Fund for Education Abroad scholarship opens on Nov. 16th for the academic year 2017 to 2018. 

Recognizing the academic, professional and personal value of study abroad experiences

The College strongly encourages its students to study abroad, and provides financial support through scholarships or program discounts of $500 (depending on available funds) that are awarded to defray the costs associated with studying abroad on University of Illinois sponsored programs.


Scholarship recipients must be degree-seeking students in good academic standing who are currently enrolled in an eligible education program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Eligible programs include undergraduate Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education, and Secondary Education programs in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, Math, Physics and Social Studies (History), Learning and Education Studies, as well as all graduate programs in all College of Education departments.

All eligible students who are admitted to, and enrolled in, a University of Illinois sponsored study abroad program will be awarded the Study Abroad Scholarship. This scholarship is repeatable for subsequent study abroad experiences. However, students may not receive more than one scholarship per academic year + summer (August to August).

Application and Award Process
  1. Once you are admitted to a study abroad program, please submit the Scholarship Application.

  2. Enroll in the study abroad course as soon as possible. You will be contacted with information about the program discount or scholarship by email with further instructions.

  3. Once you’ve enrolled in the study abroad course, scholarship funds will be deposited directly into your student account.

  4. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of International Programs at