FLAS Fellowships

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships

The Summer 2022 and Academic Year 2022-23 FLAS competition is now closed.

The Summer 2023 and Academic Year 2023-24 competition will open in November, 2022.

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. The Center for Global Studies also offers Fellowships in these languages.

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,$2500 living stipend

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

East Asia Center Languages (Also offered by the Center for Global Studies)

Chinese, Japanese, Korean

EAC-Specific FLAS Guidance

East Asia Center academic-year FLAS fellowships are comprehensive awards that encompass both area studies training and language training, 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 in general ranks foreign study in the academic year a low priority.

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