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Grants and funding opportunities

Things to keep in mind

We are only able to present limited information about scholarships and funding on this website. There may be other possibilities available in your home country which are not listed here or via the grantfinders. To explore other opportunities, you could also consider contacting e.g.

  • your home institution
  • your country's Embassy abroad
  • your local Ministry of Education

EuroScholars Grants Spring 2020

  • The EuroScholars Consortium awards a limited number of grants of € 2500 per semester to help lower-income students and students with disabilities in line with the diversity policy of the European Consortium of EuroScholars.
  • The EuroScholars Grants are counted towards the payment of the EuroScholars Program Fee. (students will receive an invoice for the remaining amount)
  • Students participating in more than one semester will only be eligible to receive the grant once.
  • Only full applications will be considered.

In order to be considered for a grant, students must have their full EuroScholars program application and EuroScholars Grant application submitted to ISA by the application deadline. Students will be able to submit their grant application materials to the ISA Student Portal along with their application materials.

Grant Application Requirements:

Financial Award Letter

Students must submit a financial award letter from their home institution’s financial aid office. The financial award letter must include information on any funding the student is already receiving towards their program cost. Financial need will be a strong factor in determining the awards, but students will not be discounted if they receive no aid.

Statement of Impact

Students must submit a statement in which they discuss how this grant will contribute to their ability to participate in EuroScholars. Any special circumstances, challenges, or other considerations applicants wish to convey should be included. Applicants may also choose to discuss their motivation for applying for a EuroScholars placement. This narrative must not exceed 400 words.

Academic References

Students’ faculty references from the EuroScholars application will be submitted with the scholarship materials and taken into consideration during the review process.

General scholarships 

The Gilman Scholarship Fund

The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are planning to study and intern abroad.

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year.

Foundation for Global Scholars

FGS awards scholarships to US citizens studying abroad, three times annually. Scholarships are valued at $2000.

International Scholarships for Canadian students

Funding opportunities for study and research abroad offered by the Canadian Government.

The Whitaker Foundation

The Whitaker International Program sends emerging leaders in US biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) overseas to undertake a self-designed project that will enhance their careers within the field.

Whitaker Foundation

Country specific scholarships

Most European Countries in which the EuroScholars Program is offered, have a nationwide organisation that promotes higher education in that country. They may also provide scholarships for international students.


German Academic Exchange Service: DAAD
The DAAD has an office in New York, founded in 1971, to support academic exchange between the US, Canada and Germany. DAAD has two information centers dedicated to serving the needs of students and faculty on the west coast of the United States and in Canada. They promote study and research in Germany, advise local students on funding opportunities, and build ties between German and US or Canadian universities. DAAD Undergraduate Scholarships for Research and/or Internships in Germany


NUFFIC (Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education), Grantfinder is the online search engine which provides a broad range of Dutch scholarships for international students who wish to come to the Netherlands.


Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, provides information about scholarships for US students going abroad to Switzerland.

Swiss National Science Foundation, funding schemes.

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