Funded through the United States Department of Education, Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships support advanced training in African languages. To be eligible, you must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. and plan to enroll in an African language course and African area studies course.

UC Berkeley is offering FLAS fellowships to both graduate and undergraduate students during the academic year and summer. Visit the Graduate Division FLAS page for more information. FLAS application for AY and Summer 2019 can be found here. The next deadline will be early Spring 2020. The exact date will be announced soon!

Other area studies programs at UC Berkeley also offer FLAS grants. 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: