FLAS Fellowships

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

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 professional schools are encouraged to apply. FLAS Fellowships are available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. For more information, see the Jackson School’s FLAS Page.

Applicants should carefully read all FLAS guidelines, including Center-specific guidelines, before applying.

The FLAS Fellowship application for Academic Year 2020-21.

Middle East Center Guidelines


Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish

FLAS Information

Applicants proposing independent study to satisfy the area and/or language coursework requirements of the FLAS fellowship must describe the content of the proposed course(s). If a student anticipates that independent study will be necessary to meet coursework requirements, it is strongly advised that relevant UW faculty commitment be secured when preparing the FLAS application. Receipt of a FLAS fellowship does not obligate faculty to offer independent study.

Applicants should note carefully that academic-year fellowships are comprehensive awards that encompass both area and language training, while summer awards are for intensive language study only. For that reason, the Middle East Center considers summer term the most appropriate time for studying abroad, and in general ranks study abroad in the academic year a lower priority.

Applicants whose area of interest is Central Asia (i.e., Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan) should direct their applications to the Center for Global Studies.

A student may not receive more than two academic-year fellowships from the Middle East Center. There are no restrictions on the number of summer fellowships a student may receive.