Scholarships & Funding

Funding for
Education Abroad

All students are encouraged to apply for education abroad scholarships and learn how other forms of aid may be utilized to pay for education abroad expenses. Most scholarship deadlines are well in advance of your program application deadline and students are advised to apply up to one year in advance of their term abroad in order to maximize scholarship opportunities.

Fees & Payment Information

Before you take part in a UMW Education Abroad program, make sure you understand the fees and payment process.

If you have any questions about education abroad scholarships or the UMW scholarship application process, please contact CIE.


Scholarships provided by UMW for UMW students only.
Scholarships and grants from program-specific education abroad providers or international institutions.

National and international awards available for qualified students.

Several forms of financial assistance are available for study abroad directly through UMW Financial Aid, including  Federal Pell Grant, Federal Stafford Loans, Federal Parent Loans (PLUS), and alternative loans.

If you participate in the Virginia529 prePAID program, notify CIE prior to applying to a study abroad program.  PrePAID funds will cover only the equivalent of UMW tuition; students are responsible for paying the difference between total study abroad program cost and the amount covered by prePAID.

Alternate forms of education abroad funding and creative fundraising ideas.