Funding your Study Abroad Program
KU Study Abroad can do personalized financial aid and scholarship advising for students. Please visit 108 Lippincott Hall or call 785-864-3742 to set up an appointment. KU students who qualify for financial aid in the form of Stafford and/or other loans, Federal Grants, and KU or outside scholarships may apply the aid to the cost of a study abroad program.
KU Study Abroad supplemental scholarships are available to KU degree seeking students. Applications are available online. The scholarship application deadline is March 1 for Summer, March 15th for Fall and Academic Year programs and October 1 for Spring, Winter Break and Spring Break programs.
For additional scholarship opportunities visit: www.studyabroad.ku.edu/other-scholarship-opportunities
All applicants will be required to complete several documents for each study abroad application. Below is a list of documents that will need to be completed for an application.
a. Statement of Purpose
b. Verification of Minimum GPA Requirement (2.5 is the general GPA requirement, however, a cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for applicants seeking internships related to healthcare)
c. Unofficial Transcript or Advising Report
d. One Recommendation - academic and/or professional
e. Authorization to Release Student Information
f. Student Conduct Verification
g. Academic Plan and Approval Form
h. Financial Aid Questionnaire
Applicants will receive instructions for completing an on-line registration with EUSA after acceptance by KU where you will upload your resume and answer questions pertaining to your areas of interest for your internship. A sample resume provided by EUSA can be found here. KU Career Services is also an excellent resource for assistance with creating a resume.
Applicants will participate in an internship consultation meeting with a member of the EUSA Placement Team, in March. EUSA will speak with you about your goals, expectations, preferences, priorities, experience, and any credit requirements. They will then use this information to find a suitable placement for you.
A background check will be required for students seeking internships in the healthcare field and/or working with vulnerable populations. If you fall into this category, please see the Background Check Instructions Required Reading in your JayhawksAbroad account.