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Center for Global Education Scholarships
(available to Rutgers University students only):


Competitive scholarships awarded to limited amount of applicants per semester by the Center for Global Education.  Students are advised to apply to many scholarships from different funding sources to ensure the highest chance of funding, and not to base the decision to study abroad on receiving these scholarships.
The Center for Global Education offers several scholarships each semester, normally in the range of $1000 to $2000 for semester and $500 to $1500 for winter and summer. Scholarship applications are made available to students upon their acceptance through their online study abroad application and are reviewed on a rolling basis.

CGE Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of criteria:
  • Financial Need Scholarship – Students with demonstrated financial need, as well as additional circumstances that may limit resources for their study abroad experience.  Students must show that they have researched funding opportunities as well as estimates of their total overall expenses for their program.  Need-based scholarship awards range from $1000-$2000 for semester programs, and $750-$1500 for short-term programs.
  • Merit Scholarship – Merit scholarships take into consideration a students motivations and selection of their program.  To compete for this scholarship, students will submit a short essay explaining how the program they've chosen will help advance specific interests and goals.  These goals and interests can be either academic or personal, but should focus on the study abroad program itself, and not merely the country or city of study.  Merit-based scholarship awards will be $500-$750 for both semester and short-term programs.
  • Chancellor's Scholarship for Service Learning Abroad -- An initiative started by the Chancellor of Rutgers-New Brunswick to increase the number of Rutgers students studying abroad on service-based programs.  Scholarship awards of $1,000-$2,500 are available to students participating in Rutgers summer service learning abroad programs.

  • SEBS International Scholarships- Available to SEBS students only.  For more information please visit the department's scholarships web page.
  • Douglass Residential College also offers scholarships to Douglass students planning on studying abroad through a Rutgers-sponsored program in the fall semester, spring semester, summer or for the entire academic year.  If you are a Douglass student in good academic standing wishing to pursue studies internationally, please visit the DRC website to learn more about funding opportunities.  If you have questions about Douglass scholarships please contact Merylou Rodriguez, Director of Scholarships and Housing, at
  • The School of Engineering at Rutgers offers small scholarships of $500 to $1000 to students enrolled in study abroad exchange programs during the Fall and Spring semesters. Engineering students interested in learning more about these scholarships, which are intended to defray the travel costs associated with study abroad, should contact Assistant Dean Robert Ciervo at
  • The Department of Kinesiology and Health is awarding five (5) Course Assistant Scholarships for its Study Abroad programs for the Summer 2017.  Support in terms of $500 per course assistant will be awarded. For more information please visit Deadline:  May 1, 2017
    Interviews will be scheduled the week of May 8th for qualified applicants. Email contact:
  • Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (IC CAE) Study Abroad Scholarship- The Rutgers Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security (IEPHS) offers scholarships on a competitive basis for students interested in studying abroad to advance a career in national security or intelligence.  The scholarship is available to all Rutgers students studying on summer, fall, or academic year programs through the Center for Global Education.  Students must be U.S. Citizens to apply.  More information and application instructions available on the IEPHS website.
  • Phi Sigma Iota Merit Scholarship- This scholarship is to be awarded to undergraduate members of Phi Sigma Iota based on merit (overall cumulative average, average in foreign languages taken at Rutgers, and level of study achieved).  For more information please visit the Phi Sigma Iota website.
    History Majors
    • Michele S. Hirshman Scholarship- awarded annually to full-time Rutgers undergraduate history majors to help support the cost of tuition for a Rutgers study abroad program. It may be used for a summer, semester, or year-long program. To be eligible, students must be History majors and must enroll in a Rutgers study abroad program that includes at least one History course, as well as receive some form of financial aid.  The awards will range from $500 to $3,000.  Interested students should contact Anuja Riveria, Undergraduate Administrator in the Department of History.
    Art History Students
    • Rutgers Art History Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students attending the summer Art History in Paris or Art History in Rome program.  Scholarships of approximately $2000 each will be awarded with priority given to art history majors and/or minors.  There is no application necessary for this award.

    • Rutgers in the Dominican Republic- Three, one-time scholarships available to study abroad students participating in any of our CIEE Dominican Republic study abroad programs. One scholarship awarded per program in the amount of $500. For more information please contact the Center for Global Education.
    • Study in Israel- Offers financial support for undergraduate study or research at an accredited Israeli university.  For more information please visit the Study in Israel website.
    • Modern Greek Studies Public Service Scholarship - Available to Rutgers students participating in the “Engaging with Greece in Transition” program, with priority for students who are declared minors in the Rutgers Modern Greek Studies program.
    • Louis Horvath Scholarship Program in Hungarian Studies - The Institute of Hungarian Studies (IHS) is pleased to announce the first annual Louis Horvath Scholarship Program in Hungarian Studies. Through the generous support of the Louis Horvath Endowment, the IHS offers $2000 travel and research fellowships to support outstanding Rutgers undergraduates who want to study abroad in Hungary or pursue an independent research project in any aspect of Hungarian studies.  Application details can be found here.
    • Max Kade Foundation Scholarship - In coordination with the Department of Germanic, Russian and East European Languages and Literatures and the Center for Global Education, the Max Kade Foundation is offering up to two scholarships per year of $5,000.00 each to undergraduate students enrolled in the Rutgers Center for Global Education programs in Berlin.  More information can be found here.
    • Rutgers China Study Abroad Scholarship - Rutgers China Study Abroad Scholarship will be given on a competitive basis to qualified students whose financial needs are not being met by other funding. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the overall strength of the application (especially the cover letter), academic record, and financial need. The award can be used to defray eligible study or intern abroad costs. These costs include program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance, and international airfare.  More information can be found on the Rutgers China Office website.
    To learn more about how and when scholarships are applied to your term bill, call 848-932-7787 or write