Flagship students will receive funding for the overseas program. Students can also receive funds for summer overseas and any program that boosts language skills. Students are assisted in finding sources of funding through scholarships and federal Pell grants for domestic and overseas studies. See links for various language scholarships and essay writing tips. More Info

Outside Funding

Financial support is available through either BYU or NFLP. The career goals of the student determine the source of scholarship funding.

For more information, please visit the Brigham Young University Financial Aid Office web site—

Students with a strong and established desire to use their Chinese skills toward government service qualify to apply for this funding. For students interested in a government career, the NFLP funding has financial and career-placement advantages. A service-payback agreement is required for this funding. For more details visit the NFLP website (To apply for funding through NFLP, go to How To Apply on the NFLP website.)

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships are funded by the federal government and are offered by the Asian Studies Program to encourage BYU graduate and undergraduate students to study select Asian languages (including Russian) and area studies. For information about the scholarship and how to apply, please visit

Chinese Flagship Funding

Students accepted into the Chinese Flagship Program may be eligible for funding for the overseas capstone program, overseas summer programs and domestic intensive language programs.  Students are strongly encouraged to seek funding sources through private donors and scholarships.

Writing Scholarship Applications

Prestigious international and area studies scholarships offer significant financial rewards, prestige, and a stamp of approval to students throughout their career.  On the Kennedy Center website there are strategies, tips and examples given by faculty members for how to apply successfully. More information can be found on the Kennedy Center Scholarship.