Scholarships & Fellowships

There is significant funding available from UNH, the U.S. federal government, as well as private organizations and foundations to help you finance your education abroad. 

UNH Global Undergraduate Education Abroad Awards - The Global Education Center manages a variety of scholarship programs and coordinates an awards process in both fall and spring semesters. Many of the awards focus generally on financial need or academic merit. However, a few have specific eligibility requirements, such the Diversity Abroad and Foley Jackson awards, and Yale Maria for study in the Middle East. 

UNH COLA B. Thomas Trout Scholarship - This award offers financial assistance to undergraduate NH residents who are majors within COLA applying to a UNH-managed study abroad program within COLA.

UNH COLA Languages Literatures and Culture - There are several department scholarships supporting foreign language majors and minors who study abroad.

UNH COLA Fund for Study in Italy - Supports UNH COLA students with a demonstrated interest in art, art history, and Italian language who plan on studying abroad in Italy. Awards will be made to one or more selected students each spring and may range between $1,000 and $5,000 per award.

UNH CHHS Sharyn Zunz Scholarship for Social Work Majors - Provides meritorious scholarship support to students participating in an academic study and travel program through the University. Recipients must demonstrate financial need and be in good academic standing. 

UNH International Research Opportunities Program (IROP) - UNH undergraduate students from all fields of study may apply in the spring of their sophomore year or the fall of their junior year for substantial grants to conduct nine-week summer research projects abroad. Following a junior year of preparation, students conduct their research during the summer preceding their senior year.

UNH Emeriti Council Student International Service Initiative Grant (EC SISI) - This grant, initiated by S. Melvin Rines '47, supports opportunities for officially recognized student service organizations to bring their knowledge, enthusiasm and expertise to solve real world problems in disadvantaged areas of the world. Groups must have an advisor and raise on their own a portion of the funds needed for the project.

The UNH Office of National Fellowships helps students find and apply for prestigious external funding opportunities such as the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, Critical Language Scholarships, Fulbright, DAAD (German Academic Exchange Program), and Bridging Scholarship (Japan).

UNH Paul College: International Experience Fund Study Abroad Scholarship. Through generous alumni donations, this scholarship is to support eligible Paul College students, and is intended to remove potential financial barriers to enable them to study abroad.  This scholarship awards up to $5,000 to a deserving student who demonstrates need and plans to apply to a study abroad program.  Applications are being accepted until March 1, 2024, for those who would like to go abroad during Summer or Fall 2024

Stanley A. Hamel Traveling Fellowship – This fellowship provides approximately $3,800 for travel in Europe to graduating seniors, or recent graduates. It is coordinated by the UNH Office of National Fellowships.

UNH-Approved study abroad programs – Many providers offer their own scholarships. Be sure to check their eligibility requirements and application process.

Additional Funding Opportunities for Undergraduate Study Abroad

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Undergraduate Education Abroad Awards

The purpose of these awards is to assist UNH undergraduate students cover additional costs that come with study abroad/away (NSE Canada only) or an international experience (Internship, Volunteer, Research program).

There are a variety of general undergraduate awards but a few have specific eligibility requirements, such as:

  • Diversity Abroad - supports under-represented students to study/intern/research abroad.  Preference will be given to a student doing an education abroad experience for the first time.
  • Foley-Jackson - provides $5000 in financial assistance to students at the sophomore level and above and will be studying abroad for a semester or academic year.
  • Yale Maria - supports students studying abroad in the Middle East.

There are two competitions for these awards, the Fall 2023 competition for students going abroad in January term 2024, spring break 2024 and spring semester 2024.

The Spring 2024 competition is for students going abroad in Summer 2024, Fall 2024 and academic year 2024-2025.

There is one application form for each competition - Make sure to submit an application for the correct competition deadline:

Fall competition: Monday October 2 at noon for the Fall 2023 competition.

Spring competition: Monday March 11 at noon for the Spring 2024 competition.

Fall awards will be announced by the end of November and Spring awards will be announced by the end of April.

*Take note that you cannot save changes in the application and come back to it.  We recommend that for the long answer questions that you write these in a word document, copy and paste your answers into the application so that you can submit it at one time.

Education Abroad Award Application