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SDSU Scholarships and Study Abroad

Q: Can I receive a SDSU scholarship while I am studying abroad?

A: Yes, If you plan to study abroad in the upcoming academic year, you are highly encouraged to apply for scholarships. There are a wide variety of study abroad scholarships available, and the SDSU International Student Center can help you choose a study abroad program that is eligible for financial aid and scholarship consideration. You will still need to follow the same requirements and deadlines as students studying on campus.

Aztec Scholarships

Submit your application in Aztec Scholarships starting March 1. Indicate that you will be studying abroad in the upcoming academic year, the term you plan to go, and the country you plan to visit. The general application will automatically match you to study abroad scholarships for which you are eligible. If a scholarship requires additional materials, submit these in Aztec Scholarships by the deadline. Keep track of your scholarships within Aztec Scholarships so you don't miss any important deadlines.

All deadlines apply

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will not grant extensions on deadlines just because you are studying abroad. The application is open March 1 - August 15. No extensions will be granted!

Thank you letter

If you receive a study abroad scholarship through Aztec Scholarships, you are required to submit a thank you letter in the system within 14 calendar days of award notification, or your scholarship will be cancelled. There are no extensions if you are already abroad, so be sure to check Aztec Scholarships frequently.

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Find more information about financial aid and study abroad issues, including extra costs of study abroad, and how to apply for and receive financial aid funds while studying abroad.

Associated Students Study Abroad Scholarship: All San Diego State University students are encouraged to apply for the Associated Students Study Abroad Scholarship to help defray the costs associated with their approved international experience (e.g. study abroad, internship, research, volunteer program). Applications are accepted during two distinct application periods each year, once during the fall semester and once during the spring semester. Applicants must first begin the program-specific application before beginning the AS Scholarship Application in Aztecs Abroad.