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About the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships

UNC area and global studies centers are offering Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships to graduate students pursuing language study. Academic year and summer fellowships support students taking less-commonly taught language and area studies coursework at the intermediate level and above. The goals of the program are to assist in the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area/international studies, stimulate the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency, and develop a pool of international experts to meet national needs.


Types of FLAS Fellowships

Summer: Summer FLAS Fellowships provide a stipend of $2,500 as well as up to $5,000 for tuition and fees for approved intensive summer language course in the US or abroad.

Academic year: Academic year FLAS Fellowships offer a $15,000 stipend and provide full tuition and fees for at least one language and one area studies course each semester.


Eligible languages

  • African Studies Center: Arabic, Kiswahili, Lingala, Wolof, other Sub-Saharan African languages
  • Carolina Asia Center: Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Urdu, other Asian languages
  • Center for European Studies: Arabic, Basque, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Catalan, Czech, Dutch, French, Galician, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Turkish
  • Institute for the Study of the Americas: Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Yucatec Maya, other Latin American languages


To apply

The deadline for applications for both Summer 2020 and Academic Year 2020-2021 Fellowships isĀ February 7, 2020. For more information about the Fellowships, click here. For information about the application process and to apply, click here.

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