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Study Abroad - Finances & Scholarships

How will you fund your study abroad experience?

The number one barrier to studying abroad is financial. With the right planning and motivation, you can afford it. Savings, student loans, scholarships, and fundraising are excellent options to finance your study abroad experience.

Scholarships

Camosun International Scholarship $250-$1,000

Form
Application PDF
Eligibility
Field School and Partner Short-Term Program students only
Deadline
February 1, May 1, August 1, November 1
Apply to
Camosun International office
ATTN: Study Abroad

One World International Scholarships $1,000-$3,500

The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society offers these scholarships to support outgoing study abroad students.

Form
Application
Eligibility
Outgoing Exchange, Field School, and Partner Short-Term Program students
IKB Eligibility Criteria
Deadline
February 1, May 1, August 1, November 1
Apply to
Camosun International office
ATTN: Study Abroad

Premier's International Scholarship $6,000-$10,000

The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society offers this scholarship to support outgoing study abroad students.

Form
Application
Eligibility
Outgoing Exchange students
IKB Eligibility Criteria
Deadline
2017 deadline is closed. Check back for the 2018 deadline.
Apply to
Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society
#200-703 Broughton St
Victoria, BC V8W 1E2

BCSA scholarships & awards

The British Columbia Study Abroad (BCSA) Consortium helps make study abroad more accessible and enjoyable. Visit their website for current scholarships and awards and other study abroad resources.

Student loans

You may qualify for a BC student loan. There is a specific process for study abroad students who would like to receive financial aid, so please contact Financial Aid & Awards directly.

Budgeting resources & tips

Understand the costs of studying abroad and start saving today. Have a back-up plan and budget higher than expected to plan for emergencies and last-minute trips. Here are some additional tips and resources to help you get started:

  • Budget worksheet. PDF This worksheet is specific to exchange students but can be a good reference point for other programs.
  • Currency converter. Know the currency conversion to get a better understanding of costs.
  • Lonely Planet. Search your destination country on the Lonely Planet website. Under "Survival Guide," go to "Money and Costs" for a simple breakdown of general costs. For example, here is the link for Japan.
  • International students on campus. Camosun hosts students from all around the world, including incoming students from our partner institutions. We can connect you with them to learn more about their country, expected costs, and more.
  • Fundraising and gifts. Your friends and family want to help you! Consider using online fundraising programs like GoFundMe, YouCaring, and GoGetFunding. For special occasions, request monetary gifts. Be creative and don’t forget to say "thank you" with a postcard or souvenir from abroad.

Contact Study Abroad

Lansdowne - Dawson Building 201
Interurban - Liz Ashton Campus Centre 229

Recent scholarship winners

Kelsey Woolley, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland Avelynn Anderson, Kansai Gaidai University, Japan Adam Nagy, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, Finland Simon Shepherd, INSEEC Bordeaux, France Michael Chaves, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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