Summer Abroad - Grants & Loans

Brown Programs

OIP Summer Grant

The Office of International Programs is pleased to offer OIP Summer Grants for Brown summer study abroad programs. This year, there are three programs eligible for this grant: Comillas Studio Art, St. Petersburg Language & Culture, and Bologna World Cinema.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Current continuing undergraduate Brown student receiving University Scholarship
  • Financial Aid application (FAFSA)  on file with Brown's Office of Financial Aid
  • Good academic standing
  • Applying to an eligible Brown sponsored summer study away program

Awarding OIP Summer Grants

Eligibility for the OIP Summer Grant is based on the financial aid award from the current academic year. OIP has established a fund, allocated across summer programs, to help make these programs accessible to students on financial aid. Once the funds have been exhausted, additional students will be put on an OIP Summer Grant waitlist.

When you submit your application for the summer study away program to OIP, you will automatically be considered for the OIP Summer Grant based on your current level of financial need.

Additional Loan Eligibility

Students who receive the OIP Summer Grant, but require extra funding for room & board, travel, and other incidentals should meet with the Office of Financial Aid to discuss the possibility of a loan once they have been accepted to the program. This determination will be based on your financial aid award for the 2013-14 academic year and whether or not you have reached your borrowing limit.

General Guidelines

Students who apply to a program and are offered OIP Summer Grant funds will have two weeks to confirm their spot with a $300 non-refundable deposit or until March 1, whichever date is earlier. Only students who are seriously planning to participate should apply; applying without intent to commit impacts the process and our ability to award grant funds to those who are truly interested.

If a student commits to a Brown summer study away program and then withdraws, s/he forfeits the $300 deposit and is not eligible for the OIP Summer Grant.

Non-Brown Programs

Students who are interested in non-Brown summer study abroad programs can search for external scholarships and grants through studyabroad.com.  If you currently receive financial aid at Brown, you may be eligible to receive additional loans through the Brown University Office of Financial Aid if you are approved for the credit to transfer to Brown.  Brown does not award grants or scholarships for non-Brown summer study abroad programs.