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Southeast Asian Studies FLAS Fellowship Competition has reopened!

May 17, 2023

Apply for a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship. Start your application now – click here!


  • Summer 2023 applicants: Tuesday, May 30th, 5 PM Pacific Time
  • Academic year 2023-24 applicants: Monday, June 12th, 5 PM Pacific Time

The Southeast Asia Center FLAS competition is reopening for undergraduate, graduate and professional school applicants. The following language options are available:

Summer 2023

All courses are intensive in nature

  • 1st year Tagalog, University of Washington
  • 3rd year Tagalog, SEASSI synchronous online
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year Indonesian, SEASSI in-person
  • 1st year Khmer, SEASSI synchronous online
  • 1st and 2nd year Thai, SEASSI in-person
  • 1st and 2nd year Vietnamese, SEASSI synchronous online
  • 1st year Lao, SEASSI in-person

Academic Year 2023-24

Southeast Asian Languages at the University of Washington

  • 1st and 2nd year Burmese
  • 1st and 2nd year Indonesian
  • 1st through 4th year Khmer
  • 1st and 2nd year Tagalog
  • 1st through 3rd year Thai
  • 1st through 3rd year Vietnamese

You can apply for a FLAS fellowship for the summer, academic year or both:

Summer FLAS – $5,000 tuition + $2,500 living stipend

Academic year FLAS – minimum 3 credits of language and 3 credits of area studies per quarter

  • Undergraduate students: $10,000 tuition + $5,000 living stipend
  • Graduate students: $18,000 tuition + $20,000 living stipend


FLAS Fellowships support undergraduate, graduate and professional students in acquiring a foreign language and an enhanced knowledge about Southeast Asia. Students from all programs and departments are encouraged to apply. FLAS Fellowships are available to full-time enrolled UW students who are U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent residents. Out-of-state graduate students receive a non-resident tuition waiver. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to the study of Southeast Asia. 


To begin the application, click here.

To learn more about the FLAS program in general, click here.

To learn about current and former FLAS Fellows, click here.

For questions on the application process contact Rita Bashaw, FLAS Program Manager at