Georgetown University Global Human Development Programme (GHD) Full Masters Scholarships 2022

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

This scholarship is made possible through the generous support of the Amre and Caroline Heinz-Youness Family and the William and Catherine McGurn Family.

The Georgetown University Global Human Development Programme is a two-year, full-time master’s degree that encompasses an innovative skills-based curriculum with built-in opportunities for experiential learning. The curriculum covers core courses including the economics of development, international political economy, program design and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, quantitative and qualitative methodologies, finance and budgeting, and management.


  • A fully-funded 2-3 month international work placement);
  • A full tuition scholarship for a GHD student from sub-Saharan Africa;
  • An internship at a relevant Washington DC-based international development organization/agency for at least one academic semester; and
  • 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
  • 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.

Application Process

  • Application Form
  • In a statement of purpose of 500 words or less, please address both of the following questions:
    • What motivates him/her to work in development?
    • Where does he/she think she/he will be and what will he/she be doing in 2030?
  • A resume or CV
  • Unofficial transcript(s) from all colleges/universities attended (in English). 
  • Three letters of recommendation, ideally a mix of professional and academic references highlighting multiple dimensions of applicants contributions to hi/her academic and professional communities.
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To apply, click here.

Deadline: January 15, 2022.

For more information, visit the official site.