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The Master of Arts in Global Affairs program encourages students to seek financial aid should the need arise.  Students can apply for loans, scholarships, and fellowships.


Students can apply for different types of federal as well as private/alternative loans available from a variety of lending institutions. Additional information can be obtained from Florida International University’s OneStop.

Global Affairs Scholarship

The Master of Arts in Global Affairs program offers merit-based scholarships.

To be recommended for a merit-based scholarship, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be a fully admitted student entering the first semester of the program.
  2. Have an undergraduate/upper division GPA of 3.5 or higher (upper division 60 credits GPA or master’s degree GPA of 3.5 or higher)
  3. Submit a one-page, written statement describing the reasons why the applicant merits this academic scholarship. The statement should highlight the candidate’s academic and professional accomplishments. (i.e. awards, volunteer service performed, career aspirations and community or professional involvement).
  4. Complete the scholarship form along with written statement and submit by email to

Students are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible. The scholarship committee meets in June and July to review scholarship applications. The total number of scholarships and amount provided will vary based on available resources. Selection process is competitive and not all applicants that may meet the criteria are guaranteed a scholarship.