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Financial Assistance & Fellowships

The Department of Computer Science & Engineering offers competitive stipends and health insurance for graduate students. All full-time doctoral students are supported through research assistantships unless they secure external funding or support. A PhD applicant desiring a graduate assistantship beginning in the fall semester should submit a completed application for graduate admission by January 15 of the same calendar year.

In addition to the research assistantships available to doctoral students, students should consider other sources of support, such as the following opportunities:

Internal Funding

McDonnell International Scholars Academy

Applicants to the McDonnell International Scholars Academy must be admitted to a graduate or professional degree program at Washington University in St. Louis. The McDonnell Academy Steering Committee selects Scholars based on outstanding academic potential and on applicants' commitment to learning about international issues and global leadership. Application to the Academy is separate from, and in addition to, an application to a graduate or professional program at Washington University in St. Louis. Applications for will be accepted October 1 — February 1.
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Washington University Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship Program
The Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship provides support for full-time study leading to the completion of the doctorate in most of Washington University's academic programs.
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Washington University Olin Fellowships for Women in Graduate Study
Any female graduate or prospective graduate of a baccalaureate institution in the United States who plans to prepare for a career in higher education or the professions is eligible to apply provided she seeks to obtain through full-time study at Washington University the highest degree available in her chosen field.
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External Funding

American Association of University Women
Supports women doctoral candidates completing dissertations.
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American Indian Science & Engineering Society
Offers both bachelor's and graduate scholarships for U.S. citizens American Indian/Alaskan Natives who are pursuing degrees in engineering.
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Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association
Fellowships of $15,000 each will be awarded to full-time postgraduate students who have earned master's degrees or the equivalent and who are currently enrolled in a doctoral degree program in electrical, electronic, chemical or communications engineering, physics, math or computer science.
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Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program
The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.
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Facebook Graduate Fellowship Program
The Fellowship Program is open to all full-time PhD students (domestic and international) who are currently involved in on-going research in topical areas represented by these fellowships. Students must be enrolled during the current academic year and be studying computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, system architecture, or a related area.
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Hertz Foundation
Graduate fellowships based on merit for students pursuing doctoral degrees in the applied physical sciences.
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NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program
Awards fellowships for graduate study leading to master's or doctoral degrees in science, mathematics or engineering related to NASA research and development.
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National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship
NDSEG Fellowships are intended for students at or near the beginning of their graduate studies in science or engineering.
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National Physical Sciences Consortium
Offers Ph.D. track fellowships in the physical sciences and related engineering fields.
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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported technology and engineering disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees.
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The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships For New Americans
The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields.
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U.S. Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Program
A program funded by the Department of Energy, Office of Defense Programs and Office of Science designed to provide support for some of the very best computational science graduate students in a full time doctoral program.
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How to Apply for Graduate Federal Financial Assistance

  • Apply for Federal Assistance
  • Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Note for Ph.D. Students
    All Ph.D. students need to apply for federal financial assistance through the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. Students should visit Danforth University Center, Suite 300 or call (314) 935-6821.

Federal Financial Aid Contact

  • Johanna Sengheiser
    Graduate Financial Aid Analyst & Accountant
    Tel: (314) 935-6183
    Fax: (314) 935-4242
    Brauer Hall, Room 2021

Washington University in St. Louis School of Engineering & Applied Science, Department of Computer Science & Engineering

Bryan Hall, CB 1045, 1 Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO, USA 63130
Phone: (314) 935-6160, Fax: (314) 935-7302

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