College Scholarships


The information below is intended for students applying to College Study Abroad programs with Dragons.
If you are interested in applying for financial aid for a high school or gap semester course, please click here.



Any student eligible for a College Study Abroad program that demonstrates reasonable financial need is eligible to apply for a Dragons College Scholarship. When awarding College Scholarships, we look for applicants who have demonstrated financial need and who are are curious, driven, and ready to fully engage with communities around the world. These students are interested in cultivating self-awareness, global citizenship and leadership skills within themselves, and we hope that they’ll inspire others to do the same. Due to the high volume of applicants, the process is competitive. Please note that applying for a scholarship does not guarantee a space on a Dragons program.


Step 1 – Complete an online College Study Abroad Program Application.

In addition, submit all supplemental program application materials.

Step 2 – Download and complete a College Scholarship Application.

Step 3 –Submit all scholarship materials via email.

Send your scholarship application and supplemental scholarship materials in one email to with the subject “Dragons College Scholarship Application.” 


Once we have received your completed program & scholarship applications (along with all supporting documents) we will conduct an initial review of applications. If we have any questions about your scholarship application, we will follow up with you and/or your home institution as needed. After any questions have been answered, our scholarship review committee will evaluate our ability to offer you scholarship funds. We will notify applicants of award decisions via email. 


Scholarship applications are due at the same time as program applications. Decisions will typically be made approximately two weeks after these deadlines.

  • Spring terms: October 15
  • Fall terms: April 15
  • Summer terms: March 15


How much scholarship funding can I expect to receive?

Dragons awards aid based on demonstrated financial need. A scholarship may support anywhere from 10% to 80% of the tuition & fees for a program.

Can I use financial aid from my home institution to pay for the program?

Maybe. Please review the answer to this question and other FAQ about tuition and scholarships by visiting our Tuition & Financial Aid FAQ page.

Do I need to pay the $850 program deposit if I am applying for a scholarship?

No. Scholarship applicants are not required to pay the program deposit that is typically due along with the program Confirmation Form.

If awarded, how will I receive the Dragons College Scholarship?

Dragons College Scholarships are given in the form of program fee reductions and are only applicable for students participating on a Dragons College Study Abroad program. Your scholarship will be reflected as a credit on your program invoice.

How else can I support my program?

If we are unable to accommodate your level of financial need, don’t give up. Students fund their experiences with Dragons in many ways. For example, there are several outside sources for scholarships and aid. Some example external scholarships to explore include:

In addition, you can use the following scholarship search engines to search for additional scholarship opportunities:, IIE’s Study Abroad Funding Directory,,, and CollegeNET.