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Study abroad can be financially accessible. Learn more about funding opportunities for graduate students.

Steinhardt Study Abroad Scholarships

We are not accepting applications at this time. In the meantime, please refer to the External Funding for Graduate Students section below as a resource.

The Office of Global Affairs offers a limited number of competitive, need-based scholarships ranging from $500-$2000 for participation in our January, Spring Break, and Summer short-term graduate study abroad programs. Undergraduate and graduate US citizens, permanent residents, and international students are eligible to apply. Scholarship awards are applied in the form of a credit to the student's Bursar bill for the term in which study abroad takes place. 

Students should apply concurrently with their study abroad application, using this form, so that the materials may be reviewed together. Materials will not be reviewed together if the scholarship application is submitted after the application round deadline. The scholarship application requests the following documentation in PDF or DOC format:

  • Financial Need Statement - essay of one page or less that describes the student's current financial circumstances and explains the gap between the student's current financial resources and the cost of attending the study abroad program.
  • Current Resume
  • Copy of FAFSA Student Aid Report (US citizens only) or other financial documentation (international students).

Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Display financial needs through the documents requested on the program application.
  • Have submitted a FAFSA to your home institution during the current academic year, if a US citizen
  • Take three or more credits during the term in which study abroad is planned
  • Display financial need through documentation such as private loans, government loans, bank statements, etc. if an international student or non-student professional.

You are not eligible if you:

  • Receive tuition remission from NYU or your home university (this includes employees, spouses, and dependents)
  • Received, during the current academic year, any graduate-level fully funded fellowship or scholarship from NYU (including Steinhardt Fellows, Founders Fellows, and Research Assistants). Recipients of externally funded (non-NYU) scholarships are eligible.
  • Are enrolling as a non-credit participant

Apply now for a study abroad scholarship. Students must submit their scholarship application immediately after their general program application to receive a timely decision.  

Please note the following deadlines for January and Spring Break 2022:

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Astor Study Abroad Scholarship for Full-Time Teachers

We are not accepting applications at this time. In the meantime, please refer to the External Funding for Graduate Students section below as a resource.

The Astor Study Abroad Award has been created to help teachers in New York City, who are also students at NYU, finance international academic experiences.  Awards ranging from $500 to $2500 may be used to offset the cost of participation in NYU Steinhardt's short-term study abroad programs.  Each year, a limited number of full-time teachers employed at an NYC public school or charter school will be awarded this scholarship - made possible through the generous gift of Brooke Astor.  Awards and limited/competitive and will be granted as a discount on the recipient's Bursar bill.

The eligibility criteria for the Astor Study Abroad Award are detailed below.  Those who wish to be considered for the award should first apply to the NYU Steinhardt study abroad program of their choice and then complete this application form.

Students must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible:

  • Matriculated as a student in a degree program at NYU
  • Employed as a full-time teacher in a public or charter school within an NYC district  (Verification of employment is required at the time of application.)
  • Accepted and enrolled for credit in an NYU Steinhardt short-term study abroad program
  • Maintain good academic standing in respective NYU degree program

You are not eligible if you:

  • Receive tuition remission from NYU or your home university (this includes employees, spouses, and dependents)
  • Receive any graduate-level fully funded fellowship or scholarship from NYU (including Steinhardt Fellows, Founders Fellows, and Research Assistants)
  • Enroll in study abroad as a non-credit participant

Please note the following deadlines for January and Spring Break 2022:

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External Funding for Graduate Students

Please note, the Office of Global Affairs does not administer these funding opportunities. Please contact each organization directly.

Students may also consider alternative fund-raising sites such as Grant Space, a service of the Foundation Center, which also offers additional information for securing educational funding.

Another resource to consider is Scholly, a mobile app that helps match students with scholarships best suited to their work experience, area of study, and interests. Scholly is only available for NYU students. 

To share additional scholarship resources, email us.

Aceable Scholarship
UG/Grad · U.S. Citizen/International · $500 Scholarship Award

American Association of University Women Fellowships and Grants
UG/Grad · U.S. Citizen/International · Awards Vary

American Council of Learned Societies 
Ph.D.: Citizenship Status N/A · Awards Vary 

Boren Scholarships/Fellowships
Full-Time UG/Grad · U.S. Citizen · Awards up to $20,000 for UG and $30,000 for Grad · To study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

CourseHorse Learner's Scholarship
UG/Grad · American Citizens Only ·  Awards $1,000

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
UG/Grad · Citizenship Status N/A · Awards up to $10,000 · For students who are active in movements for social and economic justice.

GraduatePrograms.com Scholarship
Grad · Citizenship Status N/A · Awards $2,500

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
UG/Grad · U.S. Citizenship · Awards range from $500 to $5,000

Humane Studies Fellowships
Grad · Citizenship Status N/A · Awards up to $15,000 annually · Open to IHS Alumni

International Student Travel Video Contest
UG/Grad · Citizenship Status N/A · Awards up to $4,000 

Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship
UG/Grad · U.S. Citizen · Awards Vary, average $2,500

Point Scholarships
UG/Grad · Citizenship Status N/A · Awards Vary

STA Start the Adventure Scholarship
UG/Grad · U.S. Citizen · Awards $2,500

StudySoup Future Innovator Scholarship 
UG/Grad · Citizenship Status N/A  · Awards $2,000

Wasserman Center Internship Grant
UG/Grad · NYU Student · Awards $1,000

 Zebra Tour Guide Scholarship 
UG/Grad · Citizenship Status N/A · Awards $1,000 - Essay/Video Contest

In addition to the scholarships listed, we highly recommend you check NYU Global Page.

Search Engine

You should find these search engines helpful to find other options to finance your study in the US and/ or study abroad programs: 

Crowd Funding

More students are looking into personal fundraising. Personal fundraising can take the form of requesting people or organizations to sponsor you, organizing fundraising parties, or launching online fundraising campaigns. Fundraising helps cover the cost of study abroad and gets your friends and family involved in your study abroad plans. Some possible crowdfunding online tools you might want to consider.