Funding Your Study Abroad

Walker College International Scholarships:

Study/Intern Abroad Scholarships

Eligibility: Scholarship funds are available for full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate business majors(Graduate business students will also be considered) who are planning to: 

  1. Study abroad for a semester or year
  2. Intern abroad for credit 
  3. Participate in a Faculty-led College of Business Study Abroad Program.

Note: You do not need to be enrolled in a program when you apply. However, if you receive a scholarship you must apply to a program within 30 days of receiving the scholarship OR BEFORE PROGRAM DEADLINE/ PROGRAM FILLS. In all cases, program application deadlines still apply.

Award Amounts:  Scholarships generally range from $200 to $2,000. However high need, high performing students will be considered for a limited number of Anne Cannon Memorial Trust Full Ride Scholarships in the full amount of the program cost(up to $5000). Additionally, two $3000 Oslo International Travel Scholarships will be awarded annually.  

Apply:  Applicants will submit only one application and will be considered for all of the scholarships for which they are eligible. The application, deadlines and more information on available on the Walker College of Business Study/Intern Abroad Scholarship Application Page.

OIED International Scholarships:

Short-term/Semester/Long-term Study Abroad Grants

Any full-time degree-seeking student at Appalachian who is applying to an approved study abroad program offering academic credit is eligible to apply for these scholarships. Individual scholarships will vary but will not exceed $1500. Click here for application and information.

 Financial Aid:

Faculty-led and full semester study abroad programs are eligible for financial aid, if you meet requirements. Your awarded amount may be increased, however this is usually in the form of student loans. Click here for information. To use financial aid towards your study abroad, take the following steps:

1. Complete your FAFSA for the academic year in which the program is offered. Please be mindful of Financial Aid deadlines!

2. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website. Read all the information carefully and print the Study Abroad Agreement Form for the appropriate term that you are requesting an increase in financial aid due to studying abroad.

3. Go to the Office of Financial Aid on the second floor of the JET Building to discuss your financial aid eligibility. For faculty-led programs, meet with Kim Overcash or another financial aid counselor PRIOR to applying to the program. For full semester study abroad, meet with your regular financial aid advisor.

For more specific information regarding scholarship disbursement, how scholarships affect financial aid, and using financial aid to study abroad, including important forms for study abroad, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid:

Graduate Scholarships

External Scholarship: Hong Kong Baptist University International Graduate Scholarships

For students interested in pursuing a business Master's degree, a good number of Walker College of Business students have earned full ride scholarships for study at Hong Kong Baptist University through their international admissions scholarships. 

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), one of the leading Universities in Asia, will offer International Postgraduate Scholarships to eligible international students for study in 8 different 1-year full-time Masters Programmes: These include:    Master of Accountancy, Master of Human Resources Management, Master of Science in Applied Accounting and Finance, Master of Science in Applied Economics, Master of Science in Business Management,  Master of Science in Corporate Governance and Compliance, Master of Science in Data Analytics and Business Economics, Master of Science in Finance (FinTech and Financial Analytics)

 Scholarships: The Scholarships include full tuition (up to US$ 45,000 value depending on programme) plus living allowance of HK $100,000 (~US $12,800).  These scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis by programme of study (see above). The awards are based on GPA, resume, student activities, recommendation letters, Skype interviews and in some cases GMAT or GRE scores.  For information about the scholarships and the specific programmes, see:

Appstate students study with full ride: In 2020-21, six App State students were awarded the scholarships, but only two student accepted because of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Christian Honaker studied in the Financial Technology programme and Jason Hopkins studied in the Master of Science in Business Management. In 2019-20, three Appalachian State students took advantage of this opportunity to study in Hong Kong. Charles Herst and Reed Morris completed the Master of Science in Business Management, while Kali Smith completed the Master of Science in Applied Economics.  Read more information, in these articles:

About the university: HK Baptist University is one of the eight publicly-funded universities in Hong Kong and the Business School is ranked as one of the top in Asia.  For more information see

About Hong Kong: Hong Kong is an international city and one of the top financial centers of the world. The city has a high level of development with a per capita GDP higher than that of the US ( This former British colony is now part of the People’s Republic of China under an arrangement referred to as “one country, two systems.” 

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