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Financial Aid & Scholarships

The Programs Abroad Office offers study abroad programs for all budgets. In fact, the cost of international education varies as much as the programs available to you.

Many students do not realize that their existing financial aid as well as most of their scholarship money can be applied to approved study abroad programs. Plus, there are additional scholarship opportunities for which you can apply.

Budgeting Tools

To help you compare costs for UT study abroad programs, we encourage you to download our interactive budgeting tools. The tools will provide you with the estimated costs for studying in Knoxville. You will discover that studying abroad is not as expensive as you may think.

Semester Budget Summer or Mini-Term Budget Comparison Tool

Here are some additional facts you should know:

In-State Students

There are several affordable options for Tennessee residents to study abroad. The least expensive programs are most often exchanges. However, they require a significant amount of independence and may not be the best fit for every student. There are also many affordable direct and third-party programs that are not considerably more expensive than UT tuition, room, and board.

Out-of-State Students

Out-of-state students should consider direct or UT affiliate study abroad programs instead of exchanges. These programs are frequently less than the cost of attending UT.

Summer or Mini-Term Programs

While we strongly encourage students to study abroad for a semester or academic year, we recognize that some students will prefer to study abroad on programs with shorter durations. With that in mind, the Programs Abroad Office offers many shorter programs during mini-term or summer. Many of these programs are very affordable, but please note that scholarships and other financial aid may not apply to programs less than a semester in length. This frequently makes summer programs more expensive in terms of your out-of-pocket expenses than semester programs.