Purdue Moves Semester Study Abroad Scholarship

Purdue Moves Scholarships are available in 2021-22 to assist undergraduate students of any major with costs associated with study abroad semester long program.  Scholarship amounts vary up to $5000 (see chart below). Students participating in semester long programs should also consider applying for the Study Abroad Intercultural Learning Scholarship for additional funding opportunity.              



  • Must be Purdue West Lafayette undergraduate degree seeking student
  • Must be participating in a credit bearing approved study abroad program through Purdue University during the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • Must be US Citizen or Permanent Resident

  • Applicants must have a current FAFSA on file with Purdue stating a federally calculated Total Family Income* of less $150,000 or less.  Students that do not have a current FAFSA on file should view the instructions listed on the Division of Financial Aid website to get started.

  • Students are only eligible for one Purdue Moves Semester long Scholarship during their Purdue career.

 Application process

  • Students must enroll for an approved program on the study abroad website:  http://www.purdue.edu/IPPU/SA/Programs/SearchGuide.html?
  • After enrollment, students may access their My Study Abroad page via the study abroad homepage:  www.purdue.edu/IPPU/SA.  Application is available on this site.

  • Please note that the system downloads academic information (2-3 days) before the application will display on the student page

  • Students do not need to be in accepted status to apply

 Priority Deadline

  • Fall Semester 2021 or 2021-22 Academic Year programs – April 1.
  • Spring Semester or Calendar Year 2022 programs – November 1.
  • Applications may be submitted after the priority deadline, although distribution of funds may be delayed.

  • Applications will be available on student My Study Abroad page until one day prior to departure.  No application will be accepted after this date.

      Total Family Income
    Term Abroad $75,000
    or less
    $75,001 -
    $100,001 -
    $125,001 -
    $150,001 or
    Semester or greater $5000 $4000 $3000 $2000 Ineligible

    Note: Eligibility and award amounts are valid through spring semester 2022. Updates for future terms will be available after February 2022.


    *Total Family Income = total of parent and student Adjusted Gross Income and reported untaxed income (examples include tax-deferred pension contribution, IRA and Keogh deductions, child support received, tax-exempt interest, and untaxed IRA distributions) for both student and parent.


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