Grants & Aid for SU Students

Syracuse Abroad is committed to making study abroad a reality for students seeking academic opportunities beyond their home campus. There are a variety of grants and incentives for undergraduate Syracuse University students participating in Syracuse Abroad programs. Syracuse students should connect with the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs for more information.

Learn more through our Financing Study Abroad video series!

Financial awards for the 2022-2023 academic year are currently being evaluated. Amounts below may change for future semesters. More information coming soon!

New for Fall 2021 & Spring 2022 programs

Academic Excellence Award (GPA Based)
Full-time Syracuse University undergraduate semester program students with a GPA of 3.7 – 4.0 attending a fall or spring semester will receive an academic excellence award in the following amounts. The award is automatic, based on cumulative GPA as reported at the time of application to the program.

  • Fall 2021: $1,400
  • Spring 2022: $650

Need-Based Merit Award (Combined GPA/Need Based)

Eligible full-time Syracuse University undergraduate semester program students with a GPA of 3.0 – 3.69 will receive a need-based merit award in the following amounts. The award is automatic, based on the combination of qualifying GPA and financial need levels.

  • Fall 2021: $1,000
  • Spring 2022: $400

Travel Assistance Grants (Need Based)

Eligible full-time Syracuse University undergraduate semester program students will receive an award of $850 for fall 2021 and spring 2022 programs. This grant will be awarded to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the Syracuse University Office of Financial Aid.

This award will be a part of a student’s total financial aid package. Students will need to cover upfront costs of purchasing the flight as these funds will not be disbursed until closer to the start of the semester. If you need assistance covering the upfront costs of purchasing a flight for your program, you can learn more about our Plane Ticket Loan program here.

Syracuse students who have questions about their study abroad awards should work with their financial aid counselor


Additional Grants & Scholarships

Study Abroad Grants (Need Based)

Grants are awarded for a student’s first abroad experience based on need, which is determined by the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE. Please note that it is the policy of the Office of Financial Aid to provide abroad-specific aid for one semester. Only undergraduate students are eligible. Award amounts vary depending upon need level.

Named Scholarships

Friends of the University have made generous contributions which enable us to award scholarships for specific study abroad experiences for Syracuse University undergraduate students. Full list available here.

Fall-Only Supplemental Aid

Up to 10% supplemental aid, based on previous semester’s aid, for undergraduate students who study abroad in the fall semester. (Not available for continuing students)

Plane Ticket Loan Program

The Syracuse Abroad Plane Ticket Loan Program allows undergraduate students who are fully funded with need based financial aid to apply their financial aid funds toward the purchase of their plane ticket abroad. More information available here.

Himan Brown Fellowship

The School of Education has received over $1 million in support from the Himan Brown Trust to provide scholarships for students interested in going abroad through the Himan Brown Fellowship.  This scholarship is exclusively for School of Education students.  For more information, contact your study abroad counselor or Corinne Smith from the School of Education at crsmith@syr.edu.


Summer Grants & Aid

Summer Merit-Scholarships

Syracuse Abroad is excited to announce the return of our merit-based scholarship for summer 2022 study abroad programs. Syracuse University undergraduate students with high academic achievement have the opportunity to apply for a limited number of $1,000 merit-based scholarships to participate in our exciting, academically challenging, and innovative summer programs abroad. Application deadline is January 30.

Need-Based Summer Grants

The Office of Financial Aid awards Study Abroad Grants (SAG), based on financial need, that range from $250-$2,000 for 3 credits and $500-$4,000 for 6 credits. Need is determined by the previous academic year’s FAFSA information.

Summer Grants for Center programs

Summer grants will be allocated to Syracuse University undergraduate students, based on financial need, applying to summer 2022 programs at Syracuse Abroad centers in Florence, London, Strasbourg and Madrid. Combined with the traditional summer grants, undergraduates with the highest need applying to study in one of these locations this summer could receive up to $9,000 in grants. Need level determined by the Office of Financial Aid.

Learn more


Financial Aid 101

  • Student aid is based on the total cost of the program you are attending (including tuition, program fee, airfare, and additional personal expenses)
  • Students keep institutional aid when studying on a Syracuse Abroad program (center or World Partners)
  • Undergraduate students may be eligible for a need-based grant based on the completed FAFSA and CSS Profile
  • Students may need to combine need-based grants with loans and other federal aid to cover the total cost of the abroad program
  • Student enrollment in a program of study abroad approved for credit by Syracuse University may be considered enrollment at Syracuse University for the purpose of applying for Federal Title IV financial aid
  • Contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs at (315) 443-1513 or via email .

Financial Aid Scholarship Listserv

Looking for scholarship opportunities to support your abroad experience? Join the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs’ listserv and receive information about external scholarship opportunities. Sign up by visiting the scholarship listserv website and following the instructions on the page. You’ll start receiving emails within a few days.


International Students

International students matriculated at SU are not eligible for federally funded financial aid administered by the Syracuse University Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship programs, which includes Study Abroad Grants. For more information, please visit the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs . International undergraduate students may qualify for Named Scholarship awards.


Multiple Semester Students

For students considering a second semester abroad, please note that it is the policy of the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs to provide abroad-specific aid for one semester. If you are considering an additional semester abroad, please meet with the financial aid office to discuss your aid options before beginning your application with Syracuse Abroad.