Funding Study Abroad

Your student’s study abroad office can provide an overview of program costs and estimated additional expenses. Non-consortium students should consult UW-Madison. A summary of costs and expenses can also be found in the central Cost & Funding Information section of this website.

Depending on the institution, financial aid may be used to cover study abroad costs. Check with your local study abroad office for information on how financial aid may be applied towards the cost of the program and what other funding opportunities are available at your student’s home university.

Expenses not covered by the program fee, such as transportation to and from Freiburg, room and board, daily living expenses and vacation travel should be included when preparing personal study abroad budgets. When preparing a budget, you may also wish to factor in that room and board are generally much cheaper in Germany than in the U.S.

Generally, there is a lot of scholarship support available for study abroad. Several high-profile, competitive grant programs (DAAD, BW Foundation) can be applied to cover some of the costs associated with the AYF program. For a list of potential funding sources, see Scholarship Opportunities. This list is by no means exhaustive; your student’s home university may have other scholarship support for study abroad available.

Students on the year-long program can supplement their funding by earning some money in Germany. As an AYF participant on a student visa, your student will be permitted to work in Germany for a certain number of days per year. Previously, students have found work in local restaurants, shops, schools (English tutoring) and child care (English mentoring and babysitting), among others.