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.
Having successfully completed the Fall lecture course that coincided with this Winter Break study abroad trip, the most rewarding aspect of the trip was to dive 60 feet down into the ocean and see first-hand what we could only imagine in lecture.
My favorite part about this trip was how hands on and engaging it was. We learned about types of fish and reefs in lecture, then got to go out and explored them for ourselves everyday.
My favorite part of the program was the amazing marine life. On one dive in particular I swam too close to an octopus and it squirted its ink at me! It was so cool to see marine animals function in their natural habitat.