The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Funding support for undergraduate, graduate and professional students
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships
Competition for Summer 2024 and Academic Year 2024-25 awards opens November 1st!
New: The summer stipend has increased to $3,500 (previously $2,500)!
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, 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 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,$3,500 living stipend