Course: International affairs
Level: Graduate (Masters) Degree
Provider: Georgetown University
For Which Country: USA
Scholarship Description: The Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) Launches New Scholarship for Students from Africa. 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.
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 International Relations and Security, International Development or International Business.
Eligibility: Applicants must have:
- 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 fall 2014.
- 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.
Eligible groups: Citizens of sub-saharan African countries ONLY. Special consideration will be given to applicants from: Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa.
Participating Institutions: School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, USA
Fields of study: Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS).
Graduates of MSFS find that the curriculum and faculty prepare them not for a specific job—but rather, for evolving careers that often span all three international sectors: public, private and non-profit.
For more information on the academic program, visit msfs.georgetown.edu
Sponsorship duration: Throughout duration of the course
Scholarship benefits: This is a Full tuition scholarship award
Method of Application: To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must submit all required application documents (online application, personal statement, official transcripts and test scores, letters of recommendation). Only students who have applied to the program will be considered for the scholarship.
For information on how to apply, visit msfs.georgetown.edu/admissions
DEADLINES: The application deadline for fall 2014 is January 15, 2014.
PLEASE NOTE: Non-U.S. students have equal access to admission and MSFS scholarship: there are no quotas for specific countries and all nationalities are considered for scholarship. In the “How to apply” section you will find guidance on standardized testing for non-native speakers of English, and the “Financial Aid and Expenses” section has links to information specifically for international students.
The MSFS Program welcomes responses and questions about its website, its requirements, its admissions policies, or any other aspects of the Program. You may contact MSFS thus:
Master of Science in Foreign Service Program
Washington D.C. 20057
Phone: (202) 687.5763
Fax: (202) 687.5116
Application Deadline: 15 January 2014
Open to International Students: No (ONLY Africans)