University of Houston-Victoria

Study Abroad

Financial Aid

One of the most important aspects of planning your study abroad is how to finance it. Students enrolled for credit through a college or university will normally have access to their regular sources of financial aid.

The University of Houston-Victoria institutional scholarship program is administered through the Office of Financial Aid with guidance from the UHV Financial Aid & Scholarship Committee.

Diversity Abroad - Apply early for scholarships, grants, federal or personal student loans to study abroad. Ask your study abroad advisor about grants your school may provide. If you are not going to a school-sponsored program, contact your program and ask about financial aid.

International Education Financial Aid IEFA is the premier Internet resource for financial aid information for students wishing to study in a foreign country. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information to assist students in their pursuit to study abroad.

International Education Finance Corporation: In this time of globalization and increased desire to study abroad, the International Education Finance Corporation (IEFC) has developed a range of international student loan programs for the growing population of students who wish to study in foreign countries. To date, our programs have helped over 10,000 students reach their goal of an international education.

AIFS Minority Scholarships are awarded one per semester, full tuition for an AIFS study abroad program. One hundred AIFS International Scholarships are awarded annually---$1000 toward an AIFS program.

Global Learning Semesters: There are many financing options available for semester and summer abroad programs at Global Learning Semesters students. Learn more about how you can use our scholarship and loan programs to finance an extraordinary study abroad experience.

Hispanic Study Abroad Scholars (HSAS) - Over $8 Million in scholarships for Hispanic study abroad. The HSAS Scholarship offers $1,000 per semester to students of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) attending Global Learning Semesters programs.

Inter-American Agency for Cooperation and Development - Information on Fellowship Programs and Student Loans (Latin America - North America)

NAFSA - the Association of International Educators provides a good introduction with its "Basic facts for students"

NAFSA Grants and Scholarships - including ASEAN Student Assistance Awards Program (ASAAP), Korean Student Assistance Awards Program (KSAAP) and Rhys Glynn-Jones Memorial South Pacific Scholarship Program

Rotary Foundation Scholarships: the Ambassadorial Scholarships Program of The Rotary Foundation is the world's largest privately funded international scholarships program. More than 1,200 scholarships were awarded for study in 2000-01.

FinAid - Renowned college financial aid site

Sallie Mae's web site, the largest educational lender in the USA is a comprehensive directory of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, and grants to find funding for study outside the US at an undergraduate, graduate, or professional level of study. At Studentawards, high school, college and university students can search from thousands of unique scholarships, bursaries, grants and other forms of financial assistance. It's free, private and personalized.

U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) fosters mutual understanding between the United States and other countries through international educational and training programs.

U.S. Department of Education, Financial Aid Information