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, Marketing and Communications, Anton Library, Human Resources, and Student Life. To learn more and apply, please visit TBC’s Join Our Team page or contact [email protected].

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 they will range in increments of $500 to $1,500.