Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

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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.

The Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) for undergraduate, graduate and professional students is being offered through the Jackson School of International Studies on the Seattle campus.

FLAS awards pay tuition and a living stipend as follows:Photo of people walking in a city with beautiful architecture.

  • 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

The FLAS Fellowship is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. FLAS supports study of the following languages and their world regions:

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

Summer FLAS awards are for intensive foreign language study and can be used at UW, another U.S. institution, or abroad.

Academic Year FLAS awards: Awardees must take at least 3 credits in the language of the award and 3 credits of area studies or area/international aspects of their field of study each quarter while receiving a FLAS award.

Undergraduate awardees are eligible for intermediate or advanced level language study and cannot apply to study French, German or Spanish.

Information Session on Tacoma campus:

Wednesday, Nov 19, 12:30 pm in (CP 331- Cherry Parkes) Please RSVP here.

Additional Information Sessions Autumn 2014 are availabe as follows on the Seattle campus:

Tuesday, Nov. 04, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (Thomson 317, Seattle campus)

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2:30-3:30 p.m. (Thomson 317, Seattle campus)

Thursday, Dec. 4, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (Thomson 317, Seattle campus)

Applications due January 30, 2015

Questions: email flas@uw.edu

Videos: What is the FLAS? How do I apply?

Visit the Jackson School of International Studies website for more information and to APPLY!

Written: 
September 19, 2014
Media contact: 

Tracey Norris, Study Abroad Advisor, tvnorris@uw.edu or 253-692-4426