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Afghan Crisis Scholarship

In response to the August 2021 emergency evacuation of tens of thousands of Afghans, the Center for Global Affairs is offering a one-time, single full tuition scholarship—the Afghan Crisis Scholarship (ACS)—for a two-year program of graduate study in the MS in Global Affairs or the MS in Global Security, Conflict, and Cyber, to begin in Fall 2022.

This scholarship is open to an Afghan evacuee whose graduate studies in disciplines related to international relations/global affairs have either been interrupted by the Taliban take-over, or would be impossible under the Taliban regime. Recently-evacuated Afghan applicants who have been or expect to be denied opportunities for advanced study because of their gender, marital status, ethnic identity, religious confession, or other characteristics, are encouraged to apply.

Applicants will be expected to have been admitted to one of the Center for Global Affairs master’s degree programs and thus must meet NYU academic achievement and English language standards.

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Instructions for the application process and the link to the online application portal can be found here.

For consideration for the ACS, applicants for the scholarship must submit their graduate program application by the deadline of January 15, 2022 for the Fall 2022 semester. After submitting the completed SPS application, applicants must also fill out this form. Applicants for the ACS are also eligible for a graduate application fee waiver. Fee waiver requests must be made in advance of the graduate application submission by contacting The award will be announced by March 31, 2022.

Questions about the scholarship or application process? Please review our CGA Afghan Crisis Scholarship FAQs