Program Overview

Financial Aid

Studying abroad doesn’t have to be a financial burden for you. ISDSI works to make studying abroad more affordable, because we understand the value that the experience will provide you.

ISDSI’s “comprehensive fee” system allows you to apply existing financial aid to tuition and cost-of-living in Thailand. (See more details at Tuition and Fees.)

There are a number of  sources of financial aid for students going on study abroad. We’ve listed some below, but talk with your study abroad advisor — many schools offer special scholarships and aid for study abroad, and your study abroad office will be able to help you with the most up to date information.

  1. Your Home Education Institution – Many schools allow students to apply part or all of their financial aid package towards studying at ISDSI. Check with your study abroad office advisor for more details.
  2. Gilman Scholarships – based both on current financial need as well as where you are studying.
  3. Freeman-Asia Grant – based on financial need and specifically for students studying in East and Southeast Asia.
  4. Boren Awards for International Study – funding for students in areas important to U.S. interests including Thailand. Provided by the National Security Education Program with a focus on language learning. Recipients go on to work with the U.S. federal government.
  5. Fund for Education Abroad – multiple study abroad scholarship opportunities for under-represented student populations.
  6. Tortuga Backpacks Essay Scholarship – 500-word essay on the prompt, “What do you hope to learn by experiencing another culture? How do you expect to apply these lessons when you return home?”
  7. NAFSA has a list of study abroad scholarships available to a variety of populations through their Study Abroad Scholarships and Grants List.

If you are paying through your home institution, existing financial aid as well as the scholarships above should also apply.

If you are paying us directly, we have a limited number of tuition discounts available to help bring your costs down, typically from $500 to $2,000.  If you are interested contact us at [email protected].

Application Deadlines

Semester Application Deadlines: Fall – March 15 / Spring – October 15

Summer Application Deadline: April 1

After the deadline we will accept students on a space available basis, so contact us at [email protected]

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