Funding global experiences

In support of global education, there are a range of funding opportunities available that provide support for educational programs, internships, service projects, and research in international settings. Students are encouraged to investigate as many funding options as possible. UMSN's global nursing Canvas site includes news, deadlines, and funding opportunities for School of Nursing students. If you would like access to the site, send an email request.

Important considerations

Earning credit for study abroad

Students should be aware that study abroad credits could increase their course load above full time in a particular semester, leading to additional tuition.

For example:

  • N421 Perspectives in Global Health has two sections. The on-campus seminar is a 2-credit elective; students participating in the field extension must register not for the 2-credit seminar, but for a different section, which is worth 4 credits. Contact an academic advisor to make sure you are registered for the correct section.

  • In order to participate in the Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates (GIEU), students must apply through the Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS) and enroll in the 3-credit university course UC 275, which begins in winter and extends into fall. Students receive 2 credit hours in the winter term and 1 credit hour in the fall.

  • Two of our programs, the spring session of N456 with global field experience and HS 300 Spanish Language for Health Care Professionals, require spring term enrollment and thus, spring term tuition in addition to the program fee. 

Federal financial aid

Most credit-bearing U-M programs are eligible for financial aid, but it is best to speak with an Office of Financial Aid advisor before making any assumptions. Some types of federal aid can be applied to non-U-M programs, but you will need to work closely with OFA.

Co-curricular (non-credit) global engagement

Financial aid is not available for non-credit internships or service projects. Additionally, many of the available scholarships are meant to fund formal study abroad opportunities. When looking to finance international experiences that do not earn academic credit, students should look specifically for financial support targeting internship, service, or research experiences.

Recommended steps to secure funding

Get acquainted with U-M International Center's resources

When seeking and applying for funding, start with the following resources from the U-M International Center:

Office of Global Affairs funding

The School of Nursing is committed to providing a globally focused education for its students. GO student scholarships increase students' opportunities for global study, research, civic engagement, and service through financial support.

Explore other U-M funding resources

Besides those resources found through U-M International Center, below is a list of other campus-based units that offer scholarships and grants for global opportunities: