Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

FLAS: Eligible Students

This program provides fellowship allocations to institutions of higher education to assist graduate students in foreign language and area or international studies. Fellowships may be awarded for either the academic year or summer. The goals of the fellowship program are: to assist in the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area or international studies; to foster foreign language acquisition and fluency; and to develop a domestic pool of international experts to meet national needs.


Student Eligibility **

undergraduate student at the intermediate or advanced level of a less commonly taught language;
a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the U.S.;
is (or anticipates to be) accepted to the University;
shows potential for high academic achievement based on grade point average, class ranking, and similar measures determined by UT Austin and CMES.
**Students who already receive funding through a federally funded language program (ex: CLS, Boren, Flagship programs) are not eligible for FLAS funding. 

Flagship Programs

There is a federal regulation disallowing duplicative federal funding. Duplicative federal funding occurs when a student receives federal funding from two sources for the same thing. FLAS funding provides money to students who must then study a foreign language and area studies relating to the language studied. Flagship funding provides money for the same thing and is therefore duplicative.


Non-Resident Tuition Waivers (NRTEs)

For out-of-state students: Due to a limited number of Non-Resident Tuition Waivers allocated to each department, in most cases, awards are contingent upon the applicant securing an NRTE from their department. Please speak with your Graduate Coordinator or Undergraduate Advisor for more details. 



Use of Fellowships

Academic Year

Domestic full-time language and area or international studies.
Overseas full-time language and area or
international studies.


Domestic beginning, intermediate and advanced intensive language programs.
Overseas intermediate and advanced intensive language programs (120-140 contact hours required)

Travel Authorization Requirements


Summer 2019 & 2019-2020 FLAS Applications
Graduate Application
Undergraduate Application



If you have questions about FLAS requirements or the application, please email Lisa Parisi


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