Funding an experience


Any hesitation about studying abroad is typically related to the cost. What most students don’t know is that they can actually apply their current on-campus financial aid package to their study abroad trip in addition to scholarships.
A study abroad scholarship is a monetary award for students to use toward the expenses of their program such as travel, course, credits, books and lodging. Students must apply for scholarships and some can be very competitive while others are underutilized.



Study Abroad Office
Dempsey Hall, Room 202
  (920) 424-0775
  (920) 424-0185
Monday through Friday
7:45am - 4:30pm

Hessen, Germany Exchange

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Application fee

All applicants must cover the program application fee at the time of application.  Unfortunately, the Office of International Education is not able to hold a seat on a study abroad program without a paid application fee. 

Applicants who don’t have immediate access to funds may consider taking out a loan from the UW Credit Union or their own credit union or bank, and then paying the loan back upon receiving an anticipated financial aid disbursement or other anticipated income. 

Get Started

We’re happy that you are considering applying for a study abroad experience. If you have any questions as you go through this process, please contact us at or by calling (920) 424-0775.

Travel Grants

UW Oshkosh students who are residents of Wisconsin and completed their FAFSA are automatically considered for the State of Wisconsin Travel Grant through the Financial Aid Office. 

Financial Aid

Most students who qualify for loans or grants can apply their aid to the cost of a Study Abroad Program. See the Using Financial Aid section on our website for more information.


Veterans Benefits

U.S. Veterans and dependents may be able to use VA funds to cover study abroad related tuition and fees. Veterans and dependents must work closely with their Veterans Benefits Coordinator to determine what fees, if any, can be covered. 


Scholarships are gifts of money that do not need to be repaid, provided the enrollment period is completed. 

Students should first search for a scholarship, then choose a program that fits the scholarship funding criteria.

UW Credit Union

Visit the UW Credit Union in Reeve Union for financial advising on flexible ways to save for your program abroad.

UW Credit Union also administers student loans (FAFSA required). Meet with an advisor, to learn more, or apply on-line.