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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, March 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, Partner Short-Term Program and International Co-op/Internship students
IKB Eligibility Criteria
Deadline
February 1, March 1, May 1, August 1, November 1, December 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
Closed
Apply to
Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society
#200-703 Broughton St
Victoria, BC V8W 1E2

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. You can find information on money and costs, getting around, and more.
  • Exchange student reports. Contact studyabroad@camosun.ca for reports from past exchange students, which includes an overview of their monthly budget.
  • 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.

Recent scholarship recipients

Aleisha Petrat, New Zealand Field School

Chelsey Bell, Mexico Field School

Chris Mattila, La Universidad de Holguín, Cuba Field School

Jamie Hynes, Fontys University of Applied Sciences exchange, The Netherlands

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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