Funding for International Students

General Information for International Students

International students who wish to pursue a degree at the Trachtenberg School are encouraged to contact the International Services Office (ISO), which provide guidance on many topics including funding your education, finding housing in the D.C. area and transitioning to life at GW. A resource students may find particularly helpful is the Step Into the World brochure provided by the ISO.

Fellowships and Scholarships

The Global Leaders Fellowship
This fellowship is offered through the Office of Graduate Student Assistance and Fellowships (OGSAF) and is intended for incoming international students who will return to their countries of origin to apply skills learned at GW to be leaders in their field. Students must hold an F-1 or J-1 visa and be from one of 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. This fellowship covers up to 18 credit hours for the academic year and is renewable. Deadline: February 5, 2017

A number of other fellowships are available for international students through OGSAF. Learn more about the applicable scholarships.

Scholarship Aid for International Graduate Students
International students from strategic countries who are studying on an F1 visa may receive up to $20,000 in tuition awards per academic year from the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS). See the list of countries and learn more about this program.