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FLAS Fellowships for Students

U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship

Application Opens: November 1, 2022 / Deadline: February 1, 2023

The African Studies Center (ASC) welcomes applications from U-M undergraduate and graduate students pursuing formal studies of the African languages at the beginner, intermediate or advanced level.

FLAS provides tuition and a stipend to students studying designated foreign languages. FLAS Fellowships are awarded competitively through annual fellowship competitions. The U.S. Department of Education (US/ED) funds these awards under Title VI of the Higher Education Act. The amount of funding and number of awards is contingent upon annual US/ED program approval, federal regulations, as well as continued congressional funding, all of which may change from year to year.

ASC administers FLAS fellowships for the study of Swahili, Yoruba, Portuguese, Arabic, and other African languages.

Late applications will not be considered. For more details, visit