Scholarships for Study Abroad DIS Scholarship Information

Study Abroad Scholarships

DIS offers need-based scholarships allocated from various funds to study abroad with DIS.

Please see the study abroad scholarship application form for full instructions, and ask your study abroad advisor about additional financial aid opportunities.

The Anders Uhrskov Leadership Scholarship

Anders Uhrskov was the Director of DIS for 27 years and was dedicated to developing global leaders of tomorrow through education abroad. The Anders Uhrskov Leadership Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship established to award students who have demonstrated leadership on their college campuses at home and who are dedicated to enhancing and building upon their global leadership and critical thinking skills while spending a semester or summer abroad with DIS. 

Up to $10,000 will be awarded to one semester student and up to $5,000 to one summer student studying for six weeks or more.

Applicants must submit the following via email to by October 1st (for spring semester), March 1st (for summer), or April 1st (for fall / academic year), with the subject line "Anders Uhrskov Leadership Scholarship Application": Scholarship offers twenty $1,000 study abroad scholarships each year to non-traditional study abroad students. Economically disadvantaged students, African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Latino and Native American students are strongly encouraged to apply, as well as first-from-family college students. Scholarships are only available for students studying on programs offered by a Diversity Abroad member organization (including DIS).

Gilman Scholarship

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers awards up to $5000 for US undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding and wish to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. This program is offered through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education. Applications are available here.

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)

DIS is a Global Sponsor of the Fund for Education Abroad that offers awards up to $10,000 to students who are traditionally underrepresented in education abroad including minorities, first-generation college students, STEM majors, community college students and students with disabilities. In addition to the general scholarships, FEA offer dedicated scholarships available for LGBTQ students and  students from certain states.

Study Abroad in Denmark Scholarship

The Upper Midwest Rebild Scholarship Corporation supports U.S. university students who study abroad in Denmark, with the aim of helping to strengthen the cultural and friendship ties between our two countries. This award, up to $3,000, supports a student of Danish background or one who has demonstrated a strong interest and commitment to Denmark and "matters Danish". The application, along with detailed criteria, timing and instructions, is available at the link above, and is open to US citizens or permanent residents attending any U.S. college or university, registered to study abroad in Denmark for a minimum of one semester/trimester.

Home Financial Aid

For assistance with transferring your financial aid package, consult your Study Abroad Advisor or Financial Aid Officer on campus. They may also be able to assist you in exploring potential sources of additional financial aid or loans. There are more possibilities than you may think!


Fall/Full Academic Year: April 1

Spring: October 1

March 1

NOTE: Preference is given to students who apply before the preferred deadline but applications that are submitted after the deadline will be considered if funds are available.

Students may apply at any time during the application or registration process.

Denmark: DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad. Vestergade 5-7, 1456 Copenhagen. Phone: (+45) 3311 0144, Fax: (+45) 3393 2624
USA: DIS - North American Office, University of Minnesota. 2233 University Avenue W, Suite 201, St. Paul, MN 55114. Phone: (800) 247-3477, Non-US: (612) 627-0140 Fax: (612) 627-0141
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