Financial Planning

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 adviser if you have any questions about your financial aid package. It is important to understand that scholarships are not guaranteed. 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 see our Pricing and Billing Information.

Should you choose to withdraw from a program, please see our Withdrawal and Billing Information.

Merit Scholars

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.

Traditional Study Abroad Scholarships

College-Specific Scholarships

Major-Specific Scholarships

Location-Specific Scholarships

Student Blogs 

Students awarded this scholarship will be required to create and maintain a blog detailing their experiences prior to departure, while on Study Abroad, and upon their return from the program. If selected, students will receive specific guidelines on blog format, topics, length, and frequency.

Availability

Criteria

    • Why have you chosen to study abroad on the program for which you applied?
    • What are your goals for studying abroad?
    • What do you hope to gain by studying abroad?After having this transformative experience, how will you give back to the Northeastern Community?

Deadline

Apply

 

Student Videos

Students awarded this scholarship will be required to create a video detailing their experience while on Study Abroad.  If selected, students will receive specific guidelines on the video length, format, and topic. Video cameras will be provided by our office for lending to students.

Availability

Criteria

    • Why have you chosen to study abroad on the program for which you applied?
    • What are your goals for studying abroad?
    • What do you hope to gain by studying abroad?After having this transformative experience, how will you give back to the Northeastern Community?

Deadline

Apply 

 

Student Photo Journal

Students awarded this scholarship will be required to create a photo journal detailing their experience while on Study Abroad.  If selected, students will receive specific guidelines on the photo journal length, format, content, and topic.

Availability

Criteria

    • Why have you chosen to study abroad on the program for which you applied?
    • What are your goals for studying abroad?
    • What do you hope to gain by studying abroad?After having this transformative experience, how will you give back to the Northeastern Community?

Deadline

Apply

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.

General Study Abroad Scholarships & Loans

Dialogue of Civilizations Scholarships

Scholarships are now available for Summer 2014 Dialogue of Civilizations (DOC) programs!

The OISP will award $2,500 to selected students participating in Summer 2014 DOC programs.  The OISP will work closely with Financial Aid to determine appropriate candidates, as funds will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Student Blogs

Students awarded this scholarship will be required to create and maintain a blog detailing their experiences prior to departure, while on Dialogue, and upon their return from the program. If selected, students will receive specific guidelines on blog format, topics, length, and frequency.

Availability

Criteria

    • Why have you chosen to study abroad on the program for which you applied?
    • What are your goals for studying abroad?
    • What do you hope to gain by studying abroad?After having this transformative experience, how will you give back to the Northeastern Community?

Deadline

Apply

Student Videos

Students awarded this scholarship will be required to create a video detailing their experience while on Dialogue.  If selected, students will receive specific guidelines on the video length, format, and topic. Video cameras will be provided by our office for lending to students.

Availability

Criteria

    • Why have you chosen to study abroad on the program for which you applied?
    • What are your goals for studying abroad?
    • What do you hope to gain by studying abroad?After having this transformative experience, how will you give back to the Northeastern Community?

Deadline

Apply

 

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.