The GW Exchange Program Scholarship is a competitive award that takes both merit and financial need into consideration. Recipients will receive awards up to $1,500 for semester study on a the GW Chile program or one of the following GW Exchange programs:
Akita International University
Al Akhawayn University
American University of Kuwait
Australian National University
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Copenhagen Business School
European Business School
Ewha Womans University
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Nanyang Technological University
National Chengchi University
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC Rio)
Sciences Po Grenoble
Seoul National University
University College Maastricht
Universidad Torcuato di Tella
University of Auckland
University of Exeter
University of Iceland
University of Leeds
University of Navarra
University of Zurich
Students who are awarded the GW Exchange Scholarship will be expected to post entries on our Wordpress Blog site at least once a week discussing their experience living and studying at a GW Exchange or GW Chile host university. Students who visit the Office for Study Abroad website will be able to follow the blog and learn more about what it is like to be immersed at an abroad partner institution and different culture. Through the Exchange and GW Chile programs, GW students directly enroll at partner universities worldwide. These programs promote the internationalization of the GW campus as it allows students from partner universities around the world to study at GW.
All applicants must meet the following criteria at the time of application:
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0;
Meets all study abroad eligibility requirements;
Plans to attend one of the GW Exchange Programs listed above or GW Chile:
All application materials must be submitted online through your GW Exchange or GW Chile program application. Paper submissions will not be accepted.
500- to 750- word typed essay included in the GW Exchange or GW Chile program application: Describe an experience where you had to adapt to unfamiliar people, customs, foods, environments, etc. What did you learn from this experience? How can you apply what you learned then to the challenges you are likely to face while studying abroad?
Financial aid award letter or short statement of financial need
Students' scholarship applications will be reviewed in May for the fall semester and December for the spring semester. These are highly competitive scholarships and will only be granted to a select number of students.
Students who are studying abroad for the academic year must apply for a GW scholarship for each semester they are abroad. If you are awarded a scholarship in the fall semester it does not automatically transfer to the spring; you will need to reapply for the scholarship in the spring semester.