Apply to Princeton in Asia


Thank you for your interest in the 2018-19 Princeton in Asia Fellowships! Our application has now closed and we are no longer accepting applications. Applications for the 2019-2020 fellowship cycle will open in mid-August 2018.

Princeton in Asia's Summer Internship Application has been reopened! Please note that our summer internships are only available to current Princeton Univesrity students. All interested candidates should apply using this application. It must be completed by February 28th, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST.


PiA applicants are generally college seniors or recent graduates. Please remember that this is a fellowship program, and that the emphasis of a PiA fellowship is contributing to your community and cultural immersion. Though a local stipend will be provided, a position with PiA is generally not a moneymaking venture. Working hours and vacation time vary greatly among the diverse PiA offerings. Some teaching fellowships require fewer teaching hours and provide longer vacations, allowing fellows the opportunity to pursue intensive language study or other personal projects. Workplace fellowships, however, provide less vacation time and generally require longer hours.

The basic prerequisite for placement is a bachelor’s degree. In addition:

  • 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 April 20-22, 2018 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 May 18-21, 2018 at Princeton University.


  1. Application fee: $60. We can only accept payment by check or by credit card, debit card, or Paypal on our Online Application Portal.
  2. Transportation and housing expenses for trips to interviews in January.
  3. Transportation expenses to Princeton, NJ in mid-April for TEFL and mid-May for orientation. Housing and most meals will be arranged for you during these weekends.
  4. Fellow contribution: $550. Paid upon acceptance of a PiA fellowship. This contribution represents only a small fraction of the total costs of arranging a fellowship. Payment is mandatory for all Fellows.
  5. Vaccination and pre-departure health expenses.
  6. Visa application fees.
  7. Round-trip transportation to Asia for most positions.

PiA is dedicated to offering these experiences to as diverse and talented an applicant pool as possible. Though PiA has limited resources, financial aid is offered on a case-by-case basis. We will work with each applicant to ensure that financial considerations do not preclude anyone from applying for or participating in these opportunities.

You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.