Most students admitted to the graduate program in ECE are awarded some funding for graduate studies. Students who fill out an application to the ECE Department by the funding deadline are automatically considered for all available funding – no additional forms are required. Applicants to the MS and PhD programs in ECE are eligible for the following:
Academic Achievement Award Scholarship
International and non-Florida master’s students are eligible. The award provides partial tuition assistance for up to three semesters. The award amount is determined by the College of Engineering and changes from year to year based on available funding.
Glenn and Deborah Renwick Engineering Scholarship
The Renwick Engineering Scholar Award provides $20,000 for non-Florida residents (out-of-state, international) and $10,000 for Florida residents (in-state) towards the completion of an engineering on-campus Masters degree. This award cannot be combined with Academic Achievement Award or EDGE online distance learning programs. Engineering departments nominate specified students for consideration of this award. Selected students will be notified accordingly.
Graduate Research Assistantship
All graduate students are eligible. Research assistantships provide a full tuition waiver, health insurance, and minimum $25,000 per year stipend. RA assignments typically involve a commitment of 20 hours per week in your research advisor’s lab. RAs are assigned individually by ECE faculty members. If there is a particular faculty member you’re interested in doing research with, it’s recommended that you contact them via email. Please visit our faculty directory for our faculty members’ research interests and contact information.
Graduate School Preeminence Award
Domestic PhD students are eligible. GSPAs provide a full tuition waiver, health insurance, and minimum $30,000 stipend, renewable for five years. GSPA assignments involve a 20-hour per week research or teaching commitment.
Please note that students in the BS/MS program are not eligible for graduate tuition waivers. Undergraduates interested in joining a research lab are eligible for hourly positions; contact individual faculty members to find out if they have openings.