Graduate research assistantships typically support qualified Ph.D. students. Graduate fellowships are available on a competitive basis to both entering and continuing Ph.D. students. Typically only those Ph.D. students who enter the program in the Fall semester are eligible for fellowships. If you are admitted and enrolled in the Fall semester, it is an expectation that a first year student will receive financial support from the department during the first semester. In the second semester of the first year (and future semesters), a student will join a group and receive financial support from a faculty advisor.
We are unable to provide financial support to students in our masters degree program, or to students in the M.Eng or Certificate programs.
For more information about financial assistance and the cost of attendance, please visit:
- The University of Maryland Office of Student Financial Aid
This site provides everything you need to know about financial aid, including what is available, how to apply, calendars of deadlines, and information on financial literacy.
- Fellowships for Graduate Engineering Students
Learn about a variety of fellowship programs from the NSF and armed forces.
- Financial and Student Support Policies
Includes information about tuition and fees, fee schedules, payments, expenses, refunds, emergency loans, assistantships, fellowships, and more.
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
We highly recommend that all students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the February 15 University of Maryland priority deadline.