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 ($28,000 in 2017-2018), 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.


Depending on the availability of funding, the Arabic department may offer a small number of tuition scholarships only to PhD students. Such financial aid is based on an annual competition.

FLAS Fellowships

Eligible students may apply for summer and/or year-long Graduate Fellowships for Foreign Language and Area or International Studies (FLAS), which provide a stipend of $15,000 and partial tuition support for the study of Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish.

For more detailed information concerning financial aid, including need-based aid, please consult the “Financial Support” section of the web site of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

FLAS fellowships require departmental top-off funding. Please contact the department to inquire about the top-off funding.

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.

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)