Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships for Undergraduate Students

Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel

These fellowships may only be awarded to US citizens or US permanent residents.

FLAS Fellowships are awarded for the 2-semester full academic year (no semester awards).  Fellows must be enrolled in a language course and an East Asia-focused, non-language area studies course during each semester of the award period. ASC FLAS Fellowships are only given to students studying Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Vietnamese at second-year level or above.. Factors that are important in the review of applicants include the overall quality of the student’s academic record, and the relevance of the FLAS Fellowship target language to the student’s plan of study.


In some cases, the Fellowship may be supplemented with funding from other sources. For students who have other sources of funding for the 2022-23 academic year, contact the Asian Studies Center before applying for this Fellowship. Undergraduate FLAS Fellowships will only be awarded for the study of Chinese, Japanese, or Korean.
 Students must complete the application form here and send to Emily Rook-Koepsel at

  • Application form
  • Transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate program attended
  • An updated CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A written statement of no more than 2000 words summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests and plans for use of the award.
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)
Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
$10,000 of tuition + a stipend of $5,000
Purpose of grant: 
This grant, funded by the US Department of Education, assists the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area studies; stimulates the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency
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