Costs and Funding

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Tuition charged to SIPI students is based on standard UW-Madison summer 2021 tuition rates. SIPI guarantees that all admitted students will receive scholarships so that the maximum out-of-pocket tuition cost to an SIPI student will not exceed $5,000.  (Please note that summer 2021 tuition rates will be posted by late March.)

Please note that there is a one-time $65.00 official document fee for new students:

Funding Opportunities

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Title VI FLAS Fellowships

**There is a FLAS Information session February 1, 2021 @ 4pm | Join at: **

Additional funding opportunities exist! A limited number of Title VI FLAS Fellowships may be available to graduate students in conjunction with the Institute. Please visit the FLAS FAQ page for more information.

  • Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents of the US
  • Applicants must be graduate or undergraduate students currently enrolled in degree programs
  • The FLAS Application requires basic personal information, academic information and records, and two references. See the sample summer application here.

Application due February 15, 2021 | Apply

WISLI Tuition Scholarship

All SIPI applicants are eligible to apply for a WISLI Tuition Scholarship.  The WISLI Tuition Scholarship aims to support those learning less commonly taught languages and covers the tuition and segregated fees for the 2021 summer program.

Application due March 15, 2021 | Apply

Boren Awards

Boren Awards may also help students fund their studies at SIPI. Boren Scholars and Fellows study critical languages at any level. However, Boren Scholarships are generally awarded to those with an overseas study proponent. Learn more and learn how you can create or receive a scholarships at

SIPI students seeking Boren Awards should be sure to look at the Boren Regional Flagship Language Initiatives Award.

Graduate applications due January 27, 2021 | Undergraduate applications due February 3, 2021

UW-Madison Undergraduate Scholarship for Summer Study

UW-Madison undergraduate students may apply for the UW-Madison Undergraduate Scholarship for Summer Study. This is a need based scholarship program awarded to high-achieving undergraduate students. The awards range from $500 to $1,000. Information and applications are available at

Application opens February 12th and closes April 11, 2021

Summer Housing Boost

The Summer Housing Boost covers the cost of residence hall housing for visiting students and UW-Madison students.

Application access and deadline TBA

Additional Funding Opportunities

The following research guides have information on finding additional funding opportunities for:

Students hoping to gain funding for SIPI are encouraged to contact their home departments and campus financial aid offices to help identify other funding opportunities.