Graduate Funding Information Service

October 15, 2021

Critical Language Scholarship

Application Deadline: November 16, 2021, 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time

  • For U.S. graduate and undergraduate students
  • Fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program
  • Restricted to U.S. citizens

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

View a list of languages offered

The Critical Language Scholarship Program seeks participants from a variety of fields, backgrounds, and career paths, with the goal of building a cadre of Americans who speak critical languages at high levels in government, business, arts and culture, science and engineering, health and medicine, education, research, and other fields.

For more information on how to apply, including application support from UW’s Office of Fellowhips and Awards, click here.