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Study Abroad Office

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172260
400 Culbertson Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717-2260


Meghan Carroll - Study Abroad Program Assistant

Tel: (406) 994-7151


Anna Greenberg - Study Abroad Advisor and Outreach Coordinator

Tel: (406) 994-7151
Fax: (406) 994-1619


Susan Welker - Study Abroad Manager

Tel: (406) 994-5719
Fax: (406) 994-1619


Alyson Roberts - CCIS Advisor and Coordinator

Tel: (406) 994-7044
Fax: (406) 994-1619

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Summer Programs Abroad

Undergraduate Scholars Program


Gilman Scholarship

  • Must be receiving a Pell Grant as part of financial aid package
  • Must be an undergraduate in good standing
  • Program must last between 4 weeks and one year
  • Deadlines:

               - Fall and academic year- Mid April

               - Spring 2009- early October


Rotary Club Scholarships 

Applicants must apply directly to local Rotary Club

Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships

  • Students must have completed one year of college level language study
  • 3-6 month period of study for students interested in intensive language training and cultural immersion; when possible scholars stay with local families
  • Deadline is August 31st, 2008 for 2009-2010 grant period
  • For more information, click here to download a PDF file. 

Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships

  • Undergraduate or graduate students
  • Awards up to $22,000 for a year of study
  • Must have completed 3 years of university of professional experience
  • Must apply one year before study abroad program

Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships

  • Undergraduate or graduate students interested in earning a degree overseas
  • $10,000 a year for 2-3 years

Applications and more information for all three scholarships:


Language Study

Rocky Mountain Regional Center Scholarships for Study Abroad

Petry, Adell & Hancock Fund and Consular Corps of Colorado Scholarships

National Security Education Program (NSEP)

  • For study in locations outside of Western Europe, Australia/New Zealand
  • Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible
  • Language study must be a significant component of study abroad program
  • NSEP is funded by the federal government in an effort to increase Americans' understanding of countries and languages important to national security
  • Inquire at OIP for more information
  • Deadlines: January 20th, 2009
  • Website

Country/Region Specific Scholarships


Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan

  • For students studying abroad in Japan
  • Funding for students studying abroad in Japan
  • $2,500 awarded for a semester and $4000 awarded for the academic year
  • Deadlines: Fall 2008: April 7, 2008

                           Spring 2009: early October

Freeman Awards

  • For study in Asia: awards range from $3,000- $7,000
  • Student must propose and present a create and informative service plan to the university, describing study abroad experience
  • Deadlines:

               - Summer- March 5, 2008

               - Fall- April 2, 2008

               - Spring- Mid-October, 2009

Morgan Stanley Scholarships

  • The Morgan Stanley Scholarship essay competition awards two $7,500 scholarships to a student studying abroad in Japan.  The essay is a 6-10 page research paper on specified topics
  • Deadlines: Fall 2008: April 7, 2008

                           Spring 2009: early October


Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program

  • Funding for German language study in Germany.
  • Program runs July-July, 4 months of study and 6 months of internship with a company in Germany
  • Designed for career-oriented young adults (18-24) in business, technical and vocational fields
  • Previous knowledge of German is not required but is strongly recommended
  • Deadline: December 15th

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarship

  • For undergraduate study or graduate research in Germany
  • A variety of funding opportunities are available
  • Preference is given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university
  • Award winners may participate in an established study abroad program or pursue independent, self-designed study
    Deadline: January 31, 2008; various.


The German Marshall Fund of the United States


Sons of Norway Norwegian-American Heritage Fund Scholarship


British Marshall Scholarships

  • Two year grants for graduate study at any university or business school in Britain
  • Awards include tuition, living allowance, airfare and a book grant
  • Deadline for 2009: first week of October 2008


College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS)

  • Applicants must be participating in a CCIS program and have no prior collegiate study abroad experience
  • Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 for semester-long programs and $500 for summer programs.
  • Students with high GPA and who do volunteer work are favored.
  • Applications available in the Office of International Programs
  • Deadline: Fall- May 1

               Spring- Oct. 15

               Summer- April 1


Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

  • For students participating in CIEE programs
  • A variety of competitive scholarship programs available
  • Check website for eligibility, selection and application information
  • Deadlines: Various

ISEP Scholarships

  • A few scholarships are available depending on location. 
  • Check website for scholarship details and deadlines. 



MSU College of Business International Scholarships

  • Must be formally admitted to the MSU College of Business
  • Requires strong academic performance at MSU & the College of Business
  • Demonstrated commitment to international business education and professional development
  • Award amount: $1,000
  • Contact: Susan Dana; 316 Reid; 994-6203;
  • Deadline: December 5th, 2007
  • Download application and scholarship criteria here

OAS/IE Scholarship for Masters in International Relations Program

  • Intended for students who can make a relevant contribution to the global outlook and intellectual diversity of the Master in International Relations at IE Business School
  • IE Business School is located in Madrid and Segovia, Spain
  • Award covers 65% of tuition for 2008-2009
  • Deadline: August 25, 2008
  • All inquiries contact:   Admissions Department

                                           IE School of Arts and Humanities

                                           Tel: +34 91 568 9610





  • For recent B.S./B.A. graduates, master's and doctoral students and young professionals and artists
  • Grantees plan their own program, which may include study, research, working as an English teaching assistant, special projects or a combination of areas
  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen to be eligible and have a B.A. or equivalent degree at time of grant
  • Applications due early October.  Process begins one year before grant year
  • Advising for Fulbright application available in the Office of International Programs. 
    Sally O'Neill is the MSU campus Fulbright contact.

American Scandinavian Foundation

  • Grants for advanced study or research in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
  • Applicant must have well-defined research or study project that makes a study in Scandinavia essential. Undergraduate education must be completed by start of project
  • Deadline: November 1

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program

  • Awards fellowships to undertake graduate study in specific fields in the arts, humanities, and social sciences leading to a doctoral degree or to a master's degree.
  • Students selected on demonstrated achievement and financial need
  • Deadline:  September 4th
  • Application



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