Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS)

The Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) is available to all UW students.  The FLAS program provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies.  Eligible students apply for fellowships directly to an institution that has received an allocation of fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education.

Receive tuition and a living stipend:

  • Academic Year Graduate: $18,000 tuition, $15,000 living stipend
  • Academic Year Undergrad: $10,000 tuition, $5,000 living stipend
  • Summer Grad/Undergrad: $5,000 tuition, $2500 living stipend

The National Resource Centers of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies offer FLAS Fellowships to UW students studying the following languages and their respective regions:

-Arabic -Bangla-Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian -Bulgarian -Burmese -Canadian First Nations -Chinese-Czech -Danish -Estonian -Filipino/Tagalog -Finnish -French -German -Hebrew-Hindi -Indonesian/Malay -Italian -Japanese -Kazakh -Khmer -Korean -Latvian-Lithuanian -Norwegian -Persian -Polish -Portuguese -Russian -Slovenian-Spanish -Swahili -Swedish -Tajik -Thai -Turkish -Uighur -Urdu -Uzbek-Vietnamese

Academic year fellows must take 3 credits in the language of the award and 3 credits of area or international studies each quarter.  Summer fellows must enroll in intensive language programs which are a minimum of 6 consecutive weeks.  The FLAS Fellowship is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Application available online October 15 and due January 17, 2012. 

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