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The South Asia Center and the Southeast Asia Center will hold a special FLAS application cycle from February 14 – March 6. The South Asia Center will be accepting applications from undergraduate and graduate students for summer 2020 FLAS fellowships only during this time. The Southeast Asia Center will be accepting applications from undergraduate students only for academic year 2020-21. If you have any questions, please contact Apply here! 

The FLAS Fellowship application system for Summer 2020 and Academic Year 2020-21 is now closed. The FLAS Fellowship competition will open for the Summer 2021 and Academic Year 2021-22 on November 1, 2020.

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 six National Resource Centers of the University of Washington will offer Academic Year and Summer FLAS Fellowships in the following languages:

Arabic –Bangla –Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian -Burmese –Chinese –Hebrew –Hindi –Indigenous languages spoken in Canada –Indonesian –Inuktitut –Japanese –Kazakh –Khmer –Korean –Persian –Portuguese –Russian – Swahili –Tagalog –Thai –Turkish –Urdu -Uyghur –Vietnamese    Graduate Students Only: French (intermediate or advanced only)


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.  More on eligibility…

FLAS Fellows receive:

  • Academic Year Graduate: $18,000 tuition, $15,000 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