SEASSI Tuition Scholarship

Priority application deadline for Summer 2024 is: March 15, 2024

It is our goal to assist as many students as possible to attend SEASSI. To that end, most Tuition Scholarships awarded are partial reductions of the program fee. The exact amount of funding for summer 2024 Tuition Scholarships will not be known until spring. However, we anticipate being able to offer a substantial number of partial tuition scholarships that will reduce those students’ tuition costs significantly.


All applicants to SEASSI are eligible to apply for Tuition Scholarships. The majority of these scholarships are awarded to graduate students, but outstanding undergraduates and professionals are also encouraged to apply. Eligibility for the Tuition Scholarship is not limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents; international students are encouraged to apply. Please note that Wisconsin and Minnesota residents may not be eligible for the SEASSI Tuition Scholarship due to an already reduced tuition rate.


All necessary information and materials for applying for a Tuition Scholarship are contained in the general application form; there is no separate Tuition Scholarship application form. All applicants must submit their SEASSI application through the online portal and are responsible for ensuring that all accompanying application materials for financial aid (statement of financial need and two letters of reference) are complete and submitted on time.

Criteria for Selection

Applicants will be judged by the following criteria:

  • Commitment to career relating to Southeast Asia or involving use of the language to be studied.
  • Academic performance.
  • Appropriateness of the applicant’s chosen program of academic study and experience to meet his or her stated goals.
  • Fit with SEASSI program as determined by language and level of language proposed to be studied in order to ensure appropriate enrollments in some SEASSI classes.

Please note, because of the limited funds available, not all qualified applicants can be given awards.

Selection Procedure

  • Applications are reviewed by a committee at the SEASSI host institution. This committee determines the applicants who will be offered Tuition Scholarships, and the amount of the awards and establishes an alternate list.
  • Notification of awards and of rejection are sent out by the SEASSI Program Coordinator. Those offered an award must indicate acceptance no later than the deadline listed on the award notification letter. Those who have not indicated acceptance by this date will automatically have the offer withdrawn.


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