Fulbright Grants: Critical Language Scholarships

About Critical Language Scholarships

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) program provides opportunities for students to spend the summer living in a foreign country and studying one of the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Azerbaijani
  • Bangla
  • Chinese
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Persian
  • Punjabi
  • Russian
  • Turkish
  • Urdu


The CLS program is open to U.S. citizens who are enrolled in a degree-granting program at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Students in all disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply.


Critical Language Scholarships cover the cost of:

  • Tuition
  • Room and board
  • Round-trip air travel
  • Visa fees
  • Health insurance
  • Living stipend

Learn more about the CLS program