Southeast Asian Language Scholarship

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) is pleased to offer students scholarships for studying Filipino, Indonesian, Thai, or Vietnamese language.

CSEAS will offer $1000 scholarships on a competitive basis to students enrolling in the full sequence (Fall and Winter semesters) of Filipino, Indonesian, or Vietnamese language. 

CSEAS will offer $2000 scholarships on a competitive basis to students enrolling in the full sequence (Fall and Winter semesters) in Thai.

The scholarships are available at any level (beginning, intermediate, and advanced) of study and to undergraduate and graduate students. Preference will be to undergraduates in their first or second years at the University.

The scholarships will be given in two disbursements, paid out after the drop-add deadline each semester. Students must complete the two-course sequence.

Applications for the 2015-2016 academic year will be due by March 16, 2015. 

Download and submit your completed application form (and other documents) via email attachment to cseas@umich.edu.

Applying for the First Year Southeast Asian Language Scholarships:

A complete application will include:

  • Completed application form and language self report
  • Personal Statement (maximum one page, 12-point font, with applicant's name on top) - Please tell us why you are interested in studying the language and what you hope to accomplish from this.
  • Academic transcripts - For incoming students: copy of high school transcript and any previous college-level work; For continuing U-M students: U-M transcript (unofficial copies are acceptable.
  • Recommendation from a former or current language teacher (if possible) or from another teacher or instructor

Download the complete application packet here ยป

For more information, please email cseas@umich.edu, or call Nancy Becker at 734-647-8216