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

Steinhardt Study Abroad Scholarships

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. Note that Steinhardt Study Abroad scholarships may only be applied towards courses that involve travel. Virtual-only courses will not be eligible for these scholarships, as they do not incur the housing & activities fees that these scholarships are intended to cover.

Once you have submitted your application to study abroad, you may proceed with completing the Steinhardt Study Abroad Scholarship Application:

  • For current NYU students: Open the scholarship application and sign in with your NYU Net ID and password.
  • For visiting students: Open the scholarship application and sign in with the username and password that you established when you created your study abroad program application.

You should have the following documents on hand in .PDF or .DOC format:

  • Financial Need Statement - essay of approximately 250 words that describes your current financial circumstances and explains the gap between your financial resources and the cost of attending the study abroad program to which you have applied
  • Copy of FAFSA Student Aid Report (US citizens only) or other financial documentation (international students)

Students should apply concurrently with their study abroad application 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.

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; or display financial need through documentation such as private loans, government loans, bank statements, etc. if an international student or non-student professional
  • Take three or more credits during the term in which study abroad is planned

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
  • Are participating in a virtual global course with no travel component

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

Apply By Notification by
October 1 TBD
November 1* TBD

*Admission continues thereafter on a space-available basis.

    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

    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. 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.