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Study Abroad Grants


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Columbus State University now offers a Study Abroad Grant to all students available on a "first come, first served" basis. This grant is funded by the International Education Fee. Unlike the CSU Study Abroad Scholarships, the grant is not merit-based, meaning it is not tied to your GPA or academic performance. Remember to APPLY EARLY to guarantee you receive an award!

Eligibility Requirements

To receive a Study Abroad grant you must:
  • Be 18 or older by the time the study abroad program begins
  • Be enrolled (with deposit paid) in a CSU approved credit-bearing study abroad program
  • Be a currently enrolled Columbus State University student at the time the grant is requested
  • Have attended CSU and taken classes for at least one full semester prior to the study abroad program's term
  • Be in good academic standing (minimum 2.0 GPA or above)
  • Pay the International Education Fee (student invoice)
  • Agree to complete 5 hours of service to the CGE within one year of the return date of your program 

NOTE: Students are only eligible for one award per academic year, but they re-qualify for grant funding each academic year.

To apply for the grant:

  1. Complete the 2023-24 Study Abroad Grant Request Form - this is an ONLINE SUBMISSION-
  2. Submit the Grant Request Form to the Center for Global Engagement during the appropriate submission period. (See submission dates listed below)
  3. NOTE: When in-person submissions are being allowed, students must present a valid picture ID (ex. CSU ID or Driver's License). NO applications will be accepted from individuals other than the applicant whose name is on the form.
  4. . To access the Study Abroad Grant Request Form- CLICK HERE

How funds will be awarded:

  • ​Students will receive an email informing them whether they are approved for funding.
  • Awards will be credited to the student’s account and will go toward the outstanding balance owed, or processed as a refund to the student, as any other refund on their account.
  • If for any reason a student cannot participate in their study abroad program, they will return the funds to CSU.
  • Failure to complete 5 hours of service to the CGE within one year of the return date of the program can result in a hold being placed on their student account until the award is paid back in full.

Award Amounts for 2023-2024 Academic Year:

$400 - Programs of less than 2 weeks in duration (13 days or less)
$650 - Programs of 2 weeks to 4 weeks (14 - 27 days)
$1000 - Programs of 4 weeks to 8 weeks (28 - 55 days)
$1200 - Programs of one full semester (at least 8 weeks)

Submission Dates for 2023-2024 Academic Year:

Students may only submit Grant Request forms during the appropriate application period for their program term

Grant applications will NOT be accepted until 8:00am on the first day of the application periods listed below.
Fall 2023 Faculty-led Oct. 16 - Nov. 10
Spring Semester  & Spring break      Oct. 16 - Nov. 10
Summer Session Programs March 4 - 29
Fall 2024 Programs April 08 - 26

What next? Recipients are typically notified via email within one month of the final submission date.