Whether it’s semester at a university abroad, a faculty-led summer program, an international field camp, or an internship outside of the US, study abroad is a transformative experience. To make these experiences more accessible, the College of Arts and Science offers need-based funding for these and other credited global experiences as part of our commitment to preparing A&S students for the larger world in which we live and work.

A&S Global Experience Scholarships are available to all undergraduate students pursuing an A&S degree and who are applying for MU-approved programs abroad.

Award amounts reflect available scholarship funds, program cost, number of credit hours, and financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. Typical awards range from $2500 to $6500.

Am I eligible? 

  • Are you an A&S undergraduate (do you have a declared A&S major)? 
  • Are you applying for an MU-sponsored program abroad? 
  • Do you have financial need as verified by the Office of Financial Aid? 
  • Are you in good academic standing? 

If the answer to all these questions is “yes,” then you are eligible!

Application deadlines 

  • For winter intersession programs: Sept. 10 
  • For spring semester programs: Nov. 1 
  • For summer, fall, and academic year programs: Feb. 1 

How to apply 

Application materials must be submitted through Scholarship Universe, missouri.scholarshipuniverse.com, including: 

  • An essay outlining the benefits of your proposed global experience 
  • A completed MU Study Abroad Office financial planning worksheet (information here

Questions? Please contact Dr. Nicole Monnier, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, at monniern@missouri.edu.

After you return 

After returning to campus, recipients may be invited to share their experiences with A&S faculty, students, or alumni.