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Financial Planning & Scholarships

Smeal study abroad scholarships and financial planning. Manage the cost of study abroad by planning ahead, program selection, budgeting, and applying for scholarships, fellowships and financial aid. Suggestions are available from a variety of sources.

There are many ways to reduce the cost of study abroad. One key area is to plan ahead and select a program that makes the best use of credits towards graduation requirements. Smeal International Program Coordinators are available to meet with students to help them select the best program to meet their academic goals. We are also able to help you consider the comparable costs of whether to study abroad for a summer or a semester.

Out-of-State students please note: Summer study abroad programs charge in-state tuition for all students. Exchange programs are a lower cost alternative for Pennsylvania residents. Penn State charges lower in-state tuition for fall and spring third-party programs like IES, Arcadia and CIEE to out-of-state students. Scholarships are available for many programs. See the links listed below. Students may schedule an appointment time online to talk about their unique concerns..


Most PSU scholarship awards are made after the program application is due but before the deadline to commit to the program.

Smeal College of Business

***Scholarships are need-based and require that a FAFSA has been filed to be considered. Students must be enrolled in the Smeal College of Business.***

This is a separate application from PSU study abroad application. 

  • Smeal FALL 2024 Semester Study Abroad Scholarships 
    CLOSED: Scholarship Application Deadline: March 8, 2024
  • Smeal SUMMER 2024 Study Abroad and International Internship Scholarships   
    CLOSED: Scholarship Application Deadline: February 15, 2024. 
  • Smeal SPRING 2025 Semester Study Abroad Scholarships

      APPLY NOW! Scholarship Applications are now OPEN!

 Contact Ellie Labrin (elf103@psu.edu) with questions about scholarship application, eligibility, or deadlines.

Other Penn State University Study Abroad Scholarships

PSU Global Cost and Funding Resources

Penn State Office of Student Aid

Penn State students studying through the Penn State Education Abroad Office can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of studying abroad. Review information from Penn State Office of Student Aid regarding study abroad and meet with them to discuss any questions regarding your financial aid package and how it might be impacted by Education Abroad.


Visit the Undergraduate Research & Fellowships Mentoring Office website or in 321 Boucke Building for more information about the following funding opportunities. You will also find many more scholarship and grants available for graduate studies abroad.

More Scholarship Resources

Contact Ellie Labrin (elf103@psu.edu)