Funding Study Abroad

Depending on the program and site, a semester or year abroad on a Partner Program is comparable in cost to a semester or year at Drake.

Financial aid is available for study abroad, and the Office of Student Financial Planning reviews each student's package individually. Drake University allows students to take 100% of their loans, grants, and scholarships on approved Partner Programs.

Supplemental study abroad scholarship money is available to students demonstrating exceptional financial need, as funds allow.

Drake Global Learning Scholarships

  • Zimpleman Scholarship for Global Experiential Learning
  • Olson Global Service-Learning Scholarship
  • Allen Service-Learning Travel Scholarship
  • Thibodeau Scholarship for Global Citizenship
  • International Relations Experiential Learning Scholarship
  • The Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences Scholarship


These scholarships are designed to enable students to reach their full potential as responsible global citizens. All six scholarships are financial need based, but have slightly different selection criteria. Learn about the selection criteria for each of the Global Learning Scholarships.

Apply for the Drake Global Learning Scholarships through your Drake International online program application!

Other Study Abroad Aid

If you are applying to an Partner Partner program, you are likely eligible for their scholarships and grants. These may be need or merit-based awards, and require a separate application directly with the Partner. Scholarship deadlines may be earlier than the study abroad program deadline, therefore, early planning can pay off! Check out other sources for study abroad scholarships:

Tuition Exchange or Tuition Rebate

These programs cannot be applied toward study abroad. Please meet with Student Financial Planning if you have questions.

Study Abroad Travel Warning Policy

In most cases, Drake University financial aid cannot be used to support study in a country where the State Department has issued a travel warning. Exceptions may be granted by the Provost after consultation with the Risk Assessment Committee.

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February 19, 2018
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