Scholarships for Asian Studies

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Asiais a diverse region with many different peoples, cultures, and languages. Asian Studies is a field about Asia’s people and civilizations. Most degrees include learning a second language, which allows you to travel to more places. This makes a potential employee more sought after by different companies who have international branches. Like so many other degrees, there are financial aid opportunities strictly for Asian Studies majors.

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

The American Association of Teachers of Japanese offers Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan. It extends funding to American undergraduate students who are going to participate in a study abroad program in Japan. Around 100 of these scholarships are awarded each year to help with the travel and living expenses. For programs lasting a semester students are awarded $2,500. $4,000 is given to students participating in programs which last an academic year.

Asian studies scholarships

Northern Illinois University, Center for Southeast Asian Studies

Northern Illinois University’s (NIU) Foreign Languages and Literature department has numerous scholarship opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students wishing to study abroad.

University of Hawaii, Asian Studies Program

The University of Hawaii has a vast South Asian Studies department. In the Pacific it is the center for research and study about nations in South Asia, such as India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and others. They offer generous scholarships to those studying in this field.

SIT Asia Fund for Study Abroad

The School for International Training (SIT) is a premier organization when it comes to traveling abroad. Their main focus is to help people and institutions all over the world through education, exchange and development programs by means of cultural exchange. To achieve their goal, SIT offers many different funding opportunities for students wishing to study abroad. Each year they provide over $750,000 in scholarships and grants, and over 80% of students who apply for aid receive it.

These scholarships usually provide anywhere from $500-$5,000 in funding.

University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The University of Florida’s Languages, Literatures & Cultures Department has many different languages to choose from for students looking to major in a foreign language, or simply pick up a second language. There are many Asian languages offered. Female students in the Asian Studies program are eligible for the Alice Zirger Memorial Scholarship. Students must have high GPA- there is no minimum specification- and have completed at least two years of study of an East Asia language. This award is for $1,000.