Graduate Student Financial Assistance

The majority of financial assistance for graduate students at Georgia Tech comes from Graduate Assistantships. These assistantships support nearly all of EAS's full-time graduate students. The current EAS stipend for EAS graduate students is $29,000.00, or $2,416.67 per month, and includes full tuition payment.

Graduate Teaching/Research Assistantships (GTA | GRA) are funded by the department or faculty research grants.

  • Teaching Assistantships: assist faculty in teaching, grading, running labs, holding tutorials, etc.
  • Research Assistantships: participate in research, run experiments, analyze data, library research, write computer programs, etc.

Cost & Fees (Graduate Studies website)



Presidential Fellowships carry an extra stipend (currently $5,500 per year for four years) in addition to the standard assistantship stipend. There are no extra duties. Applicants with a grade point average of 3.6 or better are urged to apply to the Ph.D. program early to ensure consideration for the fellowships. The nomination is made by the Graduate Admissions Committee; no further action or forms are required by the applicant.

Georgia Tech students hold a variety of national and local fellowships. Some are determined by national competitions (applications are usually due in early Fall). Some are awarded by the academic departments at Georgia Tech. A few are administered by the Graduate Office, upon recommendation by a graduate coordinator.

Fellowships (Not Offered by Georgia Tech)

Below is not a comprehensive list of nation-wide fellowships, but a guide to get started:

  • NASA Fellowship
  • DOE Fellowship