How to Apply

Fall 2019 Application Deadline is November 11Th

We Are Looking for Students Who:

  • Are currently degree seeking undergraduate students at UMD or have applied to UMD

  • Demonstrate language learning talent

  • Show long term commitment to Arabic

  • Are high academic achievers with GPAs of 3.25 +

  • Demonstrate character and leadership potential

When to Apply:

The Arabic Flagship Program accepts applications three times a year- at the end of the University of Maryland Summer Language Institute (early August), and the end of the Fall Semester (end November) and at the end of the Spring Semester (late April).

How to Apply:



Download the application form. 


Send the recommendation form to the faculty member who will write your reference.


Request your transcripts from the relevant school(s). If you are a UMD student, you can use your unofficial transcripts. 


Submit all parts of the application by emailing or dropping them off in HJ Patterson Hall, room 3128. Recommendation letters can be emailed to us directly from your reference.

After applications have been collected, a committee of Flagship Faculty and staff will review the applications. Students considered for admission will then be contacted for an on campus interview with the Arabic Flagship Director and Program Staff. Students may also undergo a brief evaluation of their language skills.

If you have any questions please contact us at 

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