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How to Apply for Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) Georgetown University Scholarship

Georgetown University Scholarship. 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.

MSFS is a two-year, full-time graduate degree program in international affairs. Students will take courses in 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.

Deadline: January 15, 2017

Eligibility: Open to Africans, however special consideration will be given to applicants from:

Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya,Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa.

Merit-based awards come mainly from Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’ general scholarship funds or donations from alumni and outside supporters.  The funds are used to recognize merit and are not granted on the basis of financial need.

All scholarship recipients must return a signed “Obligation Statement” to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, indicating acceptance of the terms and conditions of their awards, and must be enrolled full-time (registered for 12 credits) each semester of the award.  Scholarships are applied only to tuition for MSFS credits; they can complement but not replace tuition assistance from other sources.  Students receiving funds donated by alumni or outside supporters may be required to send a thank you note and resume to the donor.


We 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.

  • The standard scholarship amount is normally between a 40% or 50% tuition award; however, some smaller awards may be offered.  Consult the “Dual Degree Students” section below for additional information on how dual degree status may affect the amount and timing of the award.
  • Scholarships will only be awarded at the time of admission and are renewable at the same amount for the second year.  In order to retain their scholarships, students must be in good academic standing as defined by the Graduate School’s “Standards of Satisfactory Academic Performance,” including earning a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Grades will be reviewed at the end of the student’s first year, and students will be notified of scholarship renewal decisions at the beginning of the summer.
  • A limited number of admitted applicants who do not receive an MSFS scholarship may be placed on a waitlist for merit-based aid.  Applicants will be notified of their award status after admissions decisions are released.  MSFS scholarships are just one source of potential funding.  For information on additional sources click here.



    A complete application includes:

    – Your application fee can be paid online by credit card.  We accept Visa and MasterCard only.  We do not accept cash, wire transfers, bank transfers, or checks.

    – NO fee waivers except for McNair Scholars, Pickering Fellows, PPIA Fellows, and Rangel Fellows and Scholars.  Please contact with your fee waiver request and documentation confirming your 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.

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