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Princeton in Asia (PiA) offers service-oriented fellowships in the fields of education, media/journalism, international development (NGOs) and business, with a majority of fellows working as English teachers at universities and high schools. PiA fellowships are open to graduates or graduating seniors from all accredited colleges and universities.

U-M Contact: Henry Dyson, Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships (ONSF)

Institutional Endorsement: This program does not require institutional endorsement; applications must be submitted directly to the Princeton in Asia program.

Application Deadline: The applicationd eadline depends on the particular program; check here for latest information.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • English teaching positions require native English speaking ability.
  • Asian language ability is not a prerequisite for most positions. Non-teaching positions typically require some language skills or specific academic or work experience.
  • All applicants MUST be able to attend one of our interview sessions in January. Interview will be located at Princeton University as well as in select cities on the East Coast, Midwest, and West Coast. Applicants who are based outside of the continental U.S. are eligible for interviews via Skype.
  • All applicants who receive placement in a teaching position MUST attend the 20-hour TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification course held at Princeton University. Attendance at TEFL is mandatory for all Fellows who receive teaching positions on PiA. 
  • All applicants who receive placement MUST attend PiA orientation held at Princeton University.

Application Instructions: For detailed instructions, please click here.