A variety of forms of financial assistance, including merit-based tuition scholarships, are available from the university to help students—including international students—offset the cost of tuition and fees.
It is not necessary to have an admission decision to begin the financial aid process. The Office of Financial Aid can answer questions about applying for financial aid, calculating
the overall cost of attendance, and billing and payment options.
Scholarships & Fellowships
New School Tuition Scholarships
All graduate students in the International Affairs programs, including international students, who indicate on the application their interest in these awards will be considered for a competitive merit-based tuition scholarship. Awards are based on the
strength of the application (Statement of Purpose, letters of recommendation, and prior academic performance) and the contributions the admissions committee believes the applicant can make to the International Affairs community. No additional application
components are required for most university scholarships. Scholarships cover up to 75 percent of tuition. A large proportion of admitted students are offered merit-based tuition scholarships. Merit-based tuition scholarships are available to students
pursuing full-time and part-time study.
Public Engagement Fellowship
The Public Engagement Fellows Program is a two-year fellowship for incoming leaders committed to addressing equity, inclusion, and social justice (EISJ) challenges while pursuing a master's degree at the Schools of Public Engagement (SPE). Through the
fellowship, we will recognize incoming students who have demonstrated commitment to positive change in New York City and around the world. The Public Engagement Fellowship will place each fellow in one of our college’s centers, programs, institutes,
and labs to further the work of various EISJ initiatives. Students who are selected for the fellowship receive $5,000 each year for two years. Students are eligible for fellowship funding in combination with merit-based scholarships, not to exceed
the cost of tuition. For more information on how to apply, visit the Public Engagement Fellows Program website.
Impact Entrepreneurship Fellowship
The Impact Entrepreneurship Graduate Fellowship is designed to attract and support high-potential leaders from diverse backgrounds who are committed to creating positive social impact through entrepreneurship while pursuing a master's degree at The New
School. Fellows participate in a cohort-based experience that includes mentorship, workshops, networking opportunities, and the chance to apply for a Venture Lab in the second year of their program. Students who are selected for the Fellowship receive
$5,000 each year for two years. Students are eligible for fellowship funding in combination with merit-based scholarships, not to exceed the cost of tuition. For more information on how to apply, visit the Impact Entrepreneurship website.
Vera List Center for Art and Politics Student Fellowship
The Vera List Center for Art and Politics offers one annual graduate student fellowship to a full-time International Affairs student. The fellowship
links Vera List Center programming closely with the student community and highlights specific areas of study. The fellow receives a stipend and a small events budget he or she can use to create student-focused programming utilizing the Vera List Center's
resources. The fellow works closely with Vera List Center staff to amplify programs that focus on international affairs.
Special Programs & Recognition
International Affairs gives additional consideration for merit-based awards or special recognition to those applicants who have actively participated in professional or academic or service programs, such as the Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship Program and
the Charles Rangel Fellowship. Also, as a veteran-friendly institution, The New School invites veterans and their dependents to apply to our graduate programs; they may be considered for special recognition awards. To learn more, visit the Student Veteran Services website.
Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellowship Program
The New School is one of the few universities eligible to enroll students who have been selected to receive graduate fellowships through the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program. Our mission
of social responsibility, our master's degree programs, and the unique environment at The New School have made the university attractive to Paul D. Coverdell Fellows.
The Peace Corps Description of Service must be accompanied by your application in order to be eligible for these competitive scholarships. This competitive award will cover 30 percent to 75 percent of tuition for all International Affairs master's programs,
as well as mandatory fees (university services and student senate fees). The application fee is waived. There is no limit to the number of Coverdell Fellowship Recipients admitted to our programs for a given semester.
Americorps/Teach For America
Americorps Vista, City Year, and Teach for America alumni who apply to International Affairs are eligible for tuition scholarship consideration. At least two tuition scholarships that cover 40 percent of tuition are awarded annually but scholarships of up to 75 percent are available. The application
fee is waived.
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship
Charles Rangel Fellowship applicants are invited to apply to the MA in International Affairs program. Any amount of tuition not covered by the Rangel Fellowship
will be covered by the International Affairs program, and International Affairs will cover mandatory university fees. The application fee is waived.
Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship
Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship applicants are invited to apply to the MA in International Affairs program. Any amount of tuition not covered by the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship will be covered
by International Affairs, and International Affairs will cover mandatory university fees. The application fee is waived.
Donald Payne Fellowship
Donald Payne Fellowship applicants are invited to apply to the International Affairs programs. Any amount of tuition not covered by the Donald Payne Fellowship will be covered by International
Affairs, and International Affairs will cover mandatory university fees. The application fee waived.
Mayor's Graduate Scholarship Program
The university offers competitive scholarships of up to 50 percent of tuition costs to qualified permanent New York City government employees who are entering part-time students in the school's master's degree programs. The Mayor's Graduate Scholarship is awarded for the duration of the student's registration in the program as long as you take at least six credits each semester and makes satisfactory academic progress.
Applications are available from Mayor's Scholarship Program, Office of the Mayor, City Hall, New York, NY 10007. You must submit a letter of intent with your application in order to be eligible for the scholarship. The admission application fee is
The Fulbright Program supports educational exchanges that strengthen understanding and communication between the United States and more than 140 countries. It is administered through the Institute for International Education (IIE). The fellowship award
is evaluated and awarded on a case-by-case basis and informed by IIE's evaluation. For more information on how to apply, visit the Fulbright website.
Students expecting reimbursement from their employer or a sponsoring organization can defer payment of tuition and fees upon presentation of a signed official authorization from their employer or sponsor on company letterhead and a deferment form, available
on the Office of Student Accounts website.
Teaching Fellowships & Assistantships
The New School provides graduate students with employment opportunities as Teaching Fellows and Teaching Assistants. Teaching Fellows are the instructors of record for their courses and bear full responsibility for the classes they teach. Teaching Assistants
work under the direction of a course instructor to help with a range of instructional responsibilities. View the Graduate Student Teaching Program page
for details of how to apply.