Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) awards

Students are invited to attend upcoming information sessions & open houses to learn more about Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) awards for the study of critical and less commonly taught languages at UW-Madison.

FLAS fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the UW’s area & international studies centers to assist students in acquiring foreign language and area or international studies competencies.

The application for Summer 2018 and Academic Year 2018-2019 FLAS awards is now open!

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applications by students in professional fields are encouraged. Preference will be given to applicants with a high level of academic ability and with previous language training. The application deadline is February 12, 2018.

There will be four information sessions for students interested in applying for a FLAS award (please note different times for graduate & undergraduate applicants). The content of the sessions will be identical; students need only attend one session:


Thursday, January 29, 2018 (in 336 Ingraham Hall):
3:00 – 4:00pm for undergraduate student applicants
4:00 – 5:00pm for graduate applicants*

*Graduating seniors who plan to be in graduate or professional school at UW next year should attend the session for graduate applicants.

In addition, there will be 4 open houses where applicants and interested students are welcome to stop by for additional information and with any questions about the awards, the application process, etc:

December 1 & 7, 2017 and January 23 & 29, 2018
11:00am – 1:00pm in 301 Ingraham Hall

For a full list of languages supported by FLAS, further details on eligibility, an FAQs page, and the online application please visit: