Study Abroad Financial Information

Scholarship Information

Semester basics:
For approved semester programs, students pay tuition to Berry. Berry will then pay tuition to the institution abroad.
In the rare case that the institution abroad has a higher tuition than Berry, students are responsible for paying the difference.
Students pay the following additional fees:  

  • $300 deposit toward study abroad semester tuition, when feasible
  • program application fees and any deposits
  • postage for any applications or mailings
  • program housing and meals
  • insurance (if program does not include insurance, students are required to purchase a policy from iNext Insurance through the IP Office). 
  • airfare and other transport
  • books, materials fees and personal expenses
  • passport, visa, residence card or other immigration fees
  • any other required program fees

Students participating in ISEP semester exchange programs pay Berry tuition and Berry standard room and unlimited meal plan fees, among others.  Berry will cover the application fee for exchanges only.

Summer basics:
Students may be eligible to apply the HOPE scholarship to summer study abroad, if taking at least 6 hours and enrolled in a Georgia college or university.  There is little Berry institutional aid available in the summer; contact your Financial Aid adviser for more information.  Most costs will be out of pocket.

What else?
Students may use their Berry financial aid for one experience of Education Abroad on a direct/paid program. This includes tuition remission. For a second experience, students must apply to an ISEP or other exchange program, or they may apply as a transient and pay costs out of pocket. Students may also study an entire academic year abroad on an exchange program. Normally, academic aid applies to study abroad semester programs; however, it is the student's responsibility to confirm with Financial Aid which of their awards may be applied to study abroad.  

International Programs has study abroad scholarships available for summer and semester terms abroad. The scholarship competition is held at the beginning of each spring semester for the following entire academic year.  

Other Financial Resources:

Financial Aid for Study Abroad: An Undergraduate Student’s Resource 
Check out these resources by Berry students:  tips for studying abroad economically and a blog on traveling affordably
Download the handout on fundraising. 
Consider crowdfunding.
ISA's list of Financial Aid Resources 
Information on money from the Center for Global Education

International Programs Scholarships
IP awards Berry College scholarships for semester and summer study.  Deadline early spring. See our  Scholarship Competition information.

National Scholarships
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, Berry deadline for spring and early summer 2017: September 23, 2016; Berry deadline for summer and fall 2017:  February 15, 2017
Boren Awards for International Study  Berry deadline:  January 21, 2016
Phi Kappa Phi scholarship (membership not required)  Deadline: usually April 1  
Foundation for Global Scholars - deadline November 20, 2015 for programs with start dates between January 1-June 30, 2016 (inclusive) 
Fund for Education Abroad  Cycle for the 2017-2018 academic year (summer '17, fall '17 & spring '18) opens November 18.  Deadline is January 11, 2017.
The Sara's Wish Scholarship Foundation 
Rotary International    
Fund for International Service Learning 
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
65 Study Abroad Grants and Scholarships
BUTEX scholarships for semester study at UK member universities; applications now being accepted for 2016-2017 (deadline 15 June 2016)
The Benjamin Franklin Travel Grant for students double majoring with French

Georgia Rotary Student Scholarship to Oslo, Norway.  Deadline:  TBA
Click here for more information.  Note this program is not administered by Berry College.

Search for other scholarships: 
Michigan State University scholarship resource page  
International Education Financial Aid website -