Loyola University Chicago

Study Abroad


Study Abroad Scholarships

A variety of study abroad scholarships are available to Loyola students. There are a number of scholarships funded by our Global Centers, Global Partner programs, independent organizations, and scholarship search engines with a dedicated interest in fostering international education. The list below is not exhaustive.

John Felice Rome Center (JFRC)

The John Felice Rome Center offers several awars exclusively for Rome Center participants, thanks to generous contributions from Rome Center alumni benefectors.  Click here for further information.


Vietnam Center (LVC)

The Vietnam Center offers need-based scholarships to eligible Loyola University Chicago students.  Additional need-based scholarships are also available for students from visiting institutions. For more information, please visit the Vietnam Center cost page.


B.O.L.D. Award: Building Opportunities for Leadership through Diversity

The B.O.L.D Award is a scholarships that aims to support students who have been historically underrepresentated in study aborad, including but not limited to first generation college students, students in STEM fields, students from diverside backgrounds, and students with disabilities.


Ten B.O.L.D. scholarships in the amount of $3,500 each will be granted to LUC students attending one of Loyola's Global Centers (JFRC or LVC).


Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate financial need (application on file with FAFSA) and be eligible to apply for a Global Center Programs with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Preference will be given to those students who meet the criteria for underrepresentation in study abroad, as described above.

The Beijing Center (TBC)

TBC offers both need and merit based scholarship offerings. For award ranges, eligibility and the application process, please visit the Beijing Center's website.


Saint Louis University Madrid (SLU)

SLU provides tuition scholarships to a select number of U.S. students from U.S. universities who have been accepted for study on the SLU Madrid campus as "visiting" (i.e. study abroad) students. Please refer to SLU's financial aid website for more information regarding application deadlines, eligibility and award amounts.


This scholarship is offered by the Office for International Programs. Loyola students participating in fall, spring and summer API programs are eligible and encouraged to apply. The application for Spring 2019 will be available soon.


API also offeres program-specific scholarship through their website. Check out API's scholarships page for more information.


CIS Abroad

LUC students are awarded an automatic scholarship of $150 for summer internship programs.


Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)

The CLS program is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and builidng relationships between the people of the U.S. and other countries, CLS provides study abroad opportunities to a diverse range of students form across the U.S. at every level of language learning. Most languages offered by the CLS program do not require applications to have any experience studying critical languages. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic and professional pursuits. Please note that CLS is an intensive group-based language and cultural enrichment program. Please check out more information on the CLS website.


IES Abroad

LUC students are eligible to apply for donor-funded scholarships, both those going on IES Abroad and those who are not.  For more information on the offerings, visit the IES scholarhips page.



SIT Study Abroad awards need-based scholarhips and grants. All students participating on an SIT Study Abroad program, irrespective of citizenship, national origin, or home school are eligible to apply. SIT does not require a seperate scholarship application for each fund and students who have been accepted are evaluated for all funds they qualify for. CHeck out SIT's scholarships page for more information.


For students ware are Pell recipients, SIT offers an automatic match of semester Pell awards for students pariticipating on semester long programs.



This scholarship is offered by the Office for International Programs. Loyola students participating in fall, spring and summer USAC programs are eligible and encouraged to apply. The application for Spring 2019 will be available soon.


USAC also offeres program-specific scholarships through the scholarships and discounts page of USAC's website.

Also check out these non-program specific resources

Top 10 Summer Scholarships

External Scholarships for Study Abroad: A list of scholarships and grants provided by external sources (organization, companies or groups) which can be applied to study abroad programs.

For assistance in the scholarship application process, please contact the Office for International Programs or the Fellowship Office.