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Scholarships and Funding at UHM

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships East Asia.  FLAS fellowships, academic year and summer, are federally funded academic scholarships designed to provide support and funding to undergraduate and graduate students studying the languages and cultures of East Asia.


1) Must be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent residents.

2) Enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and studying an eligible East Asian language (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) during the award period.

3) Have demonstrated financial need (filled out FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and agreed to share results with FLAS selection committee).

4) For Chinese and Japanese, must take advanced (3rd year or higher) level language courses.

5) For Korean, must take intermediate (2nd year or higher) level language courses. Exception may be made for beginning level Korean language graduate students who have achieved advanced proficiency in another EA language.

6) For academic year fellowship, must take at least one language course and a matching area studies course each semester.

7) For summer fellowship, must enroll in a formal intensive language training program with 120 hours of instruction at advanced level, or 140 hours of instruction at lower levels, for a period of 6 weeks or longer.


Fellowship includes:

1) Summer FLAS awards.  Both undergraduate and graduate students receive the same level of funding.  Actual tuition cost of no more than $5000.  Stipend of $2500.

2) Academic Year awards (two semesters).  An undergraduate student receives a $5000 stipend plus tuition support of no more than $10,000.  A graduate student receives a $15,000 stipend and tuition support of no more than $18,000.


To apply:

Go to the UH scholarship online site and search for FLAS East Asia.  The deadline is Feb. 1st (date of deadline may change annually due to the 1st falling on a weekend).


Questions?  Contact:  Dr. Chizuko Allen, SPAS Fellowships Coordinator,, Moore Hall 416B, telephone (808) 956-2210, fax (808) 956-6345.


Country-specific Scholarships and Funding

Center for Chinese Studies, student support

Center for Japanese Studies, Financial Aid and Scholarships

Center for Korean Studies, Scholarships

Center for Okinawan Studies, Funding

Asian Studies Department, Funding


*Check with your major/home departments for student scholarships/GAships/professional development opportunities.