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One of the primary concerns of students and parents who are planning an overseas experience is cost. By studying abroad through Stony Brook, students can take advantage of SUNY tuition, and with various cost points to choose from, students can find the best value to meet their individual expectations. We encourage students to speak with a financial aid advisor at their home institution about how aid applies to overseas programs.

Stony Brook students should visit the following link: http://www.stonybrook.edu/finaid/offcampus/studyabroad.shtml

For questions about financial aid, contact Joan Jacobs or Joan Vanetten in the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services at (631) 632-6840.

General Scholarships

JFEW SUNY Scholars Program in International Relations & Global Affairs scholarship

This scholarship opportunity is coordinated through SUNY Global and the SB Office of International Academic Programs, staffed by the Career Center, and funded by the Jewish Foundation for the Education of Women. 10 outstanding sophomores will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Preference for females
  • Sophomores (will consider freshmen with U2 status)
  • US Citizen /Perm Resident
  • Permanent residence within 50-60 miles of New York City
  • Minimum overall GPA 3.2 but preferably higher
  • Completed FAFSA on file with demonstrated financial aid
  • Career interest in IR / GA -- ANY Major
  • Selected students will receive: up to $10,000 in scholarship funding over two years (FAFSA determined); a paid ($3500) summer 2015 internship in a NYC-based globally focused organization; monthly seminars that introduce them to world of global affairs; site visits to cool places like the U.N., the American Council on Germany, and the Council on Foreign Relations, as well as individual mentoring with leaders in the IR/GA world and credit for IAP 488.

    Students must apply through ZebraNet JOB ID 36370 with two letters of recommendation, a resume, and a personal statement by April 11th.

    Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies-NUFS

    Students interested in studying in Japan have the opportunity to study through SUNY New Paltz for the fall semester or academic year. Successful JASSO Scholarship applicants will receive approximately $8,500 in funding for a full academic year (September – July) or $2,300 for the fall semester (September – December). Non-New Paltz students are eligible for additional financial support through our program with NUFS. This is based on students’ academic performance. Students with a 3.2 to 3.49 GPA will receive the equivalent of a 70,000 yen reduction off their program fee. For students with a 3.5 or above GPA, the reduction to their program fee will be the equivalent of 120,000 yen.

    The deadline to apply for this program is April 1. Interested students should use the SUNY New Paltz website to find more information and apply.

    Fulbright Grants to U.S. Students to Norway

    The application deadline for American students wanting to spend a year (2014-15) in Norway has been extended to October 15, 2013. The application deadline for American researchers (2014-15) has unfortunately expired - it was August 1, 2013. Although the University of Oslo cannot guarantee that Stony Brook University students will be granted a scholarship by the Fulbright Foundation, as a partner university we will do our best to support a strong applicant by issuing an invitation letter.

  • More information about the Fulbright Scholarship for American students
  • More information about Fulbright Scholarships for American researchers
  • The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

    The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers awards for study abroad to U.S. citizen students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2 year or 4 year college or university. Selected by competition, recipients are awarded up to $5000 to defray the costs associated with studying abroad.

    The Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships

    The Fund for Education Abroad offers a number of scholarships for US citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled in US universities and colleges planning to study abroad for at least four weeks between September and August. Awards include a general scholarship as well as a number of dedicated scholarships.

    Diversity Abroad Network Scholarships

    Diversity Abroad offers scholarships for summer study abroad programs, underrepresented students in study abroad, and students studying in Asia. Award amounts vary.

    Institute of International Education Scholarships

    IIE manages undergraduate and graduate level scholarships at accredited academic institutions throughout the world.

    David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships

    Focuses on geographical areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Emphasized world regions include Africa, Asia, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Study of a foreign language appropriate to the identified country must be part of each proposal. The National Security Education Program (NSEP) enhances opportunities for its award recipients to gain federal employment.

    Scholarships by Region:

    Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA)

    Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

    BUTEX (British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association)

    The Scholarship is open to all undergraduate students currently registered at an institution in the USA or Canada. To be eligible to apply you must have been offered a study abroad or exchange place at a UK university which is BUTEX affiliated. Your study abroad or exchange place must be for the academic year and your place must be for a minimum of one semester. The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university.

    Scholarships by Country:


    Mario B. Mignone Scholarship for participants in SBU's Florence University of the Arts Program


    Mariolein Rijssenbeek Study Abroad Award

    The “Mariolein Rijssenbeek Study Abroad Award” is a scholarship that encourages and supports French majors to go and study French language and culture in any Francophone destination. Priority is given (but not limited) to applicants to semester-long programs.


    TaLK (Teach and Learn in Korea)

    TaLK (Teach and Learn in Korea) is a Korean government sponsored internship/scholarship program which invites undergraduate students in English-speaking countries to Korea to teach English in elementary school after-school programs either for 6 months or 12 months. TaLK scholars work for 15 hours on average a week. Upon arrival, they participate in a month-long orientation before field assignment. Benefits include stipends (approx. $1,500 a month), $400 settlement allowance upon arrival and free housing. Application deadline is due April 1 for Fall. Please Click Here for more information.


    Okayama University Scholarship

    Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan

    Undergraduates majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident and be enrolled as an undergraduate in a college or university in the US.

    Morgan Stanley Scholarships for Study in Japan

    Eligible students include juniors and seniors at US universities with an interest in economics and international finance who have been accepted for study in Japan for the academic year.

    JASSO/Japanese Student Service Organization Scholarships

    A private scholarship for select programs in Japan.

    National and Private Scholarships for Graduate Study Abroad:

    Teach & Learn in Spain Study Program

    The objective of the Teach & Learn in Spain Study Program is to provide native English speaking students with the opportunity of spending a whole academic year in Spain, studying a Master´s Program from the Universidad de Alcalá under a scholarship scheme, while doing an internship as language assistants in schools of the region od Madrid- Comunidad de Madrid. Internships include a stipend.

    Chinese Government Scholarship Offered for International MA Program in Educational Leadership and Policy

    This program will enroll 25 international students for 2012 with generous financial support from the Chinese Government. Around the top 40% of the international students will be awarded a full Chinese Government Scholarship based on candidates' academic excellence covering their tuition fees and living expenses for two years. Other students will also have the opportunity to get Beijing Government Scholarships which will cover tuition for at least one year.

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