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Application Deadline 5pm PST, Sunday, January 15, 2017

General Timeline

  • All applications MUST be received by 5pm (Pacific Standard Time), January 15, 2017
  • Skype interview of shortlisted candidates will be scheduled for mid-Februrary 
  • Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application status by end of February
  • Program Dates: August 21, 2017 through December 12, 2017 (approx. fifteen weeks)

How to Apply

Before clicking the “Start Application” link below, please make sure to read steps 1 through 5 given below.

Step 1: Click on “Start Application” to enter the Application Portal (Opens December 1, 2016). 

Step 2: Register for the Berkeley-AIPS Urdu Language Program in Pakistan Application: 2017

Step 3: Keep the application materials listed below ready for uploading on to the Application Portal. Please make sure that before uploading all documents are saved as pdf files.

  1. All 13 pages of the completed Berkeley-AIPS Urdu Language Program in Pakistan Application.
  2. A Curriculum Vitae or Resume which details work experience, honors/awards, educational background (area of study), community service involvements, and other relevant information.
  3. Transcript(s) of your course work.
  4. A scanned copy of your check for $50 (non-refundable fee) made payable to Regents of the University of California. Please note that applications will not be processed until the hard copy of the check is received by the Institute.  Actual checks should be mailed to:
              BULPIP-AIPS Urdu Language Program, 2017
              Institute for South Asia Studies, UC Berkeley
              10 Stephens Hall,
              Berkeley, CA 94720-2310

Step 4: Obtain two letters of recommendation: one attesting to your Urdu language abilities and the other to your academic preparedness for the program. These letters must be uploaded at the Application Portal by the recommenders directly. After registering at the Application Portal, at the bottom of the second page, you will see a unique URL that you must give to your recommenders so they can directly upload the letter to the Application Portal. Please do let them know that the letter should be saved as a pdf file before uploading.

All documents must be received by Institute for South Asia Studies staff no later than 5pm PST on Sunday, January 15, 2017. We highly recommend submitting all documents prior to the deadline as late submissions will not be accepted