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 semester or summer 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 Oct 15 deadline will be considered. There will be one Full Ride Scholarship awarded for 2019.

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 programs only. Students attending faculty-led programs with their home university, hosted or organized by TEAN also 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 Programs – and Full Ride deadline 
Scholarship Application Deadline: October 15
Award Notification: Late October

Summer Programs
Scholarship Application Deadline: March 1
Award Notification: Mid-March

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

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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 (program length must be 4 weeks or more) 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 Host University Scholarships

TEAN Host University Scholarships

The following universities have committed scholarship funds for 2019. 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.

AUT University
One US$1,000 scholarship available each semester.

University of Canterbury
NZ$8,000 available in scholarship funds for Spring and Fall 2019.  Minimum of $2,000, maximum of $5,000/student.

Massey University – Wellington / Massey University – Palmerston North
One NZ$1,000 scholarship available for Spring 2019 and NZ$3,000 available for Fall 2019.

University of Otago
Two NZ$1,000 scholarships available for each semester.

Victoria University of Wellington
Two NZD$1,000 for TEAN for 2019


Bond University
Four x AU$1,000 scholarships available each semester.
One AU$400 bookshop voucher each semester.

University of New South Wales
Five AU$5,000 scholarships and one AU$3,000 scholarship for the fall and spring semesters.

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 2019.

Gilman Bonus Grant

Gilman Bonus Grant

If you’re awarded a Gilman scholarship towards your TEAN program, we’ll chip in another $500 for semester programs or $250 for summer programs. Please complete the form below by the listed deadline for your program to let us know. Your Program Manager will request proof of the award once they’ve been awarded.

Deadline to Notify Us

Spring (January/Feb – May/June): Jan 1
Summer (June/July/August): April 1
Fall (July/August – November/December): July 1

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TEAN Sequel Grant

TEAN Sequel Grant

For all students who have already been abroad on a TEAN program and do a second TEAN program, you can receive a $300 grant for semester programs or a $150 grant for summer or internship programs. Please complete this form to let us know.

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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.


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