Undergraduate and graduate applications for Summer 2022 and Academic Year 2022-23 Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships are due on Friday, January 28, 2022 at 11:59 P.M. CST. Please use the links below to submit your application.
Undergraduate Application ┃ Graduate Application
What is the FLAS fellowship?
Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships support undergraduate and graduate study in modern foreign languages in combination with area studies, international studies, or international or area aspects of professional studies. The purpose of the FLAS program is to train students to integrate global knowledge into a future career, particularly in areas of national need, such as college or university teaching, government service, and business. As part of the EU Center's wider cohort of students, FLAS fellows have the opportunity to participate in professional development and join a growing community of EU Center FLAS alumni who work in federal and state government, international business, higher education, law, and more. Both undergraduate and graduate students from all departments and professional schools are encouraged to apply.
Funding for these fellowships is provided by the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI Program. FLAS Fellowships are administered by University of Illinois Area Studies Centers (including the EU Center) and are awarded through an annual competition.
FLAS recipients must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and enrolled full-time. During the academic year, fellows must take a language course and an area studies course each semester. During the summer, fellows must complete the equivalent of one year of language study. FLAS fellowships can be used to study abroad or on campus.
For more information on the European Union Center's FLAS program, please visit https://europe.illinois.edu/FLAS.