2014-2015 FLAS Fellowship Information Session

International Education Week

2014-2015 FLAS Fellowship Information Session

Learn about opportunities for language and area studies fellowships for the summer and academic year. Graduate and undergraduate students in all disciplines are invited.

Thursday, November 21, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Young Research Library 11360
(Library Conference Room)

The UCLA International Institute Title VI centers invite UCLA undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students to learn about FLAS fellowships, requirements, and the application process.

The U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship program supports training in modern foreign languages and related area studies during the summer and academic year.

Please note: 2014-15 academic year awards are contingent upon continued funding by the US Department of Education (DOE). Summer 2014 FLAS awards are currently approved for the following program areas: East Asia, Europe, Eurasia, Latin America the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

FLAS fellowship applications will be accepted for the following areas and languages:  

  • Quechua, Portuguese, Advanced Spanish (Latin America)
    *Additional languages (Hatian Creole, Nahuatl) may be eligible for summer study with prior approval from the DOE
  • Chinese, Japanese, Korean (East Asia)
  • Indonesian, Filipino/Tagalog, Khmer, Thai and Vietnamese (Southeast Asia)
  • All European languages offered at UCLA (Europe/Eurasia)
    *Undergraduates may apply for less-commonly taught languages only (no French, German, Spanish)
  • Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Persian and Turkish (Middle East)

Fellowship Awards:

  • Academic Year Graduate: $15,000 stipend plus up to $18,000 towards tuition and fees
  • Academic Year Undergrad: up to $10,000 tuition and a $5,000 stipend
  • Summer Graduate/Undergraduate: up to $5,000 tuition and a $2,500 stipend. A travel grant of up to $1,000  may be available for some program areas


Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. New and continuing graduate students in all disciplines may apply for academic year and summer awards. Undergraduate students must be studying the target language at the intermediate or advanced level (unless otherwise noted above).

The fellowship requires that students take one language and one related area studies course for a letter grade each term during the academic year. Summer fellowships are for intensive language study and can be used for summer study abroad (at the intermediate or advanced level only).


Download file: FLAS_infosession2013-ps-1tl.pdf

Sponsor(s): Center for European and Russian Studies, Center for Near Eastern Studies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Latin American Institute, Asia Pacific Center