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College of Education Study Abroad Program

For each study abroad program, the CoE Scholarship deadline is the same as the program deadline**

College of Education Student Scholarship

Recognizing the academic, professional, and personal value of study abroad experiences

The College strongly encourages its students to study abroad, and provides financial support through scholarships or program discounts of $500 (depending on available funds) that are awarded to defray the costs associated with studying abroad on University of Illinois sponsored programs.


Scholarship recipients must be degree-seeking students in good academic standing who are currently enrolled in an eligible education program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Eligible programs include undergraduate Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education, and Secondary Education programs in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, Math, Physics and Social Studies (History), Learning and Education Studies, as well as all graduate programs in all College of Education departments.

All eligible students who are admitted to, and enrolled in, a University of Illinois sponsored study abroad program will be awarded the Study Abroad Scholarship. This scholarship is repeatable for subsequent study abroad experiences. However, students may not receive more than one scholarship per academic year + summer (August to August).

Application and Award Process

1. Once you are admitted to a study abroad program, please submit the Scholarship Application.

2. Enroll in the study abroad course as soon as possible. You will be contacted with information about the program discount or scholarship by email with further instructions.

3. Once you’ve enrolled in the study abroad course, scholarship funds will be deposited directly into your student account.

4. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of International Programs at

Global Intersection Fellowship for Teachers (GIFT)

Global Intersection Fellowship for Teachers

The College of Education recognizes the value of practicing teachers in our community and across the U.S., and offers current, licensed K-12 teachers the opportunity to receive funding for an Education Abroad program of their choice. GIFT applicants may request up to $1,500 in study abroad funding. 

In order to be considered for the GIFT scholarship, teachers must submit both an application and a recommendation form from either: other teachers, administrators, academic coaches, and/or professors. Both forms are linked below. 

The GIFT Scholarship is funded in part by a grant from the Department of Education Title VI program.

Gift Application
Recommendation Form

Financial Aid

Because this program is sponsored by the University of Illinois, financial aid can be applied to the cost of the program. The amount of financial aid that is applicable to your program will depend on your financial aid package. Because there are many variables that determine your financial aid package, it is best that you consult with a financial aid advisor in the Office of Student Financial Aid to discuss your individual financial aid package. 

Upon admission to a program, you will be provided with a financial aid budget form to submit to the Office of Student Financial Aid.

*If you are a non-Illinois student, please contact the Illinois Program Coordinator or the Office of International Programs for assistance in applying for financial aid through your own institution.