International Student Scholarship

Ethics and Society Scholarship


The Santander Universities/Fordham Ethics and Society Scholarship provides financial support for international students interested in masters-level study in the Ethics and Society program at Fordham University, New York City, USA. Graduate courses administered by the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education provides students with cross-disciplinary learning experiences integrating moral foundations in humanities and sciences and their application to contemporary social issues.

Please visit our website to learn more about the Masters in Ethics and Society program. This program is made possible through a generous gift from Santander Universities’ global division, a major social–responsibility initiative created by Banco Santander to advance the bank’s goal of expanding global education.

Scholarship recipients enroll in Ethics and Society courses and participate in a broad range of the Center for Ethics Education events, including symposia, ethics lectures, the Fordham HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute, and other Center events.

Santander Universities Ethics and Society Scholarship covers:

  • Tuition: The Scholarship will cover the costs of tuition for approved Ethics and Society courses and administrative graduate school fees.
  • Travel: Applicants may request funding for travel to New York City Applications should include estimates of costs, including the source for the estimate (e.g., airline website, travel agency)
  • Lodging: As part of the Scholarship, housing may be provided to funded students at one of Fordham’s graduate student housing facilities.

Track Options

Each scholarship is individually tailored to the student’s academic background and availability of supplemental funds from the student’s institution or other funding agencies.

The two most common tracks include:

1.  May 2017 Intensive Ethics Workshop Track

Students who apply to the program through this option complete the May workshop (CEED 6100: Theories and Applications in Contemporary Ethics). This intensive three-day graduate level course designed to provide cross-disciplinary perspectives on moral theory and applied ethics. Using a team-teaching approach, this course brings together faculty from at least six different disciplines to provide foundational knowledge about moral theory with contemporary applications. Graduate Record Exam scores are not required for this track. Applications for this track are due March 3, 2017.

2.  Summer HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute

Early Career international HIV/AIDS researchers may apply for Santander Scholarship funding to attend the 10-day Fordham HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute, held in July. Click here for more information about the institute, including application instructions and eligibility requirements

Although much less commonly awarded, students may also apply for a:

  • Fall semester (September - December)
  • Spring semester (January - May)
  • Full academic year (September - June)

Spring 2017 (January - May) Track

Students who apply to the program through the Spring Entry Option begin classes in January and end in May and typically enroll in CEED 6290 Health Disparities and Social Inequalities and other courses, such as BISC 7532 Conservation Law and Policy, and CEED 5900: Ethics and Society Field Practicum (Spring 2016 course will be available in November, 2015). Graduate Record Exam scores are not required for this track. Applications for this track are due November 15th, 2015.

Fall 2017 (September - December) Track

Students who apply to the program through the Fall Entry Option complete the introductory Ethics and Society course (CEED 5050: Ethics and Society: Cross-disciplinary Perspectives) and may request to take additional courses (see a sample list of courses from fall 2013). Graduate Record Exam scores are not required for this track. Applications for this track are due June 2016.

Full 2017-18 Academic Year (September - June) Track

Students who apply to this track would complete the full MA Ethics and Society degree (10 courses), including the Introductory Ethics and Society course (CEED 5050), Theories and Applications in Contemporary Ethics (CEED 6100). View the curriculum and course descriptions. Please note that Graduate Record Exam scores may be required for this particular track. Applications for this track are due June 2017.

How to Apply:

Fill out the online application. (please email to receive specific instructions) and please provide the following (in the application):

  1. A 1000-word Statement of Intent describing the reasons you would like to study Ethics and Society at Fordham University, how your previous training has prepared you for this experience, your intended course of study, and how the experience relates to your future professional goals. Please be sure to indicate which track you are applying for.
  2. Resumé or curriculum vitae
  3. Official transcripts from previously attended post-secondary institutions. Transcripts must be submitted in English, or with a certified English translation.
  4. Indication of English proficiency. (TOEFL scores or a statement documenting English proficiency. The program may request additional writing samples)
  5. Two letters of recommendation

All materials must be in English. Scholarship applications must be approved by the Fordham Ethics and Society program and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and are subject to fund availability.

Contact Us

Please contact the Master’s in Ethics and Society program director with any questions or to discuss the scholarship in more detail:

Celia Fisher, PhD, Director, Center for Ethics Education