Every applicant to our PhD program is also automatically considered for a graduate assistantship. In general, we will not admit students to the doctoral program unless we can also fund them; the exception is when the student already has some other external source of funding (e.g., a scholarship from a foundation or the government in the student’s home country). Our goal is to ensure that all of our PhD students have the financial support required to complete their degrees, and barring unforeseen circumstances, students who are awarded assistantships will continue to be supported as long as they maintain the required level of academic excellence and make satisfactory progress towards their degree objectives. However, these assistantships are limited in number and highly competitive, and awards are made purely on the basis of academic merit and research potential.
For full consideration, please apply early for financial support, and in no case later than January 31.