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Deadlines for study abroad funding approaching

Students and faculty are encouraged to apply by March 15
February 29, 2016
Check out all grants available for study abroad and internationalization opportunities for students, faculty and staff.

Check out all grants available for study abroad and internationalization opportunities for students, faculty and staff.  

The University of Calgary recently announced new funding to promote study abroad and internationalization opportunities for students, faculty and staff. The grants support the successful fulfilment of the International Strategy aimed to increase the diversity and cross-cultural competencies of our campus communities and advance education and research partnerships.

"Studying abroad is a huge investment in a student’s future that gives them access to academic opportunities not available on campus," says Colleen Packer, manager, International Learning Programs. "I've had countless alumni tell me that their study abroad experience set them apart and helped them land a job after graduation."

Students get up to $3,000 in funding

For students who want to study abroad but worry about finances, this is the best time to apply and take advantage of the generous funding available for the 2016-2017 academic year.  

Full-time undergraduate and master’s students going on a study abroad program can get an International Study Travel Grant of up to $1,000. The university has allocated $500,000 under this grant for the 2016-17 academic year.

International Study Travel Grant deadline March 15, 2016

Full-time undergraduate students who go on an exchange program at one of the 48 top universities designated through the Eyes High Anniversary International Exchange Awards can get up to $3,000 in funding. A total funding of $425,000 is allocated under this grant for the 2016-17 academic year.

No application is required. Students going on exchange programs at one of the designated partner universities will be nominated based on academic merit. Learn more and start your exchange application today.     

Students can enter a study abroad contest and win one of three $200 prizes

Full-time university students can sign up to receive study abroad program and funding information, and enter for their chance to win one of three $200 prizes.

Faculty members can get $5,000 in funding for new Group Study program proposals

The last study-abroad focused grant is the Development Grant for New Group Study Programs open to faculty members to develop a proposal for a University of Calgary International (UCI) administered Group Study program. A total funding of $25,000 is allocated for the 2016-17 academic year. New Group Study Programs grant application deadline is March 18, 2016. Apply today.

Check out all grants available.