Finance Your Trip

The price of study abroad programs is based on the tuition costs for the number of credits you are taking. Added to this are charges for airfare, accommodations, field trips, international travel insurance and other fees.

The federal government offers financial aid that may be applied to study abroad. Scholarships administered by CUNY as well as other external opportunities are available. Consult your home college financial aid office to find out whether you qualify for financial aid or scholarships for students at your home college.

Finanical aid may be used for education abroad. Both direct costs (tuition, room and board) and indirect costs (books, fees, airfare, departure taxes, estimated ground transportation costs, and personal spending) of a study abroad program are included to calculate a student’s financial aid package. Once the amount of need and the student’s own contribution is determined, some students may receive federal grants or loans equal to or even greater than they receive while studying at their home institutions. Visit the Financial Matters section for more detailed information.


Study/Travel Opportunities for CUNY Students II (STOCSII)

travel-oportunityUndergraduate students participating in short-term (summer and winter intersession) CUNY study abroad programs may apply for scholarships for Study/Travel Opportunities for CUNY Students II (STOCSII). Applications are reviewed by a committee of CUNY faculty and administrators. The amount of the grants varies, but it will not exceed 80% of program costs. Judges base their selections on two main criteria: the benefit of the program to the student’s career plan and financial need.


National and Local Scholarships

nationalNational and local scholarships are available to CUNY students interested in study abroad or internships. Visit the list of current scholarships to see if you qualify.