Purdue Moves Semester Study Abroad Scholarship

Purdue Moves Scholarships are available in 2023-24 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 to apply.
  • Must be participating in a credit bearing approved study abroad program through Purdue University during the 2023-2024 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 $100,000 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.
  • Eligibility includes students applying to participate in study abroad the term immediately after graduation.

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 2023 or 2023-24 Academic Year programs – April 1.
  • Spring Semester 2024 or Calendar Year 2024 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 $50,000
or less
$50,001 -
$75,001 -
$100,001 or
Semester or greater $5000 $4000 $3000 Ineligible

Note: Eligibility and award amounts are valid through spring semester 2024. 

*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.