Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees

For the most up-to-date information on the cost of tuition and fees at Georgetown University, please visit Student Accounts.

Departmental Scholarships & Fellowships

The Department provides several types of merit-based financial aid to students:

Arabic Department/Graduate School Teaching Assistantships offer a stipend ($29,000 in 2020-2021), full tuition support for nine credits per semester, and health insurance for five years. Students are required to work up to 15 hours of work per week for five years, usually as a Teaching Assistant to a faculty member teaching a first-year, second-year, or third-year intensive Arabic course. 
All U.S. and international PhD students who submit applications for full-time enrollment by scholarship deadline are considered for funding. Upon completion of the application review, you will be notified by separate letter if you have been awarded a merit-based scholarship or fellowship from the Arabic Department.

The Department does not have funding available for Masters students.

FLAS Fellowships

Georgetown’s National Resource Center on the Middle East, housed in the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, is accepting applications for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for Summer 2020.  Undergraduate and graduate students who incorporate language and area studies training into their regular degree or certificate programs may apply. 

The fellowships cover up to $5,000 in tuition/fees and provide a $2,500 subsistence allowance for intensive language study in the U.S. or abroad in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, or Turkish. Funding is provided by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.  

To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, demonstrate a long-term interest in the Middle East, and have intermediate-level proficiency in the FLAS language.

For more information and to apply, please visit: (new window) 

External Scholarships, Grants, and Fellowships

The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences maintains links to various grants, fellowships, and scholarships for graduate students. Other resources are also available online.

The Truman Scholars program provides funding to students who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service; and to provide them with financial support for graduate study. Funds received by the Truman Scholars program will be matched by Georgetown.

Federal Financial Aid

Federal funding is need-based and is available in the form of low-interest federal Perkins and Stafford loans. Apply in January or early February of the year in which you plan to pursue graduate studies. U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and select others are eligible for this funding. You must submit the following items for funding consideration:

* Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)