There are many ways students can fund their study abroad experience.
The most popular option is to apply existing financial aid toward the cost and expenses of studying abroad. Students must meet unit requirements in order to eligibly carry over financial aid packages.
Financial needs break down to typically two areas: tuition and program fees to sponsoring institutions and estimated out-of-pocket expenses such as housing, meals and transportation.
Students may also be eligible for special study abroad scholarships from program, campus, and extramural sponsors. Be sure to meet with a counselor and previous recipients from the Berkeley Financial Aid and Scholarships Office in 160 Stephens Hall. See advising schedule here.
Research the links below and meet with a Berkeley Study Abroad Advisor for more comprehensive and detailed information.
Please note the following list is only meant to highlight a sample of financial resources and is not inclusive of all funding options.
Berkeley Summer Abroad, Berkeley Global Internships, UCEAP, and programs sponsored by UC campuses (issuing UC credit) are currently eligible for federal, state, and institutional financial aid. Counselors from the Berkeley Financial Aid and Scholarships Office are available during drop-in advising to answer financial-aid specific questions in 160 Stephens Hall.
UCB Financial Aid
Berkeley Study Abroad: Finances
Drop-in Advising for Financial Aid
Michael Ho Memorial Travel Scholarship
The College of Environmental Design offers an annual travel scholarship of $1,200 to an undergraduate in his or her junior year majoring in architecture at CED.
Judith Lee Stronach Undergraduate Travel Scholarship
The College of Environmental Design offers summer and winter scholarships to undergraduate students majoring in architecture, landscape architecture, urban studies, or sustainable environmental design in the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley.
Not all prizes and awards are offered on an annual basis. Please check the Awards, Scholarships and Fellowships page for current opportunities and specific deadlines.
Berkeley Study Abroad offers a variety of scholarships to aid students in funding their study abroad opportunities.
Awards scholarships of up to $5,000 to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study or internship programs worldwide
UCEAP Promise Awards
UCEAP offers over $1.5 million in scholarships for all categories of participants and for a comprehensive range of programs
Berkeley Study Abroad Scholarships