Applying for SIT Study Abroad Scholarships

The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application.

After selecting your interest in SIT need-based scholarships in the drop-down section of the program application, please complete the following steps:

  • Provide us with the name and email address of a financial aid officer at your home school or the general email address of your financial aid office.
  • Electronically sign and date the FERPA release included as part of the application process. The financial aid officer at your school will be emailed a link to a secure web form where s/he will provide information about your financial aid at your home school

Graduate Certificate Grant:  Students accepted to SIT Graduate Certificate Programs will be eligible for a grant equal to 40% of the posted program tuition.  There is no scholarship application required and students will be awarded on a rolling basis upon admission to the certificate program.

Special note regarding SIT Study Abroad short-term programs: SIT scholarships are not available for SIT short-term programs, including hybrid domestic study away, online courses, virtual internships, J-terms or combined online and J-term components for 3 (+3) programs.

US citizens or permanent residents: If you are a US citizen or permanent resident, you must also add the SIT School Code to your FAFSA (888860). If you are applying for a fall 2021 or spring 2022 program, please complete the 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)SIT’s federal school code is 008860. For summer programs, please refer to your most recent FAFSA.

International students: If you are an international student, you are eligible for SIT Study Abroad scholarships but ineligible for US federal student aid. Therefore, you do not need to complete a FAFSA. During the application process, a web-based questionnaire will be emailed to the parent/guardian whose email address you give us. If this individual does not speak English, you may need to assist her/him in completing this form.



  • April 1 for summer programs
  • May 15 for fall programs — extended to May 31 for Fall 2021
  • November 1 for spring programs

Your scholarship application is created when you select your interest in SIT need-based scholarships when asked in the drop-down section of your SIT Study Abroad program application. Your application is then reviewed separately, on a rolling basis, when complete.

Once your scholarship application is started, you will be asked to provide SIT with the name and email address of a financial aid counselor at your home institution, or the general email address of your financial aid office. This is very important as it allows SIT to consider any financial aid that may be available from your home institution when reviewing your scholarship application.

  1. Add SIT’s school code (008860) to your FAFSA form
  2. Your scholarship application is complete and ready for review when SIT has your FAFSA and the financial aid information from your home institution. Confirm receipt of all required financial aid information with the SIT Study Abroad Scholarship Office ( or 802.258.3503).
  3. If you do not receive an award decision notification from SIT before the billing due date, please know that your scholarship application was not complete.

If you have questions, please contact:

Diane Robinson, MEd
Manager of Financial Aid
Tel: 802.258.3503
Tel: 888.272.7881 (toll-free in US)
Fax: 802.258.3296