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Study abroad can be financially accessible. Learn more about funding opportunities for graduate-level study abroad, including the Global Need-Based Scholarship, the Global Study Scholarship, the Astor Scholarship for NYC Teachers, and external funding opportunities.

Global Need-Based Scholarship

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 to courses that involve travel. Virtual-only courses are eligible for these scholarships, as they do not incur the housing & activities fees that these scholarships are intended to cover.

How To Apply

Once you have submitted your application to study abroad, you may proceed with completing the Steinhardt Study Abroad Scholarship Application. To access the scholarship application, please log into your application status portal:

Once you have logged in, scroll down and click on your submitted "Global Affairs Study Abroad" application link. Click on the "Need-Based Scholarship Application" tab at the top of the page and then the "Apply Now" button.

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.

Eligibility

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

Need-Based Scholarship Application & Notification Deadline

January and Spring Break 2023

Application Rounds Apply by Notified on Confirm Participation by
Priority Round September 20 October 10 October 17
Regular Round October 20 November 2

November 9

Summer 2023

Application Rounds Apply by Notified on Confirm Participation by
Priority Round TBA TBA TBA
Regular Round TBA TBA TBA

    Global Study Scholarship

    Also known as the “Global Pathways Opportunity Scholarship”

    We believe that faculty-led graduate-level study abroad can significantly enhance your professional and academic training. To support participation in Steinhardt study abroad programs, NYU Steinhardt offers select candidates a one-time scholarship of up to $3,000 to be used toward the cost of tuition, housing, and activity fees for a Steinhardt-based graduate study abroad course or program at one of our global sites or approved study away sites. The scholarship can be awarded at any stage of a student's degree progress and in any semester. This scholarship is in addition to any other financial aid a student may receive, and is available to incoming students only.

    The scholarship is offered upon admission to a graduate degree program at NYU Steinhardt as part of select students' initial financial aid package. Students who were awarded a Global Study Scholarship as part of their financial aid package and who would like to use these funds must first apply and be accepted to a Steinhardt graduate study abroad program. Then, the student should contact Global Affairs to indicate that they would like to apply their Global Study Scholarship towards their program expenses.

    Astor Study Abroad Scholarship for Full-Time Teachers

    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 are competitive and will be granted as a discount on the recipient's Bursar bill.

    How to Apply

    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.

    Eligibility

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

    Astor Scholarship Application and Notification Deadlines

    January and Spring Break 2023

    Application Rounds Apply by Notified on Confirm Participation by
    Priority Round September 20 October 10 October 17
    Regular Round October 20 November 2 November 9

    Summer 2023

    Application Rounds Apply by Notified on Confirm Participation by
    Priority Round TBA TBA TBA
    Regular Round TBA TBA TBA

    External Funding for Graduate Students

    Please note, the Office of Global Affairs does not administer the external funding opportunities listed below. Please contact each organization directly for more information about eligibility or the application process.

    To share additional scholarship resources, please 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 $25,000 · To support study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and which are underrepresented in study abroad. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

    Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

    UG/Grad · Citizenship Status N/A · Awards up to $15,000 · For students who are active in movements for social and economic justice.

    Diverse International Women of Color Scholarship

    UG/Grad · U.S. Citizen/International · Awards Vary

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund

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

    Humane Studies Fellowships

    Grad · U.S. Citizen/International · Awards up to $15,000 per semester

    International Student Travel Video Contest

    UG/Grad · Citizenship Status N/A · Awards up to $4,000 

    Point Scholarships

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

    Wasserman Center Internship Grant

    UG/Grad · NYU Student · Awards $1,000

    In addition to the scholarships listed, we highly recommend you check the NYU Global Study Abroad site, which offers more information about financing study abroad.

    Scholarship & Grant Search Engines

    Crowdfunding Opportunities

    Personal fundraising is becoming an increasingly popular way for students to help fund their study abroad experience. 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.