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, National Institutes of Health, 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 doctoral degree. Students admitted to the master's programs are eligible for, but not guaranteed, financial support. 

Fellowship Opportunities

All admitted doctoral applicants are nominated for institutional recruitment fellowships through the Graduate School and Cockrell School of Engineering. Selected applicants receive notification of these awards in the spring. Applicants do not apply to these awards directly, rather the admissions committee coordinates nominations for the awards.

Fellowship opportunities are available for continuing students from the Graduate School and the Cockrell School of Engineering

Other fellowships include: