Scholarships

Let Us Award You With $$$!

Although our programs are among the most affordable programs in Barcelona to begin with, Barcelona SAE is proud to offer numerous scholarship and grant opportunities for our students to bring their program costs down even further! Please check out the options below and make sure to review the requirements, eligibility and deadlines before submitting your application.

In addition to Barcelona SAE scholarships and grants, there are a huge variety of external scholarship opportunities for a wide demographic of students…and these scholarships are just waiting for you to find them! Although there are hundreds out there (and you need to apply through these organizations directly!), some of the most common external scholarships are:

We also recommend checking with your study abroad or career services office at your home institution, as they might also have additional scholarships or grants that you can use towards your Barcelona experience! Remember, with proper planning you CAN go abroad, and we’re here to do whatever we can to make it happen!

Barcelona SAE Scholarships

Please note that, while students can apply for multiple Barcelona SAE scholarships, each student is eligible to receive up to ONE scholarship only. For instance, let’s say that a student applies for both a Merit & Leadership Scholarship AND a Need Based Scholarship…however, since we want to spread our scholarship funds amongst as many deserving students as possible, a student could only receive the Merit & Leadership Scholarship OR a Need Based Scholarship – not both.

However, there’s no maximum on the number of Barcelona SAE grants (i.e. Bring a Friend, Early Decision, Affiliate Partner, etc.) that you can receive, and they can be combined with any Barcelona SAE scholarships that you receive!  For instance, we’ve seen semester students from our affiliate partner schools ($250.00/off) apply and confirm early ($100.00/off), bring a friend ($100.00/off), AND receive a Need Based Scholarship ($1500.00/off) for a grand total of $1950.00 off their program cost! Plus, if you add in the $250.00 Barcelona SAE Cultural Credit Card that’s included for all of our 2017 semester and quarter students…you have the opportunity to earn up to $2200.00 towards a semester program that’s already among the most affordable in all of Barcelona! ¡Qué guay!

Ready to apply for our stellar scholarships and grants? Great! Just check out the simple application instructions below. ¡Buena suerte!

Merit & Leadership Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to award those who have achieved academic excellence, demonstrated community involvement and require extra financial aid. You may apply for the Barcelona SAE Merit Based Scholarship at any time during the admission process but you must apply before the scholarship deadline, even if you have not yet received a decision on your application for admission.

Scholarship Amount:

  • $750.00 for Semester Study Abroad Participants
  • $500.00 for Internship Participants
  • $250.00 for Summer Study Abroad Participants

Number of Awards

  • 1 Per Semester Study, 1 Per Internship, 2 Per Summer Study

Eligibility:

  • Participants of a Barcelona SAE semester study, summer study or summer internship program of at least 4 weeks in length.
  • Applicants must have at least a 3.3 GPA (on a 4.0 GPA Scale) during the time of application.
  • Applicants must currently receive financial aid from a U.S. college or university or other independent source (parental loans, personal loan, etc.)
  • Applicants must show proof of financial need by submitting Barcelona SAE’s Financial Aid Form, which is to be completed by a financial aid officer at your home institution.

Application Instructions: 

  • Fill out the scholarship application form here, which includes these questions:
    • Why do you want to come to Barcelona?
    • Tell us about a leadership position you have taken in your community that sets you apart from other applicants. 
    • What are your academic and career goals and how do you envision the Barcelona Experience contributing to your life and academic career?
    • How do you plan to integrate your international experience into future academic, community, professional, and extracurricular activities.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation. Your recommender may email the reference letter to Rachael Kacos at Rachael@BarcelonaSAE.com or mail it to us at 17 New South Street, Suite #303A, Northampton, MA 01060.

Disbursement:

  • The Merit & Leadership Scholarship amount will be deducted from the final invoice. Students are subject to all Barcelona SAE refund and program cost policies.

Deadline:

  • The application for this scholarship is due two weeks after the application deadline for the program. Check out our Dates and Costs page for application deadline information.

Need Based Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to award those who have achieved academic excellence, demonstrated community involvement and require extra financial aid. You may apply for the Barcelona SAE Need Based Scholarship at any time during the admission process but you must apply before the scholarship deadline, even if you have not yet received a decision on your application for admission.

Scholarship Amount:

  • $1500.00 for Semester Study Abroad Participants
  • $1000.00 for Internship Participants
  • $500.00 for Summer Study Abroad Participants

Number of Awards

  • 1 Per Semester Study, 1 Per Internship, 2 Per Summer Study

Eligibility:

  • Participants of a Barcelona SAE semester study, summer study, or summer internship program of at least 4 weeks in length.
  • Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 GPA Scale) during the time of application.
  • Applicants must currently receive financial aid from a U.S. college or university or other independent source (parental loans, personal loan, etc.)
  • Applicants must show proof of financial need by submitting Barcelona SAE’s Financial Aid Form, which is to be completed by a financial aid officer at your home institution.

Application Instructions: 

  • Fill out the scholarship application form here, which includes these questions:
    • Why do you want to come to Barcelona?
    • Why are you applying for a need based scholarship? What sets you apart from other applicants?
    • What are your academic and career goals and how do you envision the Barcelona Experience contributing to your life and academic career?
    • Tell us about a community project/extracurricular activity you are involved with. How does this set you apart from other applicants?
  • Submit two letters of recommendation. Your recommender may email the reference letter to Rachael Kacos at Rachael@BarcelonaSAE.com, or mail it to us at 17 New South Street, Northampton, MA 01060.

Disbursement:

  • The Need Based Scholarship amount will be deducted from the final invoice. Students are subject to all Barcelona SAE refund and program cost policies.

Deadline:

  • The application for this scholarship is due two weeks after the application deadline for the program. Check out our Dates and Costs page for application deadline information.

Social Media Scholarship

CALLING ALL SOCIAL MEDIA LOVERS!

We are looking for students who are interested in marketing, communications, journalism, videography and/or photography to help us with social media while in Barcelona. Yes, we want to hear your voice and see your study or intern abroad experience from YOUR point of view! Not only is this a a great opportunity to get a scholarship, but it is a fantastic item to put on your resume! 

Scholarship Amount:

  • $200.00 for Semester, Summer, or Internship Participants

Number of Awards

  • Unlimited

Eligibility:

  • Participants of a Barcelona SAE semester study, summer study, or summer internship program of at least 4 weeks in length.

Application Instructions

  • Email both Rachael Kacos (Rachael@BarcelonaSAE.com) and Darcy York (Darcy@BarcelonaSAE.com) once you’re accepted into the program to express your interest in participating in the Social Media Scholarship.
  • Participate in the #BarcelonaBucketList instagram contest by submitting 10+ of your own photos (summer/6 week intern) or 15+ of your own photos (semester/8+ week intern) via instagram and helping us to spread the word to fellow students to encourage participation. Help to collect and archive #BarcelonaBucketList photos from instagram.
  • Complete the “My Barcelona Experience” form for our website, and collect My Barcelona Experience forms from 3+ other (summer/6 week intern) or 5+ other (semester/8+ week intern) students. See examples here.
  • Write 2 (summer/6 week intern) or 3 (semester/8+ week intern) blog posts for our blog during your stay.
  • Collect 10+ (summer/6 week intern) or 20+ (semester/8+ week intern) short (12-20 second) film pieces to add to our stock footage.
  • Submit 5+ (summer/6 week intern) or 10+ (semester/8+ week intern) photos for our archive, showing your experience.
  • Takeover the Barcelona SAE snapchat account (1-2 posts/day)

Deadline:

  • The application for this scholarship is due two weeks after the application deadline for the program. Check out our Dates and Costs page for application deadline information.

Bring-a-Friend Grant

CALLING ALL BFF’S! 

Studying or interning abroad with Barcelona SAE is even more fun when you bring a friend with to share in the Barcelona experience! If you have a friend that’s looking to head to Barcelona with you, check out our famous Bring a Friend Grant…which is one of the easiest ways for you both to receive $$$ off your program!

Discount Amount:

  • $200.00 total off a Barcelona SAE Semester Study Abroad Program ($100.00 for you and $100.00 for your friend!)
  • $150.00 total off a Barcelona SAE Summer Study Abroad Program ($75.00 for you and $75.00 for your friend!)
  • $200.00 total off a Barcelona SAE Internship Program ($100.00 for you and $100.00 for your friend!)

Number of Awards

  • Unlimited

Eligibility:

  • Participants of a Barcelona SAE semester study, summer study, or summer internship program of at least 4 weeks in length.
  • Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 GPA Scale) during the time of application.

Application Instructions: 

  • Just list your friend’s name on your Barcelona SAE application and you both will receive the grant! It’s as simple as that!

Disbursement:

  • The “Bring a Friend Grant” will be deducted from the final invoice.
  • Students are subject to all Barcelona SAE refund and program cost policies.

Deadline:

In order to be eligible for the “Bring a Friend Grant” you and your friend must both complete your application and pay your $200.00 application deposit prior to the deadline for your preferred program(s). Check out our Dates and Costs page for application deadline information.

Please note our “Bring a-Friend Grant” is based on both students being accepted into and participating on a Barcelona SAE program – if one of the two is not accepted, or if one of the two withdrawals from the program, neither student will be eligible for the discount.

Early Decision Grant

CALLING ALL EARLY-BIRD PLANNERS!

Barcelona SAE would like to encourage and reward students who confirm early for their study abroad or internship experience.

Grant Amount:

  • $100.00 off a Barcelona SAE Semester Study Abroad Program
  • $100.00 off a Barcelona SAE Summer Study Abroad Program
  • $100.00 off a Barcelona SAE Internship Program

Number of Awards

  • Unlimited

Eligibility:

  • Participants of a Barcelona SAE semester study, summer study, or summer internship program of at least 3 weeks in length.
  • Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 GPA Scale) during the time of application.

Application Instructions: 

  • Pay your $500.00 Confirmation Deposit by the dates listed below to receive the grant. It’s as simple as that!

Disbursement:

  • The Early Decision Grant will be deducted from the final invoice.
  • Students are subject to all Barcelona SAE refund and program cost policies.

Deadline:

In order to be eligible for the Early Decision Grant, you must pay your $500.00 Confirmation Deposit by:

  • September 15th for Spring Semester/Quarter Programs
  • March 15th for Summer Programs
  • April 15th for Fall Semester/Quarter Programs

 

 

 

Affiliate Partner Grant

In addition to all the Barcelona SAE benefits such as full program support, top-tier academics, customizability, and internships, we also offer an Affiliate Partnership Program for institutions looking to strengthen their program options in Barcelona.

If you attend a school that’s one of our Affiliate Partners, you’ll receive an automatic grant towards your Barcelona SAE program!

Here is a list of our current Affiliate Partners:

  • Bemidji State University
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Harper College
  • Johnson State College
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • New Mexico State University
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
  • Saint Joseph’s College
  • University of Michigan – Center for Global & Intercultural Study
  • University of Nebraska – Omaha
  • University of North Dakota
  • University of Utah – Hinckley Institute of Politics
  • University of South Alabama
  • University of Wyoming
  • Upper Iowa University
  • Warren Wilson College
  • Western Illinois University
  • Western Washington University
  • Winona State University

Grant Amount:

  • $250.00 off a Barcelona SAE Semester Study Abroad Program
  • $100.00 off a Barcelona SAE Summer Study Abroad Program
  • $100.00 off a Barcelona SAE Internship Program
  • $100.00 off a Barcelona SAE Customized Program

Disbursement:

  • The “Affiliate Partner Grant” will be deducted from the final invoice.
  • Students are subject to all Barcelona SAE refund and program cost policies.

Alumni Grant

Have you already been on a Barcelona SAE program but still have the travel bug? Come back to Barcelona! 

Grant Amount:

  • $500.00 off a Barcelona SAE Semester Study Abroad Program
  • $250.00 off a Barcelona SAE Summer Study Abroad Program
  • $250.00 off a Barcelona SAE Internship Program

Disbursement:

  • The Alumni Grant will be deducted from the final invoice.
  • Students are subject to all Barcelona SAE refund and program cost policies.

Trailblazer Grant

This grant is intended for students who are the first from their home university to go on any Barcelona SAE program. 

Grant Amount:

  • $100.00 off a Barcelona SAE Semester Study Abroad Program
  • $100.00 off a Barcelona SAE Summer Study Abroad Program
  • $100.00 off a Barcelona SAE Internship Program

Disbursement:

  • The Trailblazer Grant will be deducted from the final invoice.
  • Students are subject to all Barcelona SAE refund and program cost policies.

Fund Your Barcelona Experience

If you are ready and excited to start planning your trip, but discouraged by a financial road block, Barcelona SAE has another solution for you. We have teamed up with FundMyTravel, who provides us with an online platform where you can fund-raise for your meaningful travel experience. You create a campaign page, complete a brief profile to build trust, add a video and tell your story!

FundMyTravel has a team of dedicated staff who want to help Barcelona SAE participants reach their fundraising goals. They can provide tips and insights on the best ways to spread your word and offer sharing tools to get your campaign greater exposure through social media and email. Click the button below to learn more and get started!