The Global Studies Center is pleased to be able to offer FLAS Fellowships to eligible undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing studies in Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Farsi, Hindi, Portuguese, Swahili, and Turkish. The Fellowship covers some or all tuition costs, may cover fees, and provides awardees with a stipend. The Fellowships are offered for the 2023 summer term or the 2023-24 academic year.
FLAS fellowships are administered by the U.S. Department of Education through selected grantee institutions. The University of Pittsburgh has been selected as a grantee institution for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for the 2022-23, 2023-24, 2024-25, and 2025-26 academic years. The FLAS Fellowship program is a prestigious and competitive federal award that allows eligible Pitt undergraduate and graduate students to compete for fellowships that will allow them to devote greater attention to the study of a chosen modern foreign language and area studies specialty.
Learn more about FLAS Fellowships and frequently asked questions about them here
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Undergraduate Student FLAS Academic Year 2023-24 Applications
Deadline: February 15th, 2023
The Academic Year FLAS Fellowship for undergraduate students provides awardees with a tuition scholarship of up to $10,000, in addition to a stipend of approximately $5,000. In some cases, the fellowship may be supplemented with funding from other sources.
Applicants for FLAS awards will receive priority consideration if they are enrolled in our undergraduate certificate program. If not enrolled at the time of application, FLAS recipients will be expected to enroll in our certificate program once awarded. FLAS Fellowships are only given to students who have a minimum 3.0 QPA and will be studying a FLAS-eligible language at the intermediate level (second year) or above and taking at least one approved area studies course per term during AY 2023-24.
Applicants will be notified of award decisions in March. Fellowships are contingent on UCIS centers’ continuation of federal grant funds from the US Department of Education.
Please note all students must submit copies of transcripts from all undergraduate institutions to the relevant UCIS center to be considered for FLAS funding.
Graduate & Undergraduate Student FLAS Summer 2023 Applications
Deadline: February 17th, 2023
The language program must consist of at least 140 hours for intermediate courses; 120 hours for advanced level courses.
The language program must last a minimum of 6 weeks.
The course must be taken for a letter grade that is based on tests administered during the course.
The Global Studies Center will award FLAS Fellowships to at least six graduate/undergraduate students for an intensive program of language study in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Hindi, Portuguese, Swahili, or Turkish. Students must have completed at least one year of the language to be eligible to apply. The study program is to provide the fellowship recipient with the equivalent of one academic year of foreign language study.
The summer FLAS Fellowship provides awardees with $5000 towards tuition and fees in addition to a stipend of approximately $2,500. The Fellowship may be supplemented with funding from other sources. Applicants will be notified of award decisions by the middle of April.
Graduate Student FLAS Academic Year 2023-24 Applications
Deadline: February 15th, 2023
The Academic Year FLAS Fellowship for graduate students provides awardees with a tuition scholarship of up to $18,000, in addition to a stipend of approximately $20,000. In some cases, the fellowship may be supplemented with funding from other sources.
Most schools/departments have earlier internal deadlines. Students should check with their school for details. Students must submit their application to their school or department FLAS coordinator. Graduate applicants interested in a less commonly taught language may be eligible for enrollment in the first year of their target language if certain conditions are met.