Grants & Scholarships
Who would say “no” to free money?
The chance to study abroad is once in a lifetime. While it offers students the chance to expand their personal and academic horizons, we understand that finances can be a big part in the decision-making process. With that in mind, St. John’s offers substantial grants to make semester-length study abroad more affordable. These grants are based entirely on need and eligible students can receive in excess to $6,000 in additional aid against the $8,290 program fee to make their international education dreams a reality – without the financial burden. Students will be notified of their eligibility via paper letter and e-mail twice per academic year.
The Office of Global Studies is a strong proponent of rewarding high-achieving students for their commitment to excellence. We believe the University’s hardest-working students deserve the opportunity to expand their international competence through study abroad, so we provide $500 Global Scholars grants to help them accomplish their goals. These grants can be applied toward semester programs, as well as “standalone” summer or winter programs (“embedded” programs are not eligible). Students will be notified of their eligibility by paper letter and mail twice per academic year.
The links below highlight application-based scholarship opportunities, but you should think of your existing St. John’s financial aid—and any additional study abroad grants you’d receive toward a semester abroad—as the “base” for determining how much study abroad will really cost you and your family. For further information, including making a direct comparison between studying abroad and studying in NYC, please contact our colleagues in the Office of Student Financial Services: Rosemary Encarnacion on the Queens campus or the Office of Financial Services on the Staten Island Campus.
Students from other U.S. universities should also contact their home institution's financial aid office, as well as our Visiting Student page, for specific information on the type of aid available to each individual.
The Institute of International Education's (IIE) Study Abroad Funding website has a database to help students discover more study abroad program and scholarship opportunities. Students in search of more funding should click here to research more opportunities.