Global Human Development Scholarship Programme at Georgetown University – USA, 2023

The Global Human Development Program (GHD) at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service is pleased to announce at least one full-tuition scholarship and several partial scholarships for GHD students from sub-Saharan Africa.

The program is fully supported by the Amre and Caroline Heinz-Youness Family and William and Catherine McGurn Family.

Application Deadline 

15th January 2023 has been selected as the deadline for applicants to declare interest in the scholarship.

Eligible Countries 

Students from Countries that make up Sub-Saharan Africa are eligible for the scholarship.


The program is designed for those that seek to add the Masters to their degree cabinet.

Number of Awards 


1 full scholarship and several partial scholarships

Value of Scholarship

A full tuition scholarship for a GHD student from sub-Saharan Africa.

In addition to the curriculum, students apply the skills and knowledge they are learning in the classroom to three different professional work experiences:

  1. the summer field project (a fully-funded 2-3 month international work placement);
  2. an internship at a relevant Washington DC-based international development organization/agency for at least one academic semester; and
  3. the capstone project (a two-semester client engagement project emphasizing project management and analysis).


Applicants to the Global Human Development Program should meet the following requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • Completion of courses in introductory macro- and microeconomics and statistics (must be completed before enrollment in August, not necessarily before applying).
  • Ability to function effectively in English and one other language (students must pass an oral proficiency exam before graduation, implying that they will have a reasonable command of one foreign language before entering the program).
  • Several years of experience living, studying, and working abroad is strongly recommended.
  • Completion of either the GRE (preferred) or GMAT exam, taken in time to submit the scores by the application deadline.

How to Apply

To apply for the Global Human Development Program, applicants should visit the website and follow the instructions.