Languages

If a language is offered by more than one center, students can apply to all Centers that offer the language. For example, Polish is offered by EUC, CGS, and REEEC. If you are applying to study Polish, you can apply to all three centers at the same time. You do not need to submit separate on-line application forms (please simply check all the centers to which you apply on the form). Language availability may vary each year depending on what courses are offered by the University of Illinois and U.S. Department of Education approval.

 NOTE:

  • Undergraduates cannot apply to study French, German, or Spanish. Undergraduate fellowships are only available for intermediate to advanced study of less commonly taught languages, which are defined as modern languages other than Spanish, German or French.
  • The FLAS award is generally for intermediate or advanced study of a less commonly taught language; however “an exception might be made for the beginning level of a less commonly taught language if a graduate student has achieved advanced proficiency in another language of the world area of specialization, and if learning a second language of that world area is required for the student’s overall training and expertise.”

 

SUMMER 2019

The Centers are offering the following languages on this year’s FLAS application. Language availability may vary depending on what courses are offered by the University of Illinois and U.S. Department of Education approval.

ACADEMIC YEAR 2019/2020

The U.S. Department of Education, which underwrites the FLAS program, has not yet notified us, or any other college or university in the United States, about our allocation for the 2018-2022 FLAS funding cycle, which includes the coming academic year (2018/19). In anticipation of receiving this funding, the application will include all UIUC Centers that have applied for Title VI FLAS Fellowship allocations; however, a Center cannot guarantee a fellowship without notification of their FLAS allocation.

Language availability may vary depending on what courses are offered by the University of Illinois and U.S. Department of Education approval.

  • Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS): Chinese, Japanese, Korean
  • Center for Global Studies (CGS): Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Hebrew (modern), Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Quechua, Russian, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek
  • European Union Center (EUC): Arabic, Bosnian-Serbian-Croatian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, French, German, Greek (modern), Hebrew (modern), Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish or Ukrainian. Priority will be given to less-commonly-taught languages (languages other than French, German, Spanish) and higher-level language study.
  • Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC): Bosnian-Serbian-Croatian, Bulgarian, Czech, Georgian, Polish, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian, or Yiddish. Please feel free to inquire about applying for other languages of the region (direct inquiries to Maureen Marshall at memarsh@illinois.edu).


FLAS Fellowships are administered by the University of Illinois Area Studies Centers and Programs and are awarded competitively through an annual competition. Students from all departments and professional schools are encouraged to apply. Priority is given to the study of less commonly taught languages and each Center has specific priorities.

A standardized FLAS application form is available online. Students should visit the Application page for more information.