Rutgers Global – Global Initiatives Study Abroad Scholarships

Rutgers Global – Global Initiatives will continue providing study abroad scholarship to Rutgers students who pursue traditional study abroad, career-oriented internships, and other non-traditional credit-bearing study in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare Rutgers students to assume significant roles in an increasingly important interdependence. Rutgers Global–Study Abroad also facilitates other study abroad scholarships.

See Rutgers study abroad programs in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore >

Rutgers Global – Global Initiatives Study Abroad Scholarship will be given on a competitive basis to qualified students whose financial needs are not being met by other funding. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the overall strength of the application (especially the cover letter), academic record, and financial need. The award can be used to defray eligible study or intern abroad costs. These costs include program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance, and international airfare.

Upon returning to Rutgers, Scholars are expected to promote study abroad through classroom presentations, study abroad fairs, or information sessions.

Steven Henin, Assistant Dean
Rutgers Global – Global Initiatives


Availability +

The scholarship is administered through Rutgers Global – Global Initiatives Office. Since funding is generated through external resources, the number and size of scholarships each year will be contingent upon our budget, as well as the quality of the applications. For 2023-2024 there will be around $6,000 awarded for scholarships, with each scholarship up to $1,000 for short term programs, and up to $2,000 for semester programs.

Eligibility +

  • Full-time Rutgers student in a degree seeking program

  • Good academic standing

  • Does not hold a passport or citizenship to the country they are studying abroad

Application and Deadline +

The 2023-2024 Summer Application is open February 1 through February 29.

All applications should include:

  • Cover letter of no more than two pages that explains why the applicant wants to study abroad in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan or Singapore

  • Short CV

  • Transcript of grades

  • Letter of acceptance from the proposed study abroad program

  • Recommendation from the applicant’s department at Rutgers


Application Portal

Rutgers Global – Global Initiatives Applications should be submitted through the Rutgers Global - Global Initiatives online portal.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee comprised of members from Rutgers Global – Global Initiatives and announced within a few weeks of the application end date.