January 3, 2020 | 11:59 pm EST
2020-2021 FLAS Online Application:
PDF version of the online application form: Please use this form to review the questions and collect information and materials in advance. We strongly recommend completing the application in a single session since the online application form might not allow applicants to save and come back to the application.
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Application submitted to, enrollment in, or acceptance for enrollment in a Georgia Tech or Georgia State degree program with study of a modern foreign language and global, international, or area studies, or international aspects of professional or other fields of study.
- Undergraduates must pursue study of a language at the intermediate (2nd year) level or beyond and can only apply to study less commonly taught languages of Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Persian/Farsi, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. French, German and Spanish are NOT eligible languages for undergraduates.
- Graduate students may pursue language study at the introductory level ONLY IF they already have advanced-level proficiency in another language related to their area of study or research and studying a second language is relevant to the student’s studies and potential future career. This should be explained clearly in the statement of purpose.Graduate students are also eligible to apply to study French, German or Spanish but preference will be given for intermediate or advanced-level study in less commonly taught languages of Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Persian/Farsi, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili.
Summer 2020 FLAS Fellowships
Undergraduates and graduates: living stipend of $2,500 and up to $5,000 for the study abroad or language program.
Summer fellowships are intended for intensive language study domestically or abroad. Intensive language study is defined as program that offers at least 6 weeks of language instruction with 140 contact hours at the beginning (graduate students only) or intermediate levels or 120 contact hours at the advanced level.
Academic Year 2020–2021 FLAS Fellowships
Undergraduates: living stipend of $5,000, up to $10,000 towards tuition and mandatory fees, and out-of-state students receive an out-of-state tuition waiver at Georgia Tech.
Graduates: living stipend of $15,000, up to $18,000 towards tuition and mandatory fees, and out-of-state students receive an out-of-state tuition waiver at Georgia Tech.
*Academic year fellows are required to take one language course and one global/area studies course each semester. Only full year (9-month) fellowships are available.
Application Process & Checklist
Complete application form. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
If you are applying for a Summer Fellowship, you need the program information (name, length, hours of instruction, and website address) of the summer program you propose to attend. This is for planning purposes only. You may choose a different program at a later time if needed.
If you are applying for an Academic Year Fellowship, you need to provide the name and course number of the global/area studies course you propose to take in Fall 2020.
Statement of purpose (limit to 4000 characters, or about 500 words) explaining how this fellowship will help you further your academic and professional goals
Academic transcript(s) (unofficial is okay) in pdf format
Resume in pdf format
Incoming graduate student applicants must apply for admission to an academic department in addition to the FLAS Fellowship.
Names and email addresses for three references
Three letters of recommendation are required in order for your application to be considered. Your recommendation letters will be uploaded separately by your references. Please contact your references early to avoid missing the deadline.
When your contacts have agreed to write you a recommendation letter, please provide them with the instructions below. It is your responsibility to contact your references, provide them with the instructions, follow up with them, and make sure that they submit your recommendation letters by the deadline.
Instructions for Recommendation Letter Writers:
The FLAS Fellowship recommendation letter should be 1-2 pages in length and should be written by a teacher, advisor, or employer who can comment on the applicant's academic potential. One letter should come from a language instructor. The others do not need to directly comment on the applicant's language skills. Rather, they should be broad evaluations of the applicant's academic performance, motivation, potential, and interest in foreign language and global studies. All recommendation letters must be submitted using the FLAS Recommendations Letter Link by 11:59 p.m. EST on January 3, 2020.
We seek candidates who give promise of becoming leaders in their field of study and professional work. Applicable measures include the applicant’s academic record, extra-disciplinary and professional activities, and supportive materials, including letters of recommendation from close observers of the applicant’s achievements. Your statement of purpose should clearly indicate how the FLAS fellowship will advance both the professional career and potential for leadership within your field of specialization or in the performance of public service.
The selection committee will give priority when awarding fellowships to undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate financial need as indicated by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To be considered under the priority category of demonstrated financial need, students are required to complete and submit the FAFSA form to the Student Aid Office by the FLAS deadline.
Georgia Tech's School of Modern Languages' Study Abroad Programs
Upcoming Information Sessions:
Oct 3, 2019: 1-2 p.m. & Oct 23, 2019: 2-3 p.m. | Global Studies Institute, 18th Floor | 25 Park Place 25 Park Pl NE
The FLAS Fellowship program is authorized under Title VI of the Higher Education Act and is administered by the U.S. Department of Education.