At Suffolk, we're proud of our inclusive, accessible campus. Here are some organizations offering scholarships that can help you get here.

There are many opportunities for students to earn scholarships and financial assistance for study abroad from both our overseas partners as well as national scholarship programs. This list is organized from most inclusive (international study abroad databases) to program-specific scholarships (such as the American College of Thessaloniki). Please don't hesitate to reach out to your study abroad advisor for additional information and scholarship resources.

Please note that scholarship qualifications and deadlines vary and that students must apply directly to the organizations listed in order to be considered.

Financial Aid Databases

The International Education Financial Aid website has a complete listing of scholarships, grants and financial aid opportunities.

The International Studies Abroad Scholarship Search is another premier financial aid, college scholarship and international scholarship resource for students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information to assist college and university students in their pursuit to study abroad.

The Institute of International Education's Study Abroad Funding directory features detailed descriptions of hundreds of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships for U.S. undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, and professionals.


The Gilman Scholarship Program seeks to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go. Specifically, the Gilman Program offers scholarships for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in education abroad.

The National Security Education Program funds the David L. Boren scholarship for undergraduate students. NSEP was created in 1991 to provide scholarships for American undergraduate students who aspire to study in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Students must be engaging in a study abroad experience in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand. The national application deadline is early February.

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) awards scholarships and grants to outstanding students for use during the following academic year. The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit and divided between two groups of students:

  • Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements. Area of study: open.
  • Students from any ethnic background majoring or minoring in Italian language, Italian studies, Italian American studies or a related field, who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements.

The Rosenberg Scholarship, generously funded by Richard M. Rosenberg, assists Suffolk University students in their pursuit of Asian Studies. Students who are going to an Asian country for study abroad and whose study abroad experience will include the study of an Asian language will be eligible for this scholarship. In addition, preference will be given to students with a 3.0 GPA or higher and who will return to the Suffolk campus to complete their courses for graduation. A student may receive only one Rosenberg Asian Studies Scholarship award in any academic year, consisting of either a fully year abroad, a semester abroad, a summer program, or a short-term/intersession travel program. After returning to the Suffolk campus, students will be expected to participate in activities organized by the Rosenberg Institute or the Asian Studies Program, such as making presentations of their study abroad experiences to fellow students and joining Asia-related student groups.

The primary goal of Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) is to increase the number of U.S. undergraduates who study in East and Southeast Asia, by providing them with the information and need-based funding they will need. Award recipients are expected to share their experiences with their home campuses to encourage study abroad in East and Southeast Asia by others, and to spread greater understanding of Asian peoples and cultures within their home communities.

Studay Abroad Italy (SAI) scholarships are available to students participating in the Florence University of the Arts (SAI) program or the John Cabot University (SAI) program in Rome.

Studio Arts Centers International (SACI) scholarship are available to students participating in the SACI program in Florence, Italy.

The American College of Thessaloniki provides a scholarship opportunity to students participating in its study abroad program in Greece. Please visit their website for more information.

Ritsumeikan University provides a scholarship opportunity to students participating in its study abroad program in Kyoto, Japan. Please visit their website for more information.