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Financial support

Contrary to the situation with Ph.D. programs there is limited financial support for master's programs. Nonetheless, we are committed to developing as many financial resources for our students as possible. Decisions concerning fellowships and assistantships will normally be at least partly based on merit. Other factors will also be considered. Some funds are usually available from the unit, School of Science, IUPUI and external grants. These will vary from year to year. The "Online Admissions Application" contains a box that should be checked if you would like to be considered for financial aid.

Research Investment Fund (RIF) Fellowship

  • Provides supports to graduate students involved in research from a block grant from the University through the Research Investment Fund.
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Eligibility: All students accepted to the graduate program are eligible. 
  • Deadline: March 15.

International Student Grant Program

Deadlines:

  • 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 intlaff@iupui.edu.

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. Learn more.

Educational Opportunity Fellowships

Provides a funding opportunity for promising students whose academic preparation has been affected by their economic or academic background. Learn more.

Travel Fellowships

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

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