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Funding and Support

To be considered for funding upon admission, simply check the box on the admissions application that indicates that you wish to be considered for financial aid; there are no additional forms or materials to be submitted beyond the regular application.

Almost all graduate students admitted to GES receive substantial financial aid from combinations of departmental fellowships, teaching or research assistantships, and other sources; tuition is generally paid by the department.

The department's funding package covers up to 10 units of tuition and provides a quarterly stipend.

External Funding

Prospective students are strongly encouraged to apply for external fellowships, such as the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, or Department of Defense fellowships. If the external fellowship is not sufficient to cover the standard department support level, a supplement will be provided by the University, the department or a research advisor. These fellowships strongly enhance your resume for your future career.