Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)

Application deadline:   January 29, 2016

Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) are available to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

Information sessions

FLAS Information Sessions will cover FLAS benefits and requirements, the application process, and the use of FLAS awards abroad, will be held at the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday, November 10, 10-2 UW Study Abroad Fair, HUB North Ballroom, Funding Info Session, 12:30-1:30 HUB 214
  • Thursday, November 12, 2-3 PST Web Chat*
  • Wednesday, November 18, 3:30-4:30 in Thomson Hall 317
  • Tuesday, December 1, 2;30-3:30 in Thomson Hall 317
  • Tuesday, December 8, 3:30-4:20, Smith 309
  • Wednesday, December 16, 3:30-4:30 PST Web Chat*
  • Tuesday, January 5, 1:30-2:30, Thomson Hall 317
  • Thursday, January 14, 2:30-3:30 Virtual Office Hour

*see FLAS website (link below) for access instructions for web chat sessions and virtual office hours

Fellowship details

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.  Contingent on funding from the U.S. Department of Education, the eight National Resource Centers of the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies will offer Academic Year 2016-17 and Summer 2016 FLAS Fellowships in the following languages:

Arabic –Bangla- Bulgarian –Burmese –Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian –Canadian First Nations, Métis & Inuit –Chinese –Czech –Danish –Estonian -Tagalog – Finnish –Hebrew –Hindi–Indonesian–Italian –Japanese –Kazakh –Khmer –Korean– Latvian –Lithuanian–Polish –Norwegian –Persian–Portuguese–Russian Slovenian– Swahili –Swedish–Tajik –Thai –Turkish –Uighur–Urdu–Uzbek– Vietnamese

Graduate Students Only: French–German–Spanish

FLAS fellowships award tuition and a living stipend as follows:

  • 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

Questions about this opportunity can be directed to: rldavis @

For complete information about this opportunity, see: