FLAS Fellowships

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships

Applications for Summer 2024 and Academic Year 2024-25 FLAS fellowships are now closed. Check back later to see when the Summer 2025 and Academic Year 2025-2026 FLAS applications will open!

Full guidelines and access to the application portal is available here.

FLAS Fellowships support undergraduate, graduate and professional students in acquiring modern foreign languages and area or international studies competencies. Students from all programs and departments are encouraged to apply. FLAS Fellowships are available to US citizens and permanent residents. Contingent on funding from the US Department of Education, the East Asia Center annually offers Academic Year and Summer FLAS Fellowships in Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

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

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

Application Deadline: January 31, 2024


Chinese, Japanese, Korean

FLAS Information

East Asia Center academic-year FLAS fellowships are comprehensive awards that encompass both area studies training and language training at the UW, while summer FLAS fellowships are for intensive language training only. For this reason, the East Asia Center considers summer quarter the most appropriate time for study abroad, and typically does not permit FLAS fellowships to fund study abroad during the academic year (autumn, winter, spring).