All Master of Arts in Japanese Language and Culture students must successfully complete an initial 6-week graduate summer session on the Vermont campus before establishing their candidacy for the MA degree with a second and third semester online followed by a final summer in Vermont and final online summer.



Cost of Attendance

Maximum FA Award

First Semester (Middlebury tuition, housing, and food)**

July 2 - August 16, 2024


Up to 100% demonstrated need

Second Semester (Online)

15 weeks*


Up to 40% demonstrated need^

Third Semester (Online)

15 weeks*


Up to 40% demonstrated need^

Fourth Semester (Middlebury tuition, housing, and food)

6 weeks


Up to 100% demonstrated need
Final Semester (Online) 15 weeks* TBD Up to 40% demonstrated need^

*For reference, early September through mid December, and mid January through May.

**Tuition ($7,605) and housing/food ($3,690) are included in the total bill. Students are required to live on campus and have meals together in dining halls, organized by language.

^In addition, applicants can apply for a merit-based scholarship. Thanks to the generous donation from Mayumi and Masao Oka, we have established TOBIRA scholarship for MA candidates.

Estimated Additional Expenses (Middlebury, Vermont)

Books $250
Personal $250
Travel $100 - $500

Need-Based Financial Aid

Middlebury Language Schools may meet a high percentage of your demonstrated need. Our financial aid is awarded in the form of grants, not loans. This means that if you apply and qualify, you will attend the Master’s in Japanese at a reduced cost.

Application Deadlines

  Date Decision By
Priority Deadline February 1 March 3
Final Deadline April 15 May 15