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Semester Program Funding

Notre Dame International believes that study abroad is a unique opportunity for academic, personal, and intercultural growth. With generous support from alumni and donors, NDI Study Abroad is proud to offer funding to students for cultural enrichment opportunities while abroad. 

Funding Guidelines/Requirements

  • Students may only apply to one fund per semester.
  • A maximum of $400 will be awarded.
  • Funding will only be awarded for travel within a student's host country due to current travel restrictions.
  • All students who are awarded funds are required to write a thank you note and submit photos to their study abroad program director. Information about this submission process will be made available to students upon funds being awarded.
  • Students are able to use awards to cover costs incurred due to COVID-19 such as mandatory testing.

The funds below are for students who have been accepted into study abroad programs sponsored by Notre Dame International.

Payton L. Celedinas Endowment for Excellence for International Studies

The Payton L. Celedinas Endowment for Excellence for International Studies advances Notre Dame's goals for internationalization by supporting the integration of academic, extracurricular, and cultural learning throughout the study abroad experience. The fund enables internships and other extracurricular activities that enrich the academic and cultural learning of students in non-English speaking NDI study abroad programs located in Europe.

  • Eligible programs: Students studying abroad in the Alcoy, Angers, Berlin, Bologna, Geneva, Heidelberg, Paris-Sciences Po, Russia, or Toledo academic year/semester programs.
Palka/Reali Memorial Fund

The Palka/Reali Memorial Fund advances Notre Dame's goals for internationalization by supporting the integration of academic, extracurricular, and cultural learning throughout the study abroad experience. The fund supports extracurricular opportunities for students in NDI study abroad programs that enhance knowledge and awareness of cultures around the world and inspire students to examine their responsibilities as part of the world community.

  • Eligible programs: 
    • Students studying abroad in the Beijing-PKU, Fremantle, Hong Kong-HKUST, Kyoto, Leuven, Mumbai, Norwich, Oxford, Paris-Sciences Po, Perth, São Paulo, Seoul, Shenzhen, Singapore, St. Andrews, Stellenbosch, Strathmore, Sydney, Tel Aviv, Tokyo-Keio, or Tokyo-Sophia academic year/semester programs; OR, 
    • Students studying abroad with high financial need, no matter their study abroad program.
Parikh Family Endowment for Excellence for Notre Dame International

The Parikh Family Endowment for Excellence for Notre Dame International advances Notre Dame's goals for internationalization by supporting the integration of academic, extracurricular, and cultural learning throughout the study abroad experience. The fund enables internships and other extracurricular activities that enrich the academic and cultural learning of students in NDI study abroad programs.

  • Eligible programs: Students studying abroad in the Amman, Jerusalem, Kigali, Puebla, Rabat, or Santiago academic year/semester programs.
Application Information for Academic Year/Semester Programs

Students may apply for funds for their semester abroad with the following deadlines:

  • Fall Semester Abroad - September 25
  • Spring Semester Abroad - March 6

These deadlines are the same regardless of program start dates.

All students who are awarded funds are required to write a thank you note and submit photos to their study abroad Program Directors. Information about this submission process will be made available to students upon funds being awarded.

Apply for Academic Year/Semester Study Abroad Funds

Contact

For questions regarding the funds listed above, please email studyabroad@nd.edu.


Other Funding Opportunities

More study abroad funding opportunities can be found on the Financial Aid website.

Scholarships Available through the Office of Financial Aid

With generous support from donors, the following scholarships are available through the Office of Financial Aid*:

  • Harry Bainbridge Scholarship (Angers program only)
  • John/Patricia Fitzgerald Scholarship (France programs only) 
  • Fr. George Minamiki, S.J. Scholarship (Japan programs only))
  • Mary Ann & Patrick Toole Scholarship (Dublin programs only)
  • Mara Rose Fox Memorial Scholarship (Toledo program only)

*Eligibility is determined by the Office of Financial Aid. Eligible students will be invited to apply for these scholarships the semester prior to departure. Award amount will be determined by the student’s financial need.