International Applicants

English language proficiency is required of all candidates for the MA in Latin American Studies. Information about Georgetown University’s standards of English language proficiency for graduate students is available on the website of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.  International applicants can also find important information about Scholarships and Financial Aid as well as Visas and Financial Certification on the Graduate School's website.

Immigration and travel questions as well as any other issues faced by an international applicant can be addressed by Georgetown’s Office of International Programs (OIP). The International Student and Scholars Services (ISSS) at OIP exists to help international students through the application process and assist them with anything they may need once on campus.  International students are encourage to submit application materials early in order to allow ample time for the funding search.  Please see below for more details about application fee refunds for early applicants.


The standard application fee for the program is $90. However, many students qualify to have the application fee waived or refunded.

All applicants who submit their complete applications by December 1 will have their application fee refunded. To qualify, applicants must submit their complete application, including all letters of recommendation and unofficial transcripts, by midnight on December 1. These applicants will pay the $90 application fee up-front and then receive a refund in late December or early January.