Summer Language Scholarship

Summer Language Scholarship

Current University of Chicago MA students in the MAPH, MAPSS, CIR, CMES, CLAS, and Divinity MA* programs, as well as students entering those MA programs in Autumn 2019, are eligible to apply for scholarships to help defray the cost of tuition for summer language study at the University of Chicago.

Master's students who wish to participate in an SLI program must submit a separate application. To apply for the scholarship, complete the Scholarship Application Form and submit a 500-750 word statement indicating which course you wish to take and explaining how summer study will advance your academic and/or career goals.


*Incoming and graduating Master's students in the Divinity School are eligible to apply. For Divinity MA students considering summer language study in the summer after the first MA year, please contact the Divinity Dean of Students Office to learn about funding availability.

These courses will be taken in additional to the students’ regular programs of study and will not count towards degree requirements. As such, they are not eligible for federal student aid.

The Summer Language Institute will offer awards that provide up to $4,700 in tuition aid for intensive 3-credit language courses (e.g., Intensive Elementary French, Intensive Intermediate Turkish), and up to $2,835 in tuition aid for Reading and Research courses.

  Full tuition Maximum Aid Amount Net tuition
Intensive Courses
(300 units)
$7,200 $4,700 $2,500
Reading & Research
$4,085 $2,835 $1,250

All students will also be responsible for the Summer Student Life Fee (approximately $395, which includes short-term summer only insurance), for maintaining health insurance coverage that meets UChicago requirements, and for meeting Illinois Immunization requirements

Application will be reviewed as they are received and awards will be made on a rolling basis. Funds will be distributed until exhausted. Submit your application early for the best chance at funding and to secure a spot before classes fill.