Richard U. Light Fellowship

The Richard U. Light Fellowship is the most well-known and most generously fellowship in the community of Yale students of Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Each year almost 1 million dollars is awarded to promising students who wish to study in East Asia for a summer, a semester or a year.

The Foundation provides full funding (transportation, tuition, room and board, and incidentals) for Yale students of exceptional promise to study Chinese, Japanese, or Korean at specifically approved sites in the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea. Applicants must obtain admission at Committee-approved sites. The Light Fellowship is fundamentally committed to intensive language study, but it further provides the opportunity for students to immerse themselves in cultures other than their own.

If you are interested in applying for the fellowship, you must go to an informational meeting to register. If you do not go to the meeting, you WILL NOT get the fellowship.

Approved Sites Abroad:

Beijing, China

Harbin, China

Kunming, China

Nanjing, China

Shanghai, China

Taipei, Taiwan

For more information, please go to its website: