Studying abroad should be accessible to everyone. During our decades of arranging study abroad experiences, we've gathered experience and advice we can happily share.

Every person, program, and university is different, so give yourself plenty of time to identify the best way for you to fund your study abroad trip to make your dream a reality.

There are often both local and national funding initiatives as well as financing opportunities attached to universities or schools. Your first call should be to your on-campus study abroad office. The staff there will have abundant information on scholarships applicable to you—talk to them as soon as you decide you want to study abroad because funds are limited and application deadlines may close early.

Your SAF Student Counselor can also help you navigate funding opportunities, explain what's included in your program fee, and clarify the process of paying for your study abroad trip. With all this information to hand, you can start creating a budget and developing a plan for your study abroad funding.

UC Berkeley & SAF Study Abroad Scholarship

Over the years, UC Berkeley and SAF have built a strong relationship and share a passion for supporting students in their pursuit of academic success. Together we invest in and nurture the next generation of global leaders.

The prestigious UC Berkeley Study Abroad Scholarship (a tuition-waiver) is open to a small number of SAF Scholars on UC Berkeley academic programs who show exceptional academic prowess, financial need, and university nomination. 
  • Applicant Eligibility
  • Availability & Value
  • How to Apply

Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for this scholarship:

  • Accepted on any eligible UC Berkeley program
  • Currently enrolled at an SAF member university
  • A minimum 3.0 grade point average or equivalent
  • A nomination form from home university verifying financial need
  • A 500-word personal essay in English outlining the reasons for the application
  • A professional or academic letter of recommendation for an eligible UC Berkeley Extension program

University of Queensland & SAF Study Abroad Scholarship

SAF and the University of Queensland share a passion for supporting students studying abroad, and recognize the severe impact that COVID-19 has had on students around the world. Together we invest in and nurture the next generation of global leaders.

The prestigious UQ Study Abroad Scholarship (a tuition-waiver) is open to a small number of SAF applicants who successfully gain admission to a UQ academic program in spring 2023 and show exceptional academic prowess, financial need, and university nomination. 
  • Applicant Eligibility
  • Availability & Value
  • How to Apply

Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for this scholarship:

  • Accepted on any eligible UQ program in spring 2023
  • Currently enrolled at an SAF member university
  • A minimum 3.0 grade point average or equivalent
  • A nomination form from home university verifying financial need
  • A 500-word personal essay in English outlining the reasons for the application
  • A professional or academic letter of recommendation

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.