Freeman-ASIA Awards

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for United States undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. A Freeman-ASIA Award provides need-based funding to assist the recipient with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc.


  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident studying at the undergraduate level.
  • Demonstrated financial need.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.8.
  • At least one semester remaining at home institution after completion of study abroad. 
  • Little or no previous experience in the intended study abroad destination.
  • Applications endorsed by both a study abroad advisor and a financial aid advisor by the specified deadline.
  • Study abroad in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam.
  • Study abroad with language study.
  • Completion of a service project after returning to the United States.


Application process 


  • October for spring study abroad
  • March for summer or fall study abroad