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Foreign Language and Area Studies

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships are awarded to students enrolled in a program that combines the study of a modern foreign language with advanced training in international development studies or in the international development aspects of professional or other fields of study.

The deadline for FLAS applications is extended to February 29, 2020.


Fellowships for graduate and undergraduate studies in African languages and area studies are available through the African Studies Center, provided by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. They are designed for students who plan to utilize a modern foreign language in their future careers, which could include teaching in secondary or higher education in the U.S., serving the U.S. government, working for an international organization, or working for a private organization which contributes to international understanding.

FLAS Fellowships award Academic year undergraduates with $10,000 toward tuition and fees and a stipend of $5,000; Academic year graduates with $18,000 toward tuition and fees and $15,000 in stipends. Summer FLAS recipients receive $5,000 in tuition and a $2,500 stipend.

Visit the Financial Support & Applications page to find more information about how to apply and the application for the fellowship