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photo of students abroadTo support the international education of Carlson undergraduate and graduate students, the University of Minnesota and the Carlson School offer study abroad scholarships and financial aid packages. If you're interested in studying abroad, we encourage you to plan ahead, pick a program carefully, apply for scholarships well in advance, and complete your financial aid paperwork on time.

Eligibility and Award Criteria

Carlson students participating in Carlson Global Institute (CGI) or the University of Minnesota Learning Abroad Center programs are eligible for need-based scholarship and merit-based scholarship. Carlson students may receive one need-based study abroad scholarship during their academic career. Students who have already received a need-based award are still eligible for merit-based awards.


  • Carlson Global Institute participants: Complete the online application for your education abroad program of choice.
    • To be considered for need-based scholarships, complete the Need Statement on your application checklist, and submit your FAFSA form as early as possible.
    • To be considered for merit-based scholarships, complete the optional Merit Essay on your application checklist.
  • Learning Abroad Center participants: inquire with Education Abroad Advisers about application timelines as you prepare to apply for a Learning Abroad Center program.

Scholarship Cycles (effective July 15, 2013)

For full consideration, apply by the deadline on or nearest to your program application deadline. If you miss the priority deadline, submit your scholarship application by the next application cycle deadline (see chart below).

Program Scholarship Application Priority Deadline Notification Date

CGI Summer

CGI Fall Semester

CGI Spring Semester

CGI July Session

LAC May Session

March 1 April 1

CGI January Undergraduate

LAC Summer

LAC Fall Semester

LAC Academic Year

April 1 May 1
CGI January Graduate July 1 August 1

CGI May Undergraduate

LAC Spring Semester

LAC Winter Session

October 1 November 1
CGI May Graduate December 15 January 15

Notifications will be sent by email by the date above, or the following weekday if it falls on a weekend or holiday.

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Learning Abroad Center Scholarships

Students participating in Carlson summer and semester-length programs are eligible for scholarships through the Learning Abroad Center and they maintain a database of outside scholarships.

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