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Sié Fellowship

The Sié Fellowship is a two-year, free-tuition scholarship to the Korbel School of International Studies awarded each year to outstanding master's degree-seeking students from the U.S. and abroad. The fellowship is highly selective and is granted to applicants that have superior academic credentials and significant work experience in the field.

Developing Future Leaders

The Sié Fellows program is administered by the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy at the Korbel School. It is built on the recognition that national and international leadership will be an essential element in the world's efforts to resolve the international challenges of this new century. 

Javad ZarifThrough guided research, course work, mentorship, and opportunities to interact with faculty and policy-makers, Sié Fellows emerge from the program ready for significant careers in global leadership and service. For example, in fall 2015, Sié Fellows flew to New York to meet with Korbel alumnus Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to discuss the nuclear treaty with Iran. 

 Fellows also leave the Korbel School as a tight-knit cohort that forms the basis for a life-long professional network. Sié Fellow alumni hold leadership positions in business, government, and civic society.

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The duration of the scholarship awarded to Sié Fellows is two academic years, with reallocation for the second year contingent upon satisfactory academic performance (3.25 GPA or higher). 


All completed applications to the master's program at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies are considered for the Sié Fellowship. Past academic performance, employment history, recommendations from professors and employers, and professional promise will be evaluated. Those who are deemed most qualified will be contacted by the Admissions Office and may be asked to provide additional information or be available for an interview.

Applicants who wish to be considered for the Sié Fellowship are encouraged to submit their materials by the priority application deadline. Information on how to apply to the Korbel School of International Studies can be found at Korbel admissions.

Please send questions about the Sié Fellowship or about the application process to Korbel Admissions

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