Funding Your Degree

Merit scholarships

2015 simulation in Professor Anderson's classApproximately 80% of incoming MAGES students receive some amount of merit aid. These awards generally cover between 12.5% and 50% if tuition for two years, contingent upon satisfactory academic progress.

All applicants are automatically considered for merit scholarships by the admissions committee. Students do not need to submit additional information beyond the application for admission to receive a funding offer.

Flynn Memorial Scholarship

The MAGES program is proud to offer one two-year, full tuition scholarship to an outstanding member of each incoming class. The Flynn Memorial Scholarship honors Dr. Gregory Flynn, the first director of the BMW Center for German and European Studies, who died in 2003.

MAGES applicants wishing to be considered for the Flynn Memorial Scholarship must be nominated by one of their undergraduate professors. Professors desiring to nominate students for the award should contact the Supervisor of Academic Programs and request nomination instructions.

External scholarships

We encourage all prospective MAGES students to apply for extramural funding. Previous students have received funding from such prestigious sources as Fulbright-Schuman, the German Academic Exchange Service, and the Pickering Fellowship.

Working on Campus

Each semester, select MAGES students are offered positions as research assistants for CGES professors. The call for applications goes out in August.

MAGES students may also apply to serve as teaching assistants for other Georgetown programs such as the government department and the German department.

Georgetown's Student Employment Office provides opportunities for students to work at various campus locations, such as the library of the SFS Graduate Career Center.

Student loans

The Office of Student Financial Services provides information about student loans and other forms of support.

International students may consult for information about loans for non-US citizens.