The Global Leaders Fellowship is for incoming graduate students (master’s and doctoral) at the George Washington University who will go back to their countries of origin to apply skills learned through their education at the GW. The fellowship is intended for GW graduate students who will turn out to be future leaders in their fields in their home countries.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
Students holding or intending to apply for an F-1 visa and who are from the following countries or regions: China (PRC), Cambodia, Eastern Europe, Laos, Latin America, The Caribbean, Mongolia, Sub-Saharan Africa, U.S.S.R. Successor States, Vietnam, are eligible to apply.
This fellowship is for students who have not studied or worked in the U.S. or any other country other than their home country. It should be noted that permanent residents, resident aliens, and U.S. Citizens are not eligible for this fellowship. Applicants should hold an F-1 (J-1 visa for Fulbright applicants only), no exceptions.
Fellowships are awarded to highly qualified incoming GW full-time graduate degree program seeking students who have gained admission to the University and whose program is on the main Foggy Bottom Campus.
As part of the admissions process, applicants should have passed the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 600 on the paper-based exam or 100 on the internet based exam, or an IELTS overall band score of 7.5 (with no individual band below 6.0).