Title VI (US Department of Education) Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Academic Year (AY) and Summer fellowships are awarded annually in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish to undergraduate and graduate students at The University of Arizona in any program/department who are pursuing Middle Eastern language and area studies. Funding is provided by the International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office of the U.S. Department of Education and awards are made through CMES.

2024-25 FLAS Information Session

Please check our calendar for upcoming FLAS information sessions.

Please note the first information session for the upcoming summer 2024 FLAS and, pending funding, academic year 2024-25 FLAS will be on Tuesday, January 16th at 12:30PM via Zoom.

Link will be put up shortly.

How to Apply

FLAS applications will be done through a Qualtrics link for all UA students. The application links are provided below.

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS: February 15, 2024 at 5PM Arizona time. Summer FLAS application deadline has been extended to Monday, February 19th at 9AM.

As soon as you start applying for a Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (whether summer 2024, or academic year 2024-25) please fill out the recommender survey. Click here to submit the information.  Please note, before submitting recommender's information, make sure to secure their agreement.

CMES Staff highly recommend one of the three program options for your summer FLAS application be a virtual program as a back-up.

FLAS Graduate Academic Year 2024-2025

(Current & incoming students)

FLAS Undergraduate Academic Year 2024-2025

(Current & incoming students)

FLAS Summer 2024 Application

(Current students)

Application Components

Students should prepare the following components and follow the link to the intended program application at the bottom of this page.

  1. Two references (Submit reference contact information to the Recommender Survey
  2. Unofficial transcripts - please scan all your transcripts into one pdf file and upload the the single pdf in the application. Please name the file LastName_Transcripts
  3. Statement(s) of Purpose - please name the file LastName_Statement. Please include the application type in the name (e.g. for undergraduate academic year: LastName_UGStatement)\
    1. Your statement of purpose should be tailored to the program that you seek funding for.
  4. CV/resume -please name the file LastName_CV
  5. Certificate of Eligibility. Please download the certificate. Sign the form, and upload it with your completed application. Please name the file LastName_Eligibility
  6. A completed FAFSA on file with the University of Arizona is required to apply to FLAS