How to Fund Your Next Trip Abroad?

Here you will find essential tips and pieces of advice how to pay for your travel without spending your own money, if you are a student.
Mind that these tips will work only in case if you have a worthy project and your subject requires travelling.

The whole process should start with planning: where you want to go and what projects can be developed there. After the establishment of the goal, start searching for funding possibilities that propose the best options necessary for accomplishment of your project.

Use the possibilities proposed by your school: usually school have advisors who are able to give you some workable tips and directions where to search. Sometimes schools itself propose some educational programs and scholarships – consider them also. If there are no such possibilities, take an advantage of these grands.

Major grants that are the most sought-after:
• Marshall Scholarship. It gives you a possibility to study in the UK for 2 or 3 years without paying for education. Involves US students who have finished or are finishing college.
• Rhodes Scholarship will not pay for two years of graduate study at Oxford only, it will also pay for tuition, supply living and give student a stipend.
• Fulbright proposes one year program for students and young people to teach English or to study abroad.
• Watson Fellowship proposes $25,000 for a year of independent research.
Funding for participants of certain programs:
• Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship offers up to $5000 to students with financial need as a part of a State Department program.
• AIFS Scholarship pays for tuition and airfare for participants of AIFS programs.
• SIT Scholarship gives from $500 to $5,000 to participants of SIT programs.
• Rotary Ambassadorial and World Peace Scholarships give $11000 to $24000 grants for undergraduates and Master degree holders in the sphere of international studies, peace studies, and conflict resolution.

Grants for studying in certain region:
• DAAD Fellowships propose grants to students and undergraduates who want to spend summer or a school year study in Berlin.
• Monbusho Scholarships for students aged 18-30 grants short-term exchanges of undergrad and graduate students in Japan.
• The Killam Fellowships Program helps US and Canadian students to study in Canada giving $5000 per semester with travel allowance.