Tuition Funding Assistance

FIU offers various Fellowship and Assistantship opportunities for new and continuing students.


Fellowship options for new students are:

  • The Presidential Fellowship
  • The McKnight Doctoral Fellowship
  • FIU McNair Graduate Fellowship
  • Latin American and Caribbean Fellowship

For current students the fellowship options are:

  • The Dissertation Evidence Acquisition Fellowship (DEA)
  • The Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF)

For more information on how to apply for these fellowships, click here.

Graduate Assistantships

Prospective PhD applicants who submit complete applications before the Jan 15 deadline may also be considered for a Graduate Assistantship.

Recipients will be awarded a yearly stipend, health insurance coverage, tuition waiver for up to 9 credits per semester and 6 credits in the Summer semester in exchange for 20 hours of Teaching Assistant work per week.

For more information on the duties and responsibilities of Graduate Assistants, click here.

Out-of-State Linkage Programs

International students from Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Eastern Europe, France, Israel, Japan, and West Africa are also eligible for out-of-state tuition waivers through Florida Linkage Institutes administered by other institutions. For more information on these waivers, click here.

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