There are two types of financial assistance for full-time graduate students, and both are highly competitive. (Part-time students are not eligible for financial assistance.) As you'll see below, there is no formal application process for this assistance. Students desiring financial assistance are encouraged to apply to our graduate programs as early as possible. Please visit the Scholarship Page for a list of available Jonsson School scholarships and fellowships.
- Teaching assistants (TAs) are selected and supported by individual academic departments based on students' academic merit and prior research experience. When students are considered for admission, they are also considered by the department's selection committee for teaching assistantships. There is no need to apply separately, except for the EE Department (including CE and TE programs), where a formal TA application is required. Most of our teaching assistantships are offered to students admitted to start in fall semesters.
- Research assistants (RAs) are supported by individual faculty through faculty members' research grants. Prospective students may contact faculty members directly to discuss their research interests and possible RA support. Please view our faculty research summaries.