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FLAS Fellowships


The African Studies Center offers Academic Year and Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for Graduate and Undergraduate students. The priority languages for the ASC will be Arabic, Lingala, Kiswahili, and Wolof.

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR SUMMER FLAS (NOT ACADEMIC YEAR) FOR AFRICAN LANGUAGES.
NEW DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 17.

If you are interested in other languages from other parts of the world, please view the Area Studies Centers FLAS Page for information on which Center to contact.

FLAS is a Department of Education program which offers fellowships to meritorious graduate and undergraduate students in all disciplines and professional schools. Each fellowship includes an institutional payment and a subsistence allowance. The estimated institutional payment (tuition and fees) for an academic year 2017-2018 fellowship is $18,000 for a graduate student and $10,000 for an undergraduate student. The estimated institutional payment for a summer 2017 fellowship is $5,000 for graduate and undergraduate students. The estimated subsistence allowance (stipend) for an academic year 2017-2018 fellowship is $15,000 for a graduate student and $5,000 for an undergraduate student. The subsistence allowance for a summer 2017 fellowship is $2,500 for graduate and undergraduate students.

The Fellowship supports language study in less commonly taught languages and related area studies. A FLAS Fellow is required to take one language course and one area studies course each semester during the academic year, if receiving an academic year fellowship. If receiving a summer fellowship, the student must be enrolled in an intensive language program. Specific requirements apply for the summer language program so please contact the FLAS coordinator for details.

Undergraduate applications accepted for Intermediate and Advanced level only (not 1st year of language study). Graduate applications accepted for all levels, however new requirements specify that graduate students at the beginning level (1st year) of language study must speak another language of the region to proficiency. Some exceptions apply- please see the FLAS coordinator for more information.

It is HIGHLY recommended that students interested in applying for a FLAS fellowship attend an Info Session this Fall:

November 14, 10 AM, Room 3009, Global Education Center
November 15, 2 PM, Room 3009, Global Education Center
November 16, Noon, School of Law, Room 4082
November 17, 11 am, Room 3009, Global Education Center

For more info, please read the FLAS FAQ or Contact: Stacey Sewall, sewall@email.unc.edu

**Note: The application process has changed -- Applications will now be submitted online using an application form shared by all the Area Studies Centers. The FLAS Application link below will lead to the online application form.

Download Language Evaluation Form
FLAS Application
Download FAQ
List of summer programs for Arabic, Swahili, and Wolof

For more information on FLAS, please see the Department of Education FLAS Brochure