Scottish students studying at European Union universities will be offered a full package of financial support for the first time under a £750,000 pilot scheme.
The Scottish Government will offer loans of up to £5,500 and bursaries of up to £1,750 to about 250 students attending European institutions in 2014/15.
Previously, students studying in Europe were only entitled to whatever help with tuition fees is provided by the country in which their university is located.
Education Secretary Michael Russell said: "Scotland has seen an increased number of acceptances to university this year, thanks to our decision to abolish tuition fees.
"We are building on this with the best package of financial support in the UK and I want to ensure that our young people have the opportunity to reap the cultural and career benefits of living and studying abroad.