Tuition and Financial Aid

Scholarships to the M.A. in German and European Studies (MAGES) Program

Over 80% of incoming MAGES students receive a merit scholarship from the BMW Center for German and European Studies. The MAGES program offers scholarships for students on a merit basis. The BMW Center automatically considers all applicants for merit-based financial aid; there is no separate application. Packages from the Center usually come in the form of partial tuition for the two years of M.A. study.

MAGES applicants with U.S. citizenship who are interested in need-based aid should contact the GU Office of Student Financial Services to fill out the FAFSA and supplemental graduate school financial aid application form. International students should contact that office to inquire about need-based aid. International students should also visit the website to find out about various financial aid options. Because the scholarship assistance from the Center is not enough to support students without supplemental funds, we encourage applicants to pursue outside forms of funding. All BMW Center scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year is $23,940 per semester ($47,880 for the year). 


Students should allow approximately $2,000 per month for living expenses such as room and board, books, and personal expenses. A full breakdown of estimated costs of attendance can be viewed on the Student Financial Services website. Georgetown University does not have on-campus graduate student housing, but the Office of Off-Campus Housing provides support for finding apartments and manages a limited number of furnished apartments for graduate students in Rosslyn.