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
c. Unofficial Transcript or Advising Report
d. 1 Recommendation
e. Authorization to Release Student Information
f. Student Conduct Verification
g. Financial Aid Questionnaire
For more detailed information about the application process, please visit our Application Process page.
My favorite part of this program was being able to meet with companies. My favorite was Facebook! I loved how they took us on a tour of the office. I liked how there was a panel of employees that we could talk to. They told us all about their experiences abroad and how they ended up there. I also really liked how we had so much free time to go exploring!
My favorite part of the program was the amazing group of people I was privileged to study abroad with.
Don't be afraid to get lost (with reason). Traveling is a learning experience- embrace the chaos and confusion. Be willing to ask for help and make mistakes. After 1-2 days of feeling confused and learning to navigate, you'll be familiar with the city and the public transportation system. Then, you'll have the confidence to go off and explore, and you'll gain invaluable skills/confidence/independence!