Eligibility Requirements to Apply for the Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship

The Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship, designed as a two-year cohort model, offers both undergraduate and graduate fellowships. The application for the 2023 cohort opens in fall 2022 and closes in January 2023. Fellows selected for the 2023 cohort will begin their two-year fellowship in fall 2023 and complete the fellowship in spring 2025.

To be eligible to apply for the 2023 cohort, you must meet all the criteria below:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be enrolled full-time in an IT-related bachelor’s degree program or seeking admission in an IT-related master’s degree program at a U.S.-based accredited institution
  • Be on a timeline to graduate with your bachelor’s or master’s degree in spring 2025 while enrolled full-time for spring and fall semesters*
  • Hold a minimum 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale at the time of the application, and maintain this GPA throughout the program

As a selected fellow, you will need to:

Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and those with financial need, are encouraged to apply.

*To be on the timeline for the undergraduate fellowship, you need to earn your bachelor’s degree (or your combined bachelor’s and master’s degree in an accelerated program) after attending four full-time (spring and fall) semesters beginning fall 2023. To be on the timeline for the graduate fellowship, you would need to enter a full-time master’s degree program in fall 2023 and earn your degree after attending four full-time (spring and fall) semesters beginning fall 2023.

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