Study Abroad Scholarships

There are many study abroad scholarships for students, this is not an exhaustive list. For additional scholarship information please contact us and talk to your home university’s study abroad advisor.


Fly Free Scholarships

Airfare subsidy up to $1,000

The fly free scholarships are available to students at: Elon University, Georgetown University, and Marquette University. The fly free scholarships offer up to three students from each university an airfare subsidy of up to $1,000 for their flight to China. To learn more and apply for this scholarship, please contact your home university study abroad office.

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TBC Paid Internships & Assistantships

The Beijing Center offers paid internships and assistantships, depending on need, in the following departments: Academics and Administration, ChinaContact, Career Ventures, Marketing and Communications, Anton Library, Human Resources, and Student Life. To learn more and apply, please visit TBC’s Join Our Team page.

TBC Returning Student Scholarship

Up to $1,000

The returning student scholarship provides current undergraduate TBC students or alumni with a cash award to support their continued study in China at TBC. To learn more, please contact [email protected].

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TBC Pell Grant Supplement Scholarship


The Beijing Center (TBC) is committed to remaining a budget-friendly study abroad option for students. We aim to keep our costs similar to, or less than, a semester/year spent at your home university. To further assist students of financial need, TBC offers a Pell Grant Supplement Scholarship. The Pell Grant Supplement will be a $500 scholarship for any semester student who receives a Pell Grant as part of their regular financial aid package. To confirm eligibility, students will simply be required to submit a financial aid office letter detailing your overall financial aid package.

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Freeman-ASIA Study Abroad Scholarship


Created to assist U.S. students with demonstrated financial need and limited prior experience in East and Southeast Asia, Freeman-ASIA will funds awards ranging from $3,000 per student for summer study and $5,000 per semester, to a maximum of $7,000 for a full year abroad.


Fund for Education Abroad


Award amounts of up to $10,000 (full year abroad); $5,000 (fall/spring semester abroad); prorated by no. of weeks, minimum $1,250 (summer programs)


Gilman international scholarship


Recipients receive up to $5,000 and are available for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad and credit-bearing internships abroad. Also, students studying Mandarin (a critical need language) are automatically considered for the Gilman Critical need Language Award, with a total award of $8,000.


Boren Awards for International Study


Provides scholarships to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interest. Maximum scholarship awards are $8,000 for a summer program, $10,000 for a semester program and $20,000 for a full academic year.


Diversity Abroad Consortium Summer Scholarship


Offers $500 awards for students attending a member institution.


Foundation for Asia Pacific Education 


Award amounts vary however will range in increments of $500 to $1,500.