Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Formerly the Monterey Institute of International Studies

Language Flagship

China study abroad student captures a view, photo by Justina Williamson

Recognizing our common goals of preparing the next generation with advanced language and cross-cultural skills capable of addressing the world's most pressing problems, the Institute offers scholarships of $16,000 to well-qualified Language Flagship students.


The Institute and The Language Flagship are partnering to provide scholarships to qualified students. Students who demonstrate their commitment to advanced language and study abroad through The Language Flagship are recognized and valued through this partnership with the Institute. Learn more about the degree programs offered by the Institute.


Language Flagship-certified students may qualify for the scholarship if they meet certain eligibility criteria:

  1. Language Flagship students must meet the requirements for admission to the Institute degree programs.
  2. Applicants are required to have completed their Language Flagship studies by the time of enrollment, though they may be currently studying during the time of application. There are four awards available per academic year, and awards are made to well-qualified students on a first come first served basis, until the all funds have been committed.

Application Process

MIIS Merit Scholarships are available to Language Flagship students as a result of a partnership between the Institute and The Language Flagship, in the amount of $16,000 per academic year. There are a total of four awards available per academic year, and they are renewable for the second year of graduate study. To apply and receive preferential consideration:

  1. Submit your completed application for admission to a degree program plus all support documents including transcripts, test scores, letters of recommendation, resume and statement of purpose by the priority scholarship deadline. For Fall semester there are three rounds of scholarship selection: December 1, February 1, and March 1. For Spring semester the priority deadline is October 1. Apply online by one of our scholarship deadlines.
  2. Please also submit a separate written statement (100-200 words) to enroll@miis.edu that includes the following: Short description of your language study and study abroad experience.

To learn more about the Language Flagship programs, visit their website.