Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial support for graduate students

From teaching assistantships to travel fellowships, there are a number of ways we help fund our students’ graduate education.

Teaching Assistantships (TAs)

  • TAs typically hold office hours and assist with grading for assigned courses. TA assignments include the fall and spring semesters, and one six-week summer session.
  • There is no need to apply separately for a teaching assistantship. The department makes the decision based on student needs, qualification, and availability. To be considered for a teaching assistantship, you must submit your graduate program application by January 15; you must submit GRE scores in order to be considered for TA positions.
  • TA positions are typically limited to Ph.D. students.

Research Assistantships (RAs)

  • RAs are provided by the faculty members from their own research funds, typically after the student’s first year. Contact faculty researchers to discuss RA opportunities.
  • RA positions are typically limited to Ph.D. students.

Students are automatically considered by the department for these awards if eligible. No separate application is required.

International Master’s Student Scholarship

Admitted international M.S. students may be eligible for tuition scholarships awarded for the first semester.

University Fellowship

  • Eligibility: University Fellowships are open to new students not currently or previously enrolled at IUPUI or IU. To be eligible for the University Fellowship, candidates must have Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores in the 80th percentile with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or equivalent.
  • Stipend: Award includes 12-month stipend, tuition remission, and health insurance.
  • Duration: 1 year.
  • Awarded in the fall semester only (those applying for spring admission are not eligible).
  • The department selects nominees from the pool of applicants to send to the campus for consideration.  There is no separate application required in order to be considered for nomination for the University Fellowship; all applications that are fully complete (including official GRE scores) by January 15th will be automatically considered.

International Student Grant Program


  • April 1 (fall semester)
  • November 1 (spring semester)

The International Student Grant program provides scholarships to international undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking students who have a strong academic record and who are experiencing severe financial hardship. Award amounts vary. The student must hold F-1 or J-1 student visa status, be assessed tuition at the out-of-state rate, and have completed at least two semesters of full-time coursework at IUPUI at the time the award begins. For more information, contact the Office of International Affairs at 317-274-7000 or

Fellowships & Awards

Learn more about funding opportunities for promising students.

Educational Enhancement Grants

The IUPUI Graduate Student Organization offers financial awards to graduate students seeking funding for presenting papers/posters at national conferences and for expenses related to their graduate research.

Travel Fellowships

Learn more about funds to assist full-time graduate students enrolled in research degree programs (master’s or Ph.D.) with their travel expenses to a conference.

The GradGrants Center (GGC) is a free service that provides Indiana University graduate students with one-on-one assistance with grant proposal writing (by appointment) and a centralized area to access funding information.

Visit the GGC

Need to talk to someone about financial aid?

If you have questions or need help navigating the process, contact the Office of Student Financial Services.