Fully Funded Georgetown University 2023 Global Human Development Programme (GHD) for African Students – USA

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    United States
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    Ph.D. scholarship
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    ICC 302 · 37th And O St NW Washington, DC 20057 +1 (202) 687-5060 [email protected]    

Master’s Degree in Global Human Development (GHD) at Georgetown University in 2022 with Full Tuition Coverage: At least one full-tuition scholarship and many partial scholarships are available for Global Human Development Program (GHD) students from sub-Saharan Africa to attend Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. The scholarship funds were provided by the William and Catherine McGurn Family and the Heinz-Youness Family, led by Amre and Caroline Heinz-Youness.

A master’s degree from Georgetown University’s Global Human Development Programme can be earned in just two years of full-time study thanks to the program’s innovative skills-based curriculum and built-in opportunities for experiential learning. Economics of development, international political economy, program design and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, quantitative and qualitative methodologies, finances and budgeting, and management are all covered in the curriculum’s introductory courses.


About the Scholarship Provider:

Georgetown University is the oldest university in the United States. It was established in 1789, the same year that the Constitution of the United States went into effect. The diversity of Georgetown’s students, faculty, and staff, as well as the university’s dedication to justice and the common good, intellectual openness, and international character, all serve to exemplify the university’s commitment to its founding principles. Today, Georgetown is a leading international research university.

There are undergraduate schools, graduate schools, professional schools, professional development programs and certificates, medical residencies, and other programs at Georgetown University, all of which are based on the liberal arts heritage that lies at the institution’s core. The Georgetown College is the school at Georgetown University that has been around the longest and is the largest. It teaches its students how to put their knowledge into practice. A Jesuit education in the liberal arts is defined by the cultivation of critical thinking, a respect for tradition and human reason, and an enjoyment of life and all the endeavors it presents. These are the three pillars of the Jesuit tradition.


You will develop not simply as a scholar and a professional throughout your time at the College, but also as a complete and rounded individual. Your education at the College will prepare you for a job and life that are both rich and enjoyable once you graduate. The curriculum at the College is balanced across a wide array of academic fields, including the humanities, social sciences, sciences and mathematics, languages and linguistics.

The excellent teachers of Georgetown University share a common goal: to encourage and support their student colleagues as they develop the skills necessary to assume positions of leadership in fields such as research, the professions, teaching, and public service. Collaborating with their students and taking an interest in them as individuals, faculty members share not only their expertise but also the depth of their experiences. University’s exceptional faculty consists of recognized experts from both the United States and other countries who contribute a lifetime’s worth of experience to the classroom. The faculty members are not only extensively involved in the process of developing and implementing new information through research, but they are also completely dedicated to the art of teaching, which involves sharing the knowledge and abilities specific to their respective fields.


Students have the opportunity to participate in academic research and other scholarly activities at Georgetown University through a variety of programs and initiatives, such as the Georgetown Undergraduate Research Opportunities program, the Carroll Fellows Initiative, and the Hughes Scholars program, as well as in the university’s individual academic departments and programs. Graduate students who are looking for extramural research funding and investigating new topics of research that cross traditional academic lines are given assistance by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS).

Research endeavors at Georgetown are supported by a strong intellectual foundation, which can be found in the university libraries. Seven different libraries come together to offer access to a combined total of 2.4 million books and 35,000 print and electronic publications. In addition to this, students and faculty members enjoy increased access to the Library of Congress as well as borrowing privileges with the Washington Library Research Consortium. Between 1859 and 1861, the number of students at Georgetown University dropped from 313 to 17, and the university came dangerously close to being forced to close as a result of the American Civil War. However, in the years that followed the war, Georgetown developed into the prestigious university that it is today. Patrick Healy was the first African American to earn a PhD and served as president of the university between the years 1873 and 1882. During his tenure as president, he reorganized the university’s curriculum to place a greater emphasis on history and the natural sciences. He also initiated the construction of Healy Hall, a prominent Flemish Romanesque structure that is located in the center of the campus.


There are currently nine undergraduate and graduate schools that make up the institution. These schools include Georgetown College, which provides a liberal arts curriculum, and the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, which has taught leaders of state and politicians from all over the world.

Students at Georgetown University come from over 130 different nations, making up approximately 11% of the total student body. The university has more than 7,000 undergraduate students and approximately 10,000 postgraduate students. Despite the fact that Georgetown University has never been affiliated with the Roman, still plays a significant role in the institution. Students at Georgetown are taught to place a priority on helping others, particularly those who are weak or disadvantaged.


Scholarship Sponsor(s):  Georgetown University

Scholarship Country:   United States

Scholarship Worth: Fully Funded

Study Level: Postgraduate

Nationality: International Students


Scholarship Offer:

  • A complete ride at the Graduate School of Human Development for a student from anywhere in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • In addition to classroom instruction, students can put their newly acquired skills to use in one of three forms of real-world professional internships
  • the capstone project (a two-semester client engagement project emphasizing project management and analysis), the summer field project (a fully-funded two-to-three month international work placement), and an internship with a relevant international development organization or agency based in Washington, DC for at least one academic semester (a two-semester client engagement project emphasizing project management and analysis).


Eligibility for Scholarship.

  • Because the GHD is a practitioner-focused program, you are needed to have at least one year of experience working in international development, and we strongly recommend having at least two years of professional experience. Before being considered for enrolment, all applicants are expected to have earned at least a bachelor’s degree.
  • Those who wish to participate in the Global Human Development Program should ensure that they satisfy all of the following requirements:
  • A degree of at least a bachelor’s.
  • Successful completion of introductory-level classes in both macroeconomics and microeconomics, as well as statistics (must be completed before enrollment in August, not necessarily before applying).
  • Capability to operate well in English as well as another language in addition to 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).
  • It is strongly suggested that candidates have several years of experience living, learning, and working in a foreign country.
  • Either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), both of which must be taken in time for the scores to be submitted before the application deadline.
  • The applicant with the most compelling overall application will be selected to receive the scholarship.
  • Application Requirements Documents Online submission of the application
  • Personal statement
  • Supplemental data sheet
  • Transcripts and test results (GRE and TOEFL/IELTS) that have been officially released.
  • Three character references will be required.



The Georgetown University 2023 Global Human Development Programme (GHD) for African Students – USA is open to all International Students


If you are a first-year student at the University of London and you are paying the home fee, you should apply for the Full-time Undergraduate Bursary for the 2022-2023 school year. The purpose of the scholarship is to help incoming freshmen who have shown strong ambition for higher education and a desire to make a positive impact in their communities on their way to achieving their own personal and professional objectives.


Application Procedure

  • Are you interested, and do you qualify? To submit an application to Georgetown University, please visit their website at ghd.georgetown.edu.


Application Deadline

The application deadline  for the Georgetown University 2023 Global Human Development Programme (GHD) for African Students – USA   is January 15, 2023.

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