Tuition & Financial Aid
Georgetown University's Office of Student Financial Services estimates the average cost of attendance for each academic year. The estimated cost of attendance for the 2010-2011 academic year includes direct expenses such as tuition, as well as living expenses in the Washington, D.C. metro area, books, personal expenses, health insurance, and mandatory University fees.
The Office of Student Financial Services is also responsible for University financial aid. Please visit the Student Financial Services site
for more information on eligibility for financial aid, types of aid available, and application procedures.
To assist especially high-calibre applicants, the Democracy & Governance Program awards a small number of scholarships each year to prospective students from the general applicant pool. Recipients are selected for superior academic and extracurricular achievement prior to entering the program, though need may also be considered. All applicants will be considered for these awards, which cover partial tuition during the first year of enrollment.
The following scholarship is available only to Georgetown students. Students must be nominated by the Democracy and Governance program or the Department of Government. Pedro Arrupe S.J. Scholarship for Peace - This Georgetown scholarship was established by generous donors to enable international students with significant financial need, especially those from socially conflicted areas of the world, to receive a Jesuit education at Georgetown. Candidates are selected from the pool of international students who have been admitted to the various schools of the University, on the recommendation of the University admissions committees for those schools. Students will be nominated during the admissions process; there is no separate application for the award.
University Nomination required
The Harold W. Rosenthal Fellowship offers qualified students pursuing a career in international relations the opportunity to spend a summer in professional fellowship positions with a Member of Congress or in the State Department. In most years, two to four students are awarded the fellowship, each receiving a stipend for his or her work. Fellows are selected based on their commitment to public service, their education and interest in international relations as well as their experience and their dedication to values held and pragmatism demonstrated by Harold Rosenthal. Those include a professional commitment to conflict resolution, governance, and multi-culturalism. Deadline is mid-January
The Herbert Roback Scholarship
- The National Academy of Public Administration awards the Herbert Roback Scholarship to a graduate student currently enrolled or admitted for enrollment in a full-time Master’s degree course in public administration, public and international affairs, and/or political science from the following universities: the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, Brandeis University, the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton, John Jay College at CUNY, Albany/SUNY, New York University, and any university in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Typically one scholarship in the amount of $7,500 will be awarded each year. Deadline is mid-April
Fulbright Fellowships - Senator J. William Fulbright created the Fulbright program in 1946 to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and other countries. The Fulbright sends over 1000 students to over 140 countries world wide each year to execute carefully designed research proposals. Deadline is mid-September Dolores Zohrab Leibmann Fund
- The Leibmann Fund provides Fellowships, up to $18,000/year, for students pursuing graduate studies (including law and medicine) at U.S. Institutions. Deadline is early November
Luce Scholars Program
- The Luce Scholars Program provides stipends and internships for eighteen young Americans to live and work in East and Southeast Asia each year. Deadline is mid-October
Presidential Management Fellows - Since 1977, the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program and its predecessor, the Presidential Management Intern (PMI) Program, have been attracting outstanding graduate, law, and doctoral-level students to the Federal service. The PMF Program is your passport to a unique and rewarding career experience with the Federal Government. Deadline is September/October
No University Nomination required
Georgetown University Fellowship Secretary
(NSEP David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship, the Soros Fellowships for New Americans, the Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Fellowship, and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship)
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