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Penn GSE-UNESCO Fellowship for Developing Country Scholars


Deadline: 01 Apr,2020    Next term Starts:: 22 Sep,2020



For students, including international students, who are looking for ways to support their education, learn more about scholarships and fellowships at Penn GSE Funding Opportunities and External Funding Opportunities. In addition to these options, the program has an internal fellowship program—the Penn GSE-UNESCO Fellowship for Development Country Scholars.

The International Educational Development Program (IEDP) provides students with unique skills, knowledge, and qualities in the field of international educational development, with a special focus on low and middle-income countries. This is a field that requires strong interdisciplinary foundations, and the program focuses not only on education, but also on the interplay of politics, economics, and culture.
Students examine issues such as:

  • early childhood education
  • human rights
  • language policy
  • learning and instruction
  • migration
  • non-profit leadership and management
  • public health
  • teacher professional development and curriculum design
  • technology for development


Eligibility and Criteria

  • 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.
  • Interested persons should complete the Penn GSE-UNESCO Fellowship application and submit it with their completed master’s program application to Penn GSE.
  • Penn GSE typically announces the UNESCO Fellowship award(s) by mid-May, before the beginning of the next academic year.


Awards and Benefits

  • 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.
  • 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.


How To Apply

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