East Asia Undergraduate Summer Language Study Grants 2020
Center for East Asian Studies
See maximum funding amount and funding details below
Applications closed on February 13, 2020
Approximate Offer Date:
Sunday, March 15, 2020
These awards provide Stanford undergraduates with partial funding to undertake the study of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or other approved language (by petition) overseas in a full-time, pre-approved, accredited language study program during the summer session.
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 langauge 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.
Applications will be judged on a combination of academic achievement, clarity and feasibility of goals, and relevance to future plans.
To apply, complete questions 1-10 and 12-30 on 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 a simple budget.
2. Upload Current Unofficial Transcript
3. Request a Langauge Instructor Evaluation. Complete Section 1 of the CEAS evaluation form and provide it to your language instructor for them to fill out and return to CEAS. Language evaluation forms should be emailed or delevered directly to CEAS by the language instructor.