Application Complete

Thank you for your interest in the Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI)! We have received your application form. As a reminder, please send us the following materials by Monday, April 1, 2024:


  • Personal statement or Title VIII statement of purpose
  • Transcripts of all institutions attended
  • CV/Resume
  • $25 application fee


If applying for CESSI-administered financial aid:

  • 2 letters of recommendation


The UW-Madison Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) application can be found at and is due February 14th, 2024.


NOTE: If you are applying for a FLAS fellowship and wish to have your recommendation letters applied to other scholarship applications administered by CREECA/CESSI, please have your recommenders email their letter directly to CREECA’s FLAS Coordinator Sara Lomasz Flesch rather than submit it through the FLAS application portal.


Please click here for detailed information about how to apply, how to look for funding, and many other things.


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