George Washington University Global Leaders Fellowship for Selected Countries and Regions

The Global Leaders Fellowship

Course(s) Offered: Many disciplines
Course Level: Graduate (masters, PhD)
Provider: George Washington University
Country to Study in: USA

Scholarship Description
The Global Leaders Fellowship is for incoming graduate students (master's and doctoral) who have applied to the George Washington University. (Current GW graduate students are not eligible for this fellowship).

The Global Leaders Fellowship is intended for GW graduate students who will be future leaders in their fields in their home countries, returning to their countries of origin to apply skills learned through their formal education at GW.

This GLF fellowship is for students who have not studied or worked in the U.S. or other countries aside from their home country. The Fellowship is valid for one degree only. Fellowships apply to the fall and spring semesters. Awards for the summer sessions are by petition only and subject to available funding.

George Washington University Global Leaders Fellowship

Students holding or intending to apply for an F-1 visa (J-1 visa is eligible for Fulbright applicants only. Note that other visa types are not eligible.) and who are from the following countries or regions (chosen based on protocol arrangements and areas of the world underrepresented at GW) are preferred to apply:
  • China (PRC)
  • Cambodia
  • Eastern Europe
  • Laos
  • Latin America
  • The Caribbean
  • Mongolia
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • U.S.S.R. Successor States
  • Vietnam
Graduate students (master's and doctoral) from Foggy Bottom on campus programs in the following schools are eligible:
  • 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
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. 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. Fellows may hold a F-1 visa (other visas are not eligible. J-1 visas are eligible for Fulbright applicants only).

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).

Eligible groups
Citizens of the countries or regions listed above

Participating Institutions
George Washington University, Washington DC, USA

Fields of study
Masters and doctoral programs under the schools listed above

Number of awards
Three Global Leaders Fellowships will be awarded for 2019-20

Sponsorship duration
A Fellowship is renewable each year for a cumulative maximum of three years for Master's candidates and up to five years for doctoral candidates

Scholarship benefits
The fellowships will cover up to 18 credit hours (fees excluded). The grantee is to provide funds from other sources for books, living, and other expenses, and must provide certification of this support

Method of Application
You need to apply for admission separately through the online process. No Fellowship applicant 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. Instructions on how to apply through the portal can be found here.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is found below) for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship

The last day to apply for the 2019-2020 competition is 8 February 2019, 12:00 PM (Noon) EST

Students who have been admitted to the university will receive notification on a final decision for this fellowship by 5 April 2019.

The George Washington University (GW, GWU, or George Washington) is a private research university in Washington, D.C. Charted by an act of the United States Congress in 1821, GW was founded on the basis of the wishes of George Washington, 1st President of the United States, for a national university within the nation's capital.

Application Deadline: 8 February 2019
Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY )

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