Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships

U.S. citizen and resident-alien full-time University of Hawai‘i graduate and undergraduate students combining modern foreign language training with area studies are encouraged to apply for the 2019‒2020 Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

Fellowships for summer 2019 carry a $2,500 stipend plus tuition up to $5,000 and require an intensive language-study plan. The 2019–2020 academic-year fellowships (pending federal funding) will carry a $15,000 stipend plus tuition assistance for graduate recipients and $5,000 stipend plus tuition assistance for undergraduates.

Summer fellowships are for intensive language study only. Applicants must enroll in formal summer language-training programs with 120 hours of instruction at third-year or higher levels, or 140 hours of instruction at a lower level, for a period of six weeks or longer.

Academic-year fellowships are for a combination of language and area studies. Applicants must take at least one target language course and one matching area/international studies course each semester during the academic year.

The application deadline for Chinese and other East Asian languages is February 1, 2019. Apply at Search for “FLAS East Asia.”

Applicants must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to demonstrate financial need.

For further information about the fellowships and the application process, consult the School of Pacific and Asian Studies fellowships coordinator, Chizuko Allen, at (808) 956‑2210 or by e-mail to