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American University School Of International Service (Fully-Funded) PhD Scholarships 2024/2025


The challenges currently facing our world are numerous and varied. Successfully handling these issues requires the brightest and best-trained minds. The School of International Service’s (SIS) PhD in International Relations provides qualified and dedicated students with the training, knowledge, and experience necessary to pursue careers in the scholarly and policy worlds and to contribute game-changing solutions in international affairs as emerging thought leaders. Applicants who are admitted to the SIS PhD program as full-time students and who maintain good progress towards completing the degree are granted a Dean’s Fellowship, unless they have their own external funding.


  • Normally those admitted to the program are offered a Dean’s Fellowship, which is renewable for up to four years for full-time students who maintain good progress toward completing the degree.

  • The Dean’s Fellowship provides full tuition remission plus a stipend that requires the student to work for a member of the SIS faculty as a either a Research or a Teaching Assistant for a maximum of 20 hours per week during both the Fall and Spring semesters.

  • To pursue a PhD at SIS, you will identify a field concentration, take comprehensive examinations, and write and defend both a dissertation prospectus and a dissertation. You’ll emerge ready to take your place among international relations scholars and contribute to the body of knowledge in this exciting field.


Our program was created to prepare outstanding scholars for careers in research and teaching at academic institutions, government, and non-governmental organizations throughout the world. If you’re prepared for a focused, challenging, and meaningful experience, we invite you to explore our PhD program.

Deadline: 15th December 2023

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