The opportunity to study abroad may only come once in a lifetime. And while it offers students the chance to expand their personal and academic horizons, we understand that finances play a major role in the decision-making process for many students and families. With that in mind, St. John’s offers substantial grants to make semester-length study abroad more affordable. These grants are offered based on availability and student financial need, and students may apply their grant to the program fee for St. John's semester programs in Europe (Western Europe: $8,990; Discover France or Italy: $8,490) in order to make their international education dreams a reality – without the financial burden. Students will be notified by the Office of Student Financial Services of their eligibility for a study abroad grant twice per academic year... that's how committed we are to globalizing every student's education!
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 colleague in the Office of Student Financial Services: Kayon McKenzie. If you're a veteran interested in studying abroad, please contact Amy Park.
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.
Beyond these St. John's sources for funding, OIE also provides an extensive list of external funding opportunities. Make sure to plan early as some of the application deadlines fall early in the semester.
In keeping with St. John's global mission, OIE is proud to announce the new Global Opportunities (GO) award. Available to St. John's incoming class of 2021, the GO award offers $2500 to eligible second-year students to support your global education in a Discover Italy, Discover France or Western Europe program, or one of our summer sessions (see below) in either Rome or Paris following your second year.
For students in psychology, biology, chemistry, and government and politics, the GO award may be used in your third year for the major-specific program associated with your degree: Discover Italy: Psychology, Discover France: Biology and Chemistry, or Discover Italy: Government and Politics programs.
The award is granted on a first-come, first-served basis due to space limitations, so an early application is key! Students must be academically eligible for their study abroad program. The GO award may not be available for the few majors which don't have space in their curriculum to allow for study abroad.
The Italian Cultural Center (ICC) seeks to encourage knowledge of and enthusiasm for Italy by funding talented students who have been accepted to study abroad at St. John’s Rome Campus during the summer, fall or spring sessions. Applicants must be currently matriculated undergraduate students who have completed their first year at St. John’s, have a minimum 3.25 GPA, and have commitment to sharing their learning abroad and their passion for Italy through a project or event upon their return to New York.
This award is applicable to the following St. John’s University programs, with the following awards:
To apply, please complete the online ICC Abroad: Passion for Italy scholarship application along with your study abroad application. Here are a few other application details:
Are all matriculated undergraduates at St. John’s eligible for this program?
Do I need to be Italian or Italian-American to apply?
The Licari Scholarship, funded through a generous donation by CCPS Professor of Management & Marketing Andrea Licari, seeks to provide needy undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to study abroad on one of St. John’s short-term faculty-directed programs. The Licari Scholarship will provide 3 to 5 grants of between $500 and $1000 to students demonstrating high financial need to help defray the cost of their participation in a St. John's faculty-directed summer or winter program. This scholarship is only open to St. John's students studying abroad on a January stand-alone program or a summer program, and may be applied both to our programs at St. John's campuses in Europe (Paris and Rome) or to programs traveling beyond those two cities, such as our programs to Cuba, Argentina and Morocco.
Simply click here to apply online!!