Rare Book School Scholarships

Benjamin Nourse's picture
November 1, 2021
United States
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies

The Rare Book School (RBS) at the University of Virginia is now accepting applications for a variety of scholarships to cover tuition for RBS courses. RBS teaches one-week intensive courses on bibliography and books history. A number of courses are primarily Asian focused, including:

  • The History of the Book in China
  • The History & Culture of the Tibetan Book
  • The History of Books and Printing in Korea
  • Japanese Prints and Illustrated Books in Context

The application deadline for all RBS scholarships is Monday, 1 November 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET. 

Each year, RBS awards close to 40 scholarships to new and returning students, with special consideration given to applicants with demonstrable financial need, as well as applicants early in their careers who represent underserved communities (or whose institutions do so). Everyone is welcome to apply, regardless of nationality. Scholarships are awarded in January, and may be redeemed within two calendar years. Most scholarships cover tuition for one in-person course, or for either one 22-hour online course or two short online courses.