Global Master of Arts Program: Scholarships and Tuition

Global MA Scholarships:

The Global MA in International Relations (GMAIR) program awards $15,000 Westphalia Scholarships and $10,000 Global MA Scholarships to the most qualified admitted students.

These scholarships are awarded based on the applicant’s merit and financial need. A minimum 3.2 GPA from an applicant’s undergraduate institution is required for review. The applicant’s full admission file and federal Student Aid Report (SAR) are reviewed as part of the award process.

Domestic (U.S.) applicants: All domestic students admitted to the Global MA program who submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the upcoming academic year are automatically considered for Global MA Scholarships.  Applicants who complete their admission file and FAFSA by March 1st are given priority consideration and will be notified of the decision by the third week of March.  Applicants who complete their file and/or FAFSA after March 1st will receive notification approximately two to three weeks after completing their file, as funds remain available.

Note: Webster University’s FAFSA school code is 002521.

International (non-U.S.) applicants: All international students admitted to the Global MA program who submit the International Student Financial Assessment Form are automatically considered for Global MA Scholarships. Applicants who complete their admission file and file the ISFAF by March 1st are given priority consideration and will be notified of the decision by the third week of March.  Applicants who complete their file and/or ISFAF after March 1st will receive notification approximately two to three weeks after completing their file, as funds remain available.

Download the International Student Financial Assessment form here.

Please contact Sarah Nandor (nandor@webster.edu, 314-246-7109 or 1-800-753-6765) with questions about scholarships.

Additional Financial Aid:

International students may be eligible for additional financial aid through their country of residence's department of education, and are encouraged to contact their government for more details. 

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Tuition and Fees:

The total Global MA program cost for 2016-17 is $48,600. The total program cost will be divided equally over five terms and billed at three points throughout the year for Fall, Spring and Summer terms.

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Students are responsible for all airfare, travel expenses, and local transportation costs, housing between academic terms, food, personal expenses, and any visa costs. Many of these items can vary dramatically based on a student’s personal preferences and comfort levels. As a rough guide, a Global MA student can plan to spend on average $20,000 to $25,000 throughout the year for these expenses.

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