DEADLINE: Friday, January 29, 2016
(Both Summer 2016 & Academic Year 2016-2017)

If you are an incoming/prospective UNC-CH student, your program application must also be submitted/paid by this deadline.

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) are funded with grants from the U.S. Department of Education. They are awarded in a competitive process to graduate students to pursue a foreign language and area studies for professional purposes. The FLAS funding award is contingent upon federal allocations.

Applications for Academic Year 2016-2017 and Summer 2016 are due by Friday, January 29, 2015. For more information about the application process to study Slavic languages please visit website of the UNC Center for Global Initiatives at

For application questions, please contact Beth-Ann Kutchma, CGI FLAS Coordinator. For questions about summer programs, please contact Adnan Džumhur, CSEEES Associate Director.

Please review the list of eligible languages at

Application Instructions

All applicants for FLAS@UNC should follow the common application instructions here. Please also review this FAQ, which applies specifically to applicants applying for languages supported by CGI (Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hindi/Urdu, Polish, and Russian).