2023 East Asia Undergraduate Summer Language Study Grants
Center for East Asian Studies
See maximum funding amount and funding details below
Applications closed on February 15, 2023
Approximate Offer Date:
Saturday, April 15, 2023
These awards provide Stanford undergraduates with partial funding to undertake intensive langauge study in a full-time, pre-approved, accredited language study program--either domestically or abroad--during the summer session. Both domestic and international students are eligible to apply. U.S. citizens and permanent residents who plan to undertake intensive advanced language study, either at Stanford or an approved overseas institution, may be awarded funding from the Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship program, which carries with it additional testing and reporting requirements. Approved languages are: Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, Tibetan, or Vietnamese. Additional languages possible by petition.
Award Amounts & Registrations
CEAS language study fellowships are intended to provide support for tuition, and partial living and travel costs during the study abroad program. Students are responsible for any costs that exceed the award amount.
Students who need transfer credit for their program must contact BOSP at the time they apply to CEAS for funding
What you will do
Immersive language study
Eligibility and Requirements:
Applicants must be Stanford undergraduate students. Both U.S. citizens and non-citizens may apply.
Applicants must have completed at least the first-year sequence in the target language before the fellowship commences.
Preference will be given to East Asian Studies majors and minors, and to students who have taken a minimum of two East Asian Studies content courses.
Applicants must apply to at least one of the pre-approved programs below for language study at the same time as applying for the language fellowship.
A summer fellowship is awarded only for intensive language study.
A summer fellowship may be used at a domestic program, an overseas program, or both.
A summer session (domestic or overseas) qualifies as an intensive language program if—
it is at least six weeks in duration and offers at least 120 contact hours of instruction for students at the advanced level.
it is at least six weeks in duration and offers at least 140 contact hours for students at the beginning or intermediate level of the language.
Note: Field trips and excursions cannot be used to fulfill contact hour requirements.
A student may meet the required number of weeks and contact hours by attending one program, attending more than one program, or supplementing hours with private tutoring, as long as the required total number of weeks and contact hours is obtained. If a student’s plan of study includes private tutoring, the FLAS coordinator must submit a syllabus for the tutoring and the instructor’s CV.
All summer language courses must be taken for a letter grade.
Failure to adhere to grant requirements or fulfill reporting requirements may result in forfeit of award and require repayment of fellowship funds.
Applications will be judged on a combination of academic achievement, clarity and feasibility of goals, and relevance to future plans.
To apply, complete the online application form including:
1. Upload of Statement of Purpose. Maximum 2 pages single spaced, describing how this language study will benefit your schooling or future plans. Include amounts of support (tuition/stipend) requested.
2. Upload Current Unofficial Transcript
3. Budget Estimate. Download and complete the CEAS Budget Estimate Template, then re-upload in with filename format "Last Name.First Name.xlsx"
4. Request a Langauge Instructor Evaluation. Fill out Section 1 of the CEAS language evaluation form and provide it to your language instructor for them to finish and return to CEAS. Completed evaluation forms should be emailed or delivered directly to CEAS by the language instructor.