Scholarships & Finances

Scholarships for UO Students

Nearly 40 scholarships are available for UO students to help fund their study or intern abroad experiences. Eligibility, award amount, application process, and deadlines vary by scholarship. Scholarships are often used to supplement the cost of a study abroad program and, in many cases, students can receive and use multiple scholarships for the same program in addition to their financial aid.

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GEO General Scholarships

Fill out one application and automatically be considered for seven scholarships, depending on your eligibility, to be used on a GEO-sponsored study abroad program.

Planning Scholarships

Apply as early as fall of your freshman year for any of four planning scholarships to be used whenever you're ready to study abroad.

Deadline: December 15

Regional Scholarships

Several country- and region-specific scholarships of varying amounts and eligibility are available, including one for Hawaii residents.


UO Departmental Scholarships

Various academic departments on campus offer scholarships to help their students fund their study abroad experience.

Distinguished Scholarships

Competitive nationwide scholarships with large award amounts as high as full program fee coverage are available for eligible UO students studying or interning abroad.

External Scholarships

Several top-rated scholarships are available from external program providers or based on demographic characteristics. All deadlines and requirements vary.

Scholarships for Non-UO Students


GEO offers study abroad scholarship advising and can provide feedback on your scholarship essays. To schedule an appointment, go to the GEO Advising page. You can also email if you have questions 

Using Financial Aid for Study Abroad

Most forms of financial aid can be applied toward the cost of a study abroad program depending on the term in which you choose to study abroad.

1.   Complete FAFSA (Oct 1 - Feb 15)
2.   Get accepted to a GEO study abroad program
3.   Meet enrollment requirements
4.   Submit a request for financial aid adjustment

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