2021 Georgetown University Global Human Development Programme Masters Scholarships for Sub-Saharan African Students

Applications are invited for Georgetown University Global Human Development Programme (GHD) Masters Scholarships for Sub-Saharan African Students. It provides full tuition scholarship for a master’s-level student from sub-Saharan Africa is made possible through the generous support of the William and Catherine McGurn Family.

To be taken at (country): USA

Number of Awards: 1

Study type: full-time Maters

Duration: 2 years

Application Deadline: 15th January 2021


  • All applicants must have a minimum of two years of professional experience preferred.
  • All applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree prior to proposed enrolment.
  • Completion of courses in introductory macro- and microeconomics and statistics (must be completed before enrollment in August, not necessarily before applying).
  • Ability to function effectively in English and one other language (students must pass an oral proficiency exam before graduation, implying that they will have a reasonable command of one foreign language before entering the program).
  • Several years of experience living, studying, and working abroad is strongly recommended.
  • Completion of either the GRE (preferred) or GMAT exam, taken in time to submit the scores by the application deadline.

Selection Criteria: 

  • The scholarship will be awarded based on the overall strength of the application.

Value of Award

  • A full tuition scholarship for a GHD student from sub-Saharan Africa.
  • In addition to the curriculum, students apply the skills and knowledge they are learning in the classroom to three different professional work experiences:
  • The summer field project (a fully funded 2-3 month international work placement);
  • An internship at a relevant Washington DC-based international development organization/agency for at least one academic semester; and
  • the capstone project (a two-semester client engagement project emphasizing project management and analysis).

How to Apply: Interested candidates are to complete their applications online.

For more information, Visit Programme Webpage


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