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Funding Opportunities

The question we hear most often about studying abroad is, "Can I afford to study abroad?"

In many cases, you simply pay Penn State tuition for the classes you take abroad. In fact, for all summer programs and some semester programs, out-of-state students pay in-state tuition rates. 

As you prepare for your study abroad experience, we encourage you to read these tips to keep your study abroad experience affordable.  

Plus, there are a number of ways to offset the cost of your study abroad experience, including scholarships and student aid

  • Penn State Office of Student Aid - Any student who receives financial aid should plan to speak with the Office of Student prior to your scheduled semester abroad.
  • Scholarships - There are several scholarships available to students who wish to study abroad. Students are encouraged to review all scholarship opportunities via the Global Penn State scholarship websites. Click here for a list scholarships specifically for engineering students.


The mission of Global Engineering Engagement is to create an environment that embraces the values of international education, where access to global exposure and opportunities to develop cross-cultural competence is pervasive. We believe that it is within our reach to ensure that all engineering students can become internationally engaged.

Global Engineering Engagement

College of Engineering

The Pennsylvania State University

208 Hammond Building

University Park, PA 16802