Short Term Study Abroad Scholarship (undergraduate)

Undergraduate Application

2023 Study Abroad Scholarship

Eligible participants of UCA sponsored education abroad programs may apply for a Study Abroad Scholarship. Pending full enrollment of a UCA sponsored education abroad program, funding will be released to approved applicants in fall, spring or summer academic terms.

  • Participants of Faculty-Led Programs are eligible for $750 to $2,000
  • Participants of Language Immersion Programs are eligible for $500 to $1,000



  • The application opens on August 25, 2022
  • The deadline to apply is October 25, 2022 at 4:30 pm.
Notifications will be emailed by mid-November. The notification email will detail deadlines to pay the deposit and accept the scholarship if a student is awarded. If a student is accepting a scholarship, the deposit deadline must be met.  Please email with any questions.
Undergraduate student applicants will be asked to upload answers to short response questions. Preview prompts before beginning the application.


  • Eligible programs include: UCA Faculty-led and UCA Language Immersion.
  • Students must be UCA degree-seeking undergraduate or post-bacc students.
  • Completed 30 credit hours prior to program start date (for undergraduates). (For Faculty-led programs, students with fewer earned credit hours may be exempt to attend the program with permission from the Faculty Leader).
  • Applicants must be in good standing with the university, both academically and financially, at the time of application and through the time of departure.
  • Undocumented students including DACA students and DREAMERS are not eligible to apply due to university policy.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to “give back” after studying abroad by volunteering time and expertise to the Office of Study Abroad. More information on how to “give back” will be made available for recipients of the OSA scholarship.
  • Non-credit program participants are not eligible.
  • Independent/External programs not sponsored by UCA are not eligible.
  • Programs arranged by third party providers or designed by students are not eligible.

The UCA Office of Education Abroad does not determine student federal aid or scholarship disbursements. All students anticipating scholarships or federal student aid should meet with a Financial Aid counselor to discuss eligibility financial aid guidelines. Payment deadlines for UCA programs are independent of any funding release dates. Participants are responsible for making payments by the publicized deadlines regardless of anticipated funding.

Students must adhere to the UCA Travel Policy: UCA students may not use UCA Education Abroad scholarships or other university financial aid to travel or study in locations rated at “LEVEL 4 DO NOT TRAVEL” on the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Advisory website.  Students traveling in areas or countries with Level 1 and Level 2 ratings should consult the Travel Advisory website and heed all warnings while avoiding all Level 4 areas or locations that may exist in some countries.  All travel to locations or countries with a “LEVEL 3 RECONSIDER TRAVEL” advisory must be pre-approved by the Office of International Engagement Associate Vice-President, Legal Counsel, the Provost and Executive Vice President and the President of the University of Central Arkansas.