Funding Study Abroad

As you plan for study abroad, you should aim to understand how the cost of a term abroad impacts your cost of attendance at UMD. It is a good practice to research all costs related to your study abroad program before applying. Remember that costs vary greatly among programs, depending on the type of program, location and length.

Financial Policies and Procedures

To help you and your parents understand the financial impact of study abroad, please review the guidelines for Financing Study Abroad. This document contains information about program costs, billing, and applying financial aid to study abroad. 

We encourage you to read our Finances FAQs section for further information about funding study abroad.


To provide financial support to UMD students studying abroad, we provide a number of scholarship opportunities and resources for you.  UMD students can apply to a variety of scholarships based on financial need, academic merit, and personal experiences.

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and there may be many other scholarships out there - but this list will get you started. This resource is comprised of scholarships that we are familiar with and/or that UMD students have been successful with in the past.

Take a look at the awards for exchange program participants and learn how to apply by clicking the UMD Education Abroad Scholarship link above.

Also be sure to visit the National Scholarships Office in Room 2403 Marie Mount Hall. They can help you identify and apply for national scholarships to help fund study abroad.