President's Grant for Study Abroad

WMU student reading to African children.The President's Grant for Study Abroad (PGSA) is designed for Western Michigan University students who plan to study a foreign language overseas who can demonstrate significant academic preparation for their project. The grant offers awards of up to $6,000 per semester abroad and are primarily based on financial need; smaller grants are awarded for merit only. Additional funding may also be allocated to applicants who have previously completed a minimum of 12 credits on a semester-length study abroad program. The purpose of this funding is to help train the next generation of global ambassadors.

Comprehensive information, eligibility criteria and online application can be found online in Broncos Abroad. Please refer to the appropriate information below based on participation in a WMU or Non-WMU program.

President's Grant for Study Abroad Application for WMU Programs

President's Grant for Study Abroad Application for Non-WMU Programs

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Application deadlines

  • April 15—To study abroad the following fall semester or academic year.
  • Oct. 15—To study abroad the following spring semester.

Applicable WMU Programs

Students may apply for the PGSA if they study at one of our exchange partners or at any of the following international partners with whom WMU SA has special agreements (e.g. Saratov, Costa Rica, etc).  Note some exchange partners have multiple tracks or program disciplines. Those non-language tracks or programs are not eligible for the PGSA. Contact us for more information.