As you prepare for study abroad, you and your parents may have questions about the cost. You'll find the cost of each program and what is included at the bottom of each program fact sheet. Please use the resources to the left for more information. You should speak with your financial aid advisor if you have any questions about your financial aid package. You can find more information in the Study Abroad Manual.
Pricing and Billing for Traditional Study Abroad Programs
To view which traditional study abroad costs will be covered by Northeastern and which are the responsibility of the student, please click here.
To simplify financial aid policies for study abroad, the University would like to make clear just which aspects of study abroad your Merit Scholarships will cover. Northeastern charges tuition and a study abroad fee. The study abroad fee includes housing, with the exception of a few programs where housing is not included. Those programs have a lower study abroad fee. All students receiving a merit scholarship consisting of Northeastern University funding may use the tuition portion of their scholarship to cover the tuition cost of the study abroad program. However, the student must pay the remainder of the program fee that includes housing.
Study Abroad Scholarships
- Bridging Scholarships (Study abroad in Japan only)
- Assoc. of Teachers of Japanese: Study abroad in Japan
- The BUTEX Scholarship (UK)
- LIVFund Scholarship (Study in Latin America)
- Dr. Ina Stegen Scholarship (Study at Salzburg College-Austria)
Nationally Competitive Fellowships & Scholarships
Below is a list of nationally competitive fellowships & scholarships provided by the Northeastern campus office in charge of supporting and managing applications for nationally and internationally competitive fellowships and scholarships.
- Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
Grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad
- DAAD Scholarship Study in Germany
Scholarships, grants, and fellowships in Germany for US and Canadian citizens, from undergraduate students to post-doctoral scholars as well as faculty and higher education professionals
- Fulbright Scholarships
A year abroad engaged in study/research or teaching English
- NSEP Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
Boren Scholarships promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion
General Study Abroad Scholarships & Loans
- NU Financial Aid
- Institute for International Education - Study Abroad Funding Database
- Sally Whitcher Award
- University of Minnesota Scholarship Database
- Gilman Scholarship
- BASAA Scholarship for underrepresented students
- Goabroad.com Scholarship Database
- Studyabroad.com Scholarship Database
- Student Guide to Financial Aid
- Worldwide Study Abroad Directory
- College Board Scholarship Database
- Financial Aid from the U.S. Department of Education
- Rotary International
- Study Abroad Funding
- All Abroad (Scholarships)
- Phi Kappa Phi (Grants)
- International Scholarships
- Diversity Abroad
- General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts
- CIEE Scholarships - only for use on CIEE programs
- Additional Scholarships
Federal Rules regarding Duration of Study Abroad
Students receiving federal financial aid should be aware that there are some restrictions on the number of semesters, or course credits, for study abroad that can be counted toward a degree program. These restrictions apply to study at a foreign institution in our traditional study abroad and exchange programs, but not to our faculty-led programs, such as the Dialogue of Civilizations.
While students may use federal financial aid for study abroad and exchange programs, federal regulations limit students receiving federal financial aid to no more than two semesters of study abroad or exchange at participating foreign universities or programs. Generally, this means that you may study abroad at more than one foreign university or program, but may not transfer more than two semesters of study abroad or exchange credit to Northeastern University. Federal regulations mandate that no more than 25% of a student’s educational program or coursework be provided by a foreign university. All credit from all foreign institutions accepted as credit toward the degree is counted in this two semester limit.
If you are unsure of your federal aid status, please consult with your financial aid advisor.