Financing Your Education

MA Asia Pacific Studies Specific Financial Aid

  • Scholarships, Fellowships, and Assistantships
    All applicants are considered for a limited number of partial tuition scholarships at the time of admission review. In addition, the program offers a number of second-year fellowships. While enrolled in the program, students may also apply for teaching assistantships and research assistantships.

  • NSEP Fellowships
    It is recommended that applicants to the MAPS program apply for one of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) Fellowships sponsored by the U.S. Federal government. A significant number of MAPS students have been awarded NSEP fellowships to date, giving USF a high national ranking in number of such fellowships received.

  • McLaren Research Fellowships
    Students who apply to the MAPS/MBA joint program may apply for McLaren Research Fellowships, which offer a 50 percent tuition scholarship and an annual stipend.

  • Employer Assistance
    A large number of employers in the San Francisco Bay Area offer employee tuition reimbursement, and a significant number of MAPS students have received such employer assistance. Please check with your human resources representative to learn if your employer offers a tuition reimbursement plan. USF can accommodate certain requirements, such as grade submission, of employer plans.

Contact Info

Asia Pacific Studies MA

Genevieve Leung, Academic Director; Annmarie Belda, Program Assistant; Brian Komei Dempster, Director of Administration

Kalmanovitz Hall, Room 185, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117-1080 (415) 422-6515 (415) 422-5933