Increasing financial aid is a central pillar of RISD’s equity, inclusion and diversity commitment. Through partnership with other campus offices, we are working to provide greater support and access to students interested in pursuing global learning experiences at RISD.

Finding funding for global learning experiences can seem daunting, but persistence pays off! Travel Scholarships are available for RISD Students applying to RISD Global programs. Read more below.

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RISD Travel Scholarships

Travel Scholarships are available for RISD Students applying to any RISD Global semester program or travel course. These funds are intended to provide you with the unique and often life-changing opportunity to participate in an off-campus global learning experience during your time at RISD.


  • SEI travel scholarships are available for RISD students (including Brown RISD Dual Degree students) only.
  • International students are eligible to apply.
  • Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of financial need and academic standing. Priority is given to students based upon estimated financial need, as determined by Student Financial Services.
  • Preference is also given to those who have not had previous funded travel opportunities at RISD and to students who will soon graduate, i.e. undergraduate Juniors and Seniors, 2nd year graduate students.
  • Eligible programs include RISD in Rome: European Honors Program (EHP), Global Exchange, Wintersession Travel Courses, and Global Summer Studios. Additional funds may be available for Global Field Trip participants.

Learn More – RISD Social Equity & Inclusion website

How to Apply

In most cases, scholarship applications are embedded in the course application, which is hosted on RISD's secure application portal. Once live, application links are provided, for the upcoming semester, on each program's "Apply To" page.

If you have questions, feel free to schedule a 1:1 Advising Appointment with the RISD Global team or contact

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1:1 Advising Session

Have questions? The RISD Global team is available to meet for a 1:1 advising session. We can give you more information about your study options, help you figure out which program makes sense for you, and assist you with the application process.

Schedule an Appointment