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Top 69 Study Abroad Scholarships in February 2024

Written by Will Geiger

Will Geiger is the co-founder of Scholarships360 and has a decade of experience in college admissions and financial aid. He is a former Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Kenyon College where he personally reviewed 10,000 admissions applications and essays. Will also managed the Kenyon College merit scholarship program and served on the financial aid appeals committee. He has also worked as an Associate Director of College Counseling at a high school in New Haven, Connecticut. Will earned his master’s in education from the University of Pennsylvania and received his undergraduate degree in history from Wake Forest University.

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Updated: November 30th, 2023

When you are thinking about studying abroad, cost is one of the most important factors to consider. After all, study abroad can be expensive! Students will have to pay for tuition, plane tickets, meals, room & board, and other expenses. The good news is that study abroad scholarships and financial aid can help make study abroad affordable!

In fact, in some situations, students can wind up saving money by studying abroad. Keep on reading to learn more about how you can pay for your study abroad experience! We will be profiling some of the top scholarship and financial aid opportunities available to high school and college students.

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$10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Scholarships360

Exclusive
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Scholarships360

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The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

$2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application
1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
Apply

Hilda Specter Morgenstern Merit Scholarship

Offered by Morganstern Scholarship

1 award worth $2,500
Deadline Feb 28, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

Offered by Morganstern Scholarship

If you’re a Jewish woman planning to study in Israel during your undergraduate education, then the Hilda Specter Morgenstern Merit Scholarship may be the perfect…Show More

If you’re a Jewish woman planning to study in Israel during your undergraduate education, then the Hilda Specter Morgenstern Merit Scholarship may be the perfect…Show More

If you’re a Jewish woman planning to study in Israel during your undergraduate education, then the Hilda Specter Morgenstern Merit Scholarship may be the perfect opportunity for you! Dedicated to helping Jewish women learn more about government and public policy, the scholarship aims to help one lucky student pay for college expenses each year. The winning student must demonstrate interest in public advocacy, public policy, and/or government affairs. If you’re a Jewish female university student interested in public and/or government service, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

1 award worth $2,500
Deadline Feb 28, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
Get Started

$40,000 BigFuture Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application
Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application

Open to US-based high school students in the classes of 2024, 2025, and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Open to US-based high school students in the classes of 2024, 2025, and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Open to US-based high school students in the classes of 2024, 2025, and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Apply

Emily and George Severinghaus Beck Education Abroad Scholarship

Offered by Melton Center for Jewish Studies

2 awards worth $3,000
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by Melton Center for Jewish Studies

Are you an Ohio State University student planning on studying Yiddish and/or Jewish studies abroad? Then consider applying for the Emily and George Severinghaus Beck…Show More

Are you an Ohio State University student planning on studying Yiddish and/or Jewish studies abroad? Then consider applying for the Emily and George Severinghaus Beck…Show More

Are you an Ohio State University student planning on studying Yiddish and/or Jewish studies abroad? Then consider applying for the Emily and George Severinghaus Beck Education Abroad Scholarship! Giving priority to students demonstrating financial need, the scholarship awards $2,000 to two students each year who are accepted to relevant study abroad programs. Just bear in mind that if your desired study abroad program is located in Israel, your acceptance of the award is contingent upon Ohio State’s approval of your travel there. Nonetheless, if you’re an Ohio State University student eager to study Yiddish or Jewish studies abroad, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

2 awards worth $3,000
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

Niche $25,000 No Essay Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Niche

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Niche

Easy Application

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year.

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year.

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year.

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Ellen E. and Victor J. Cohn Education Abroad Scholarship Fund for Study at Hebrew University

Offered by Melton Center for Jewish Studies

2 awards worth up to $5,000
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by Melton Center for Jewish Studies

Are you an Ohio State University student who will be temporarily studying at Israel’s Hebrew University? Then you might want to consider applying to the…Show More

Are you an Ohio State University student who will be temporarily studying at Israel’s Hebrew University? Then you might want to consider applying to the…Show More

Are you an Ohio State University student who will be temporarily studying at Israel’s Hebrew University? Then you might want to consider applying to the Ellen E. and Victor J. Cohn Education Abroad Scholarship Fund! Each year, the scholarship awards up to $5,000 to two OSU students studying at Hebrew University. Just bear in mind that receiving the award is contingent upon your acceptance to Hebrew University as well as OSU’s approval of your travel to Israel. Nonetheless, if you’re an OSU student who will be studying at Hebrew University soon, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

2 awards worth up to $5,000
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

Offered by U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

3000 awards worth up to $5,000
Deadline Mar 7, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, a government branch that…Show More

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, a government branch that…Show More

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, a government branch that works to increase “mutual understanding by means of educational and cultural exchange that assist in the development of peaceful relations.” Each year, their Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program awards up to $5,000 to Pell Grant-eligible students at accredited U.S. universities who are applying or have been accepted to study abroad programs. If this scholarship sounds like a fit for you, keep on reading for more application details.Show Less

3000 awards worth up to $5,000
Deadline Mar 7, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

$25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

International Research Scientist Development Award

Offered by Fogarty International Fellowship

1 award worth up to $140,000
Deadline Mar 8, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students

Offered by Fogarty International Fellowship

The International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) provides financial support to advanced postdoctoral U.S. research scientists and recently appointed U.S. junior faculty for an intensive,…Show More

The International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) provides financial support to advanced postdoctoral U.S. research scientists and recently appointed U.S. junior faculty for an intensive,…Show More

The International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) provides financial support to advanced postdoctoral U.S. research scientists and recently appointed U.S. junior faculty for an intensive, mentored 3-5-year-long research career development experience in an eligible LMIC (low or middle-income country). Applicants must also be at least two years beyond the conferral of their doctoral degree and have both U.S. and LMIC primary mentors. To apply, interested students should demonstrate that they are committed to an independent research career in global health, and justify the need for three to five years of mentored research experience in order to become an independent research scientist. If you're a postdoctoral research scientist or junior faculty wanting to conduct intensive, mentored research abroad, consider applying! Keep on reading and check out the Fogarty International Fellowship webpage to learn more.Show Less

1 award worth up to $140,000
Deadline Mar 8, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students
Get Started

The Maude and Alexander Hadden Scholarship

Offered by Youth Foundation Inc.

Mulitple awards worth $5,000
Deadline Mar 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Youth Foundation Inc.

The Maude and Alexander Hadden Scholarship annually awards $5,000 to multiple college-bound high school seniors who demonstrate financial need and will be attending a four-year…Show More

The Maude and Alexander Hadden Scholarship annually awards $5,000 to multiple college-bound high school seniors who demonstrate financial need and will be attending a four-year…Show More

The Maude and Alexander Hadden Scholarship annually awards $5,000 to multiple college-bound high school seniors who demonstrate financial need and will be attending a four-year university in the United States. The scholarship is renewable for a maximum of four regular undergraduate school years, and, subject to the rules of a student’s college or university, may be applied toward a semester or year of study abroad. To qualify for renewal, scholarships must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher. If you're a college-bound high school senior who demonstrates financial need, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Mulitple awards worth $5,000
Deadline Mar 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

$10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Students

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school students.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school students.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school students.

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Students
Apply

Aga Khan International Scholarship Program

Offered by Aga Khan Foundation

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students

Offered by Aga Khan Foundation

The Aga Khan International Scholarship Program is funded by the Aga Khan Foundation, an organization that brings together human, financial, and technical resources to address…Show More

The Aga Khan International Scholarship Program is funded by the Aga Khan Foundation, an organization that brings together human, financial, and technical resources to address…Show More

The Aga Khan International Scholarship Program is funded by the Aga Khan Foundation, an organization that brings together human, financial, and technical resources to address some of the challenges faced by the poorest and most marginalized communities in the world. Every year, their Aga Khan International Scholarship Program awards scholarships of varying amounts to multiple outstanding students from a number of Middle Eastern, Asian, and African nations who plan on pursuing postgraduate studies in the U.S. If this scholarship sounds like a fit for you, keep on reading for more application details.Show Less

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students
Get Started

Lemmermann Foundation Fellowship Award for Research in Rome (Italy)

Offered by Lemmermann Foundation

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students

Offered by Lemmermann Foundation

The Lemmermann Foundation Fellowship Award for Research in Rome (Italy) provides a fantastic opportunity for postgraduate university students to delve into the rich history and…Show More

The Lemmermann Foundation Fellowship Award for Research in Rome (Italy) provides a fantastic opportunity for postgraduate university students to delve into the rich history and…Show More

The Lemmermann Foundation Fellowship Award for Research in Rome (Italy) provides a fantastic opportunity for postgraduate university students to delve into the rich history and culture of Rome. With scholarships awarding approximately 750 euros per month (~810 USD), recipients can immerse themselves in research concerning Rome and the Roman culture, spanning from the pre-Roman period to the present day. This scholarship is ideal for those in seeking to enrich their knowledge about Rome and gain valuable experiences in a city steeped in history. If this sounds like a good opportunity, we encourage you to apply. Buona fortuna!Show Less

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students
Get Started

$1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Appily

Easy Application
Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore

Offered by Appily

Easy Application

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
Apply

Awards for Advanced Study or Research in the USA

Offered by American-Scandinavian Foundation

Multiple awards worth $2,500 - $10,000
Deadline Apr 1, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students

Offered by American-Scandinavian Foundation

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF)'s Awards for Advanced Study or Research in the USA offer funding to Scandinavians to undertake study or research programs at the…Show More

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF)'s Awards for Advanced Study or Research in the USA offer funding to Scandinavians to undertake study or research programs at the…Show More

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF)'s Awards for Advanced Study or Research in the USA offer funding to Scandinavians to undertake study or research programs at the graduate and post-graduate level in the United States for up to one year. Candidates for awards from Iceland, Finland, Norway, and Sweden are recommended to ASF by their cooperating organizations. However, ASF accepts applications directly from Danish students who wish to study or conduct research in the United States. In order to apply, submit applications to the appropriate cooperative organization listed on ASF's website. Awards are made in all fields. For Danish students, special funding is available for graduate research or study in the U.S. on Holocaust studies, Jewish history, anti-Semitism, genocide, conflict resolution, racial or religious intolerance, or human rights. If you're a Scandinavian pursuing graduate study or research in the U.S., we encourage you to apply!Show Less

Multiple awards worth $2,500 - $10,000
Deadline Apr 1, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students
Get Started

Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation Scholarship

Offered by Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation

Multiple awards worth $1,500
Deadline May 17, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation

If you have attained the Girl Scout Silver or Gold Award, then you may be eligible to receive a scholarship from the Corinne Jeannine Schillings…Show More

If you have attained the Girl Scout Silver or Gold Award, then you may be eligible to receive a scholarship from the Corinne Jeannine Schillings…Show More

If you have attained the Girl Scout Silver or Gold Award, then you may be eligible to receive a scholarship from the Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation! This organization is dedicated to supporting college women who want to learn about other cultures through foreign language study and/or study abroad. The foundation offers two types of scholarships for Silver and Gold Award Girl Scouts – the “Scholarship to Study a Foreign Language” and the “Scholarship to Study Abroad”. If you have a background in Girl Scouts and you’re interested in learning about other cultures, you’d be a perfect candidate for this scholarship!Show Less

Multiple awards worth $1,500
Deadline May 17, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

$5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application
1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

GyanDhan Scholarship

Offered by GyanDhan

1 award worth $1,203
Deadline Aug 31, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students

Offered by GyanDhan

Are you an Indian resident with an undergraduate degree from an Indian university who plans to pursue a 2-year postgraduate course in the US, Canada,…Show More

Are you an Indian resident with an undergraduate degree from an Indian university who plans to pursue a 2-year postgraduate course in the US, Canada,…Show More

Are you an Indian resident with an undergraduate degree from an Indian university who plans to pursue a 2-year postgraduate course in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, or Germany? If so, the GyanDhan Scholarship may be an amazing opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards INR 100,000 (approximately $1,200 USD) to the top applicant. To apply, interested students must submit their university acceptance letter, GRE/GMAT score, TOEFL/IELTS score, a resume, a ~1,500-word statement of purpose, and an optional letter of recommendation. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

1 award worth $1,203
Deadline Aug 31, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students
Get Started

Fulbright-Charles University Distinguished Scholar

Offered by Council for International Exchange of Scholars

Multiple awards worth $6,000
Deadline Sep 16, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students

Offered by Council for International Exchange of Scholars

The "Fulbright-Charles University Distinguished Scholar" award is open to Ph.D. and Terminal Degree holders interested in conducting research and teaching courses in any discipline at…Show More

The "Fulbright-Charles University Distinguished Scholar" award is open to Ph.D. and Terminal Degree holders interested in conducting research and teaching courses in any discipline at…Show More

The "Fulbright-Charles University Distinguished Scholar" award is open to Ph.D. and Terminal Degree holders interested in conducting research and teaching courses in any discipline at Charles University in Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic. Selected Scholars will be required to teach one or two courses (maximum three hours) per week at advanced undergraduate and graduate levels, consult on curriculum development, discuss their topic of specialization with faculty, and conduct research in their area of specialization at Charles University. To apply, you obtain a letter of invitation to apply, which should state the dates of the grant, the name of the host contact person, accessibility of research facilities, and the extent of other support provided. In addition, you must submit a Project Statement, a CV or Resume, and two Letters of Recommendation. If you wish to conduct research and/or teach in the Czech Republic, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

Multiple awards worth $6,000
Deadline Sep 16, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students
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How to win study abroad scholarships

As you begin writing your study abroad scholarship applications, be sure to focus on what you hope to accomplish in your time abroad. Speak about past experiences and how they will help equip you to make the most of your experience. And be sure to fit the programs you’re applying for into your general career trajectory.

Remember, study abroad can be a period of exploration and fun, but scholarship providers are not looking to fund a vacation. Be sure to speak of your semester abroad in terms of a learning experience and discuss clear goals you have for your time there. If you are learning the language of the country you’d study in, be sure to put that front-and-center, and discuss how being in that country will help you achieve fluency.

Writing an effective essay

Scholarship essays are their own artform, and there are many tips and tricks to help you write an effective application. We have guides to help you through that process. Let us help you start and end your scholarship essays, tailor your writing to 250 or 500 word limits, and write effectively about yourself. Be sure also to check out our guide to writing scholarship resumes, and responding to common scholarship prompts.

Need-based financial aid for studying abroad

One of the great things about study abroad is that students can qualify for financial aid to study abroad (just like any other academic semester). This means that any need-based financial aid you are receiving can be applied to pay for your study abroad semester. This includes need-based grants specifically from your college, as well as Pell Grants.

This means that students will need to submit their FAFSA each year (as well as any other financial aid forms that your institution requires).

Students who are receiving merit-based scholarships will also be able to apply their awards to a study abroad experience. In fact, some merit and full ride scholarships will offer students a specific stipend for study abroad.

Related: Everything you need to know about the Fulbright Scholarship

Resources for students studying abroad

Studyabroad.com handbook

This handbook walks you through each step of the study abroad process, from choosing a location, to preparing for your program, to making the most of it once you’re there. If ever in doubt, this handbook probably has an answer for you!

CIEE

CIEE is a popular study abroad program provider. You can check their website for a list of available programs — even if you don’t end up going with them, it’s a good way to get a general survey of what study abroad programs look like.

U.S. State Department Visa Services

Unfortunately, study abroad isn’t all fun and games! There is a fair amount of paperwork you’ll have to complete, and one of the first steps, and the one you should be the most careful about, is the visa. You’ll need to get a student visa for wherever you are going. Start this process early, so if there are any complications, it won’t foil your plans to study abroad.

U.S. State Department Passport Services

It’s time to pull your passport out of that dusty drawer and check to make sure it’s all in order. Make sure that it does not expire within six months of the date of the end of your program. Some countries make this a requirement for entry. Passport services often take a long time, so be sure to start this early and keep on top of the process.

Frequently asked questions

Is my tuition the same if I study abroad?

Tuition typically does not change when you study abroad. However, this can vary on a college-by-college basis. Make sure to be in touch with your school’s international study office, and financial aid office.

How can I get a full scholarship to study abroad?

If you are looking to study abroad through a program at an American university, you’ll have to get a full scholarship to your home university to study abroad for free. This is because you will still be paying tuition at your home school, regardless of whether you are studying abroad or not. However, some international schools offer tuition-free education. For more on this, check out our article on countries with free college.

Can I still use a Pell Grant if I am studying abroad?

If you are studying abroad through an accredited American university, you’ll be able to use a Pell Grant to fund your studies. So long as you are technically taking the courses through your university, there will be no issue. However, if you unenroll from your home school and enroll at an overseas university, you will not be able to use the Pell Grant. 

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