Tuition and Financial Aid


We offer scholarship support, in the form of competitive tuition grants which range from 5-50% to select admitted M.S. students. In order to be considered for these awards, students must submit their application by the required deadlines. Consideration for tuition grants is based on the merit of a student’s overall academic profile, including grades and test scores. The application for admission is the application for scholarship consideration. No additional application is required.


Highly qualified doctoral students are supported through Research Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships, and University Fellowships.

Syracuse University Fellowships are awarded competitively from applications received by January 1 on an all-University basis. Doctoral fellows receive a stipend for 9 months of full-time study, plus a tuition scholarship for up to 15 credits per semester for a total of up to 30 credits for the academic year. Fellows devote full-time to their studies and are not assigned duties.

Graduate Assistantships in the form of research assistantships and teaching assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis from among applications received by January 1; assistantships are usually not available at any other time of the year. Recipients of these assistantships receive a stipend in addition to a tuition scholarship for up to 24 credits per year. Summer support is available for selected students on various research projects.

Proof of Financial Support (for international applicants only)

Syracuse University requires admitted international students to provide proof of sufficient financial support to cover the costs of their program of study. Sufficient funding for at least the first year of graduate study, less any scholarship support, is required for authorization of a student visa. The total amounts necessary are listed on the Graduate School site

Student visas will not be issued until financial documentation has been received and reviewed, so please provide the requested support documentation when you file your application for admission. This will not hurt your chances of receiving merit-based financial aid.