Funding Support for International Graduates
- Funding Support for graduate international students is administered by the Graduate School and by the academic department in which the international student will pursue his/her master’s or doctoral degree.
- Below are some comments about Graduate Assistantships and Tuition Support for students who hold Graduate Assistant appointments.
- Additional funding options exist. Please see the Graduate School for further information.
- International students who are funded by their governments, foundations, employers or other external agencies are encouraged to let the Graduate Program Coordinator of the department to which they apply know.
- Graduate Assistantships which require part-time teaching, laboratory assistance, research, or other assistance are available in a number of fields. These assistantships may be funded by external grants and contracts. Certain academic departments offer graduate instructorships, which involves direct responsibility for teaching one or more courses.
- Stipends for graduate assistantships/instructorships vary, depending on the level of the graduate student, the service to be rendered, and the time commitment (typically ¼ or ½ time appointments are made, or resp. 10-20 hrs per week). Academic excellence, maturity, and teaching or research experience are the main qualifications considered in the appointment of assistants/instructors.
- Application for a graduate assistantship/instructorship should be made directly to the academic department in which the applicant will pursue a degree.
Tuition Support for Graduate Assistants
- In addition to the stipend, graduate assistants/instructors are eligible to receive a partial or full support towards their base tuition during the fall and spring semesters (generally 75 percent of base tuition for assistantships/instructorships paying at least $1,800 per semester; 100 percent of base tuition for a appointments paying at least $3,600 per semester) as well as full support towards their non-resident tuition scholarship (100%).
For more information, please contact the Graduate School.