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  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Spring Break, Summer
  • Restrictions: NIU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2024 07/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2025 11/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Class Eligibility: Freshman, Graduate Student, Junior, Law, Senior, Sophomore, Student At Large Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:
The Study Abroad Travel Grant was established to enhance students’ opportunities to participate in a for-credit NIU study abroad program.  Travel grants will be awarded in amounts up to $1,000, except over Spring Break when awards will be in the amount of $500.  Grant money must be used towards travel expenses specific to a NIU study abroad program.

This grant is available to NIU students ONLY.  Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to qualify for the grant:
1. A completed application for an approved NIU study abroad program.
2. Academic accomplishments and study abroad application will be reviewed.
3. Students must be in good academic standing and disciplinary standing at the time of study abroad program application.
4. Semester study abroad participants must be full-time, and participants in summer, or short-term programs, must be enrolled in at least 3 credit hours.
5. Encumbrances on a student’s records by NIU; e.g., by Undergraduate Admissions, Bursar’s Office, Accounts Receivable, Registration and Records, Health Services, Parking Services, NIU Libraries, etc., must be cleared before a student can be granted admission to any study abroad program and be eligible for this grant.

You MUST turn in all of the following by the application deadline at 4:30 p.m. to the Study Abroad Office, Williston Hall 417, to be eligible for an award (NO EXCEPTIONS).  The Letter of Recommendation must be submitted by this same deadline.  (Again, no exceptions)

Study Abroad Travel Grant Application
1. Study Abroad Travel Grant Application
2. Letter of Recommendation from a faculty member, an instructor, or an academic advisor
NOTE:  If the Letter of Recommendation submitted is not from one of those listed, the application will not be considered.

Incomplete and/or late applications will not be accepted.  Students will be notified within three weeks of the application deadline whether they have been selected to receive a scholarship.

1. All grant recipients are required to offer three hours of volunteer service related to promoting study abroad for each term that they are awarded a grant.  This requirement can be fulfilled in a variety of ways, such as volunteering to assist with the Study Abroad Fair in the fall, speaking to students about your overseas experience at an event organized for this purpose, or conducting classroom presentations designed to promote the program in which you participated, just to name a few.
2. All grant recipients are required to give a video testimonial about their study abroad experience.
The Service Requirement is coordinated through the Study Abroad Office and must be fulfilled by the end of the semester, following your term abroad.  If a student is unable to perform this requirement, repayment of the grant is required.  All recipients will need to complete the service requirement verification form.