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Who Should Apply

Freeman-ASIA accepts applications from U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level at a two-year or four-year college or university who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

Learn more about eligibility requirements

Award Benefits

A Freeman-ASIA Award provides need-based 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.

Learn more about award benefits

When to Apply

Interested students should apply to Freeman-ASIA in the academic term before their study abroad program begins.  Applications must also be endorsed by both the study abroad adviser and the financial aid adviser by the specified deadline.

Learn more about deadlines

About the Sponsor

Freeman-ASIA is sponsored by the Freeman Foundation, a private foundation with offices in New York, NY, Stowe, VT and Honolulu, HI.  The Freeman Foundation's major objectives include strengthening the bonds of friendship between the United States and countries of East Asia.  Through education and educational institutes, the Foundation hopes to develop a greater appreciation of Asian cultures, histories, and economies in the United States and a better understanding of the American people and of American institutions and purposes by the peoples of East Asia.

IIE notes with sadness the passing of Houghton Freeman, Chairman of the Freeman Foundation, on December 1, 2010. His vision and generosity, and that of all the Trustees of the Foundation, have transformed the lives of tens of thousands of American students and teachers in the United States and Asia through programs supported by the Freeman Foundation.

News & Events

  • Program Announcement

    Funding for Freeman-ASIA is not available for Summer 2013 and beyond.

    Other Scholarship Opportunities

  • Study Abroad Statistics

    Read online about statistics of study abroad in Asia.

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