Information Session: Academic Year 2024–2025 Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

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Information Session: Academic Year 2024–2025 Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships
Monday, November 6, 2023
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Registration Required

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Learn about the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship designed to support both graduate and undergraduate students to study world languages during the academic year. Students must study eligible languages at UCLA at Intermediate level or higher. Students in all disciplines are invited to attend the virtual information session!

African Studies Center
Eligible languages
Amharic, Swahili, and Yoruba

Asia Pacific Center (East Asian Studies)
Chinese, Japanese, and Korean

Center for European and Russian Studies
Eligible languages: 
Basque, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Catalan, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Yiddish

Center for Near Eastern Studies
Eligible languages: 
Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish

Center for Southeast Asian Studies 
Indonesian, Filipino/Tagalog, Khmer, Thai and Vietnamese

Latin American Institute
 Nahuatl, Portuguese, and Quechua


  • Graduate or undergraduate student at UCLA
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Study an eligible language at intermediate or advanced level at UCLA


  • UCLA students who receive FLAS fellowships must be enrolled full time and are required to take one language and one area studies courses for a letter grade at UCLA each quarter.
  • Take a before and after oral proficiency examination with a designated instructor.
  • Submit brief quarterly reports on their progress and one final end-of-the year online report.
  • Report to the U.S. Department of Education every two years for eight years after graduation on the recipient’s occupation and the extent to which the FLAS language is being used.

Academic Year 2024-2025 FLAS Fellowships are awarded for the academic year and provide a total stipend of $15,000 for UCLA graduate students and cover tuition and fees up to $18,000. Academic Year FLAS awards may be used for dissertation research for students at the advanced level of language proficiency, but this must be approved in advance. UCLA undergraduate recipients receive stipend of $5,000 and up to $10,000 for tuition and fees.


To attend this info session, register here.


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