There are many ways to help fund your study abroad program. Below you will find information about NKU scholarships, external scholarships, and financial aid.

Study Abroad Fee

Please note that most study abroad programs are assessed a $35 study abroad fee, which appears on a student's bill during the study abroad term.


NKU Scholarships
External Scholarships

Please contact the Office of Education Abroad for more information about these scholarships or for assistance with the required essays.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Boren Awards

Bridging Scholarship for Study in Japan

Freeman-ASIA Awards

Generation Study Abroad Excellence and Travel Awards for New Zealand

Critical Language Scholarship Program

DAAD Scholarships for Study/Research/Internships in Germany


University deadline: October 1, 2018

For specific information, contact Dr. Judy Voelker in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Philosophy, LA 217E, 859-572-1569,

The Fund for Education Abroad

The William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship (Dubai)


Other Funding


Financial Aid

Student financial aid can be applied to pay for the tuition of a study abroad program that is both credit-bearing and approved by our office. Students receiving scholarships with a study abroad stipend may apply that stipend to any credit-bearing, approved program. 

Exactly how your aid may be applied will depend upon your program and the time of year during which you study abroad. Be aware that in order to receive federal financial aid over the summer, students must be enrolled in at least six credit hours. Thus, if you are participating in summer study abroad but are only taking three hours, you will either have to register for another three credit hours at NKU, or forego your summer federal financial aid.

It is always best to speak directly to the Office of Financial Aid and the Office of Student Account Services with specific questions about your personal financial aid.

By setting up your own site, you can ask friends and family for small donations while sharing with them the details of your proposed study abroad program.

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