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Graduate Student Financial Aid

We would like to help you identify funding for your graduate studies!

Electrical and Computer Engineering has Ph.D. Fellowships available through Graduate Assistants in Areas of National Need (GAANN) award from the Department of Education.

Full fellowships including full-time tuition, a need-based stipend of up to $25,500, plus educational costs, research materials, and travel support of up to $2700 are available. Applicants must be US Citizens and permanent residents pursuing doctoral research in Electrical and Computer Engineering at UK. Students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds, including women and first-generation students, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Learn more about the GAANN Fellowships and the application process by clicking here: GAANN Fellowship Information

Financial support for new graduate students:

  • Research Assistantships
    RA positions can only be awarded by an individual professor. If you are interested in an RA position, you will have to contact our professors directly.
  • Teaching Assistantships
    TA positions will be considered by the department automatically and no application is needed for new students. However, the TA position is very competitive because of the limited number of openings. In addition, the TA positions will be primarily used to support Ph.D. students.
  • Fellowships
    All fall applicants who have been accepted into our program no later than January 15th will be considered for nomination for University Fellowships. Applicants deemed to be most qualified will be nominated.