Every Ph.D. applicant is automatically considered for assistantships and fellowships that cover tuition, a living stipend, and payment of health and dental insurance year-round.
Fellowships are awarded based on exceptional merit and may consist of one of the following:
The Viterbi Dean’s Doctoral Fellowship Program
Provides fellowships to gifted doctoral students in all fields of engineering. The selection process emphasizes superior academic record, demonstrated research experience and potential for completing the independent, original, scholarly research in his or her chosen field that is expected of every Ph.D. student. Viterbi Dean's Doctoral Fellows receive a stipend in the first year, and, in years two, three and four, they will hold teaching and/or research assistantships and receive an additional top off stipend.
Graduate School Fellowships
These fellowships include an annual stipend, tuition for full-time enrollment, and some mandatory fees. This includes the Orientation fee, the student programming fee, the student services fee, and Norman H. Topping Student Aid. Lab fees or other fees associated with coursework are not covered by the fellowship. All fellowship awards will be credited directly to the student's account. Please view the links below for more information.
Graduate School Fellowships (includes, Annenberg, Provost and Rose Hills).
Graduate School Advanced Fellowships
Other National Fellowships and Scholarships (Printable List)
These are employment positions that provide full tuition, payment of health benefits and a wage-based stipend.
Eligibility and Deadlines:
Applicants to PhD programs in engineering are considered for assistantships and fellowships provided that they have completed the application for admission and have submitted all supporting documents no later than December 1 of the year preceding the Fall term to which they are applying.