President's Grant for Study Abroad

WMU student reading to African children.The President's Grant for Study Abroad is designed for Western Michigan University students who plan to study a foreign language overseas who can demonstrate significant academic preparation for their project. The grant offers awards of up to $6,000 per semester abroad and are primarily based on financial need; smaller grants are awarded for merit only. Additional funding may also be allocated to applicants who have previously completed a minimum of 12 credits on a semester-length study abroad program. The purpose of this funding is to help train the next generation of global ambassadors.

Comprehensive information, eligibility criteria and online application can be found online in Broncos Abroad. Please refer to the appropriate information below based on participation in a WMU or Non-WMU program.

President's Grant for Study Abroad Application for WMU Programs

President's Grant for Study Abroad Application for Non-WMU Programs

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Application deadlines

  • April 15—To study abroad the following fall semester or academic year.
  • Oct. 15—To study abroad the following spring semester.

Applicable WMU Programs

Beijing Language and Culture University (Beijing, China)

Besancon (Besancon, France)

Bonn University (Bonn, Germany)

Buenos Aires, Argentina (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

CIEE Global Institute Berlin Campus (Berlin, Germany) *Restrictions apply. See study abroad specialist.*

Daito Bunka University (Higashi Matsuyama, Japan)

Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan)

 —If taking intensive language study in Nichibun (CJLC) program

Eberhard-Karls Universitat-Tubingen (Tuebingen, Germany)

Ewha Womans University (Seoul, South Korea)

 —If taking the equivalent of at least 6 U.S. credits in Korean

Freie Univesitat Berlin (Berlin, Germany)

IAU College (Aix-en-Provence, France)

 —If taking the equivalent of at least 6 U.S. credits in French

Japan Center for Michigan Universities (Hikone, Japan)

Keio University (Tokyo, Japan)

 —If taking Japanese language program (JLP)

KU Leuven (Leuven, Belgium)

  —If taking a minimum of 12 hours of Dutch per week

Kyung Hee University (Seoul, South Korea)

  —If taking Korean intensive language program

Linnaeus University (Vaxjo, Sweden)

 —If taking 15 ECTS credits in Swedish

Nihon University (Tokyo, Japan)

Otaru University of Commerce (Otaru, Japan)

Rikkyo University (Tokyo, Japan)

Ritsumeikan University (Kyoto, Japan)

 —If taking Intensive Japanese Language (IJL) program

Saratov State University (Saratov, Russia)

Universidad de Burgos (Burgos, Spain)

Universite Laval (Quebec City, Canada)

University of Paderborn (Paderborn, Germany)

 —If taking intensive German courses

University of Passau (Passau, Germany)