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Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

Posted: 1/9/2018 (Funding)

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 schools are encouraged to apply.

Contingent on funding from the U.S. Department of Education, the eight National Resource Centers of the University of Washington will offer Academic Year and Summer 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 (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,$2500 living stipend

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



Th Jan 11, 10-2 (FLAS Table), Study Abroad Fair, HUB Ballroom

Th Jan 11, 10:30-11 AM, 2:30-3 PM, ‘Funding Your Study Abroad Program,’ HUB 214

Wed Jan 17, 3:30-4:30 PST Web Chat (see website for access instructions)

Tu Jan 23, 2:30-3:30 PST Web Chat (see website for access instructions)

Th Jan 25, 2-5:30 PM (FLAS Table), Scholarships Fair, Mary Gates Hall Commons

Th Jan 25, 2:30-3 PM ‘Last-minute tips for FLAS Applicants,’ Mary Gates Hall 171

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Deadline: 01/31/2018