Financial Resources

Make your study abroad experience happen! Discover your options all over the world and explore the scholarships and financial aid that can help take you there. Where will your academic adventure take you?

Financial Aid

You can use your Suffolk financial aid towards a Study Abroad program. For more information, please visit the Student Financial Services office.


In addition to your existing financial aid package, you can apply for available scholarships. As a Suffolk student, you have many different scholarships to apply to, some are destination country or program-specific or require applicants to meet certain eligibility conditions.

Study Abroad Scholarships

When to start the application process: freshman through first- semester of senior year

The Gilman scholarship can be used to increase opportunities for underrepresented student populations intern or study abroad.

Amount Up to $5,000 for academic study or internships abroad with the opportunity to receive an additional Critical Need Language Award of $3,000. (More than 3,000 scholarships are offered annually)

Financial need is based on the study abroad expenses provided by the applicant, the Gilman certifying’s advisor, and the Office of Financial Aid. A Gilman Scholar’s final award amount will be determined by financial need, program length, overall program costs, and the strength of the application during the selection panel recommendation process.
Eligibility Student must be a US citizen receiving a Federal Pell Grant and be accepted into a study or internship abroad program.             
Deadlines National Program Deadlines:
  • Early March - Deadline application will open in mid-January for applicants whose in-person programs start between May 1 of that year to April 30 of the year following. This cycle encompasses the Summer of that year, Fall of that year, the following Academic Year, and Spring of the following year.
  • Early October - Deadline application will open in mid-August for applicants whose programs start between December 1 of that year to October 31 of the following year. This cycle encompasses Spring of the following year, Summer of the following year, Fall of the following year, and the following Academic Year.
Funding applies to study or intern abroad in the Summer, Fall, Academic Year, and Spring terms.

To begin the application process or express interest, please fill out this survey.

When to start the application process: freshman through senior year

The Boren provides funding to study abroad while learning a critical language, as defined by the U.S. Department of State. See website for a comprehensive list (includes, Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, and more!).

Amount Boren Scholarships Maximum Award Amounts:
  • 8-11 weeks: $8,000 for a summer program (STEM majors only)
  • 12-24 weeks: $12,500
  • 25-52 weeks: $25,000
Boren Fellowships Maximum Award Amounts
  • 12-24 weeks: $12,500
  • 25-52 weeks: $25,000
Boren Fellows have the option to apply for up to $12,000 for domestic summer intensive language courses. If requested, the maximum total combined domestic and overseas award amount is $30,000.
Eligibility Student must be studying in a country critical to US interests and underrepresented in study abroad including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
  • U.S. citizens at the time of the national application deadline
  • A high school graduate, or have earned a GED
  • At least 18 years of age or older at the time of the national application deadline
  • Planning an overseas program in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand
  • Planning to study in a country of which they are not a citizen
  • Matriculated for the duration of their Boren Awards-funded program in an undergraduate or graduate degree program located within the United States and accredited by a body recognized by the U.S. D.O.E
Deadlines Internal Deadline:
November 15th (initial interest and drafts)

National Program Deadline:
Early February Funding applies to study abroad in Summer 2024, Fall 2024, and Spring 2025

To begin the application process or express interest, please fill out this survey.