St. Thomas Study Abroad Scholarships

The Office of Study Abroad manages a portfolio of scholarships for those students participating in university-approved off-campus programs. All students are encouraged to apply, even if their approval for a program is not yet confirmed.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of available funds. Not all scholarships listed may be awarded each term. Applicants may receive only one award per term from those listed within this portfolio.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Degree-seeking student at the University of St. Thomas
  • Good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Approval to participate in a study abroad program
  • You do not qualify for tuition remission for your term abroad

Application Deadlines

  • Friday after Labor Day - Incoming First-Year Student Scholarship and DFC Alumni Scholarship (J-Term only)
  • October 1 - Spring Programs
  • March 15 - Summer, Fall and Academic Year Programs
  • April 10 - J-Term programs

Scholarship applications open approximately four weeks prior to these deadlines.

Separate Application

St. Thomas Planning Scholarship

Are you a declared Opus College of Business major at St. Thomas? Do you dream about studying abroad during J-Term?

Thanks to generous donors, the Office of Study Abroad is able to award Study Abroad Planning Scholarships that allow you to do just what the scholarship says-make plans!

Application Tips

Begin a scholarship application and review the essay questions. This will allow you to see the entire application and get an idea for what information you will need to complete it. You can save your application and log back in to edit it at any time before the deadline. Only when you hit 'Submit' instead of 'Save' will the application be completed.

Take time to write essays that show the scholarship committee who you are and where your passions lie. The amount of time you spend on the application will show. If applicable, address particular scholarships for which you would like to be considered.

Avoid using clichés in your writing. Some clichés are true, for example it is true that you will get outside your comfort zone when you study abroad and that you will experience other cultures. However, these clichés speak more to the experience of study abroad in general. If you want to showcase who you are and make yourself stand out, eliminate general statements as much as possible and instead share details specific to you.

If you have any difficulty accessing the scholarship application, reach out to to request access.