All students accepted into the Master of Global Affairs are eligible for generous financial support. The admission process is need-blind and does not consider an applicant’s financial resources in making admissions decisions. All applicants are considered for a full-tuition scholarship and stipend for living expenses. No separate application is required.
More than 75% of Keough School MGA students receive significant financial support, and 100% 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. 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
Kinesis-Fernández Richards Family Fellowship (Funding for US citizens from Puerto Rico)
McKenna Center Fellowship
Ortenzio Family Fellowship
Paul & Regina Rogalski Global Affairs 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.
Tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year is $57,050, and students 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. There is no summer tuition expense for the MGA program.
Many students receive a significant tuition scholarship and/or living stipend. Applicants are encouraged to seek financial aid opportunities from domestic and international sources.