Gilman-FLAD Portugal Scholarship for International Students, Study in Portugal.

  • Fully Funded
  • Portugal Universities
  • Undergraduate, Masters
  • All Subjects
  • International Students
  • Portugal
Gilman-FLAD Portugal Scholarships.Gilman-FLAD Portugal Scholarships.

Description for Gilman-FLAD Portugal Scholarship:

The Gilman Program is dedicated to assisting outstanding students who have a desire to pursue education or internships in Portugal, and this transformative chance is made possible by the Gilman-FLAD Scholarship.

This collaborative effort between the Gilman Scholarship Program and the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) was established in 2020. It offers a competitive opportunity for underrepresented U.S. students to engage in studies in Portugal through SiPN, a program that fosters collaboration between the United States and Portugal while highlighting Portugal's appeal as a learning destination. This initiative also enables students to learn Portuguese, a language of vital importance.

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, often referred to as the Gilman Scholarship, is a U.S. government-funded initiative that provides financial support for American undergraduate students who aim to study or intern abroad. The program is administered by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Named after Benjamin A. Gilman, a former U.S. Representative from New York, the scholarship aims to increase the diversity of students participating in international education experiences and to encourage students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations. It is particularly geared towards students from diverse backgrounds, including those with financial need, students with disabilities, and students studying critical languages.

The Gilman Scholarship offers financial assistance to help cover the costs of tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance, and international airfare. Recipients can receive up to $5,000 for a standard study abroad program. For students studying critical need languages, an additional Critical Need Language Award of up to $8,000 is available.

The program not only provides financial support but also promotes cultural exchange and understanding. It encourages scholarship recipients to engage with the local communities of their host countries and share their experiences upon their return to the United States.

Degree Level for Gilman-FLAD Portugal Scholarship:

Gilman-FLAD Portugal Scholarship for International Students, Study in Portugal. is available to undertake Undergraduate, Masters level programs at Portugal Universities.

Available Subjects for Gilman-FLAD Portugal Scholarship:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • All Subjects

Benefits for Gilman-FLAD Portugal Scholarship:

Successful applications will receive a study grant of $5000 to be used toward tuition, housing, travel, and related cost for up to one academic year in Portugal. Applicants who are studying Portuguese while abroad can apply for The Critical Need Language Award and get supplemental award of up to $3,000, for a combined total of $8,000.

The Critical Need Language Award

This award is very competitive and offered to a limited number of Gilman scholars each year. Not all students who are studying these languages will receive $8,000. In addition to receiving additional funds for language study, students who are awarded the Critical Need Language Award and complete their Gilman Scholarship requirements will be offered the opportunity to take the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI).

Eligible Nationalities for Gilman-FLAD Portugal Scholarship:

This scholarship is open to US students.

Eligibility Criteria for Gilman-FLAD Portugal Scholarship:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Undergraduate student in a good academic standing
  • Pell Grant Recipient
  • Participating in a program abroad that is at least two weeks (14days) for community college students and at least three weeks (21 days) for students from four-year institutions.
  • In the process of applying for, or accepted, to a credit-bearing study abroad or internship program in a country with an overall Travel Advisory of 1 or 2, according to the U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory System.

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a program of the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and Supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Application Procedure for Gilman-FLAD Portugal Scholarship:

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Overall, the Gilman Scholarship plays a crucial role in making international education accessible to a diverse range of American students and fostering global awareness among the next generation of leaders.


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