The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

FLAS Fellowships

Funding support for undergraduate, graduate and professional students

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

The Academic Year 2023-24 and Summer 2023 competitions will open November 1, 2022!
Remember to file your 2023-24 FAFSA!
Federal regulations stipulate that eligible applicants who demonstrate financial aid receive priority. The 2023-24 FAFSA becomes available October 1, 2022.

The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship

FLAS Fellowships support undergraduate, graduate and professional students in acquiring modern foreign languages and area or international studies competencies. Students from all UW departments and schools are encouraged to apply.

Contingent on funding from the U.S. Department of Education, the four National Resource Centers of the University of Washington will offer Academic Year and Summer FLAS Fellowships in the following languages:

Bangla, Burmese, Chinese, Haida*, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Nuu-chah-nulth*, Persian, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese, Graduate students only: French (intermediate or advanced only). *Other Indigenous languages spoken in Canada also possible (check with Canadian Studies Center).


The FLAS Fellowship is available to current and incoming UW students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  It is available to students who will study one of the listed foreign languages at the intermediate or advanced level while receiving the fellowship.

FLAS Eligibility

FLAS Fellows receive:

  • Academic Year Graduate: $18,000 tuition, $20,000 living stipend
  • Academic Year Undergraduate: $10,000 tuition,$5,000 living stipend
  • Summer Graduate/Undergraduate: $5,000 tuition,$2,500 living stipend

Applicants should carefully read all FLAS guidelines, including Center-specific guidelines, before applying.  If you have any questions, contact