Graduate International Student Scholarships

International Chancellor's Scholarship (Graduate)

All non-sponsored, international graduate applicants are eligible to receive the International Chancellor's Scholarship of $10,000 ($5,000 per semester).

Applicants with GRE scores in the ranges below can receive an additional merit scholarship:

  • 151-157: additional $2,000 (total scholarship of $12,000; $6,000 per semester)
  • greater than 158: additional $4,000 (total scholarship of $14,000; $7,000 per semester)

Dean’s First-Year Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded to top matriculated applicants to our graduate programs and are determined by each department’s admissions committee and graduate program director. 

Dean’s Achievement Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded by each graduate program to high-achieving, matriculated students continuing on into the second year or greater in their program.


University Scholarships

Presidential Fellows
One Presidential Fellowship will be awarded to an incoming graduate student in a doctoral program selected for a TA/GA position. This award carries a stipend of $15,000 per year and may be renewed up to three years. Exceptional candidates are nominated by their Program Director for consideration.

Bunche Fellowship
Two Bunche Fellowships will be awarded to an incoming graduate student representing a diversity population.  The fellowship includes a stipend plus tuition remission. Exceptional candidates are nominated by their Program Director for consideration.

Trustee Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences
One Trustee Fellowship will be awarded to a student representing a diversity population and pursuing a master’s degree likely to lead to a Ph.D. in the same field. The fellowship includes a stipend and tuition remission. Exceptional candidates are nominated by their Program Director for consideration.

Other University Funding 

Eagleton Fellowship Program
Please note there is a separate application process to receive the Eagleton Fellowship. The application deadline for fall 2018 is March 23, 2018.
The Eagleton Institute of Politics offers interdisciplinary fellowships that provide select Rutgers graduate students the opportunity to further their understanding of the practice of American politics, government, and public affairs while connecting the fellowship experience to their chosen fields of study. Eagleton has offered these prestigious fellowships since 1956.

Graduate Departmental Scholarships

Creative Writing Fellowship (MFA)
History Fellowship (MA)
Psychology Fellowship (MA)
Public Administration – Coverdell Fellowship (MPA)

Graduate and Teaching Assistantships

Teaching and Graduate Assistantships are awarded by the department’s admissions committee and graduate program director to top applicants.  These positions include full tuition remission, a generous stipend, and health benefits.   Our programs that offer either teaching or graduate assistantships are: