Financing Your Study Abroad Program
Studying abroad doesn’t need to be an expensive endeavor. There are several scholarships you can use as well as your current financial aid package. You can talk to a Rutgers Global Study Abroad advisor, a financial aid advisor, or schedule an appointment with a SEBS OGE advisor to discuss your options.
Some options to get you started on your journey:
Office of Global Engagement
All SEBS students are eligible for the OGE Scholarship to support study abroad in the sciences. Students must apply or have been accepted to an eligible science-based program or have completed an independent study evaluation (215k PDF) with a faculty member. If students prefer to study on a non-Rutgers program, they must complete a SEBS Non-Rutgers Study Abroad Approval Form (291k PDF). The scholarship will cover up to half of the program fee for short-term summer, winter, and spring break programs and does not include non-billable items such as flights, ground transportation, and academic supplies. Semester scholarships will be considered on a case-by-case basis. For additional financial support, please contact a SEBS OGE advisor.
Application Deadlines and Timeline
Winter and Spring Programs
Open: First week of Fall semester
Winter/Spring: October 1
Spring Break: December 1
October 15 and December 15
Summer and Fall Programs
Open: First week of Spring semester
Closes: March 1
Notifications: March 15
AvanO Endowed Summer Internships Scholarship
The changing landscape of our world requires globally minded professional training to tackle the largest challenges we face today. The AvanO Endowed Summer Internship Scholarship supports students who intend to spend their summers committed to developing those necessary skills through internship placements. First preference will go to support international internships, though domestic internships will also be considered. Please contact an OGE advisor to learn more about international internships.
Application Deadlines and Timelines
Open: First week of Spring Semester
Closes: March 1
Notifications: March 15
Roy H. DeBoer Landscape Architecture Travel Award
Roy DeBoer founded the Landscape Architecture program and was the first person in the state of NJ to be licensed as a Landscape Architect. He led many study abroad courses during his tenure in the department and concluded that travel heightened the student experience. This award reflects his contribution to the SEBS Landscape Architecture Department and for the value travel brings to the development of the design profession.
All full-time undergraduate and graduate landscape architecture students are eligible to apply. The funds support independent research projects within the department and can include both domestic and international travel. Juniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in their landscape architecture courses are given priority in their applications.
Submission Requirements and Deadlines
Proposals should include:
- Title Page with Name and Title only
- Statement of Objectives
- Study Plan
- Study Product
Open: December 1
Closes: February 15
Notifications: Final Week of February
For more detailed information, please contact Gail McKenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPECIAL NOTE: Students who received the Roy H. DeBoer Landscape Architecture Travel Award are further eligible for support from the SEBS scholarship but MUST apply by the deadline for full consideration and include the IISP form (291k PDF) in the application.
Rutgers Scholarships and Tuition Remission
There are several scholarships offered by the Offices at Rutgers Global. These include scholarships that are specific to travel destination and duration. The Rutgers Global Website also maintains an up-to-date offering of scholarships offered by different schools across Rutgers, supporting specific interests, and nationally competitive scholarships.
Access the World Initiative
In an effort to make study abroad more affordable and accessible to all students, Rutgers Global—Study Abroad has developed the Access the World Initiative with over 30 locations. Students have the option of studying abroad with a partner university or program offered at or below cost of attendance to Rutgers University. The partnerships offer options to a wide variety of academic and cultural interests. Start your search through Rutgers Global or schedule an advising appointment with a SEBS OGE advisor.
Rutgers Global—China Office Study Abroad Scholarship
Rutgers Global—China Office will provide financial support to qualified students whose financial needs are not being met by other funding. Scholarships are awarded based on the overall strength of the application (especially the cover letter or personal statement), academic record, and financial need. The award can be used to defray eligible study or intern abroad costs. These costs include program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance, and international airfare.
Rutgers Tuition Remission
You may qualify for tuition remission if you are a dependent of a regularly appointed full-time faculty or staff member. Tuition remission can be used to study abroad with a couple key points to consider:
- Tuition remission can be used for academic year and semester fall/spring terms. SEBS students’ tuition will be determined based on the school tuition rate and not based on the study abroad tuition rate. Information about the tuition rates can be found on the University Tuition & Fees Rates Page.
- Tuition remission can only be claimed once for a summer session. All summer session tuition is based on the SAS tuition rate since all students are registered as school code 01. The tuition amount will ultimately depend on Summer Session tuition rates and not your school of enrollment.
- Tuition remission usage is per University Human Resources. More information can be found on the Tuition Remission website. For further questions, please contact University Human Resources.
To learn more about funding study abroad, please sign up to attend a Rutgers Global Financial Workshop or schedule an appointment with an OGE advisor.