships with the submission of the online application. We list several outside study abroad scholarships here. If you’re going on a cosponsored, affiliate, or UMTC program, research their additional scholarship and funding information.

UMD Online Scholarship Application Forms Deadlines 

Application Process

Complete the online application for the appropriate term you’re studying abroad. Applications may be submitted prior to acceptance into a program. Only applications submitted online by midnight on the deadline will be reviewed. You will receive an automatic reply indicating that we have received your application.


      • UMD degree-seeking student (undergraduate or graduate at the time of application)
      • Program must be UMD, cosponsored, UMTC, or affiliate
      • Program must require a passport

Scoring is based on the answers to the following short essay questions (a total of 300 words or fewer):

  1. Why did you select your study abroad program?
  2. Why are you a good candidate to receive this award?
  3. How will your study abroad experience contribute to your future, long-range plans?

Your online scholarship application automatically applies to all of the following scholarships:

  • UMD Study Abroad Scholarship
  • UM System-wide Scholarship
  • Alworth Institute Scholarship (*Fall term only, students must indicate on the application)
  • The Robert H. and Mary M. Evans Scholarship (Exchange in Worcester, England program only)
  • UMD Affiliate Program Scholarships
    • (API) Academic Programs International
    • (ASA) Academic Studies Abroad
    • (AIFS) American Institute for Foreign Studies
    • (CEA) Center for Education Abroad
    • (CISabroad) Center for International Studies Abroad
    • (ISA) International Studies Abroad
    • (USAC) University Study Abroad Consortium

Notification of Awards

You will be notified of the scholarship committee’s decision via email. Notification will be sent approximately 3 weeks after the application deadline. The number and monetary amount of scholarship awards vary each term, based on the total number of applications and funds available.

Always check out other study abroad scholarship options.