Funded through the United States Department of Education, Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) support advanced training in African languages. To be eligible, you must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., a graduate student and plan to enroll in an African language course and African area studies course. For the 2014-2018 Title VI cycle, UC Berkeley does not have a FLAS program in African languages. However, UC Berkeley students can apply to institutions that do have the Title VI grant for Summer 2018 FLAS fellowships. These include:

  • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
  • Howard University, Washington, DC
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
  • University of Illinois (joint with Northwestern), Champaign, Illinois
  • Northwestern University (joint with U Illinois), Evanston, Indiana
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
  • Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

Depending upon final funding considerations by the U.S. Department of Education, UC Berkeley may offer FLAS fellowships starting in AY 2018. Hence, we will be accepting applications from both graduate and undergraduate students for this program. Visit the Graduate Division FLAS page for more information. The deadline is January 29, 2018.

Other area studies programs at UC Berkeley also offer FLAS grants, which the Graduate Division administers. Please check the Graduate Fellowship Deadlines website for FLAS deadlines as well as other UC Berkeley Fellowship deadlines. 

Notes on Summer FLAS fellowships

In-country language study requires U.S. Department of Education approval of the instructional program and travel itinerary. Summer FLAS for study abroad is not awarded to first-year language study that can be done in the United States. Prospective applicants must consult with the instutitions offering the fellowships for eligibility and additional information.

Summer African Language Programs

African Studies Centers nationwide collaborate to offer and advertise a range of summer language study opportunities. Options for this summer as well as offerings in past summers are listed in the links that follow: