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  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer, UWinteriM
  • Restrictions: UWM applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

Wisconsin Study Abroad Grant

**Application cycle for Fall & Academic Year 2020 is closed**
**Application cycle for UWinteriM & Spring 2021 coming soon**

The Wisconsin Study Abroad Grant provides funding for qualifying UWM undergraduate students to help defray the cost of study abroad. Funding is contingent upon state budget legislation, so may not be available if the program is not funded. The amount of funding awarded per student differs from year to year based on the number of qualified applicants. Students participating in semester- and year-long programs generally receive more than students participating in short-term summer and UWinteriM programs. The maximum possible award is $2,000, with an average award of $500 - $800. Because it is a need-based program, meeting application requirements for the grant does not guarantee an award.

To qualify for a Wisconsin Study Abroad Grant you must:
  • be a Wisconsin resident.
  • be enrolled in a UWM undergraduate or associate degree program (this must be your first degree).
  • be participating in a UWM-sponsored study abroad program.
  • have a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) application on file, and be listed with the Federal Student Financial Aid System.
  • be enrolled full-time in the preceding semester to qualify for a summer or UWinteriM award.
  • be enrolled in at least 6 credits (includes on-campus credits as well as any study abroad credits) during the summer term to qualify for a summer award.

UWM’s CIE, Department of Financial Aid, Student Employment and Military Education Benefits offices evaluate applicants and make grant awards accordingly.

Important Notes for Applicants

You must be enrolled full time (12+ credits) during the fall semester to qualify for a UWinteriM study abroad grant, and during the spring semester to qualify for a summer study abroad grant (Academic Opportunity Center students must be enrolled for 9+ credits during the fall/spring term). 
  • By the last week of the semester: Complete, sign and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form available online (
  • By the study abroad application deadline (March 15 or October 15): Complete the Wisconsin Study Abroad Grant application. Begin by clicking the Apply Now button above. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • By mid-April/mid-November, for students with all application requirements fulfilled, preliminary notification of award eligibility will be sent via e-mail by Hunter Resler, CIE Study Abroad Financial Specialist.
  • Approximately 10 days before the beginning of the term your award will be posted onto your UWM PAWS account. Please look there for your award amount.
  • For summer applicants, you must be enrolled at least half-time during the summer term (6 credits, including those you earn while studying abroad). You must be enrolled for 6 credits by April 30.


Applicants: Please keep this information for your reference.

This program is currently not accepting applications.