Financial Aid

Detailed information pertaining to loans and scholarships from external sources can be obtained from the Office of Student Financial Services. Please visit our Student Support page for information about funding available from external sources for graduate students. A special program is available for students from Mexico. For further information, see the CONACYT page.

Merit-based Assitantships, Scholarships, and Fellowships: 
Assistantships and fellowships normally include a stipend and a full tuition scholarship. For 2016-2017, stipends for the PhD program in Microbiology & Immunology are $29,000.00. An average of 2 students are awarded each year. Thesis research tuition for PhD students is $5,500.00 per annum and Fellows' tuition and the University, in addition to their stipend, covers several other fees. Only full-time students pursuing the Ph.D. will be considered for assistantship and fellowship awards. For more information, please see the Tution and Fees page. For more information on scholarships specifically dedicated to the School of Biomedical Graduate Education, please refer to the Scholarship and Financial Aid page.  

International Student Aid

The Arrupe Scholarship enables outstanding students with limited financial resources who are from troubled areas of the world to attend Georgetown. It seeks to provide these students with an education in a Jesuit environment in the United States that will benefit both the students themselves and their communities upon their return to their home country. Prospective students MAY NOT apply directly for the award. Instead, please submit a letter along with your application outlining your qualification for nomination.

Nominees will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Academic quality of a student's application.
  • Whether the student's home country been significantly affected by experiences of violence or economic devastation, either currently occurring or in its recent history. Previous recipients of the scholarship have come from Afghanistan, Bosnia, Burma, Cameroon, Croatia, Haiti, Ireland, Iraq, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Nepal, Nigeria, Palestine, Romania, El Salvador, South Africa, and Yugoslavia.
  • The student's prior community service.
  • Indications of the student's plans for future service in his or her home country. Ideally the student is currently residing in the home country.The student's demonstrated financial need.The student's potential to benefit from a Jesuit education at Georgetown.

Applicants not eligible for the Arrupe scholarship include:

  • Students currently enrolled in a Georgetown graduate program,
  • Students who have permanent U.S. residency (green card holders).

For more information on International Student Aid, Click HERE!

Complete information on need-based financial aid, part-time employment, and supplemental loan programs is available from the Georgetown University Office of Student Financial Services. At the GU Student Financial Services website you can apply for need-based financial aid on-line, download publications, search for scholarships, and obtain detailed information about the many options available for meeting graduate school costs.


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