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 SU students participating in Syracuse Abroad programs. SU students should connect with the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs for more information.

Need-Based Grants

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.

Named Scholarships

Friends of the University have made generous contributions which enable us to award scholarships for specific study abroad experiences for SU 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.

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. For more information, visit our Summer Financial Aid page.

Summer Session Grants

Additional funding is available for Summer Center programs! Summer grants will be allocated to Syracuse University undergraduate students in medium, high and high plus need categories applying to summer 2021 programs at Syracuse Abroad centers in Florence, London and Madrid. Undergraduates with the highest need applying to study in one of these locations this summer could receive up to $9,000 in grants.

Summer Merit-Scholarships

Syracuse Abroad is excited to announce the return of our merit-based scholarship for summer 2021 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.

Learn more about Summer Grants & Aid


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.