MA-IBP Admissions & Financing

Next Application Deadline: Monday, June 13, 2022

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Application Requirements

The MA-IBP Admissions Committee uses a holistic approach when making an admissions decision. We encourage you to review the application requirements in detail to understand what the Admissions Committee is looking for with regard to each application component. 

All interested MA-IBP candidates are encouraged to submit an application as early as possible and to review our detailed application instructions.

Application Deadlines

Applications for the January 2023 intake will be reviewed in the following rounds.

*Recommended submission deadlines for non-U.S. citizens
Application Round Application Deadline Decision By
Round 1 *April 11, 2022May 9, 2022
Round 2*June 13, 2022July 11, 2022
Round 3*August 15, 2022September 12, 2022
Round 4*October 11, 2022November 7, 2022
Round 5November 14, 2022December 3, 2022

Tuition and Financial Resources

Tuition Information

The M.A. in International Business & Policy tuition fee for the January 2023 intake is $80,460. The tuition fee includes tuition, specified meals during modules, accommodations at international residencies, international travel insurance, and course materials.

Tuition fees exclude on-campus parking, individual health care or health insurance premiums, round-trip airfare to and from international module locations, accommodations for Washington DC modules, visas, and incidental expenses while traveling. The Office of Billing and Payment Services provides additional information regarding tuition breakdown and student fees through the university.

Financial Aid & Military Education Benefits

Financial Aid
Georgetown University has resources to help students identify options for financing their education. U.S. citizens and permanent residents should contact the Office of Student Financial Services for information on financing.

Military Education Benefits
Students eligible to receive educational benefits through the Military Education Benefits Office should contact Rachel Cardwell directly via email at or by phone at 202-687-2713.

External Funding Resources
In addition to merit scholarships provided by Georgetown’s MA-IBP Admissions Committee through the application process, we encourage you to explore external resources for additional funding opportunities. Learn more about funding resources.


Merit Scholarships
Georgetown University offers scholarships for M.A. in International Business & Policy program students, based on merit. To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must complete the scholarship essay with their applications. The Office of Admissions notifies students of scholarship awards at the time of admission to the program.

Diversity Scholarships
Georgetown McDonough is committed to enhancing diversity in our classrooms. Through our Diversity Scholarship, we provide merit-based scholarships to students whose background or experience, when evaluated holistically, suggests they are uniquely able to contribute to the diversity of the Georgetown community. We welcome students of all backgrounds to apply. Factors which may be considered include a student’s socioeconomic, cultural and/or family background, personal experiences and challenges, and/or demonstrated ability to develop and support diversity and cultural understanding. These awards take into account an applicant’s academic, personal, and professional accomplishments and community engagement. To be considered for this scholarship, you should complete the optional Diversity Essay. The funding of these scholarships are limited, as such, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible for consideration.

Financing Options for International Students

Prodigy Finance
-Prodigy offers loans to international graduate students for the MA in International Business & Policy Program        
-No cosigner required
-No collateral required
-Repayment begins 6-months after graduation
-No penalties for early repayments
-Up to 80% of cost of attendance including, tuition and living expenses
-Join the world’s largest community of international borrowers
-Take a look at what Prodigy Finance can offer our MA-IBP students

MPOWER Financing is the leading provider of no-cosigner loans to students from around the world. MPOWER loans are based on your career potential and can cover tuition, housing, meals, and other education-related expenses.

Key features:
-No cosigner or collateral needed
-Fixed-rate loans of up to $100,000 USD
-Competitive interest rates with no prepayment penalty
-Career support through MPOWER’s Path2Success program
-Applying is fast, free, and has no commitment. Apply here today!
-Also check out their Scholarships!

Visit their website, call them at +1-202-417-3800, or email them here.

Private Lenders for International Students
Georgetown University does not endorse, recommend, monitor, or otherwise take responsibility
for the products or services offered by any organization listed on the international scholarship
and private lenders list.

Georgetown University reserves the right to modify the requirements for admission and/or graduation, the program curricula, tuition, fees, and other regulations affecting the student body.

Join Our January 2023 Intake

The next MA-IBP intake launches in January 2023. We welcome the opportunity to connect with you throughout the admissions process to learn more about your background and interests.

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