Take advantage of scholarships to travel abroad.

Adelphi University and external organizations offer our students financial assistance to study abroad. Click the options below to view eligibility, deadlines and additional information.

  • General Adelphi University Study Abroad Scholarship: Tuition scholarships awarded based on GPA and financial need.  Preference will be given to students applying to long-term programs and non-traditional destinations.
  • Adelphi Partner Institution Scholarship: Tuition scholarships of up to $5,000 will be given to students applying to study abroad for a semester at select institutional partners, including Kingston University, Paris School of Business, Musashi University and School of Management at Tampere University.
  • Gilman Applicant Scholarship: The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students with limited finances to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad.  Eligible Adelphi students that submit an application for a semester Gilman Scholarship will automatically receive a tuition scholarship up to $5,000.
  • The Steven J. Rubin IAU Study Abroad Scholarship: $2,000 awarded to an Adelphi University student planning to study abroad at the Institute for American Universities (IAU) in Aix-en-Provence, France ($1,000 applied to tuition and $1,000 applied to housing at IAU).  Study abroad students in the Levermore Global Scholars program will be considered if there are no applicants to IAU.
  • The DeFeo Family Fund: A $400 tuition scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student from the Willumstad School of Business who plans to study abroad.


Students who meet the below criteria will automatically be considered for the aforementioned awards:

  • The applicant must be actively applying for an approved, credit-bearing study abroad program that is 21 days or longer in duration by November 1st and April 1, respectively. Specifically, the student must have submitted their host program application and completed all signature documents and questionnaires.
  • The applicant must be working toward an undergraduate Adelphi University degree and in good disciplinary and financial standing.
  • The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Total award package (e.g. scholarships + financial aid) cannot exceed cost of attendance at Adelphi University.
  • Students participating on short-term study abroad programs through our partners are not eligible for tuition-based scholarships.
  • Awards are contingent upon acceptance and participation in a study abroad program.
  • Tuition remission students are not eligible.


Awards are distributed twice annually on November 1 (for January intersession and spring semester study abroad) and April 1 (for summer and fall semester study abroad).  With questions, please email cie@adelphi.edu.


Adelphi University Study Abroad Scholarship Recipients agree to:

  • Take over the Adelphi Global Instagram account for one week while abroad.
  • Volunteer in one campus-based activity to promote campus internationalization upon return from study abroad, including the study abroad fair, group advising sessions, pre-departure orientation and International Education Week.
  • Complete the study abroad evaluation upon their return from the program.

Eligibility: Any LGS student, who will be participating in a credit-bearing, study abroad program (pre-approved by Adelphi’s Center for International Education), is eligible to apply. Applicants must be in good standing with both the university & the LGS Program and should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3. Students must have at least one semester remaining at Adelphi upon returning from their study abroad program. Eligibility will be verified by the LGS program, as part of the application process.

Selection: Recipients will be selected on the basis of the merit of their application and their academic performance in LGS. Awards are contingent upon acceptance into and participation in the proposed study abroad program. In addition, the student must have no outstanding balance owed to Adelphi. Students must remain in good academic standing to retain any awarded study abroad award. Preference will be given to students who have not previously studied abroad.

Expectations: Upon return, award recipients must write an LGS newsletter article and/or LGS blog post, and participate in an LGS-approved activity or presentation to discuss their experiences.

Amount: The amount of the award awarded may vary depending on the length and nature of the study abroad program, and is always subject to the availability of funds. It is important to keep in mind that there is no guarantee that an applicant will receive an award.

  • 1 Study Abroad Award (up to $500) awarded for fall/year
  • 1 Study Abroad Award (up to $500) awarded for winter
  • 1 Study Abroad Award (up to $500) awarded for spring
  • 1 Study Abroad Award (up to $500) awarded for summer

Application: After you have applied to a study abroad program, please send the following application materials to levermorescholars@adelphi.edu.

Statement of Purpose: In an essay (up to 500 words), explain how your experience abroad will benefit you as an LGS student as well as how it supports your educational and career goals.

Fund for Education Abroad began in 2008 and is committed to increasing opportunities for dedicated American students who wish to participate in quality education abroad programs. FEA Scholarships are awarded for eligible students at up to $10,000 for an academic year, $5,000 for a full semester, and pro-rated for summer study of 4-weeks or more.

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The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe and Australia. The Gilman scholarship aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. The program seeks to assist students from a diverse range and type of public and private institutions from all 50 states.

Eligibility: U.S. citizen undergraduate students with limited financial means, who intend to engage in academic studies abroad.

Range of Awards: Awards of up to $5,000. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being $4,000. Students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at 2-year or 4-year undergraduate colleges or universities are eligible to apply. Students who apply for and receive the Gilman Scholarship to study abroad are now eligible to receive an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement from the Gilman Program for a total possible award of up to $8,000.


  • Fall programs: Applications are due in early April
  • Spring programs: Application are due in early October

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Morgan Stanley, which has had a presence in Japan for more than 35 years, is proud to support the U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation’s Bridging Project for Study Abroad in Japan. Two scholarships will be awarded.

Eligibility: Juniors and seniors at U.S. universities with an interest in economics and international finance who have been accepted for study in Japan for the coming academic year.

Range of Awards: Winners will be awarded scholarships of $7,500 to help finance their studies.

Deadline: Early April

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These scholarships offer programs and funding for students, faculty, researchers, and others in higher education. There are a number of scholarships and grants offered (see the DAAD website for specific details). Scholarships are competitive and recipients are selected by independent selection committees on the basis of outstanding academic records and convincing and feasible project proposals or statement of purpose.

Eligibility: In general, the office serves students who are U.S. or Canadian citizens. Unless stated otherwise, foreign nationals may be eligible if they have been full-time students/scholars at an accredited U.S. or Canadian university for more than one year at the time of application and will return to the U.S. or Canada after the scholarship period to complete their degree. Student applicants must be enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program at an accredited U.S. or Canadian college or university.

Range of Awards: Varies depending upon the program.

Deadline: Varies depending upon the program.

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Funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), this scholarship focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. It draws on a broad definition of national security applied by the President in his annual National Security Strategy, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including: sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.

Eligibility: U.S. undergraduates who will pursue the study of languages and cultures currently underrepresented in study abroad and critical to U.S. national security.

Range of Awards: Boren Scholarships are merit-based. Award amounts are based on the study abroad costs and financial aid information provided by the applicant. The maximum award is $8,000 for a summer, $10,000 for a semester, or $20,000 for a full academic year. Students must inform IIE/NSEP of any additional outside funding they receive for their study abroad program.

Deadline: February each year

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The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

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The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.

During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.

Grant lengths and dates vary by country.

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Humanity in Action Fellowship programs look at the ways in which communities co-exist to create a society. Each program investigates human rights, democracy, and structural injustice. Each bridges the international and the domestic, the theoretical and the practical, the political and the personal. Find information on the programs available for application here.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You speak English fluently (all programs are conducted in English)
  • You must fit one of the below:
    • You are a current, full-time student in an accredited college or university located in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Poland, the Netherlands, Ukraine or the United States.
    • You are a recent graduate of a college or university in any of the above mentioned countries. Recent graduates include those who graduated in the two years preceding the Fellowship.
    • You grew up in or are a citizen* of any of the above-mentioned countries and study at university in any country of the world.


  • People we accept to our Fellowships are reflective and self-reflective, critical and self-critical. They demonstrate openness, humility, and a readiness to challenge their own preconceptions.
  • Successful candidates are willing to engage in difficult yet constructive and meaningful dialogue. They appreciate the complex interweaving of many identities and perspectives.
  • Future Fellows need to be comfortable with feeling uncomfortable and allow space for misunderstanding and mistakes in the process of learning. They acknowledge others’ learning and healing processes.

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The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). If you want to work on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times — poverty, hunger, injustice, disease, environmental degradation, climate change, conflict and violent extremism – the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development provides an opportunity to advance U.S. foreign policy interests and reflect the American people’s compassion and support of human dignity. The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $104,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, is a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service.

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