How to Apply to FLAS

Before You Apply

Students are required to complete the following steps before submitting their FLAS Application. These documents should be requested BEFORE the deadline to allow time for the requests to be processed.

If you are a graduate student, a copy of your most recent GRE test score must be sent to Indiana University by ETS. If you have not yet taken the GRE, please take it on or before January 15 to ensure time for processing. You can find the dates and locations for testing on the ETS Test Centers and Dates website.

When taking the computerized version of the GRE you can request the scores be sent directly to IU on the day of testing. For paper versions of the test you will need to request your scores be sent to IU when you register for the test. If you previously had your GRE scores sent to Indiana University, you will need to contact your selected FLAS Center so that they can obtain those scores.

The IU GRE Test Code: 1324

After taking the test there is usually a fee for sending scores at later dates.

If you do not take the GRE test or have your scores sent to IU by the application deadline, you may not be eligible for a FLAS award.

Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application for 2018-19 and request to have the results sent to Indiana University. If you have not yet completed the FAFSA for 2018-19, please do so by January 15 to ensure time for processing. 

PLEASE NOTE: A FAFSA is NOT required to apply for a Summer FLAS award.

If you have not completed the FAFSA or are unsure whether or not you have completed the FAFSA, you can find instructions for filling out the FAFSA form on the FAFSA website.

For additional information on FAFSA, you can visit the FAFSA Help page.

The FLAS fellowship application requires three letters of recommendation. Please complete the Recommender Request Form to have an e-mail message automatically sent to the recommenders at the e-mail addresses you provide. The e-mail will include a link to the FLAS Online Recommendation Form, which the recommender is required to complete in order to upload a letter of recommendation.

Your recommenders should be three current or past instructors who can support your application for FLAS funding. At least one recommender should have knowledge of your language skills to speak to your current scholarly activity working with a foreign language.

The deadline for recommenders to submit letters of recommendation is February 1, 2018. It is your responsibility to make sure that all three letters of recommendation have been received by the deadline. If all three letters of recommendation are not submitted by the deadline, your application may not be considered.

PLEASE NOTE: Letters of recommendation must be uploaded as PDFs; all other file types will not be accepted.

You must provide official transcripts for ALL colleges and universities you have attended. It is your responsibility to ask the registrar(s) to send your transcripts(s) to the center(s) to which you are applying. You are responsible for all fees incurred with transcript requests.

While separate applications are required when requesting consideration for support by more than one center or for the study of more than one language, only one set of transcripts are needed. See the FLAS FAQs page for further detail.

For African Studies Program FLAS:
Tavy Aherne
Global and International Studies Building
355 N. Jordan Avenue, Room 3080
Bloomington, IN 47405-1105
taherne@indiana.edu 

For Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center FLAS:
Kasia Rydel-Johnston
Global and International Studies Building
355 N. Jordan Avenue, Room 3010
Bloomington, IN 47405-1105
iaauflas@indiana.edu 

For Russian and East European Institute FLAS:
Mark Trotter
Global and International Studies Building
355 N. Jordan Avenue, Room 4028
Bloomington, IN 47405-1105
reeiadm@indiana.edu