Financial Information

Studying abroad is a major investment. We encourage all students to explore the options to make their study abroad program financially possible. Paying for study abroad takes not only your financial commitment, but your time and dedication. The resources below are provided to help make your study abroad experience financially possible.

Compare the costs

Get started by comparing the cost of your current UA-Little Rock expenses with the cost of your study abroad program.  The Study Abroad Budget Worksheet is designed to do just that.

In the first column, the UA-Little Rock costs have already been calculated based on the average cost of 15 hours at UA-Little Rock for an Arkansas resident living in East Hall with the lowest meal plan during Fall 2017.  Each of these items can be adjusted to better reflect your cost of attendance and lifestyle at UA-Little Rock.

In the second and third columns, you can compare the cost of your study abroad programs.  In researching your programs of interest, you will notice that programs vary in terms of what is included in program costs.  Items marked with an asterisk (*) typically need to be paid prior to your departure. This form can also provide evidence to UA-Little Rock Financial Aid for calculating your study abroad cost of attendance.

Financial aid

Most scholarships and financial aid that is processed through UA-Little Rock can be marked for your approved study abroad program.  To determine which of your scholarships and/or your Federal Financial Aid (including Pell Grants, SEOG Grants, Stafford Loans and Perkins Loans) can be used toward a study abroad program, please contact UALR Financial Aid.

UALR Financial Aid
Donaldson Student Services Center 219
Office Hours Mon – Thurs 7:30am – 6pm
Friday 7:30am – 5pm
Phone 501.569.3035


There are a number of scholarships that can be used for Study Abroad.  Below are a few scholarships to help get you on track for finding the scholarship that fits you and your program.

UALR Trojan Travels Scholarship

Award: between $250-$1000
Eligibility: All UA-Little Rock students participating in an approved study abroad program are eligible to apply for a scholarship to study abroad through the UA-Little Rock Office of Study Abroad.

UALR Middle Eastern Studies Grant

Award: up to $2,500
Eligibility: All UA-Little Rock students are eligible to apply for a grant to pursue an academic project related to any aspect of the Middle East or Middle Eastern Studies

Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarship

Award: up to $5,000 ($8,000 for critical need language study)
Eligibility: Federal Pell Grant recipient studying abroad for at least 4 weeks in one country.

Affiliated Partner Scholarships

Award: $200 – $1,000
Eligibility: varies but all applicants must be participating in a UA-Little Rock Affiliated Study Abroad Program

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholarships

Award: up to $10,000
Eligibility: US Citizen studying abroad for at least 4 weeks

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant

Award: $1,000
Eligibility: University must have Phi Kappa Phi chapter (UA-Little Rock does) and student must have a minimum GPA of 3.75

Global Education Resources for Underrepresented Students

Award: varies
Eligibility: Underrepresented, African-American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino and Native-Americans are strongly encouraged to apply

Rainbow Scholarship for American LGBTQ Students

Award: varies
Eligibility: LGBTQI Student who is studying abroad for at least 4 weeks and is a US Citizen

Foundation for Global Scholars

Award: $2,000
Eligibility: US Citizen studying abroad for at least 4 weeks and has a minimum GPA of 2.5

Boren Awards for International Language Study

Award: up to $20,000
Eligibility: US Citizen that is studying in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand

Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) Program

Award: Airfare for programming, related costs for orientation in Washington, DC, applicable visa fees, language instruction, room, board, program sponsored travel within the host country, all entrance fees for CLS cultural programming and academic credit
Eligibility: US Citizen that has completed at least one academic year at the college level by the program start date

Taiwan-US Sister Relations Alliance

Award: tuition, accomodation, accident insurance, four excursions, host family weekend and one-on-one language partner
Eligibility: full-time student with a minimum GPA of 3.0

Huaya Enrichment Scholarship

Award: monthly stipend of approximately $850
Eligibility: Students with excellent academic performance and good moral character are encouraged to apply

Also Check Out: Scholarship Database