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Scholarships

The U.S. Department of State's Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program:   

The CLS Program is a fully-funded intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 14 critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.  Most CLS languages do not require previous study of the target language.

The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. The scholarship program includes international airfare, tuition, and all program costs, as well as meals and living accommodations (often with a host family).

The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of the United States. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits.

CLS is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century's globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness. 

Download a one-page CLS flyer here.


Institute of International Education (IIE): The Boren Scholarship

Boren Scholarship send students who would like to study in China/Japan (or other parts of Asia). The student also needs to make a strong commitment to government service in the US and be a US citizen.  If the student is a STEM student, then he/she could do a semester.  It's an extremely competitive program that aims at fostering next generation's top leadership around the globe. 

Schwarzman Scholars

Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China's role in global trends.

With the inaugural class enrolled in 2016, the program gives the world's best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master's Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China's most prestigious universities.

Students live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes are taught in English. Students pursue a Masters in Global Affairs, with concentrations in one of the disciplines:

    • Public Policy
    • Economics and Business
    • International Studies

Students spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics and society. In an environment of intellectual engagement, professional development and cultural exchange, they learn from one another and pursue their academic disciplines while building their leadership capacities. This experience will expand students' understanding of the world and create a growing network of global leaders for the future.

For those ready to make their mark on the world, Schwarzman Scholars represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Postgraduate Studies

Institute of International Education (IIE): The Boren Fellowship

Boren Scholarship send students who would like to study in China/Japan (or other parts of Asia). The student also needs to make a strong commitment to government service in the US and be a US citizen. If the student is a STEM student, then he/she could do a semester. It's an extremely competitive program that aims at fostering next generation's top leadership around the globe.

Hopkins-Nanjing Center (HNC) Graduate Program

The Hopkins-Nanjing Center (HNC), the longest-running academic partnership between the U.S. and China, is a unique collaboration between Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University. The HNC's three graduate program options allow students with intermediate to advanced Chinese to continue their language study at the graduate level. Students take the majority of their coursework in Chinese—ranging from international politics and law to China studies.  

For more information, including on their guaranteed fellowships for students who apply for financial aid, we encourage all to visit their website and email them (nanjing@jhu.edu) to speak with an admissions representative.