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Scholarships and Financial Aid

Scholarship and Aid
Q: What kind of study abroad scholarships can I apply for?

Generally, there are 3 options when applying for study abroad scholarships at Georgia Southern. 
Global Portal Scholarships ​​These are scholarships that are directly managed through OGE.
Georgia Southern Scholarship Portal There are other travel and study abroad scholarships offered through donors listed through the MyScholarship portal your MyGeorgiaSouthern account. You can search the different types of Study abroad/Travel scholarships by typing "study abroad", "travel", or other related key-words into the search bar. 

Scholarships through external resources

This article may be helpful when researching different types of study abroad scholarships. You can also view the examples of databases below:


Examples of External/3rd party Scholarship Databases


 Q: Will my financial aid still cover my study abroad program? (Ex: HOPE, Zell Miller, etc)
A: As long as the courses you take during your study abroad program fit within your program of study, you will still receive your financial aid. Keep in mind that scholarships like HOPE and Zell Miller only apply to tuition and fees. Thus, if you are doing a study abroad program with a "program fee" in addition to your tuition and fees, you must either find additional scholarships to cover those costs or pay out of pocket. Depending on your study abroad program, you may also pay for your own airfare.

Remember that exchange programs with our partner universities do not have a program fee. You would pay tuition and fees as though you were attending Georgia Southern.

Also keep in mind that OGE and the Office of Financial Aid must verify your enrollment status before your financial aid and scholarships can be disbursed, so there may be some expenses you must pay up front (like airfare) and be reimbursed later.