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Off-Campus Programs

Study Abroad Program

Expenses and Financial Aid

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Students pay the full cost of the program they select. In addition, there is a $300 Study Abroad Administrative Fee charged per semester. This fee helps defray the cost of administering the office, sending materials to students, and processing overseas registrations and financial aid.

Fortunately, there are some other sources of funding which can bring study abroad down to a reasonable amount; some programs actually cost less than the tuition at Spelman; yet sometimes study abroad is more expensive than Spelman. There are some study abroad scholarships, which are handled by the Study Abroad Office and the Study Abroad Committee. These include but are not limited to the following:

Spelman College's Study Abroad Program also works with students who are applying for post-baccalaureate fellowships such as:

  • Fulbright Fellowships
  • Graduate NSEP/ Boren Fellowships
  • Marshall Scholarships
  • Davies-Jackson Fellowships
  • Rhodes Fellowships
  • JET Program
  • Watson Fellowships
  • Gates Cambridge Fellowships
  • Mitchell Irish Fellowships

These fellowships are extremely competitive, but they do cover most costs associated with either one or two years abroad after receiving the bachelor's degree.

The Watson permits a student to do a year long research project anywhere in the world outside the grantee's home country and / or the US

JET (Japanese Teachers Exchange), selects students to teach English in Japanese schools for one year and is renewable

The Rhodes Fellowship covers the costs of a two-year master's degree only at Oxford University while the Marshall covers the cost of Master's degree at a university of the student's choice anywhere in the UK

The Gates covers costs of a masters degree at Cambridge while the Mitchell award is for Ireland.

Davies-Jackson helps low-income students get a graduate degree in the UK

In addition to the scholarships mentioned above, the following scholarships are also available to help students in the Study Abroad Program:

Scholarships Only for Spelman Students:

  • Charles Merrill Scholarships
  • IES HBCU Grants
  • Martin Yanuck Scholarships
  • Syracuse-Spelman Joint Scholarships
  • Special Syracuse Tuition Grants
  • JP Morgan Chase Study Abroad Scholarship
  • Special Tuition Grant at Australian National University, Canberra
  • JP Morgan Chase Scholarships

External Scholarship Open to Spelman Students

  • Robert Bailey Scholarship of Council on International Educational Exchange
  • Bowman Travel Grants
  • Arcadia University College Center for Education Abroad Scholarships
  • Butler University Institute for Study Abroad Travel or Academic Grants
  • Luard Scholarship of The English-Speaking Union for an all-expense paid year at a British University.
  • Institute for International Education Scholarships (Southern Region)
  • David Boren National Security Education Program (NSEP) Scholarships
  • UNCF Joseph Towles Scholarship
  • IES Minority Scholarship
  • IES Urban Issues Scholarship
  • IES Merit Scholarships
  • CLA Study Abroad Scholarships
  • CIEE-ISP Scholarships for CIEE programs
  • Gilman Scholarships of IIE
  • Freeman - Asia Grants
  • Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP)
  • Bridging Scholarships for Japan
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Please Contact:

Dr. Margery A. Ganz
Director of the Study Abroad & International Exchange Program,
Professor of History
mganz@spelman.edu 404-270-5495
Office Address:
Milligan Bldg., Suite 1006

Postal Address:
Study Abroad Program
Spelman College
Box 1447
350 Spelman Ln.
Atlanta, Georgia 30314
Office Address: Milligan Bldg., Suite 1000

Renee Jones
Sr. Admin. Assistant
fax: 404-270-5539
Office Address: Milligan Bldg., Suite 1005