Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Graduate Academic Year FLAS

Financial Support

The Academic Year FLAS for graduate students provides a nine-month stipend of $15,000 (paid monthly September-May), plus resident tuition for up to 12 hours of course credit per semester. Any balance above $9,000 is the responsibility of the student. Typically, travel expenses are not covered by the FLAS but may be paid by the student using the stipend.
Funding for the 2022-2023 Academic Year Fellowships is dependent upon the Center for Middle Eastern Studies being awarded funding from the Federal Government for the 2022-2026 grant cycle. Please note that we may not find out whether we will receive FLAS funding until after the application deadline, but we encourage students to apply and will notify applicants as soon as we know. 


Graduate Academic Year FLAS

up to $18,000 ($9,000 per semester max)
Applied to Tuition Bill
$20,000 (in 9 payments Sept-May)
Stipend to Student



Graduate students awarded an Academic Year FLAS can use the award for either domestic full-time language and area or international studies, or overseas full-time language and area or international studies. Graduate students must be enrolled in one approved Area Studies course and one approved language course during both the Fall and Spring semesters. These courses should be taken on a letter-grade basis; pass/fail or credit/no credit is not allowed. Graduate students will also attend four CMES events during the year.*  


Academic Year Requirements

Fall Semester
1 approved Area Studies course & 1 approved language course 
Spring Semester
1 approved Area Studies course & 1 approved language course
Graduate students can study their target language at the beginning, intermediate, or advanced level, but beginning level study is only allowed if they have achieved advanced proficiency in another language of the world area of specialization, and if learning a second language of that world area is required for the student’s overall training and expertise.


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*please note that the Graduate School has limits on graduate transfer credits, including restrictions on which semester a graduate student may study abroad. You can learn more about their policies here

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