All admitted doctoral degree students are given full financial support as teaching assistants, graduate research assistants, or through one of many university fellowships. More than half of our graduate students have fellowships through the National Science Foundation, American Heart Association, The University of Texas at Austin, or other organizations.

Financial Support

Benefits include a competitive stipend, paid tuition and fees, and health insurance coverage for the duration of the student's degree program. Financial support is contingent upon satisfactory progress toward the Ph.D. degree. Students admitted to the master's program are eligible for, but not guaranteed, financial support. 

Fellowship Opportunities

All admitted Ph.D. 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

Other fellowships include: