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. 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 see our Pricing and Billing Information.
Should you choose to withdraw from a program, please see our Withdrawal and Billing Information.
Study Abroad Scholarships
The Exchange Programs Scholarship: In an effort to strengthen our partnerships with our exchange partners, we will offer three $3,500 scholarships for students applying to study at one of the institutions with which Northeastern has an exchange agreement. These scholarships are open to all students in good academic standing who meet eligibility requirements for study at one of our exchange partner institutions. For a list of these universities, please visit our Incoming Exchange page. Deadline: Spring 2015 deadline - October 1, 2014. Application now closed.
Beijing Institute of Technology Scholarship: All applicants to the Beijing Institute of Technology will be considered for a scholarship to help defer the majority of costs related to housing and medical insurance and some costs for transportation and food while in Beijing.
The International Center for Development Studies: Five $500 scholarships to be used toward housing. Contact ICDS directly for scholarship application information.
University of Canterbury Scholarships: For Spring 2015, two NZ $1,750 scholarships are available. To be considered, students must be Accepted to University of Canterbury for Spring 2015 and have a GPA of at least 3.0.
To apply: email your responses to the following two questions as a Word doc to Daisy Biddle (email@example.com). Please ensure your name and NUID are on your application. Your answers should be 1 page per question (double spaced).
- Question 1: How will the University of Canterbury program help you achieve your academic and career goals?
- Question 2: Many Americans study abroad in New Zealand every year. How will you actively assimilate into the New Zealand culture?
Dialogue of Civilizations Scholarships
The Global Experience Office will award $2,500 to selected students participating in Summer 2014 DOC programs. The GEO will work closely with Financial Aid to determine appropriate candidates, as funds will be awarded on the basis of financial need. Please note there is no application process.
- Marine-related fields:Marine Technology Society
- Biomedical Engineering or related field: Whitaker International Program
- Austria (Salzburg College only): Dr. Ina Stegen Scholarship
- China: Study in China
- Japan:Bridging Scholarships
- Latin America: LIVFund Scholarship
- UK: The BUTEX Scholarship
Nationally Competitive Fellowships & Scholarships
Along with the study abroad scholarships above, consider applying to a nationally competitive fellowship or scholarship. The scholarships and fellowships listed below support various types of international experiences. If you are interested, please contact Northeastern's Office of Fellowships for help identifying and applying for these awards.
- 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
Federal Rules on Finacial Aid and 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 and NU Student Financial Services.
Finding Additional Funding for Study Abroad
- Institute for International Education - Study Abroad Funding Database
- Fund for Education Abroad
- University of Minnesota Scholarship Database
- 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