Graduate Application Procedures

In general,  final application submissions are due to graduate programs between November 2016 and January 2017. Masters Fellows are responsible for submitting all materials on time.

Fellows are encouraged to work closely with program staff to select schools and prepare applications. Fellows are expected to apply to the most prestigious  programs in the United States. Past Fellows have enrolled at Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, American University School of International Service, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, University of Virginia School of Law, and Columbia Law School.

The SAIS Coordinator will guide students through the application process as well as accept first drafts of written application material for review. Material to be reviewed must be emailed to the Coordinator with an expected turn-around of at least two weeks. The Program will pay application fees for a limited number of applications. Students must keep a receipt of payment or contact the coordinator to arrange payment.

Admissions offers are generally received by April, and Fellows are generally required to accept or decline admissions by early May, after consultation with program staff. Those that do not receive acceptance into a program will be considered on a case by case basis.