Financing Your Study Abroad Experience
Learn about financial aid and scholarship options available to help fund your study abroad experience.
- SDSU's Financial Aid and Scholarships Office has information on study abroad.
- SDSU's International Student Center has information on financial aid and scholarships.
You can use your federal, university and/
Even if you have not received financial aid in the past, you are encouraged to explore funding options as you consider participating in a study abroad program. Because of increased costs, many students who have been previously ineligible do receive aid. It never hurts to apply!
Check out SDSU’s Office of Financial Aid & Scholarship website detailing the study abroad process and how to use your financial aid.
The International Student Center provides an extensive list of databases to search for available scholarships. Take the time to consider all possible scholarship options. An increasing number of scholarships are available for students studying in non-western countries. Many organizations want to encourage students to study in these locations.
Be sure to do an extensive search of scholarship options via Aztecs Abroad.
Aztecs Abroad is the SDSU study abroad tool available via the International Student Center. The first step to researching study abroad scholarships is to complete your study abroad profile at the Aztecs Abroad database. Once your profile is complete, you can begin searching to find study abroad scholarship opportunities.
- Learn more about Aztecs Abroad.
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- Learn more at the SDSU Fulbright Program website.
Note: only the Spain trip is eligible for this scholarship.
The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the US study abroad population. FEA makes life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting minority, community college, and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs.
A variety of scholarships are available for students interested in studying abroad. While San Diego State University offers a wide variety of scholarships, there are many, many more available through private organizations or other outlets. Be sure to do an extensive search via Aztecs Abroad and by talking with an advisor.
For example, the San Diego Foundation Scholarship has a specific award for students planning to study abroad.
- Go to the Common Scholarship webpage.
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