Office of International Education Study Abroad Scholarship

The Office of International Education provides scholarships to help UB students participate in a University at Buffalo or SUNY study abroad program. Based on available funds, a limited number of partial scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to assist students with the costs of study abroad for an academic year, semester, summer, or winter program.

Who Can Apply:

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled, full-time, matriculated University at Buffalo students in good academic standing at the time of application.
  • Students must be accepted to and confirm their participation in a University at Buffalo or SUNY study abroad program to be considered for this scholarship. This means, students will be registered by UB Study Abroad Programs (in OPR courses) and must have paid the program deposit.

Selection Criteria:

Preference will be given to:

  • First-time study abroad participants
  • Students with documented financial need (as confirmed by UB Financial Aid Office)
  • Students maintaining a GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Students who have selected a study abroad program relevant to their current academic program
  • Students who will return to UB for at least one semester following their study abroad program

Award Guidelines:

  • Applications will be reviewed by the UB Study Abroad Scholarship Committee.
  • The award decisions of the committee are final and not subject to appeal.
  • Awards will be applied directly to the recipient’s UB student account.
  • Scholarship recipients are asked to help UB Study Abroad in promotional activities upon return.
  • Recipients of any Office of International Education scholarship will not be considered for future awards.

Scholarships will be awarded using the following scale:

  • Academic Year: $4,000   
  • One Semester:  $2,000   
  • Summer/Winter: $1,000  

Application Details:

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  • Log in to using your UBIT name and password.
  • Fill out the general application and the study abroad conditional application
  • You may need to search for the scholarship by name

Applications are due by April 1 for summer, fall, or academic year programs and November 1 for winter or spring programs abroad.