Extramural Funding for MAGES Students

featured scholarships

Fulbright-Schuman

Up to $34,000 for EU citizens, deadline is December 1 at 12 PM Brussels time.

For EU citizens who are granted up to 6 months of funding from Fulbright-Schuman, the BMW Center will offer a one-fourth scholarship over the entire period of study (four semesters totaling approximately $25,000). For EU citizens who are granted 7 months or more of funding from Fulbright-Schuman, the BMW Center will offer one-half scholarship over the entire period of study (four semesters, totaling approximately $50,000). In order to qualify, students must submit separate and complete applications to both the Fulbright-Schuman Program and Georgetown University's Master of Arts in German and European Studies (MAGES) by December 1 at 12 PM Brussels time. Students must be awarded both a grant from Fulbright-Schuman and admission to the MAGES program for the same academic year. For more information about the BMW Center's partnership with Fulbright-Schuman, click here. For more information about the funding through Fulbright-Schuman and Georgetown, contact Zoe Ziliak Michel.

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)

Tuition and stipend for German citizens. Deadline is July 15th.

For German citizens pursuing a graduate degee in the United States, the DAAD offers funding to cover costs of tuition up to €18,000. In addition to this, grantees may receive support in travel costs to the US, funds to cover health insurance and a monthly stipend of approximately €1,075 for up to two years. For more information about eligibility and the application process, click here

Rangel fellowship

Up to $37,500 annually for US citizens interested in Foreign Service. Deadline is in September.

The Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service in which they can help formulate, represent, and implement US foreign policy. The Rangel Program will select 30 outstanding Rangel Fellows annually in a highly competitive nationwide process and help support them through two years of graduate study, internships, professional development activities, and entry into the Foreign Service. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Fellows who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers, one of the most exciting and rewarding careers available. For more information, click here.

The BMW Center offers a scholarship of up to 50% of tuition for two Rangel fellows per year. Additionally, the MAGES program will waive the $90 Georgetown application fee for all Rangel finalists and fellows.

Pickering Fellowship

Up to $37,500 annually for US citizens interested in Foreign Service. Deadline is in January.

Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides graduate students with financial support, mentoring, and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. For more information, click here

The BMW Center will waive the $90 Georgetown application fee for all Pickering finalists and fellows. Additionally, the MAGES program will work with Pickering fellows on an individual basis to determine whether additional scholarships to cover part of the remaining cost of tuition are available.

Truman ScHolarship

$30,000 for US citizens toward a public service-related degree. Deadline is in early February.

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation - the federal memorial to our thirty-third President - awards merit-based scholarships to college students who plan to pursue careers in goverment or elsewhere in public service. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities, and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government. 

USAID Donald Payne Development Fellowship

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The fellowship is named in honor of longtime development champion, the late Congressman Donald Payne. The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $90,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, provides a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service. The fellowship encourages the application of members of minority groups who have historically been underrepresented in international development careers and those with financial need.

Fellowship databases and further resources

Prospective and current MAGES students are encouraged to consult the organizations and pages below. The featured databases list scholarships, fellowships, and grants for which MAGES students may be eligible. The organizations manage multiple award programs of potential interest to MAGES students. Still other sources on this list provide student loan information. Diligent searching can yield to opportunities that will fund all or most of a MAGES degree.