Application Deadline: January 15 2016
As of fall 2014, the Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) at Georgetown University began 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.
Application requirements include:
- A completed undergraduate degree from an accredited university and a strong academic record.
- One set of standardized test scores: TOEFL/IELTS or GRE/GMAT (for more information on which test applicants need to take, visit http://msfs.georgetown.edu/admissions/faq#standardized).
- Completion of a course in microeconomics and a course in macroeconomics, or ability to complete both courses *before* the beginning of the MSFS program in fall 2016.
- Professional work experience, ideally in a field related to their future professional goals. Students have an average of four years of work experience prior to joining MSFS.
Special consideration will be given to applicants from:
- Côte d’Ivoire
- South Africa
To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must submit all required application materials (online application, personal statement, official transcripts and test scores, letters of recommendation). The scholarship will be awarded based on the strength of the student’s application in the admissions process.
How to Apply:
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)
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