The College of Engineering has identified a variety of funding resources for our new and current graduate students both internal to the University (e.g., Department/Program, College of Engineering, Rackham Graduate School and University of Michigan campus) as well as external (e.g., National Labs, Corporations, Organizations…).
Funding for PhD Students
All Michigan Engineering doctoral students are guaranteed full funding, provided they continue to meet all the milestones on the path to their doctorate. The package includes:
- Tuition and fees
- University Health Insurance
- Monthly living stipend
Exact funding amounts vary by department, and students coming from a master’s program typically receive four years of funding. Students coming directly from a bachelor’s program receive five years of funding. The package can come from a combination of sources, including the College of Engineering, Rackham Graduate School, Graduate Student Research Assistant (GSRA) appointments, Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) positions and External fellowships and awards. For additional opportunities, funding tips and resources, refer to our “Find Funding” listing below.
Funding for Master’s Students
Check with your department or program to learn more about any fellowships, GSI positions or GSRA positions open to master’s students. The College of Engineering has a limited number of fellowships for the Bridge to Doctorate Program which provides two terms of funding for the first academic year (i.e. tuition, living stipend, health insurance and fees). Admitted master’s students (U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents) are automatically considered for this award based on the information in their official admission applications.
Master’s students are encouraged to explore our “Find Funding” listing for additional opportunities, funding tips and resources.
In addition to Michigan Engineering departments and programs, explore these resources.
- Graduate Student Research Assistant (GSRA) appointments
- Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) positions
- Michigan Engineering (Co-Curricular Experiences, Community Grants, Emergency, Featured Awards, PhD Funding Support Guidelines)
- Non-Michigan Engineering/External Funding
- U-M Rackham Graduate School
- U-M Employment Opportunities