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APSI Opens Summer 2023 Language Scholarship Applications

Language is an essential component of developing understanding of a country and culture. APSI has been pleased to support Duke students with funding to enhance their language skills. For Summer 2023, APSI is again offering limited scholarships of up to $7,000 to full-time Duke students who plan to pursue further language training in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean either in East Asia or at a reputable domestic program. Consideration will be given to other Asian languages as funding permits.

Priority is given to students who have already attained intermediate level language proficiency (or above) and who 1) wish to continue language study beyond the university or departmental language requirements; 2) are enrolled in the East Asian Studies Graduate Certificate, Undergraduate Certificate or MA program; and 3) articulate a clear understanding of how the specific program they intend to enroll in will help them meet their language proficiency and broader academic goals.


  • Application form including:
    • A 500 word proposal describing how the specific language program will contribute to the applicant's language proficiency and broader academic goals
    • A budget outlining specific programmatic, living, and travel costs. This must include all other sources of funding applied to and/or received.  
  • Letter of recommendation from a faculty member submitted directly to

 Applications for 2023 are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 5, 2023.

Students from many academic majors, including Cole Walker (Trinity, '23) have benefited from APSI funding to support their language study abroad during the summer term. APSI also congratulates Cole on being named a 2023 Schwarzman Scholar.