The Hagop Kevorkian Center automatically considers all applicants to the M.A. program for some funding opportunities upon review of your application. These include the MacCracken Fellowship and well as GSAS Departmental tuition points. If you are chosen for these funding opportunities, we will notify you upon admission to the program. However, we also offer funding opportunities that you must apply to separately -- these opportunities are listed below.
Scholarships and Funding
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships support graduate students who will study Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi, Persian, Turkish and Urdu as an integral part of an academic program focusing on the Middle East. Applicants must plan to enroll full-time in a graduate degree program at NYU for 2021-2022. Incoming applicants to NYU and currently enrolled NYU students are eligible to apply. Students from all NYU graduate degree programs in all NYU graduate schools are eligible to receive FLAS Fellowships. FLAS applicants should have scholarly and professional interests that focus on the Middle East and must demonstrate a strong commitment to the study of the Middle East in their applications.
*The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it an ever-changing set of circumstances that may impact travel to FLAS programs domestically and overseas this coming Summer. While it is our hope that students applying for these awards will have access to a wide range of programs, including online courses, we advise students to remain flexible in their plans and the proposals since any and all FLAS awards will be impacted by travel restrictions put in place by NYU or by the Department of Education.*
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status. For more information, click here.
Falak Sufi was born in Pakistan in 1983. She possessed a generous heart, the urge to engage with and change the world, and a brilliantly original, vivacious mind. She graduated from the National University of Singapore with first class honors in Political Science. While young, she began to publish the work that showed her great gifts and talent. Among her interests were women and gender in South Asia, the historiography of this region, and the strength of the humanities. However, no list can capture the range of subjects about which she thought, spoke, and wrote. She was a much beloved, deeply admired graduate student in Near Eastern Studies at the Kevorkian Center of New York University when she died tragically in New York in 2008.
The Falak Sufi Scholarship honors her memory and supports students from countries with a majority Islamic population in South Asia who might not otherwise be able to obtain a graduate education. These students, preferably female, will be enrolled in the two-year master’s program in Near Eastern Studies. The holders of this scholarship should embody the intellectual spirit and promise of Falak Sufi, and possess a deep and abiding commitment to the role of women in academia and to the questions that she explored, primarily the study of gender in the countries of the Near East, Middle East, and/or South Asia with a majority Islamic population. Candidates for the master’s program in Near Eastern Studies are eligible to apply, including applicants to the program’s joint degree with Journalism, the concentration with Museum Studies, and the business track. For more information about this fellowship as well as past Falak Sufi fellows, please visit the official webpage for the fellowship.
NYU College of Arts and Sciences undergraduates who are admitted to the Master's program in Near Eastern Studies in the fall term immediately following the year of their graduation from the College of Arts and Sciences will be eligible to receive a 25% tuition discount for courses required for the degree program.
Interested students can find information about the application process and admission to the Graduate School on the GSAS Application Resource Center. Further information on the Tuition Program can be found by visiting the CAS Senior website. If you have any questions, please also feel free to contact the College Advising Center (905 Silver Center, 212-998-8130212-998-8130).
Near Eastern Studies Students are encouraged to seek out external funding from entities including the U.S. government, NGOs, and NYU, for study on-site during the academic year as well as international study during breaks. Please see our funding page for resources regarding external funding.
NYU's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences' innovative Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) encourages students to apply for external assistance and provides Graduate School tuition support to award recipients. Current students in the Graduate School are among the winners of such prestigious awards as National Science Foundation Fellowships, Fulbright Grants, Mellon Fellowships, and the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships, among others. Students receiving external awards of $13,000 or more from recognized, academic sources of funding outside of the University can apply for matching tuition points up to the amount of their outside award.
For example, if a student is receiving $14,000 from a foundation, she or he can apply for up to $14,000 in tuition from the Graduate School. The maximum award amount is tuition for GSAS courses in which the student has registered. Students are fully responsible for paying all registration, student services, and student health insurance fees. Students receiving external awards of less than $13,000 can apply for matching tuition points up to 50 percent of the amount of the outside award. For example, a student receiving $9,000 from a foundation can apply for up to $4,500 in tuition from the Graduate School. Click here for the application.