Financial aid

Participants – especially students – finance their programs through a variety of resources, including but not limited to:


GEI scholarships

finance-scholarships-2Every year, we provide a number of typically small awards of between $300 and $500 to deserving participants. Decisions are based on both need and merit, and scholarship awards are intended to encourage study and professional development abroad by helping to alleviate financial burden.

  • Application process: The scholarship application process is very simple. Interested individuals are asked to write a brief essay (no more than 500 words) explaining why they are applying. Please note that you first need to be admitted to a GEI program before you can apply. Scholarship applications will only be considered after a positive admissions decision.
  • Selection criteria: Scholarships are awarded to participants who can demonstrate both need and merit. You need to show that you have historically been unable to join study abroad or professional development programs because of financial circumstances, and you need to prove that you have excelled in your academic/professional careers and/or your extra-curricular activities.