Summer Language Scholarship

Chicago Language Center Summer Language Scholarship

The Summer Language Institute is pleased to announce this year's Chicago Language Center 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 UofC.

Master's students who wish to participate in an SLI program must submit a separate application. To apply, students should complete the application form and submit a 500-750 word statement indicating which course the student wishes to take and explaining how summer study will advance the student’s 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 $5,100 in tuition aid for intensive 3-credit language courses (e.g., Intensive Elementary French, Intensive Intermediate Persian), and up to $3,230 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), 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.