Scholarships and Financial Aid

Study Abroad & Global Engagement strives to develop affordable, high-quality programs so that all students can afford to study abroad. 

We provide the follow resources to assist students in financial planning for study abroad:

Individual Advising 
We offer individualized study abroad financial planning as well as financial aid and scholarship advising for students.  Book a virtual appointment.

Funding Resources: 

Estimated Costs for Studying Abroad
Individual program costs vary based on a variety of factors, such as program structure, hours of credit, length of program, number of excursions or other group activities, and location. 
Program budgets are available on our program pages under "Program Cost." Budgets include tuition, housing, and estimated personal expenses. 


  • Most scholarships students already receive will apply to study abroad programs, although many scholarships will not cover summer classes or summer study abroad programs. 
  • Study Abroad & Global Engagement Scholarships are available to KU degree-seeking students. See the Scholarships section on our website for more information.
  • For other scholarship opportunities please view our scholarship page as well as our Study Abroad Scholarship Handbook.

Financial Aid

  • Most students who qualify for loans or grants can apply their aid to the cost of a Study Abroad Program. See the Using Financial Aid section on our website for more information.
  • Non-KU students should check into the financial aid and scholarship resources available to them at their home institution.

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Did you know many programs are comparable to the cost of attending KU? View the KU campus vs Study Abroad Cost Comparison sheet (pdf) for more information.


Summer 2022 programs now accepting applications !

Study Abroad Information & Advising
Our office is available to help you with your study abroad questions.  Book a virtual appointment. 

Study Abroad Financial E-Advising
Personalized financial aid & scholarship advising Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM,
Book a virtual appointment.


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9th among public universities in the country for high quality, low cost study abroad programs — U.S. News & World Report
Longest-running exchange program in Western Hemisphere (begun in 1958) between KU and University of Costa Rica
18th in the nation among public universities for undergraduate participation in study abroad — Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange
28.1% of KU undergraduate students study abroad prior to graduation.
KU students who study abroad graduate in four years at twice the rate of students who do not study abroad
More than 160 study abroad programs in 75 countries, with instruction in all disciplines and 20+ languages
Students can study abroad for an academic year, semester, summer, spring break, or winter break
Programs include international study, internships, service, and research opportunities
Students participating in semester, academic year, and select summer programs fulfill Goal 4.2 of the KU Core curriculum
Students can fulfill major, minor, certificate, elective, and KU Core curriculum requirements abroad
Programs are available for students in every major at KU
Financial aid is applicable to study abroad programs, and most KU scholarships and grants can be applied to study abroad
Study Abroad & Global Engagement and many academic departments offer scholarships to qualified KU students
By studying abroad, students gain a global perspective on the world and strengthen their career opportunities
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times