George Washington University Global Leaders Fellowship

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The Global Leaders Fellowship is for incoming graduate students (master’s and doctoral) at the George Washington University who will return to their countries of origin to apply skills learned through their formal education at the GW. The fellowship is intended for GW graduate students who will be future leaders in their fields in their home countries. The number of scholarships provided is 3.

Masters and Doctoral programs are offered under the following schools:

  • College of Professional Studies
  • Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
  • Elliott School of International Affairs
  • Graduate School of Education and Human Development
  • School of Business (Executive Education program is not eligible)
  • School of Engineering and Applied Science
Host College/ University/ Organization

George Washington University

Scholarship Value

The award will cover up to 18 credit hours. The grantee is to provide funds from other sources for books, living, and other expenses, and must provide certification of this support.

A Fellowship is renewable each year for a cumulative maximum of three years for Master’s candidates and up to five years for doctoral candidate.

Eligibility to Apply

Students holding or intending to apply for an F-1 visa and who are from the following countries or regions: China (PRC), Cambodia, Eastern Europe, Laos, Latin America, The Caribbean, Mongolia, Sub-Saharan Africa, U.S.S.R. Successor States, Vietnam, are eligible to apply.

This fellowship is for students who have not studied or worked in the U.S. or other countries aside from their home country. Please note that permanent residents, resident aliens, and U.S. Citizens are not eligible for this fellowship. Applicants must have an F-1 (J-1 visa for Fulbright applicants only), no exceptions.

Fellowships are awarded to highly qualified incoming GW full-time graduate degree program seeking students who have gained admission to the University and whose program is on the main Foggy Bottom Campus.

As part of the admissions process, applicants must have passed the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 600 on the paper-based exam or 100 on the internet based exam, or an IELTS overall band score of 7.5 (with no individual band below 6.0).

Link and Instructions

Students need to apply for admission separately through the online process. No Fellowship applicants will be considered who have not completed the admissions application, including payment of their application fee.

Applicants must apply via the online submissions portal by the deadline, 8 February 2019, 12:00 PM (NOON) EST. Instructions on how to apply through the portal can be found here.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the online submissions portal and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

https://www.gwu.edu/~fellows/fellowships/global_leaders.html