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Program Information

The Freeman-ASIA program is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. The program's goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures.


To be eligible for a Freeman-ASIA Scholarship you must be:
  • An undergraduate student who received need-based financial aid or can demonstrate a need for financial assistance to participate in a study abroad program
  • An undergraduate student with a GPA of 2.8 or greater with at least one term of enrollment remaining
  • A U.S. citizen or permanent resident at the time of application
  • Accepted to or applying to a credit-bearing study abroad program based in one of the following countries: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam

Award Information

Freeman-ASIA awards provide funding to assist the recipient with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc. Grant amounts vary by the length of the study abroad term.

Learn more information about the Freeman-ASIA Scholarship.