USA

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

Brief

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program provides scholarships to U.S. undergraduates with financial need for study abroad, including students from diverse backgrounds and students going to non-traditional study abroad destinations. Established under the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000, Gilman Scholarships provide up to $5,000 for American students to pursue overseas study for college credit.
Critical Need Languages
Students studying critical need languages are eligible for up to $3,000 in additional funding as part of the Gilman Critical Need Language Supplement program. Those critical need languages include: Arabic (all dialects); Chinese (all dialects); Bahasa Indonesia Japanese Turkic (Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Kyrgz, Turkish, Turkmen, Uzbek); Persian (Farsi, Dari, Kurdish, Pashto, Tajiki); Indic (Hindi, Urdu, Nepali, Sinhala, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Sindhi); Korean Russian Swahili


Condition

1. Receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad.
2. Applying to or have been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the United States
3. Studying abroad for at least four weeks in one country. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be studying in one country for at least four consecutive weeks
4. Studying abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State's current


Duration

One month to one year


Scholarship Amount

Study aboard: up to $5000
Study critical need languages : $3000 in addition


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Critical Language Scholarship Program

Brief

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program provides overseas foreign language instruction and cultural enrichment experiences in 13 critical need languages for U.S. students in higher education.
The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Undergraduate, master's and doctoral-level students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply for the seven-to-10-week-long programs. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.


Condition

1. All applicants must be U.S. citizens.
2. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a U.S. degree-granting program at the undergraduate or graduate level.
3. Current undergraduate students must have completed at least one year of general college course-work by program start date (one year is defined as two semesters or three quarters).
4. Be in acceptable mental and physical health. Grantees will be required to submit a satisfactory Medical Information Form and Physician’s Statement.
5. Applicants must be 18 by the beginning of the 2012 CLS Program. 6.Please see CLS Institute Language Levels for more information on language pre-requisites for individual institutes.


Duration

7-10 weeks


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American Youth Leadership Program

Brief

The American Youth Leadership Program is a leadership training exchange program for U.S. high school students and adult mentors. Participants travel abroad to gain firsthand knowledge of foreign cultures and to examine globally significant issues, such as the environment and climate change, food security and nutrition, the role of the media, and science and technology. Programs involve homestays with local families, language lessons, leadership training, and community service opportunities. Participants implement a follow-on project in their communities once they return home.


Condition

1. Be American high school students;
2. Be Between the ages of 15-17, and;
3. Have at least one semester of school remaining after program participation.


Duration

3-4 weeks


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National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)

Brief

The NSLI-Y program provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students and recent graduates to learn less commonly taught languages. Participants will spend a summer or academic year studying a language while immersed in the culture and day-to-day life of the host country. A network of support through experienced international exchange organizations, field staff, trained volunteers, and carefully selected host families helps ensure a successful exchange experience. Now more than ever, linguistic skills and cultural knowledge are important building blocks for American citizens to be leaders in a global world. No previous language skills are required. If you have a passion for learning languages and want to immerse yourself in a foreign culture, this program may be for you!


Condition

1. Be a U.S. citizen currently enrolled in high school;
2. Be 15-to-18 years old at the start of the program; and
3. Have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
4. Meet other criteria as defined in the application.


Duration

Summer and Academic Year


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Germany

DAAD - PROMOS-Programm (Kurzstipendien zur Teilnahme an einem Sprachkurs)

Condition

"Bewerben kann sich jede staatliche bzw. staatlich anerkannte deutsche Hochschule über das Akademische Auslandsamt oder über eine andere zentrale Verwaltungseinrichtung der Hochschule. Direkte Bewerbungen von Studierenden beim DAAD sind in diesem Programm nicht möglich.(Studierende, Graduierte, Doktoranden) Sprachkurse (3 Wochen bis 6 Monate) Sprachkurse von Studierenden und Doktoranden an Hochschulen im Ausland können weltweit gefördert werden."


Duration

3 Wochen bis 6 Wochen


Scholarship Amount

Pauschale für Kursgebühren für Sprach- und Fachkurse: 500€ pro Person
Pauschale bei Studien- und Wettbewerbsreisen: 30€ bzw. 45€
Betreuungspauschale: 250€ pro Person (max. 10 Prozent des Gesamtbudgets)


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Stipendien zum Studium asiatischer Sprachen

Brief

Diese Stipendien sollen Hochschul-absolventinnen und -absolventen die Möglichkeit geben, bereits vorhandene Kenntnisse asiatischer Sprachen, insbesondere des Chinesischen und des Japanischen, zu verbessern. Bevorzugt werden Bewerberinnen und Bewerber mit technischer, naturwissenschaftlicher sowie wirtschafts- oder verwaltungsbezogener Hochschulausbildung. Den Stipendiaten soll Gelegenheit gegeben werden, ihre während, neben oder nach dem Studium erworbenen Sprachkenntnisse an einer Hochschule oder anerkannten Sprachschule des Gastlandes zu vertiefen. Grundsätzlich steht den Bewerberinnen und Bewerbern die Wahl der Gasthochschule frei, doch behält sich der DAAD vor, das Stipendium für eine Gasthochschule seiner Wahl zu verleihen.
Der DAAD geht davon aus, dass die Bewerberin bzw. der Bewerber die eventuell notwendigen Zulassungsformalitäten noch vor Verleihung des Stipendiums einleitet. Dies gilt nicht für die VR China und Taiwan.


Condition

Hochschulabsolventinnen und -absolventen


Duration

7 Monate bis maximal 1 Jahr,
Taiwan und China: 1 Jahr


Scholarship Amount

597€ pro Monat


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Austria

Beihilfe für ein Auslands-studium

Brief

Auslandssemester sind eine wesentliche Bereicherung für das Studium! Auch das Studienförderungsgesetz unterstützt die internationale Mobilität von Studierenden, in dem Bezieherinnen und Bezieher einer Studienbeihilfe - für höchstens 20 Monate (Akademien: höchstens 12 Monate) - Anspruch auf Gewährung einer Beihilfe für ein Auslandsstudium haben.


Condition

Student


Duration

12 Monate


Scholarship Amount

582€,- pro Monat


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Beihilfe für ein Auslands-studium - Sprachstipendium

Brief

Das Sprachstipendium kann zur Finanzierung eines mindestens zwei Wochen dauernden Sprachkurses ausbezahlt werden, wenn dieser zur Vorbereitung auf ein gefördertes Auslandsstudium und im Zusammenhang mit diesem steht. Die Höhe des Sprachstipendiums beträgt 80% der Kosten des Sprachkurses, höchstens jedoch € 363,36.


Condition

Teilnehmer von Beihilfe für ein Auslandsstudium


Duration

2 Wochen


Scholarship Amount

Die Höhe des Sprachstipendiums beträgt 80% der Kosten des Sprachkurses, höchstens jedoch € 363,36.


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Fellowships for the Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP)

Brief

TIGP offers a rigorous, interdisciplinary education at an affordable price; annual tuition is about USD 1,400. On arriving at Academia Sinica, students will also face reasonable living and housing costs.
Once admitted, each TIGP student will receive a monthly stipend of NT$32,000 (around USD 1,050) for the first year. Additionally, the support will be extended to two more years for students who perform well academically. All stipends should be granted within 4 years. In subsequent years (from the 4th year), the thesis advisor will be responsible for the financial support.


Condition

Postgraduates


Duration

one to three years


Scholarship Amount

about USD 1,400


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Taiwan

HUAYU ENRICHMENT SCHOLARSHIP (HES)

Brief

Taiwan is the only place in the world where traditional Chinese writing (正體字) is widely taught and used. A mastery of traditional Chinese characters provides access to an enormous body of ancient Chinese literature, key to understanding the origins of Chinese culture.


Condition

1. Be above the age of 18, a high school graduate or above, have excellent academic performance in his/her most recent formal educational study experience and be of good moral character.
2. Does not have the status of being an “Overseas Compatriot Student”.
3. Dual national of US and R.O.C. (Taiwan) who has never acquired or possessed a R.O.C. passport is eligible to apply for HES program.
4. Is not currently a registered student at a Mandarin training center, nor has ever been a degree-seeking student at any university or college in Taiwan.
5. Has never receive