Attention Seniors Majoring in Asian Studies

If you’re a senior who plans to graduate Fall 2017, please be advised that there will be no sections of ANS 379, Capstone Seminar, offered during the fall of 2017. If you need the course to graduate, please sign up for it spring 2017 as there are three sections offered. There are plenty of seats still available in ANS 379, Cultural Memory/Classic Chinese Novels and ANS 379, Art of Autobiography in Japan.

Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Scholarship

An annual scholarship of $500 will be awarded to two undergraduate students at The University of Texas at Austin based on academic excellence and dedication to the study of India.

The following are the guidelines for application:

To be eligible a student must have taken a minimum of nine semester credit hours in courses relating directly to India and/or a minimum of two semesters of an Indian language.
  • Students must submit with the application an informal transcript of their undergraduate work and two letters of recommendation from professors who are familiar with the applicant’s work in the area of Indian Studies.

Application deadline is March 1, 2017 and forms are available from the South Asia Institute, WCH 4.132 or download.

FLAS Applications Are Now Open for 2017-2018 School Year

FLAS applications are now open for Annual Year 2017-2018 and Summer 2017 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships. Deadline for submission is Feb. 10, 2017. The highly competitive Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The fellowship assists meritorious graduate and undergraduate students undergoing intensive training in modern languages and related area or international studies.

For complete application instructions and the application form, go to

SAI offers academic year funding for the following languages: Bengali; Hindi; Malayalam; Persian (if it relates directly to the study of South Asia); Tamil; Urdu; Other approved contemporary South Asian languages.

Eligibility Requirements

UT Austin students from all fields of study, and from all departments, colleges, and schools are eligible to apply for FLAS funding, as long as the student:

  • Is a citizen, or a national or permanent resident of the United States;
  • Is in a program of study that combines modern foreign language training with an area or international studies emphasis or;
  • Is engaged in research and training in the international aspects of professional and other fields of study related to the region of South Asia;
  • Is enrolled in a program of modern foreign language training (please refer to the approved language list above);
  • For Graduate Students:Is engaged in pre-dissertation study, preparation for dissertation research, or, in certain cases, dissertation research abroad, or dissertation writing;
  • For Undergraduate Students:Is enrolled in a program of modern foreign language training at the intermediate or advanced level.