APTLII would like to provide all students with the funding they need to apply for and attend APTLII. Unfortunately, we do not currently possess funding that we can distribute as scholarships, as we rely on program fees to continue functioning. Regardless of this, we would like to inform students of other means for funding their studies at APTLII. Please find funding opportunities listed below. We will continuously update this page as we find more opportunities.

A great place to begin your search for funding is at your home university. There are generally scholarships and grants available to individuals through institution-specific scholarship offices (for example, UW-Madison has the Scholarships@UW page). We will not be listing funding information for all institutions served by APTLII, but we highly encourage you to seek out funding at your institution if you are interested.


APTLII students may be eligible to apply for Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships for summer language study, see for details and contact the Coordinator of the specific Area Studies Center that offers your language. Note that many centers require a specific regional focus. Students are also encouraged to apply for scholarships at their home institution, or inquire about applying their financial aid package toward summer language studies.


The Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes (WISLI) has opened applications for the 2019 WISLI Tuition Scholarship, due April 1, 2019.  The WISLI Tuition Scholarship covers the tuition and segregated fees for summer 2019 language study at one of the WISLI summer language institutes, including APTLII.  Note: the WISLI Tuition Scholarship does not cover other expenses, including housing.

For more details and to apply, please visit the WISLI Tuition Scholarship page on the WISLI website.

Other resources

We would like to provide students with the tools they need to succeed. Below is a list of relevant databases that students can search on an individual basis in order to find funding opportunities that would best fit their situation. 

  • COS Pivot: Offers several databases for approximately 25,000 private and federal funding sources. Grants in the non-science areas are included. (Note: You must set up a personal login account using your email – free to UW-Madison clientele – through the COS Workbench feature for some of the COS Pivot services, however, a login is not necessary to use the database.)

Funding resources for students of different educational standing:

Please note: these resources are meant to give you a hand in starting your search for funding, either as it relates to funding participation in APTLII or another portion of your academic career. We cannot offer individual assistance in finding funding, but we hope that these links can help in the pursuit of educational funding.