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Freeman-ASIA Electronic Deadline
Tuesday, April 2, 2024
5 p.m. EST

About this Fellowship

Provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

Applicants must have applied or have been accepted to a study abroad based program in: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam. A multi-country program is eligible only if the applicant will spend at least 8 weeks in one of the countries stated above and will have intensive language study during that period.

Please note the April deadline is for study abroad for all of the 2019-2020 academic year (summer 2019, fall 2019, spring 2020, and academic year).

Also, applicants must currently receive need-based financial aid or demonstrate a verifiable need for financial assistance to participate in the proposed study abroad program. The applicant is required to submit the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) figure, calculated through FAFSA, with the statement of financial need through the online Freeman-ASIA application.

Please note: USC students should contact Ashleigh Speaks in the Financial Aid Office to verify their financial need.

Students applying for the Freeman-ASIA must also complete the study abroad application process with the Education Abroad Office. See more information about the study abroad application process and their deadlines at the Education Abroad website.

Hear more about this fellowship by checking out our podcast, Engage in the Process!

Award Value

Summer awards up to $3000, semester awards up to $5000, and academic year awards up to $7000.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior

Minimum Grade Point Average



US Citizen, Permanent Resident
Campus Nomination Required Yes

Last updated: May 7, 2024

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