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
Business School Scholarship
Business students may be eligible for scholarships for this program. Students who have not previously received study abroad scholarships from the Business School will have priority for scholarship awards. For more information and application instructions, visit: https://business.ku.edu/scholarships-study-abroad
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. Business Statement of Purpose
b. Verification of Minimum GPA Requirement
c. Unofficial Transcript or Advising Report
d. Authorization to Release Student Information
e. Student Conduct Verification
f. Financial Aid Questionnaire
For more detailed information about the application process, please visit our Application Process page.
I found the most rewarding part of the program was having Chinese natives lead the trip. Tailan and Kathy were tremendous resources since they knew the language and culture. With their guidance I feel that we were able to gain a much deeper understanding of China then the traditional visitor could accomplish on their own.
The true version of what China really is. Prior to the study abroad, I assumed that China was more or less a dictatorial state. Instead of this, I found the people to be extremely warm and there wasn't a hint of oppression. In fact, you will see more armed security guards and military personnel in the U.S. Nor was there communist propaganda on billboards throughout the country.
I learned to branch out and not be afraid to take a different path on my study abroad experience.