International Educational Development Scholarship at University of Pennysylvania in USA 2021

The University of Pennysylvania in the USA is inviting applications for its Master of Science in Education Scholarship in the 2021/2022 academic session.

The International Educational Development master’s program (IEDP) prepares students with distinctive skills for working in the field of education in developing and marginalized contexts worldwide. A key element is our international internship, where students gain on-the-ground experience in educational development.

Working in the field of educational development in the 21st century requires an understanding of the complex interrelationships between local and global political, economic, and cultural dynamics. In the International Educational Development program, you will draw on the program’s strong interdisciplinary foundations to examine the interplay of these dynamics and their impact on education systems that serve politically and economically marginalized populations worldwide.

Penn GSE offers up to two full tuition International Fellowships under the Penn GSE–UNESCO Chair, founded in 2012. This Fellowship, under the auspices of the International Educational Development program, is designed to support promising professionals devoted to international education in the developing world.

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Worth of Award

  • The Fellowship covers all Penn tuition (up to 10 course units) associated with the master’s 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.


  • 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 U.S. 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 U.S. citizens) may also apply.

How to Apply

  • Interested persons should first complete a program application to Penn GSE’s International Education Development Master’s program.
  • Once this application is complete and under review, interested persons should complete the Penn GSE-UNESCO Fellowship application. Penn GSE typically announces the UNESCO Fellowship award(s) by mid-May, before the beginning of the next academic year.
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Deadline: If you are applying between September 1 and March 1, the $75 application fee is automatically waived.


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