Application Details

Monday, February 1, 2021 Current Year Deadline Past, Check Website
App typically opens in September with a February deadline.
Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for either your junior and senior year of undergraduate study OR a two-year master’s degree in an IT-related field. You'll also receive stipends, housing and travel allowances for the two internship experiences.


U.S. Citizen

To be eligible to participate, you must meet the following criteria:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program relevant to Information Technology, at a U.S.-based accredited institution, and entering your junior year in the fall of the cohort year, OR seeking admission to an IT-related master’s degree program, at a U.S.-based accredited institution, beginning in the fall of the cohort year.
- Be able to obtain, and maintain, medical and security clearances and suitability requirements.


If you’re pursuing an IT-related degree, the Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship could help you combine your passion for technology and love of travel into to a rewarding career.

As an FAIT Fellow, you’ll receive substantial financial support, mentoring, and professional development from the U.S. Department of State. Following graduation, fellows join the U.S. Foreign Service and complete a five-year service commitment as an Information Management Specialist.

Under-represented minority groups are encouraged to apply: this includes but is not limited to racial, geographic, religious, and gender minorities, as well as those with financial need.


U.S. Department of State

The Washington Center

(202) 238-7900
Wednesday, January 27, 2021