Freeman Awards for Study in Asia

Interested in studying abroad in Asia?

The Institute of International Education announced a relaunch of the Freeman Awards for Study in Asia. It was created to provide aid to students who have demonstrate financial need and limited prior experience in East and Southeast Asia. Freeman-ASIA will fund approximately 400 students over the next two academic years, with awards ranging from $3,000 to a maximum of $7,000 per student depending upon the length of program.

Studying in Asia before graduating can give students a competitive advantage in their professional careers, especially when collaborating with international peers. More than half of Freeman-Asia alumni report being employed in a position related to Asian affairs or requiring new knowledge of an Asian language. As more employers seek new hires with meaningful and substantive experience in Asia, it is critical that more Americans learn about and engage with Asian economies, political systems and cultures.

The online application opens in early February 2016.

The application deadline for summer 2016 programs is on March 1st, 2016. The  application deadline for fall and academic year programs is April 1st, 2016.

For more information about eligibility requirement, full application instructions and a list of deadlines, students should visit the website listed below.