• Invaluable to my professional development

Scholarships and Grants

Most forms of financial aid, scholarships and loans may be used as payment. If you need to defer payment because you are waiting on financial aid, you and your financial aid advisor must complete the payment deferral request form together and return it to the study abroad office by the first payment deadline (August 1 for fall semester, December 1 for spring semester).

Download ESC Payment Deferral Form (pdf)

Scholarship Application Deadlines:

Spring = October 1        I        Fall = April 1

Scholarship application deadlines are evaluated independently of program application deadlines and are not influenced by individual program application deadline extensions.


Students who apply directly through the ESC Heidelberg and pay the published program fees are eligible to be awarded ESC Heidelberg scholarships and grants.

Awards may vary depending on the scholarship fund, number of awardees, and selection criteria as stated on this application. The committee is not obligated to award any funds.

Global Ambassador Scholarship

The European Study Center is offering five $1,000 scholarships for students who qualify.

To be considered for this scholarship, please send the following to info@studyabroad-germany.eu:

  • Completed Fall or Spring program application
  • Completed scholarship application form
  • Proof of a minimum 3.0 GPA (current unofficial transcript)
  • Signed and completed payment deferral request form
  • Resume
  • Personal essay – should answer the following questions in 400-500 words:
    • Describe how a personal experience or person in your life has motivated you
      to study abroad in a foreign country?
    • What are your expectations while abroad?
    • How do you think or hope your study abroad experience will affect your life
      once you return home?

Download Scholarship Application Form (pdf)

Affiliate Grant

Students from affiliate partner universities are eligible to automatically receive an affiliate grant of $300 for either semester program or $150 for summer.

List of Affiliate Partners

“GO AGAIN” Grant for CEPA faculty-led students

Students who have been on a faculty-program with CEPA automatically qualify for a $500 grant to study abroad for a full semester. The “GO AGAIN” Grant is awarded by CEPA Foundation. Additional scholarships are available for students who qualify.

Go to the CEPA Foundation website to submit your application.

Additional Financial Support

UIW students: UIW Global Experience Travel (GET) Award

All students:
We encourage eligible students to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The scholarship provides awards for U.S. citizens who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Award amounts are up to $5,000 per semester.