Financing Study Abroad

For Undergraduate Students Only

Studying abroad takes a financial commitment and the University of Maryland and the Robert H. Smith School of Business are working together to make it affordable for everyone. Scholarships for all 1st-time abroad students are available, as are funds based strictly on need and/or merit. Students currently receiving financial aid may be able to apply all, or some, of it towards study abroad.

Smith School Scholarships 

Global Scholarships

Global scholarships for faculty-led programs and semester programs are available for students who have not previously earned credits from a UMD global program and/or transferred in any credits from a foreign university. Students may participate in any UMD global, for-credit program and are eligible if they are a student in either: 1) the Robert H. Smith School of Business, 2) QUEST, or 3) the College Park Scholars Business, Society & the Economy (BSE) program.

Global Scholarships for first-time study abroad students will open for Spring 2020 applications in the coming months.

  • $1,100 scholarship for semester abroad programs
  • $750 scholarship for a summer-long program (1 month or longer)
  • $600 scholarship for a faculty-led short-term global course

Please note that there is a global leadership & service requirement for all scholarship recipients. Details on application.

CIBE & Dingman International Internship Scholarship

Students with an unpaid internship in a foreign country (either through the Global Internship Program or independently) are eligible for the Maryland Center for International Business Education (CIBE) international internship scholarship.

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Students participating in the Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps (MSEC) are also eligible for the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship scholarship, but can only receive one of the scholarships.

Funding Sources for Maryland Programs:

Other Study Abroad Financial Aid Sources