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Fellowships & Funding

Vanderbilt University expends its awards and assistantship funds for the twin purposes of attracting superior students and providing assistance to the faculty in instruction and research. Financial awards are available in several forms, with considerable variation from one program to another. Ph.D. students can generally expect to receive teaching/research assistantships that pay all or part of tuition, medical insurance, and a supplemental income stipend ranging from $14,000 to $30,000 per year for five years. In some instances, students admitted to master's degree programs in the Graduate School are also offered financial aid, but not as frequently or to the same extent as are Ph.D. students.