All students accepted into the Master of Global Affairs are considered for generous financial support. This includes a variety of merit-based scholarships ranging from partial tuition funding to full-tuition scholarships and stipends for living expenses. No separate application is required.
More than 75 percent of Keough School MGA students receive significant financial support, and 100 percent of Keough School MGA students receive financial support for field placements.
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.
Funding for general merit fellowships is provided by the following:
Choi Family Fellowship
Riberas Orjales Family Fellowship
Coca-Cola Global Affairs Fellowship
Donald & Marilyn Keough Fellowship
Donald and Marilyn Keough Family Fellowship
John Hahn/Leticia Foncillas Fellowship
Katter Family Fellowship
Keough School Fellowship
Kerrigan Family Global Fellowship
Kinesis-Fernández Richards Family Fellowship (Funding for US citizens from Puerto Rico)
McKenna Center Fellowship
Monaghan Family Global Fellowship
Paul & Regina Rogalski Global Affairs Fellowship
Pulte Family Fellowship
Rev. Robert Pelton, C.S.C. Fellowship
Samuel and Kathleen Awad Global Affairs Fellowship
Thomas D. McCloskey Peace Fellowship
Lu Sun and Arthur Zhang Fellowship
Travel and living stipend support is also available for summer field placements within the required Integration Lab.
The Keough School of Global Affairs partners with a number of fellowship programs to offer students a significant tuition scholarship and / or living stipend. Eligible applicants are highly encouraged to apply.
Funding from external fellowship partners is provided by the following:
When you apply for the Master of Global Affairs, you will automatically be considered for merit-based financial support (there is no separate application required). Scholarships are awarded to incoming students based on academic promise and merit. Applicants wishing to be considered for need-based financial aid may choose to complete an additional form within the application.
Returned Peace Corps volunteers are eligible for fellowship support through the Coverdell Fellowship program.
Tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year is $62,030, and student fees are $472. It should be noted that annual increases in tuition and fees are possible. The Notre Dame Graduate Program student expense budget can be found here at Notre Dame’s Office of Financial Aid.
Many students receive a significant tuition scholarship and/or living stipend. Applicants are encouraged to seek financial aid opportunities from domestic and international sources.