- Starting in fall 2014, the Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) at Georgetown University is offering a full-tuition scholarship for a talented graduate student from sub-Saharan Africa.
- The host school of this scholarship is Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, a pioneering institution based in the U.S. that has offered academic degrees international affairs since 1922.
Field of Study
- The grant covers one of Georgetown University’s Master’s Program, the Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS), recognized as one of the most selective programs in the world.
- MSFS is a two-year, full-time graduate degree program in international affairs that include courses on international relations, international trade, international finance, statistics and analytical tools and history. In addition, students choose an area of concentration such as Global Politics and Security, International Development or Global Business and Finance.
What does the scholarship cover?
- Full-tuition scholarship
How many scholarships are given?
- Number to be confirmed
Which countries are targeted?
- African Student Scholarship: As of fall 2014, MSFS began offering a full-tuition scholarship for a talented graduate student from sub-Saharan Africa.
- Special consideration will be given to applicants from Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, and South Africa
- NOT FROM SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA – There are many others scholarship opportunities – “They aim to award merit-based aid to 30-40% of the entering class. MSFS merit-based scholarships are distributed to students of exceptional ability and talent based on the strength of their applications in the admissions process. No additional application is necessary. Check here – http://msfs.georgetown.edu/admissions/financialaid/scholarships
Am I Eligible to Apply:
In order to be eligible, the applicant should possess the following criteria:
- A completed undergraduate degree from an accredited university with a strong academic record
- A TOEFL score of at least 100, or an IELTS score of at least 7.0
- Applicants must have completed a course in microeconomics and a course in macroeconomics, or must be able to complete both courses *before* the beginning of the MSFS program in the fall.
- Applicants should have professional experience, ideally in a field related to their future professional goals
- Students have an average of four years of work experience before joining MSFS.
How to I Apply – Next Steps
- To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must submit all required application documents which include the following:
- Online application
- Personal statement
- Official transcripts and test scores
- Letters of recommendation)
- Note that only students who have applied to the program will be considered for the scholarship.
A complete application includes:
- Application form (online – please do not print)
- Supplemental Data Sheet & Foreign Language Proficiency (upload to online application form). Please be sure to fill out ALL sections of the form, including the Language Proficiency section on the last page.
- 500-700 word typed Statement of Purpose
- Official transcript(s) (hardcopy or electronic) from all colleges/universities attended (in English)
- Letters of recommendation (in English)
- Resume (may be longer than one page; should reflect professional, volunteer or internship experience in the area of international affairs or policy)
- Entrance exams (GRE or GMAT, TOEFL or IELTS)
- Non-refundable $80 application fee (NO fee waivers except for PPIA, Rangel Fellows, McNair Scholars and Pickerings. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your fee waiver request and documentation confirming PPIA/Rangel Fellow/McNair/Pickering status at least a week before you plan to submit your application so we can coordinate your fee waiver with the Graduate School. Please also upload the documentation confirming your program status with your application.)
- 5-year BSFS/MSFS and BSBA/MSFS program applicants must also upload and submit the supplemental form for 5-year accelerated program applicants.
How do I get more information?
For more information, interested applicants can go to the following links:
- MASTER OF SCIENCE IN FOREIGN SERVICE PROGRAM with business address at:
- Box 571028, Georgetown University, Washington D.C. 20057
- Phone: 202/687-5763
- Fax: 202-687-5116
- E-mail: email@example.com