Penn-UNESCO Fellowships for Developing Country Scholars 2020

Penn-UNESCO Fellowships for Developing Country Scholars 2020

Applications are open for interested and suitably qualified candidates for the Penn-UNESCO Fellowships for Developing Country Scholars 2020. The full application details for the Penn-UNESCO Fellowships can be accessed below.

Penn-UNESCO Fellowships Programme

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.

Overview: 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.


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.

Application process:

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.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should CLICK HERE to apply.

Visit the fellowship website HERE for more information.

Application Deadline: April 1st, 2020.

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