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Competition Details


Goes By: Freeman-ASIA
Fellowship Website

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.

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
Year of Study Funded Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Academic Areas:
Areas of Interest: Study Abroad, ROTC/veteran/military
Language Funding Optional
Location Abroad

Be sure to consult the competition website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.


Freeman-ASIA Electronic Deadline
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
5 p.m. EST

Intent to Apply Fall 2021 Deadline
Monday, November 1, 2021

Last updated: July 27, 2021

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