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Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships

This program provides academic year and summer fellowships to undergraduate and graduate students in foreign language and either area or international studies. The goals of the fellowship program include:

  • development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area/international studies;
  • attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency; and
  • creation of a deepening pool of international experts to meet national needs.

To be eligible for a FLAS Fellowship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • be a citizen or eligible permanent resident of the United States;
  • be a student (undergraduate or graduate) in good standing at the University of Oregon or have been accepted for admission to the UO; undergraduate applicants must be at the intermediate or advanced language level
  • show potential for high academic achievement; and
  • demonstrate long-term interest in East Asia;

The FLAS Fellowships provide:

Graduate Students:
Academic Year: $15,000 living stipend plus tuition and mandatory fees
Summer: $2,500 plus up to $5,000 tuition and mandatory fees

Undergraduate Students:
Academic Year: $5,000 living stipend plus tuition and fees up to $10,000
Summer: $2,500 plus up to $5,000 tuition and mandatory fees

2016-17 Academic Year FLAS Deadline:  February 22, 2016FLAS 2016-17 Academic Year Application

*NOTE: The FLAS Fellowship competition for Graduate Student Academic Year awards has been extended to April 15, 2016. Please complete the form above and submit it by Friday, April 15 for consideration.

2016 Summer FLAS Application Deadline: February 22, 2016FLAS 2016 Summer Application

For more information, or to obtain a hard copy of the application, please contact Holly Lakey at (541) 346-5068 or
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Current and Past FLAS Fellows