FLAS fellowships are provided to UCLA graduates and undergraduates for training in Latin American languages (Quechua, Portuguese, Nahuatland, Advanced Spanish) combined with area studies. These are offered with the help of a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI program.
The purpose of the FLAS program is to enrich the nation’s pool of area and international specialists. Applicants should intend to use their training to serve in government, international or non-governmental agencies, or to engage in other work that advances American understanding of other countries.
The UCLA Latin American Institute is a vital regional, national, and international resource on Latin America. Since its founding in 1959, the LAI has equipped generations of leaders, professionals, and students with the information and skills required for understanding the vast and complex region of Latin America.
Canadian and American universities expect strong English language abilities from their students. They want to be sure that applicants can cope with the demands of degree-level study. Study Group’s dedicated university pathway programs give you all the support you need to excel in your chosen Canadian or American degree.
Course Level: Fellowships are awarded for UCLA graduates and undergraduates.
Study Subject: Academic year and summer fellowships are awarded for training in Latin American languages combined with area studies.
-Academic-year graduate awards provide a $15,000 stipend and up to $18,000 in tuition and fees.
-Academic-year undergraduate awards provide a $5,000 stipend and up to $10,000 for tuition.
-Summer FLAS fellowships provide up to $5,000 toward tuition and fees (excluding room & board) as well as a $2,500 stipend.
Scholarship can be taken at: USA
Eligibility: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this fellowship:-
–Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Continuing UCLA graduate students and continuing undergraduates may apply for academic year and/or summer awards. Incoming graduate students and undergraduate transfer students may apply for academic year awards.
-Graduate students may study target languages at the beginning, intermediate and advanced level during the fellowship period (restrictions apply for summer programs abroad, see below). Spanish may only be studied at the advanced level.
-Undergraduate students must study target languages at the intermediate or advanced level to be eligible for FLAS awards. Spanish may only be studied at the advanced level
-Please note: Spanish has the lowest priority.
Nationality: US applicants are eligible to apply for this fellowship program.
College Admission Requirement:
Entrance Requirement: Continuing UCLA graduate students and continuing undergraduates may apply for academic year and/or summer awards. Incoming graduate students and undergraduate transfer students may apply for academic year awards.
English Language Requirement: Canadian and American universities expect strong English language abilities from their students. They want to be sure that applicants can cope with the demands of degree-level study. Study Group’s dedicated university pathway programs give all the support that need to excel in their chosen Canadian or American degree.
Test Requirement: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores are the most common language requirements for American universities.
-IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam scores are the most common language requirements for Canadian universities.
-Most North American universities will accept either test as proof of applicants English language ability. Applicants can take TOEFL and IELTS exams at testing centers worldwide.
Supporting Material: All FLAS applications must be submitted online. Eligible students can apply for both a summer and academic year award, but must submit a separate application for each. Students will need to submit the following:
-1-2 page statement of purpose outlining their language study plans and describing how study of the region and proposed language will enhance their academic and/or research interests, is relevant to their overall professional and career goals, and aligns with the purpose of the FLAS program.
-Unofficial Transcripts (not URSA)
-Financial Aid Documents: 2016-2017 FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and most recent Financial Aid Letter. (Optional but highly encouraged)
-Two academic letters of recommendation
-Language Evaluation: If applicants have some knowledge of the language that they are applying to, and will study at the intermediate level or above during the award period, applicant will need to complete a language evaluation (AP exams or other certificates are not allowed). See below for details
-In addition to the above, Summer FLAS Applicants, must provide:
-Summer Program Information: Program name, start/end date, total number of weeks, total number of contact hours and link to program website and/or program brochure.
How to Apply: The mode of application is online.
Application Deadline: Application deadline is February 17, 2016.