Funding for Graduate Programs
Middlebury College offers generous fellowships and scholarships and financial aid for our graduate students.
In order to apply, you must first submit a complete Middlebury Language Schools application. After you have submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation email with the subject “Middlebury Application & Funding Links” that contains the links to fellowships and scholarships and financial aid.
Fellowships and Scholarships
Middlebury offers a number of merit-based fellowships and scholarships for the Languages Schools. To be considered, you must be accepted by one of the Language Schools and meet all additional application requirements. However, you may submit your scholarship application before you receive an admission decision. Application deadlines are typically December 15. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions. The following are available:
- Davis Fellows for Peace
- Scholarships for students attending HBCUs, HSIs, Tribal Colleges
- Vermont Teacher Scholarships
- Tobira Scholarship - Japanese MA (April 15 Deadline)
- SPARK for German (January 3 Deadline)
- Conflict Transformation French Graduate Fellowship (March 15 Deadline)
- Veterans Benefits
Middlebury has partnered with different organizations to provide funding for our MA degrees to qualified alumni. Alumni can receive an application fee waiver and are eligible for our need-based graduate financial aid, depending on your demonstrated financial need and degree track. Our financial aid is awarded in the form of grants, not loans.
- Auxiliares de Conversación/NALCAP Spain - Spanish MA
- English Program in Korea (EPIK)/NIIED - Korean MA
- Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program (JET) - Japanese MA
- Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) - French MA
Need-Based Financial Aid
Depending on the graduate degree program, Middlebury Language Schools may meet up to 100 percent of your demonstrated need. For example, during Summer 2019, the cost for tuition, room and board was $9,375 and 86 percent of our graduate student received need-based financial aid. The average grant for graduate students was approximately $7,968. Consult Student Financial Services for additional information.
Below are examples of the financial aid awards (tuition, room, and board) available to our graduate students:
- MA in four summers: Up to 100 percent
- MA with a summer in Vermont, followed by an academic year abroad: Up to 47 percent
- MA with a summer in Vermont, followed by an academic year abroad, and a final summer in Vermont: Up to 54 percent
Note: There is limited financial aid for non-degree graduate students and students in a track with an academic year component. Aid awards are offered on a first come, first served basis. If you need financial aid to attend, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Funding for our MA in four summers option, and our French and Spanish options with a summer in Paris/Buenos Aires does not run out. For updated FA maximums, please see the Japanese MA and Korean MA dates and fees.
Federal Student Loans
Graduate and DML degree seeking students, who are U.S. citizens and permanent residents may also apply for Federal Unsubsidized Direct or Grad PLUS loans.
Graduate students can apply to outside funding opportunities.