In recent past we have posted information about international student application requirements and TOEFL/IELTS requirements. However, we are receiving many questions regarding fellowships/scholarships for international students, so we thought it would be appropriate to take this opportunity to provide resources for finding funding.
1) International applicants are considered for Elliott School fellowships. As long as an application is submitted and complete by January 15 (we do not consider Spring applicants for fellowships) it will be automatically considered for merit-based fellowships. These fellowships range in amount however none of them cover the full cost of tuition. If awarded a fellowship it will be applied to your account for four semesters (Fall/Spring/Fall/Spring) as long as you remain in good academic standing (3.0 GPA).
*Fellowship recipients are at the top of the applicant pool. They often exceed the average test scores, GPA, and work experience measures of the application. You can find out more about those averages through our candidate profile.
2) GW also has a plethora of resources to help international students secure funding. Some of the fellowships available through GW require a separate application. Please be aware of any deadlines or extra materials you may need to submit.
3) Third party resources like EducationUSA can provide incredible information and resources as well. Reach out to your nearest advising center and ask about any scholarships or fellowships available to students of your country studying in the United States, a specific field, or with your background. The advisors are wonderful resources.
While there are many resources available to international students, it is also important to recognize what the Elliott School/GW does not provide.
1) Teaching Assistantships: All teaching assistants at GW are doctoral students. Since the Elliott School does not have any doctoral programs, we are unable to hire our students as TA’s.
2) Federal financial aid (including work study): If a student is not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, he/she is unable to apply for federal financial aid or work study funding.
We hope this has been helpful, but if you still have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.