Summer Funding

Harvard-funded Grants

David Rockefeller International Experiences Grant

Harvard offers generous summer funding for programs 8 weeks or longer through the David Rockefeller International Experiences Grant. This is the largest study abroad fund at Harvard and is administered by the Office of Career Services. Traditional financial aid for summer study abroad is not available. 

Funding Sources Database

To search for additional sources of funding (both internal to Harvard and external), please use the Funding Sources Database.


  • For programs facilitated through the OIE, applications are due February 10, 2022
  • For all other programs, please review specific funding and application deadlines

Financial Aid Loans

If you are on financial aid during the academic year and will be earning academic credit during the summer, you are eligible for a low-interest loan through the Financial Aid Office.

External Awards

Boren Scholarships fund summer study abroad programs at least 8 weeks in length for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) concentrators. Application dealine: February 1, 2023.

Critical Language Scholarships provide full funding for intensive instruction in languages critical to national security. Application deadline: TBD (summer 2022 deadline was November 16, 2021).

Freeman-ASIA supports U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia for a minimum of 8 weeks. Application deadline: TBD.

Fund for Education Abroad provides scholarships to students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population. Application deadline: TBD (summer 2022 deadline was January 12, 2022).

Gilman Scholarships support Federal Pell Grant recipients pursuing credit-bearing study abroad opportunities preferably in non-traditional locations. Application deadline: March 7, 2023.