How to fund graduate school
UH fellowships provide students support beyond normal graduate assistantships. More than 2,000 fellowships are offered each year to qualified students in all fields of study.
Graduate Tuition Fellowship
The Graduate Tuition Fellowship (GTF) is a competitive award program administered by the Graduate School that covers the cost of in-state tuition and mandatory fees for qualified Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA), and Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) students. Selections for these fellowships are awarded by each respective college.
A. Possess an undergraduate degree or its equivalent and be admitted to a Ph.D., DMA, or MFA degree program.
B. Register for a minimum of nine (9) credit hours during an academic semester (fall and spring).
C. Minimum academic standing requirements:
1. Begin doctoral program with a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0.
2. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
3. Demonstrate satisfactory progress in course work, timely progress in completing the degree requirements as defined by the enrolling graduate program. Note: Degree requirements include both course work and thesis/dissertation.
The Presidential and Houston Endowment Fellowship
The Presidential and Houston Endowment Fellowships were established to assist programs to identify and recruit highly-qualified Ph.D. students. These two-year (Presidential)/five-year (Houston Endowment) fellowships are available to students entering doctoral programs at the University of Houston. Selections for these fellowships are awarded by each respective college.
Cullen Graduate Fellowship Travel Grant
Graduate student assistantships encompass the positions of teaching fellow, teaching assistant, instructional assistant, research assistant, and graduate assistant. Graduate students must meet minimal university requirements to be eligible for a graduate assistantship. For university policies on graduate assistantships, please refer to the graduate catalog.
Financial Aid by College
Bauer College of Business
Cullen College of Engineering
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
College of Nursing
College of Optometry
College of Pharmacy
Graduate College of Social Work
Hotel and Restaurant Management
Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
- There are no known External Scholarships at this time.
Natural Sciences and Mathematics