Student Resources

Assistantships & Fellowships

Assistantships & Fellowships

Financial Support During Graduate Study

Most graduate students in College degree programs conducting thesis or dissertation research and all students serving as teaching assistants receive financial support through assistantships.

Admission to our graduate programs is considered separately from offers of assistantships.  Accepted applicants into either a Ph.D. or a thesis MS program may be considered for graduate assistantships. Assistantships are offered to accepted students on a competitive basis.  Graduate research assistantships are awarded by individual faculty members. Students are responsible for pursuing research assistantship opportunities with individual faculty members and are strongly encouraged to reach out to individual faculty whose research intersects their career objectives.  All accepted applicants may be considered for graduate teaching assistantships. Those interested should complete the application found here as well as inform the College Graduate Office of their interest.

Accepted Ph.D. applicants with the strongest academic credentials may also be named College of Engineering Fellows and awarded a College of Engineering Graduate School Research Assistantship for four years of support. Fellows are nominated from each year’s applicants by the faculty member interested in supporting the student and the program’s School Chair. All qualified accepted applicants are considered automatically; therefore, the applicant does not need to apply for consideration. 

Information on available university-level funding is available through the UGA Graduate School here. This site also provides links to additional fellowship, scholarship, and financial aid opportunities.

A variety of fellowships funded by external organizations are also available (DOE, NSF, and SMART fellowships, private foundations, etc.). Information can be found at the websites of these organizations. Students should apply directly to the specific organization awarding a particular external fellowship.

Additional resources

Fastweb provides access to a searchable database of more than 180,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, and grants available to students.

FinAid is a free, comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools containing information about scholarships as well as warnings about fraudulent scholarship search firms.

Pathways to Science provides fellowship information for MS and Ph.D. students to help increase diversity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).