Scholarships and Grants

Over 50% of our students receive financial support from AIFS in the form of scholarships or grants.

Affiliate Grant

Over 400 colleges and universities are affiliated with AIFS, which helps make the process of applying for an AIFS program easy, and may provide access to special affiliate scholarships. Students from affiliate institutions may automatically receive $400 grants for semester programs and $200 grants for summer programs. Others may apply for scholarships administered by their study abroad office.

Semester: $400
Summer: $200

Find out if your institution offers an AIFS affiliate grant


Study Again with AIFS Grant

If you studied abroad on an AIFS summer program, you will receive a $1,000 grant to study abroad on an AIFS semester or academic year catalog program, or a $500 grant toward a summer catalog program.

If you studied abroad on an AIFS semester or academic year program, you will receive a $500 grant toward a summer catalog program or a $1,000 grant toward a semester program in a different academic year.

Deadline: Completed scholarship and program applications must be postmarked or sent via email by the following deadlines:
Fall Semester/Academic Year/Fall Quarter: April 15
Spring Semester/Spring Quarter: October 1
Summer: March 1
January Term: November 1


AIFS Family Discount

AIFS Study Abroad offers a $500 program discount to students whose immediate family members (siblings or parents) have participated in or used other AIFS programs, including the Summer Institute for the Gifted, ACIS, Au Pair in America and Academic Year in America.