Title VIII Southeast European Language Training Program


The American Councils Southeast European Language training program offers academic year, semester and summer programs for independent language study in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Kosovo and Serbia.

Fellowships provide: full tuition at major university or educational institution in Southeastern Europe, international round trip airfare from the fellow's home city to host city, a monthly living and housing stipend, health insurance of upto $50,000 per accident or illness, Visa support as necessary, graduate-level academic credit through Bryn Mawr College for programmes providing 7 weeks or more of full-time instruction, ongoing logistical support from American Councils offices throughout the region. Applications sent through fax or email will not be considered.


Open to students at the MA and PhD level, as well as postdoctoral scholars and faculty who have at least elementary language skills. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.


  • Annual

Study Length

1-9 months

Award Value


Application procedure

Applicants must plan to study for at least one month in the region. Study trips for periods of 4-9 months are particularly encouraged. Applicants should explain how their plans for language-study support their overall research goals. A wide range of interests and research goals have received support each year, all funded research must contribute to a body of knowledge enabling the US policy makers to better understand the region.

Closing date

October 1st


Programme for the Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the former Soviet Union (Title VIII), US Department of State

Study Level

  • Graduate
  • Research
  • Doctorate
  • Postgraduate
  • Predoctorate

American Councils for International Education ACTR/ACCELS

American Councils for International Education advances scholarly research and cross border learning through the design and implementation of educational programs that are well grounded in key world languages, cultures and regions. We contribute to the creation of new knowledge, broader professional perspectives, and personal and intellectual growth through international training, academic exchange, collaboration in educational development, and public diplomacy. With a presence in the U.S., Russia and Eurasia for nearly four decades, in addition to representation in over thirty countries across Asia, the Middle East and Southeastern Europe, American councils strives to expand dialog among students, scholars, educators and professionals for the advancement of learning and mutual respect in the diverse communities and societies in which we work.

Contact Details

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the American Councils for International Education ACTR/ACCELS by using the links below.


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