Graduate Program Funding

Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering Ph.D. and Master’s programs offer significant and competitive funding packages for newly admitted students. This includes tuition waivers, research assistantships, teaching assistantships, student health care coverage and/or monthly living stipends. There are several categories of fellowships which typically include tuition waivers. By applying by the Ph.D. application deadline for the engineering program you will automatically be under consideration for student funding.

Graduate School Preeminence Award

The Graduate School Preeminence Award provides new engineering Ph.D. students with four to five years of full funding. Funding coverage includes tuition, GatorGradCare Health Insurance and a monthly living stipend. Annual living stipends for engineering Ph.D. students range from $30,000 to $36,000 ($2,500 to $3,000 a month). Individual engineering departments determine which level of annual stipends are awarded. Full details are found on the Graduate School website:

Research Assistantship Award

The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering provides research assistantship awards to some new Ph.D. students. These can be awarded on a departmental or individual faculty basis.  These awards typically have one year of coverage and may be renewed annually.  Coverage varies but can include tuition, GatorGrad Health Care and a monthly living stipend. For more details, contact individual engineering departments or particular faculty of interest.

Academic Achievement Award Scholarship

The Academic Achievement Award Scholarship for new engineering Masters Students is offered to convey our enthusiasm in attracting you to the University of Florida and our commitment to supporting your professional development. This award is available to attract all new engineering Masters students who are non-State-of-Florida resident students. State-of-Florida residents are not eligible. This is available to students of all citizenships (U.S. Citizen, International, Permanent Resident). The waiver will be allocated at a total award of $4,500 for $1,500/semester up to three semesters with a minimum enrollment of 9 credit hours per semester.  This award cannot be combined with any other Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering awards or University of Florida awards such as EDGE online distance learning, Glenn and Deborah Renwick Engineering Scholarship, Graduate/Research/Teaching Assistantships, or Latin American-Caribbean (LAC) Scholarship, etc. Due to COVID-19, if you enroll online (EDGE) for Fall 2020 then you will still eligible for $1,500 a term for future on-campus studies (Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022) for our Academic Achievement Award. We hope this partial tuition waiver will make the cost of your education more affordable. 

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.  Students are automatically considered via submission of their Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering Masters admission application. Engineering departments nominate specified students for consideration of this award.  Selected students will be notified accordingly. See Fall 2019 Glenn and Deborah Renwick Engineering Scholars. This cannot be combined with EDGE Online tuition discounts, the Academic Achievement Award, or Latin American-Caribbean (LAC) Scholarship.