Penn-UNESCO Fellowships for Developing Country Scholars 392 views



Type of Funding

Partially funded




The University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education (PennGSE) is offering up to 2 full tuition international PENN-UNESCO Fellowships for Developing Country Scholars, for candidates applying for the International Educational Development Program (IEDP) Masters programme at PennGSE commencing Fall 2019, Spring 2020 or Summer 2020. This fellowship aims 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 IEDP Masters Degree program of study, but 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 (see the Official Website for eligible countries). They should be exceptional students applying for the IEDP programme for Fall 2019. Naturalized US citizens and permanent residents who originate from low-income and lower-middle-income countries (i.e., born in 1 of these countries and whose parents are not US citizens) may also apply.

Applicants must be individuals committed to working in marginalized or under resourced communities, particularly in developing countries. Therefore, applicants should have either personal or work experience in such context.


Applications for the fellowship and the IEDP Masters are considered on a Rolling basis. Those applying for Fall 2019 admission must apply for the IEDP Masters by 15 August 2019; those applying for Spring 2020 entry by 1 December 2019; and those applying for Summer 2020 entry, by 1 May 2020.

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