EF Study Abroad scholarships

Every student should have the opportunity to study abroad, and it's our mission to create as many global experience opportunities as possible. We award more than $20,000 worth of scholarships each year to students on our programs based on academic performance and community involvement, financial need, and inclusion in traditionally underrepresented communities in study abroad.

Annually, 24 scholarships are awarded ranging from $500 to $2000 each.

Additionally, we give out Early Enrollment Scholarships to students who enroll in select windows prior to departure—reach out to your program's Group Leader to see if there is one available for you.

To be eligible, you must be:

1. Enrolled on a 2022-2023 EF Study Abroad program
2. 18 years of age or older
3. A current part-time or full-time student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program
4. In good standing with your institution
5. In good financial account standing with EF Study Abroad payments

Affiliated community members, spouses, or friends of Group Leaders are not eligible.

View our full terms and conditions here.

Apply for one of our scholarships

Travelers on 2022-2023 programs may apply one time per scholarship category, per year. Travelers on 2024 programs will be eligible to apply during a later application period—check back soon!

How the process works

Timing and application deadlines

Deadlines are based on your program departure date as outlined below. 

Program Departure Date


For Travel October 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023 July 31, 2022
For Travel February 1, 2023 - April 30, 2023 October 31, 2022
For Travel May 1, 2023 - September 30, 2023 January 31, 2023
For Travel October 1, 2023 - September 30, 2024 Application period not open yet

*We will notify all applicants if they have been awarded a scholarship or not approximately 6 weeks after the scholarship deadline for your travel window.

Ready to apply?

Take a look at our scholarship types and start your application process!