Study Abroad Scholarships: Europe

Studying abroad is an exciting adventure. Many students choose Europe as their destination for their study abroad. It is rich in history, art, food, beauty, and also lets students experience a new culture. Traveling to see all the beautiful sights will eat up your budget, however. To help you out, we have found a list of scholarships to help fund your European study abroad experience.

The Colosseum with a sunset in the background.

Walter Jensen Scholarship for Study Abroad

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: TBD for 2021

Walter Jensen established this scholarship, which allows a student the opportunity to study abroad for a semester or year. Additionally, the scholarship targets students who want to be a French teacher. The applicant must be 18 years old and must also be enrolled in an accredited education program focused on French.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Amount: Monthly stipend of 650 Euros

Deadline: Varies

A publically-funded organization of higher education institutions in Germany, the DAAD offers study abroad and exchange programs for students who want to study in Germany. Students receive scholarships to participate in one of the DAAD’s 4-10 months programs. To be eligible, students must be current second- or third-year students at time of application, be seeking a 4-10 month program, showcase academic and personal success, have a plan for their time of study, submit a DAAD language evaluation, demonstrate an interest in European and German affairs, and are also full-time, enrolled students at an undergraduate degree-granting university in North America with plans to return after program to complete their undergraduate degree.

Eastern European Study Abroad (EESA)

Amount: Up to $2,500

Deadline: March 1 (Fall); October 16 (Spring); April 1 (Summer)

This scholarship is to motivate students to study abroad in Eastern Europe, which they believe will be a life-changing experience. They have various scholarships available based on merit, need, as well as duration. EESA awards scholarships based on a student’s GPA and also their essay answering the prompts provided on their website.

Kosciuszko Foundation Year Abroad in Poland Scholarship

Amount: Tuition waiver and stipend of approximately $350

Deadline: March 10, 2020

This scholarship is provided by the Polish Ministry of Education and Sport and the Kosciuszko Foundation. The award helps US students study and live in Poland for a semester or academic year. If accepted, the program includes a tuition waiver, as well as a stipend to cover living costs as students study Polish language, history, and literature at the Jagiellonian University of Krakow.

King Olav V Norwegian-American Heritage Fund

Amount: $1,000 – $1,500

Deadline: March 1

This scholarship is intended for US students to study in Norway or Norwegian students to study in the US. The intent is to heighten the student’s interest in the other country’s culture, history, and education at an institution of higher learning. The application also requires an essay.

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