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Scholarships and Stipends

Scholarships and Stipends

Generous Funding Available


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.

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.

Funding for general merit fellowships is provided by the following:

Ansari Institute Fellowship

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

Kellogg Institute Fellowship

Keough School Fellowship

Kerrigan Family Global Fellowship

Kinesis-Fernández Richards Family Fellowship (Funding for US citizens from Puerto Rico)

Kroc Institute Fellowship

McKenna Center Fellowship

Monaghan Family Global Fellowship

Nanovic Institute 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.

External Fellowship Partners

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:

Charles B. Rangel Fellowship

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

Payne Fellowship

Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship



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.

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

Tuition and Living Expenses


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.