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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

2018-19 Academic Year FLAS Deadline:  February 13, 2018FLAS 2018-19 Academic Year Application
*Please note: Funding for AY FLAS is contingent upon continued funding from the Department of Education

2018 Summer FLAS Application Deadline: February 13, 2018. FLAS 2018 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