All FLAS Applications
1. A two-page double-spaced statement of purpose,
- educational background and future career plans
- interest in the discipline and language
- planned course of study
- how your language study will further your career plans
- relation of the language to your current degree program
2. Your current curriculum vitae or resume
3. KU Advising Report or most recent college transcript
This document should be converted to a pdf and attached to your online application. A tutorial on how to generate a KU Advising Report can be found at: http://degreeprogress.drupal.ku.edu/sites/degreeprogress.drupal.ku.edu/files/docs/student_advising_report_tutorial.pdf
Successful applications will include fall grades from the semester preceding the application deadline.
4. Unofficial transcript(s) from a previous school or program
For undergraduate students: high school transcripts. For graduate students: undergraduate transcripts.
You may ask the secretary of your home department to photocopy the transcripts you submitted when you applied for graduate work at the University; do not go to the extreme of ordering new originals. Undergraduate students may obtain copies of their high school transcripts from their school or use other unoffical copies.
5. Identify names and emails of three (3) Recommenders and notify them through our application system.
Please note that one letter must be from your most recent language instructor, who will evaluate your proficiency in the language you have chosen to study.
Once you enter your referee's name and email, that person will receive a link that will allow him or her to submit a reference electronically. It is strongly advised that you ask permission before submitting a person’s name and email as a recommender. When asking for a letter of recommendation, it is also advisable to inform the potential recommender about which FLAS Fellowship you are applying for (Summer, AY, or both), which language you will study, and the FLAS application deadline. Please be courteous to your referees by planning in advance and allowing them ample time to respond to your request.
6. Information about the program in which you intend to enroll, if not a KU program.
If you plan to study abroad during the academic year or summer, or attend a non-KU domestic intensive summer language program, please attach an electronic copy of the brochure for the program, or include a link to the website of the program (in English). You should also include the following information:
- Total number of weeks of the program
- Total number of hours in language study (contact hours) in the program
- Projected departure and return date
- Start and end dates of the program
- A paragraph explaining why you have selected the program
7. Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) from your Free Application for Federal Student Aid Student Aid Report (SAR): https://fafsa.ed.gov/
Beginning in AY 2014-15, applicants will also report financial need as indicated by the FAFSA generated Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number. The provided information will be confirmed through coordination with the KU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships or the student’s home institution. The EFC number is located in the upper right hand corner of the Student Aid Report (SAR).
8. If you plan to study abroad, registration with the KU Office of Study Abroad is required.
KU's Office of Study Abroad (OSA) highly recommends students register with their office before March 1, regardless if they have been approved for a FLAS. In many instances, alternative funding can be found for students who apply but are not awarded a FLAS if they register with OSA before the March 1 deadline. Much of the information required for registration with OSA is the same as the FLAS application -- save time by applying to both at the same time!