Funding for PhD Students

All PhD students in Michigan Engineering 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 4 years of funding. Students coming directly from a bachelor’s program receive 5 years of funding. The package can come from a combination of sources, including:

  • Michigan Engineering or Rackham Graduate School fellowships
  • Graduate Student Research Assistant (GSRA) appointments
  • Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) positions
  • External fellowships

Funding for Master’s Students

There’s no guaranteed funding package for master’s students. Check with your department to learn more about any fellowships, GSI positions or GSRA positions open to master’s students.

The College also maintains a list of fellowships and other funding relevant to engineering students. Downloadable funding spreadsheet (.xlsx ) (as of 5-26-17)

Bridge to the Doctorate Program

Two terms of funding for the first academic year (i.e. tuition, living stipend, health insurance and fees). Admitted master’s students are automatically considered for this award based on the information in their official admission applications.

Find Funding

In addition to Michigan Engineering departments, explore these resources.