FLAS Fellowships

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The Atlanta Global Studies Center (AGSC), a consortium of Georgia Tech and Georgia State University is pleased to announce the competition for 2019-2020 FLAS Fellowships. The FLAS fellowships assist undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree students in achieving competency in selected foreign languages in combination with international and area studies coursework.

The Foreign Language & Area studies (FLAS) Fellowships are available for the less commonly taught languages of Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Persian/Farsi, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili.  Funding for advanced French, German, and Spanish languages may be available.

FLAS fellowships can be used to study abroad (Summer) or on campus (academic year).


Application Eligibility:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Application submitted to, enrollment in, or acceptance for enrollment in a Georgia Tech or Georgia State degree program with study of a modern foreign language and global, international, or area studies, or international aspects of professional or other fields of study.
  • Undergraduates must pursue study of a language at the intermediate (2nd year) level or beyond.
  • Graduate students may pursue language study at the introductory level, though preference will be given for intermediate or advanced-level study in a less commonly taught language.


Summer 2019 FLAS Fellowships

Undergraduates and graduates: living stipend of $2,500 and up to $5,000 for the study abroad.

Summer fellowships are intended for intensive language study domestically or abroad. Intensive language study is defined as program that offers at least 6 weeks of language instruction with 140 contact hours at the beginning (graduates only) or intermediate levels or 120 contact hours at the advanced level.

The AGSC encourages applications to Georgia Tech's School of Modern Languages' study-abroad programs. For more information, please visit: modlangs.gatech.edu/study-abroad


Academic Year 2019–2020 FLAS Fellowships

Undergraduates: living stipend of $5,000 and a tuition waiver.

Graduates: living stipend of $15,000 and a tuition waiver.

*Academic year fellows are required to take one language course and one area studies course each semester. Only full year (9-month) fellowships are available. Academic year fellowships are intended for on-campus study.


Application Process & Checklist

  • Complete application form available on the AGSC website - Link to Application
  • Statement of purpose (limit to 500 words) explaining how this fellowship will help you further your academic and professional goals
  • Academic transcript(s) (unofficial is okay)
  • Resume
  • Incoming graduate student applicants must apply for admission to an academic department in addition to the FLAS Fellowship
  • Three letters of recommendation 
    • The letter of recommendation should be 1-2 pages, written by a teacher, advisor, or employer who can comment on the applicant's academic potential. One letter should come from a language instructor; the others do not need to directly address the applicant's language skills. Rather, it should be a broad evaluation of the applicant's academic performance, motivation, potential, and interest in foreign language and area studies. Letters of recommendation should be emailed to flas.agsc@iac.gatech.edu.


Selection Criteria

We seek candidates who give promise of becoming leaders in their field of study and professional work. Applicable measures include the applicant’s academic record, extra-disciplinary and professional activities, and supportive materials, including letters of recommendation from close observers of the applicant’s achievements. Your statement of purpose should clearly indicate how the FLAS fellowship will advance both the professional career and potential for leadership within your field of specialization or in the performance of public service.

The selection committee will give priority when awarding fellowships to undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate financial need as indicated by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To be considered under the priority category of demonstrated financial need, students are required to complete and submit the FAFSA form to the Student Aid Office by the FLAS deadline.




2019-2020 FLAS Application link

Study Abroad Programs


Upcoming Information Sessions:

Georgia Tech:
January 15: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. in Swann Building, Room 115
Georgia State:
January 17: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. in 25 Park Place, Room 1802

The FLAS Fellowship program is authorized under Title VI of the Higher Education Act and is administered by the U.S. Department of Education.