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Dear CBA Students,

There are several study abroad funding options. Please see list below.


In addition, the International Student Center host every semester information sessions about study abroad scholarships. We highly recommend that you attend one of these meetings:


Gilman Scholarship Meetings

Monday Feb 6th
2:00 to 3:00 pm 
International Student Center lounge

Wednesday Feb 8th
1:00 to 2:00 pm
International Student Center lounge

Thursday Feb 9th
3:00 to 4:00 pm
International Student Center lounge

Friday Feb 10th
3:00 to 4:00 pm
International Student Center lounge

Tuesday Feb 14th
3:00 to 4:00 pm
International Student Center lounge


Study Abroad Financing and Scholarships Meetings (to discuss affordability, financial aid, Associated Students scholarship, and other awards)

Thursday Feb 16th
3:00 to 4:00 pm
International Student Center lounge

Tuesday Feb 21st
12:30 to 1:30 pm
International Student Center lounge

Thursday Feb 23rd
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
International Student Center lounge

Monday Feb 27th
2:00 to 3:00 pm
International Student Center lounge

Wednesday Mar 8th
3:00 to 4:00 pm
International Student Center lounge

Thursday Mar 9th
12:30 to 1:30 pm
International Student Center lounge


Workshop designed to help students improve their study abroad scholarship essays

Monday, Feb 20th
4:00 to 5:15 pm
Love Library 430

Wednesday, February 22nd
12:00 to 1:15 pm
Love Library 430



  • Associated Students Study Abroad Scholarships

    SDSU students who have applied, or have been accepted, to participate in a study abroad program outside the United States are encouraged to apply for the Associated Students Study Abroad Scholarship. Preference will be given to applicants who are participating in an SDSU-sponsored study abroad program, applicants who are participating in programs that award academic credit, and applicants who are pursuing majors that require participation in a study abroad program. Application materials will be reviewed by a committee composed primarily of current SDSU students, with an Associated Students staff member serving as the scholarship committee chairperson.

  • There are many scholarships just for business students. Please visit the Financial aid office and search by major.


  • Gilman International Scholarship now has an early summer application review.  Students can now apply for a summer scholarship by the regular spring deadline (October 7th) and hear back in February.  

    If they are not selected, they can actually re-apply for a summer scholarship by the summer/fall deadline (March 3rd), effectively being considered twice as long as they remain eligible during both cycles.

  • The Critical Language Scholarship Program

  • By outside agencies

    Several outside agencies offer study abroad scholarships, fellowships, and grants;

  • Boren Scholarships

    Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. For a complete list of countries, visit their "Where Can I Study?" page.

    Boren Scholars represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. For a complete list of languages, visit their "What Languages Can I Study?" page.

    Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined. NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.

    Please note that SDSU has an office that will help students complete a competitive application. Please visit the Office of Academic Scholarships website for more information.

  • Scholarships for business students

  • Students studying abroad at Bahcesehir University

    Students studying abroad at Bahcesehir University can apply for the Turkish Coalition of America Scholarship

  • Scholarships offered directly by our partner universities

  • International Student Center

    You may check other scholarships/grants listed at the International Student Center.

  • National Scholarships and Fellowships

    The National Scholarships and Fellowships administers the application process for the prestigious scholarships such as the Goldwater, Truman, and Udall. Most of the awards promoted by the National Sscholarships and Fellowships require endorsement from SDSU before the applications can be forwarded to the final levels of competition. Advance preparation for these awards is essential. Eligible candidates should arrange an advising appointment early in the process by contacting the appropriate campus advisor.
    Country Specific Scholarships:


    Rhodes Scholarship: The Rhodes Scholarship is one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. Each year, 32 Rhodes scholars from across the country are selected to study at Oxford University for two years. The Rhodes is a graduate scholarship for two years of study at the University of Oxford. Scholars pursue a course of study of their own choosing, while working toward a master’s degree or a second bachelor’s degree. Students are selected on the basis of intellectual distinction, leadership, and service. Applicants must be endorsed by SDSU before applying. Please click Rhodes Scholarship for more details.

    Marshall Scholarship: The Marshall Scholarships honor the ideals of the Marshall Plan and are named after US Secretary of State George C. Marshall. Applicants who “have the potential to excel as scholars, leaders, and contributors to improved UK-US understanding” are highly desired by Marshall Scholarships selectors. Please click Marshall Scholarship for more details.


    Schwarzman Scholarship: Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends.

    Enrolling the inaugural class in 2016, the program will give the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities. Please click Schwarzman Scholarship for more details.


    Mitchell Scholarship:The George J. Mitchell Scholarships are named in honor of former U.S. Senator George J. Mitchell for his pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process. These scholarships allow approximately 14 American post-graduates annually to pursue one year of study at institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. There are no restrictions concerning academic field of study. Mitchell Scholars demonstrate significant achievement in academic excellence, leadership, and commitment to community and public service.  Please click Mitchell Scholarship for more details.

    Please note: Although every effort is made to not change a published deadline, due to the staffing and budget constraints, all campus deadlines may be subject to change. Please check periodically to learn whether a deadline has changed.

  • Financial Aid Program

    Students are often surprised to learn that they may use their state and federal financial aid on approved study abroad programs. In fact, over $280,000 in aid was distributed to study abroad students last year alone. For students participating in one of SDSU's own semester or year programs (including ISEP, CSU-IP, exchanges and departmental programs) in addition to their state and federal aid, students may also take departmental or university sponsored aid. For details on this, please refer to the Financial Aid Program's website.

Good luck on your search!

Teresa Cisneros-Donahue
Director, Study Abroad Programs
College of Business Administration