Student

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships for Graduate Students

Amount: 
Tuition + a stipend of approximately $18,000
Deadline details: 

Application packets should be submitted directly to your department chair according to their departmental deadline (which in all cases will be before February 15), rather than to the centers. Separate application packets must be submitted when applying to more than one center.  CHECK YOUR DEPARTMENT’S INTERNAL FLAS DEADLINE!

Purpose of grant: 
This grant, funded by the US Department of Education, assists the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area studies; stimulates the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency
Eligibility: 

These fellowships may only be awarded to US citizens or US permanent residents.
Fellows must be enrolled in a ‘content course’ related to their language of study and a language course each term of the award period. ASC FLAS Fellowships are only given to students studying Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Vietnamese at the second-year level or above. Factors that are important in the review of applicants include the overall quality of the student’s academic record, and the relevance of the FLAS Fellowship target language to the student’s plan of study.

Region: 
China
Japan
Korea
Southeast Asia

Application packets should contain the following materials. (It is no longer necessary to submit four copies.) Only completed application packets will be accepted.  Submit completed application packets to your department.

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

Mitsubishi Graduate Fellowship in Japanese Studies

Amount: 
Tuition, fees, and a $21,000 stipend for the academic year
Deadline details: 

This deadline has been extended.

Purpose of grant: 
This grant supports the study of Japan by graduate students in the social sciences or humanities at the University of Pittsburgh.
Eligibility: 

Funded through the Mitsubishi endowments

  • Applicants must be graduate students in the social sciences or humanities at the University of Pittsburgh
  • Applicants must have completed at least three years of Japanese language study or the equivalent by the inception of the award period
  • Graduate students are eligible to receive no more than two of these fellowships
  • Fellowships cannot be deferred for any reason.
  • Students cannot hold a Mitsubishi Fellowship concurrent with another grant.
Region: 
Japan

 Students must complete the application form here and send to Emily Rook-Koepsel at eer31@pitt.edu:

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

Japanese Summer Language Study Scholarship (Undergraduate)

Amount: 
$5000
Purpose of grant: 
This grant provides a tuition award to Pitt undergraduate students to study Japanese during the summer at an approved program of study in the US or Japan
Eligibility: 
  • Applicants must be Pitt students studying Japanese at an approved program of study in the United States or Japan during the summer
  • This award cannot be applied to SEALS Japan courses at the University of Pittsbugh. (Other financial aid opportunities are available for that program.)
  • Preference will be given to applicants who will have completed at least one year of Japanese language study or the equivalent by the inception of the award period
Region: 
Japan

 Students must complete the application form here and send to Emily Rook-Koepsel at eer31@pitt.edu:

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

Study in Japan Scholarship

Amount: 
$5000 for one semester or $10000 for one year
Purpose of grant: 
This grant provides tuition awards to Pitt undergraduates who will study in Japan for one sememster (fall or spring) or a year (fall and spring)
Eligibility: 
  • Applicant must be Pitt undergraduate students who have demonstrated a strong record in Japan studies
  • Applicant must study in Japan for one semester or one year
  • Preference is given to applicants who will have completed at least two years of language study or the equivalent by the inception of the award period.
    Region: 
    Japan

     Students must complete the application form here and send to Emily Rook-Koepsel at eer31@pitt.edu:

    Grant Eligibility: 
    Scholarship sponsors: 
    Contact Person: 
    Emily Rook-Koepsel
    Contact details: 
    rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
    412-648-7371

    Chinese Summer Language Study

    Amount: 
    $5000
    Purpose of grant: 
    This grant funds summer Chinese language study for an undergraduate or graduate student
    Eligibility: 

    Applicant must have completed at least two years of Chinese language study or the equivalent by the inception of the award period

    Region: 
    China

     Students must complete the application form here and send to Emily Rook-Koepsel at eer31@pitt.edu:

    Grant Eligibility: 
    Scholarship sponsors: 
    Contact Person: 
    Emily Rook-Koepsel
    Contact details: 
    rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
    412-648-7371