Financial Aid

All admitted Ph.D. students receive full financial support through graduate research assistant (GRA) positions, fellowships, and teaching assistant (TA) positions. This includes a competitive annual stipend, paid tuition and fees, and health insurance coverage for the duration of the student's degree program. Financial support is contigent upon satisfactory progress toward the Ph.D. degree. Students admitted to the M.S. program are eligible for, but not guaranteed, financial support.


Top admitted applicants to our Ph.D. program are nominated for substantial fellowships through The University of Texas at Austin and Cockrell School of Engineering. All admitted Ph.D. applicants are nominated for institutional Graduate School and Cockrell School of Engineering fellowships. Admitted applicants are notified of these awards in the spring if they are selected.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers a prestigious Imaging Science and Informatics Portfolio Program and Fellowship through a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) training grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB).

Biomedical engineering graduate students are also eligible for the NIH-funded Biomedical Engineering Big Data Training Grant

We also strongly encourage all prospective students to apply fo prestigious external fellowships, such as:

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Andrew Dunn, Ph.D., Graduate Advisor, Professor

Frequently Asked Questions

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