Scholarships and Stipends

All students accepted into the Master of Global Affairs are eligible for a full-tuition scholarship and stipend for living expenses.

General Merit Fellowships


The Keough School is committed to attracting the most promising students into the Master of Global Affairs, regardless of their financial background or circumstances, and to ensuring that students do not graduate with debt that would prevent them from having an impact and pursuing their professional calling in public service. Fellowships are awarded to incoming students based on academic promise and merit.


Funding for general merit fellowships is provided by the following:


Ansari Institute Fellowship

Coca-Cola Global Affairs Fellowship

Donald & Marilyn Keough Fellowship

Katter Family Fellowship

Kellogg Institute Fellowship

Keough School Fellowship

Kroc Institute Fellowship

McKenna Center Fellowship

Nanovic Institute Fellowship

Peace Corps Paul D Coverdell Fellowship

Samuel and Kathleen Awad Global Affairs Fellowship

Thomas D McCloskey Peace Fellowship


Travel and living stipend support is also available for summer field placements within the required integration lab.



When you apply for the Master of Global Affairs, you will be considered for financial support (there is no separate application for scholarships).

Returned Peace Corps volunteers are eligible for fellowship support through the Coverdell Fellowship program.

For additional information, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page or reach out to the Keough admissions team at

Tuition and Living Expenses


The Notre Dame Graduate Program student expense budget can be found here at Notre Dame’s Office of Financial Aid.  There is no summer tuition expense for the MGA program.