All students should have the opportunity to study abroad. To help make this a reality, TEAN offers a variety of generous scholarships – from $1,000 to $5,000 and even an annual full scholarship – to help significantly cover study abroad costs. We give the most scholarships to students who are both deserving and demonstrating a need. You can apply for a TEAN scholarship and find out if you’ve been awarded before our program application deadlines so that you can be fully aware of your financial situation before starting the entire process.

Available scholarships include the annual full ride scholarship, need- and merit-based scholarships, diversity scholarships, a photography scholarship, school-specific scholarships and more to help support as many students as possible. Check out the current scholarships below to see what’s right for you!

TEAN Scholarships

TEAN Full Ride Scholarship

The Education Abroad Network Full Ride Scholarship is designed to give a stand-out student the opportunity to study abroad. The scholarship can be used for any summer or fall 2021 TEAN program and covers tuition, program fees and orientation (up to $15,000 value). You can read more about the history of the TEAN full ride scholarship and previous winners here.  There is not a separate application for the TEAN Full Ride. All applicants who apply for a Merit, Need or Diversity scholarship by the March 1, 2021 deadline will be considered. There will be one Full Ride Scholarship awarded for 2021.

Merit-Based Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to award those who have not only achieved academic excellence but have served as leaders and role models within their community. $1,000 – $3,000.

Need-Based Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to award those who have achieved academic excellence, demonstrated community involvement and require extra financial assistance. $1,000 – $5,000.

Diversity Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to award those who identify with underrepresented groups in study abroad (ex. non-white, LGBTQ+, neurodiverse students, first generation college students, etc). We encourage all students who have overcome challenges, specifically related to their identity, to apply for this scholarship. $1,000 – $3,000

  • Students must have their study abroad office complete the Statement from University document in order to be considered for the scholarship. You can either do this on your TEAN online application for the program, or use this PDF version if you haven’t applied online for the program yet.
  • Applicants applying for the Need Based Scholarship must show proof of financial need by submitting their financial aid award letter from their home university. This should be emailed to
  • Must meet the GPA and eligibility requirements for the individual program that they want to attend.
  • Students can only submit their application one time for scholarships per application cycle (per term), applicants should select their top program choice when applying.
  • Disbursement can only be applied towards total program fees. Cash disbursements will not be made under any circumstances.
  • Scholarship applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
Selection Criteria
  • Will be based on the overall application materials, including a personal essay and overall presentation.
  • Applications will be judged by a panel of TEAN staff members.
  • To be considered for the scholarship you must meet the above requirements.
  • No exceptions regarding the above requirements will be made.
  • All scholarships are for TEAN abroad programs only. Students attending faculty-led programs with their home university, hosted or organized by TEAN do not qualify. Virtual programs including the Global Remote Internship and Career Semester do not qualify.
  • You can apply for as many scholarships as you like but would only be awarded one.
  • Completing the application is not a guarantee for a scholarship award.

Spring Semester and Winter Programs
Scholarship Application Deadline: October 15
Spring 2021 Extended Deadline: November 6
Award Notification: Mid-November

Summer Programs
Scholarship Application Deadline: March 1 – and Full Ride 2021 deadline 
Award Notification: Mid-March

Fall Semester Programs
Scholarship Application Deadline: April 1
Award Notification: Mid-April

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TEAN Scholarships FAQs

TEAN Scholarship FAQs

If your question is not answered below, please contact us.

I’m applying for a fall program. Do I have to apply for the Full Ride by the listed March 1 deadline and then re-apply for the fall scholarships?
You only need to apply once. If you apply by the March 1 deadline, we will consider your application for the Full Ride and then your application will be rolled over for the fall scholarship considerations. If you decide resubmit your application, the scholarship committee will consider the most recent application submitted.

What do I need to submit for my financial aid? Do you need something official?
You can submit a letter from your university that details your current financial aid or take an online screenshot of your financial aid status. It doesn’t need to be an official copy. The more detail you can share the better, however, because it will help the scholarship committee better evaluate your application. Please submit information to

I don’t currently receive financial aid. Can I still be considered for the need-based scholarship?
Yes. You can submit a detailed statement to the scholarship committee providing information around your current financial situation and the costs you anticipate for the program, plus outline any scholarships, parental support or other savings you will be using toward this program. The more details you can share the better, because it will help the scholarship committee better evaluate your application. Please submit information to

I’m in high school…am I eligible for TEAN Scholarships?
Yes, you are eligible for TEAN Scholarships assuming you meet the eligibility for the program you’re applying for.

I’m in high school…how do I complete the Statement from University doc?
Please have your guidance counselor complete the form for you. It should be mailed to

Do I have to apply for a program and pay the $100 application deposit to be able to apply for scholarships?
No, you can apply for scholarships first before a program, assuming the deadline for the program hasn’t passed.

How many students receive scholarships? How likely is it that I will receive a scholarship if I apply?
We are unable to give an exact answer on this because it’s dependent on the number of applicants and strength of applications each term. We strongly encourage you to take the time to work on a thoughtful application. Typically around 30% of TEAN applicants submit a scholarship application.

Photography Scholarship

Photography Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship is for a study abroad applicant who is also a talented photographer. Semester scholarships are $500 and summer program scholarships are $250.  The winning applicant will commit to documenting their semester abroad and submitting photographs to TEAN.

  • Must be accepted into a TEAN semester program. Students may not apply for the scholarship before they are formally accepted into a TEAN program.
  • Must complete the online scholarship application (the link to apply is listed below).
  • Must submit a digital portfolio of their photography with a minimum of 10 photos to be reviewed, as part of the application process.
  • If successful, the winning applicants will be required to sign a contract that outlines the expectations for documenting the semester and deadlines for submitting photos.
  • The scholarship winner(s) will own the copyright of submitted photos. Photographs that are submitted can be used by TEAN to promote TEAN programs in any and all media.
  • Scholarship applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
  • The winner(s) will be selected based on the application, short answers and photography portfolio. Applications will be judged by a panel of TEAN staff members.
  • To be considered for the Photography Scholarship students must meet the above requirements. Assessment will be based on the overall application and the digital portfolio that shows the applicant’s photography skills.
  • No exceptions regarding the above requirements will be made.

Spring (January/Feb – May/June): December 15
Summer (June/July/August): April 30
Fall (July/August – November/December): June 15

Awards are announced prior to departure.

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TEAN Grants

TEAN Sequel Grant

If you have already been abroad on a TEAN program and choose to do a second TEAN program (must be a different program and/or location), you can receive a $500 grant for a semester abroad program, $350 grant for a summer or internship abroad program or $250 toward our Global Remote Internship or Career Semester programs. Please complete this form to let us know.

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Sibling Discount

Receive a grant to help pay for your TEAN program if your sibling has already attended a TEAN program: $350 for summer programs or $500 for semester programs.

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Full Academic Year Abroad

Want to spend an entire year abroad? You can receive a $2,000 grant to go toward your program fees if you complete two semesters of the same program back to back.

Please note that this grant excludes Vietnam and Singapore options. Students also don’t participate again on the program orientation or excursions but can attend TEAN catch-ups and the farewell dinner.

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TEAN Host University Scholarships

TEAN Host University Scholarships

The following universities have committed scholarship funds. Any TEAN applicants for these universities that apply for a TEAN merit, need or diversity scholarship will automatically be considered for a university specific scholarship if available.

New Zealand

University of Auckland
One US$5,000 Merit based scholarship available each semester.

Two US$2,000 People & Place scholarships available for the spring and one US$2,000 scholarship available for the fall. The applicant must be majoring in a field related to indigenous studies, anthropology, sociology, or history and enroll in two classes at the University of Auckland relating to Maori or Pacific Island studies or New Zealand history and culture.

Two US$2,000 Choose Earth scholarships available for the spring and one US$2,000 scholarship available for the fall. The applicant must be majoring in a field related to environmental science/management or sustainability and enroll in two classes at the University of Auckland relating to the environment or sustainability.

South Korea

Summer in Seoul – Korea University
One US$2,000 Merit-based award and one US$1,000 Need-based award available for Summer 2021.

External Scholarships

External Scholarships

We encourage students to apply to as many external scholarships as they are eligible. Each year many scholarships go unawarded due to a lack of applicants. It is important that you also consult your Study Abroad Office and Financial Aid office to inquire about additional scholarship opportunities. Below are some resources for finding additional scholarships.

  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
    “The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad.”
  • Boren Scholarship Award for International Study
    Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East
  • Freeman-ASIA
    Scholarship opportunities for students studying abroad in East and Southeast Asia.
  • Gilman-McCain Scholarship
    The U.S. Department of State’s Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for undergraduate child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs.


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