Funding and Support
We know a big part of your graduate school decision hinges on funding, both for your education and for research in your chosen field. We are dedicated to fully covering our Graduate students' needs, with most of our Ph.D. students receiving a stipend and full tuition coverage.
Washington University is committed to funding most Ph.D. students for 4-6 years, depending on the time needed to complete their particular program. Funding typically consists of full tuition remission and a 9 to12 month stipend to defray living expenses. Monetary support may come from the University or from outside sources, and it may be administered by an individual faculty member or by the staff of the program or school.
The majority of full-time students receive financial support through financial assistance, grants, loans, or Federal Work-Study Program opportunities. Financial assistance in the form of fellowships and mentorship are offered annually on a competitive basis through Arts & Sciences from government, private, unrestricted, or endowed sources. Also available are scholarships, fellowships, and clinical internships in applied social sciences; grants and fellowships in national competitions, and loans.
Washington University encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid, and mentorship. The University does not discriminate in access to, or treatment of mentees in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information.
Inquiries about compliance should be addressed to:Vice Chancellor for Human Resources Washington University Campus Box 1184 One Brookings Drive St. Louis, MO 63130
Specific information may be obtained from the departmental or administrative unit to which the student intends to apply.