University of California, Riverside

Materials Science and Engineering



Funding Opportunities


How Do I Pay for My Degree?

Successful Ph.D. applicants will received full funding from the university.  Here is how:

Graduate Division Stipend: Usually awarded as part of a larger fellowship package, these dollars go directly from Graduate Division to the student. The student receives quarterly disbursements at the beginning of each quarter of their award. A typical stipend is typically $5,000 per quarter, that is a total of $15,000 per academic year in addition to your fees being paid!

Research Assistantships (GSRs): Graduate Students Researcher positions are available periodically to assist faculty with research throughout the academic year and often summer.  This type of funding is contingent upon your advisor's funding and will take the place of your Graduate Division Stipend once it has been expended.

Employment Awards: Students who are appointed at 25% or more during an academic quarter as an ASE employee are entitled to Partial Fee Remission (PFR) and Graduate Student Health Insurance Premium (GSHIP) remission. This entitlement pays the entire health insurance premium and the student's mandatory university fees.

Special Grants:  Engineering students at UC Riverside have had great success in being awarded grants from outside agencies such as NSF Graduate Fellowship grants, IGERT grants, special Graduate Division awards, and many more. 

M.S. Applicant Funding Options 

Federal Government Loans: Federal Loans are available to domestic graduate students through the Financial Aid Office. Applicants must complete FAFSA online. We encourage you to complete your FAFSA as soon as possible, even if you are only considering applying for graduate school.

Research Assistantships (GSRs): Graduate Students Researcher positions are available periodically to assist faculty with research throughout the academic year and often summer.  This type of funding is contingent upon your advisor's funding and whether or not there is an open position and is not guaranteed. 

Employment Awards: Students who are appointed at 25% or more during an academic quarter as an ASE employee are entitled to Partial Fee Remission (PFR) and Graduate Student Health Insurance Premium (GSHIP) remission. This entitlement pays the entire health insurance premium and the student's mandatory university fees. This type of funding is contingent upon your advisor's funding and whether or not there is an open position and is not guaranteed. 

 

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

College Information

Bourns College of Engineering
313 Materials Science & Engineering Building

Tel: (951) 827-3383
Fax: (951) 827-3188x
E-mail: mse-program@engr.ucr.edu

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