Scholarships & Funding

Northeastern University is committed to offering scholarships and funding resources to eligible students participating in global programs.

 These funding opportunities are awarded based on academic performance, financial need, or both. Please refer to the information below to browse various internal and external funding opportunities.


Internal Funding Resources

Each semester, the Global Experience Office (GEO) offers a limited number of grants to eligible Northeastern undergraduate students participating in a global program. Students looking to participate in a global experience should look into grant opportunities prior to the application deadline to that program. A portion of this funding is also allocate to a First-Time Traveler Grant for students that have never traveled outside of the United States.

Eligibility Requirements

All grant applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a Northeastern degree-seeking undergraduate student at the time of application
  • Have an active application to a Northeastern-approved global program for that specific term
  • Have never traveled outside of the United States for First-Time Traveler Grant
Eligible Programs
  • Dialogue of Civilizations
  • Study Abroad
  • Global Network
Eligible Terms
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer 1
  • Summer 2
  • Summer Full

Application Requirements

Personal Statement

In 250 words, students will respond to the following questions:

  • Where do you intend on studying abroad?
  • What do you hope to gain by participating in a global experience?
  • How does participation in this global experience relate to your academic, personal, and professional goals?
Diversity & Inclusion Statement

In 250 words, please describe how your identity (i.e. race, ethnicity, gender, religion, etc.) will come into play while abroad, contributing to Northeastern’s 2025 plan of building diverse and inclusive global networks.

Application Process

Students who wish to apply for a grant will need to complete the Scholarship questionnaire that is within their GEO application for a specific program.

Assessment & Selection

A selection committee will be assembled from various GEO team members to allow for diverse perspectives in the evaluation of applicants. Strong applicants will effectively align the goals for diversity and inclusion as it relates to their global experience. Preference will also be given to applicants who have demonstrated financial need at Northeastern.

Grant Dates & Deadline

Fall Semester
  • Award amount: $3,000
  • Applications open: Early January
  • Applications close: Early March
  • Decision date: Early May
Spring Semester
  • Award amount: $3,000
  • Applications open: Early July
  • Applications close: Late September
  • Decision date: Early November
Summer I, II, or Full Semester
  • Award amount: $1,500
  • Applications open: Early January
  • Applications close: Early February
  • Decision date: Early April

External Funding Resources

Office of Undergraduate Research & Fellowships

GEO collaborates with the Office of Undergraduate Research & Fellowships to administer some scholarships relating to study abroad experiences. If you are interested in applying to any of the scholarship opportunities below, please contact Northeastern’s Office of Undergraduate Research & Fellowships for more information.

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