The FLAS Fellowship competition for the Academic Year 2021-22 is closed. Please check back next year.
What is a FLAS Fellowship?
The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students with financial support to develop fluency in less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) and expertise in the regions in which these languages are spoken. Every year the Center for Global Studies awards between 12-15 fellowships to UW students.
Based 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/Montenegrin/Serbian – Burmese –Chinese –Hebrew –Hindi –Indigenous languages spoken in Canada –Indonesian/Malaysian –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
- Discover more information here, including FAQ’s and guidelines.
- Learn about the Center for Global Studies’ FLAS recipients.
- Learn more about FLAS through the following videos:
How do I apply for a FLAS? (for undergraduate students)
How do I apply for a FLAS? (for graduate students)