The URI Chinese Flagship Program is part of a network of Flagship universities across the nation that are sponsored and guided by the U.S. government. When you apply to the URI Flagship Program, it constitutes an application for admission to URI’s program and the Flagship Program nationwide.

If admitted, students will have access to Flagship scholarships and will be registered in the national Flagship database for the length of their participation in the program. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to become official Flagship students, be officially registered, and receive Flagship scholarships.

Students are encouraged to contact us with any questions or concerns throughout the application process at 401.874.5566 or

Application process

Step 1

November or February

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Step 4 Step 5

Orientation in June

Step 6

August and September

 Apply to URI Upon URI admission: Submit application to Flagship Interview with Flagship Receive admissions decisions by email within two weeks of interview Sign up for the Chinese class recommended in admission letter Attend New Cohort Orientation; start fall classes.