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. For further information, see the CONACYT page.

Merit-based Assitantships, Scholarships, and Fellowships for Ph.D. Students: 
Assistantships and fellowships normally include a stipend and a full tuition scholarship. For 2017-2018, stipends for the Ph.D. program in Microbiology & Immunology are $30,000.00. An average of 2 students are awarded each year. Thesis research tuition for Ph.D. 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 Office of Global Services (OGS) provides a very helpful website for international students seeking financial aid options, grants, and scholarships in various agencies. Washington, D.C. is one of the most expensive areas in the U.S. Your immigration document has outlined the most basic costs required to live in the nation’s capital. Because lifestyles vary across people and cultures, we encourage you to use the time prior to arrival to develop a budget that fits your lifestyle as well as your financial means. It is important to realize that it is extremely difficult to find any additional funding once you arrive in the United States. To help you plan and budget for your experience, the Georgetown Office of Financial Services runs a program called Common$ense. For more information on what OGS has to offer, please look HERE

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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