The University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education in USA offers up to two full tuition International Fellowships for developing countries under the PennGSE–UNESCO Chair, founded in 2012.

This Fellowship, under the auspices of the International Educational Development Program (IEDP), is the first of its kind in the U.S., and is designed to support promising professionals devoted to international education in the developing world. A first Fellow was accepted for the Fall 2011 cohort.

Applicants are invited to apply for PENN-UNESCO Fellowships to pursue a master degree. There are up to two full-tuition fellowships available for developing country students across the world. 

The aim of the fellowships is to give full financial support to developing country students.

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly known as Penn or UPenn) is a private Ivy League research university located in the University City section of Philadelphia.

Worth of Award

  • The Fellowship covers all Penn tuition (up to 10 course units) associated with the IEDP Masters Degree program of study. The Fellowship does not cover other costs associated with attending graduate school, such as room and board, books, health insurance, travel, etc.
  • Number of Scholarships: Up to two full-tuition fellowships are available.
Eligibility
  • Scholarships are for the Developing Countries
  • Priority will be given to applicants who are citizens of countries defined by the World Bank as low-income and lower-middle-income countries. Naturalized US citizens and permanent residents who originate from low-income and lower-middle-income countries (i.e., were born in one of these countries and whose parents are not US citizens) may also apply.
  • Applicants must be fluent in English.
How to Apply
  • Interested persons should complete the Fellowship application and submit with their completed IEDP Masters application to Penn GSE. They should include:
  • Statement of Purpose & Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores

Deadline: Applications close by April 1, 2018. Announcement of the UNESCO fellowship award(s) is typically announced by mid-May, before the beginning of the next academic year.

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