International Applicants

Georgetown’s Master of Arts Program in Democracy and Governance program welcomes applications from international students.  Please return to the Admissions page for information about the application deadline and required materials.

Student and Alumni Experiences

In an average year, between 25% and 40% of those who study Democracy and Governance at Georgetown University are international students. 


The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of any applicant whose native language is not English unless a post-secondary degree has already been granted by an institution where English is the language of instruction. 

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is recommended but not required of applicants.

Scholarship Opportunities

We encourage international applicants to explore the numerous options for educational funding available. We have had international students on some of the following programs:  

AAUW International Fellowship: Up to $30,000 for non-U.S. women looking to pursue graduate education in the U.S. (Deadline Early December)

Edmund S. Munskie Fellowship Program: Brings leaders from Eurasian countries for 1-2 years of study in the U.S.

Fulbright Foreign Students Program: Candidates must be nominated by a U.S. Embassy or Fulbright Office and funds 1-2 years of study (Deadline Varies)

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF): Grants funds for 1-year of study in the U.S. to a nominated Scandinavian student 

Office of International Programs

The Georgetown University Office of International Programs is the central source of information for international students regarding visa requirements, working in the U.S., housing, travel, and related matters.