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Open to US citizens and non US citizens
Deadline: 02/01/2026 (Tentative)

“This program is currently not being offered but may return in 2026 if federal funding is restored

The Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship offers academic year and summer fellowships to undergraduate and graduate students with training in specific languages and related areas or international studies, and who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. FLAS aims to develop trained personnel in language and area studies, promote language fluency and develop a pool of international experts from among students in the US. FLAS is funded by U.S. Department of Education and administered by the University of Pennsylvania’s Title VI National Resource Centers and are contingent on federal funding. 

Penn’s Application Process

Contact Information

Direct questions to Penn's appropriate FLAS Coordinator



USA, Middle East


Graduate Study, Language Study, Undergraduate Tuition


Second-Year, Junior, Graduate Student