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Info Session: Foreign Languages & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship

Event Type
fellowship information session, financial aid, information session, international
European Union Center
Gregory Hall 319
Nov 29, 2017   4:00 pm  
Sebnem Ozkan
Originating Calendar
European Union Center Events

We will be discussing eligibility and requirements, walking through the application, and answering questions about the application process and the fellowship. FLAS Fellowships Coordinators from individual Centers offering the fellowships will be in attendance and available to the students for questions and discussion.

Application Opens on November 16, 2017
Deadline: Friday, January 26, 2018 at 11:59pm

FLAS Fellowships support graduate and undergraduate study in modern foreign languages in combination with area studies, international studies, or international or area aspects of professional studies. Funding for these fellowships is provided by the U.S. Department of Education's Title VI Program. FLAS Felowships are adminstered by University of Illinois  International and Area Studies Centers (see the list of Centers below).

FLAS Fellowship Graduate Application and Undergraduate Application are on the same online form and students use one online form to apply for both Summer and Academic Year FLAS. Applications are being accepted for Summer 2018 and Academic Year 2018-19. Students can apply for both Summer and Academic Year felowships and do not need to choose one or the other. 

FLAS fellowships can be used to study abroad or on campus.

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. 


Eligible Languages:
For a list of the languages each Center offers, please visit our website here.
European Union Center (EUC) eligible languages: Arabic, Bosnian-Serbian-Croatian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, French, German, Greek (modern), Hebrew (modern), Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish or Ukrainian. Priority will be given to less-commonly-taught languages (languages other than French, German, Spanish) and higher-level language study.
 Undergraduates CANNOT apply to study French, German, or Spanish. Undergraduate fellowships are only available for intermediate to advanced study of less commonly taught languages, which are defined as modern languages other than Spanish, German or French.

Language availability may vary each year depending on what courses are offered by the University of Illinois and U.S. Department of Education approval.


Summer Fellowships:
Graduate & Undergraduate: Up to $5,000 towards Tuition/Fees & $2,500 Stipend


Academic Year Fellowships:
Graduate: Up to $18,00 towards Tuition/Fees & $15,000 Stipend
Undergraduate: Up to $10,000 towards Tuition/Fees & $5,000 Stipend


Centers offering FLAS Fellowships:
Center for African Studies (CAS)
Center for East Asian & Pacific Studies (CEAPS) -- AY Only
Center for Global Studies (CGS)
Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies (CLACS)
Center for South Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (CSAMES) -- AY Only
European Union Center (EUC)
Russian, East European, & Eurasian Center (REEEC)


For more information and to access the application, plase visit the FLAS website.


The U.S. Department of Education, which underwrites the FLAS program, has not yet notified us, or any other college or university in the United States, about our allocation for the 2018-2022 FLAS funding cycle, which includes the coming academic year (2018-19). In anticipation of receiving this funding, the application will include all UIUC Centers that have applied for Title VI FLAS Fellowship allocations; however, a Center cannot guarantee an academic year fellowship without notification of their FLAS allocation. Summer 2018 funding is already granted for CAS, CGS, CLACS, EUC, and REEEC.

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