As a rule, all of our students are financially supported. For most, this is in the form of a research assistantship, teaching assistantship, and/or through one of the many university fellowships.

Financial Support

Benefits include a stipendpaid tuition and fees, and health insurance coverage for the duration of the student's degree program. Financial support is contingent upon satisfactory progress twoard the degree and continued availability of funds. 

Internal Fellowship Opportunities

All admitted applicants are nominated for institutional recruitment fellowships throught the Graduate School and Cockrell School of Engineering. Selected applicants receive notification of these awards in the spring. At this time, all nominations are submitted automatically by the department, rather than individuals applying directly.

Fellowship opportunities are available for continuing students from the Graduate School and the Cockrell School of Engineering. The graduate coordinator and graduate adviser will solicit nominations from faculty and make submissions each year.

Competitive External Fellowships

Many US agencies offer excellent fellowship opportunities for graduate students in science and engineering. The list below is not exhaustive, but includes the most widely-recognized science and engineering fellowships. Students are encouraged to apply for multiple fellowships in order to increase their chances of receiving one. Students should consult the websites below for eligibility and availability, as not all fellowships are available each year.