Financial Support for Graduate Students
When reviewing your application, the School answers three questions. Do you meet the admission criteria? Do you have an advisor? Is financial support available, if necessary? The third question is answered only after the first two are answered in the affirmative.
The School has a limited budget paid by Florida taxpayers to provide financial support to graduate students on a competitive basis. This support is in the form of fellowships or assistantships and tuition payments. The School does not have financial support for research expenses. Some students obtain research assistantships and tuition payment from research grants administered by faculty. Such opportunities may arise during applicants' discussions with faculty about research interests and advisement.
Fellowships and Scholarships
Dissertation completion scholarships:
FLAS Academic Year Fellowships (Foreign Language and Area Studies):
Gordon and Betty Moore Graduate Scholarships (For Tropical Conservation in the Andes-Amazon Region):
Graduate Research Fellowships:
TCD Graduate Fellowships (Tropical Conservation and Development):
Water Institute Fellowships:
For more fellowship opportonities please check the following page: http://snre.ufl.edu/common/student_resource/fellowships.htm
Assistantships provide pay for work as a teaching or research assistant. The School generally funds one-third-time assistantships that pay the conventional rate paid by the department where the advisor is located. Ordinarily, the assistantship work carries a responsibility to work as a teaching assistant for one academic year, ordinarily done in the student's first year, and then research duties are assigned by the advisor for subsequent semesters. Students appointed on assistantships must be registered for at least 9 course credit hours each in Fall and Spring Semesters and 6 in Summer Semester, for a total of 24 credits per year.
Graduate students who are appointed on fellowships or assistantships through the SNRE will have their tuition paid by the School, up to the number of course credit hours detailed above.
Out-of-state graduate tuition costs approximately four times as much as in-state tuition. U.S. citizens who are not Florida residents can become eligible for the in-state tuition rate by obtaining a Declaration of Domicile, Florida driver's license, and various other documents at least 12 months prior to applying for residency for tuition purposes. These records should be in your possession before the Fee Payment Deadline of your first semester. Then you should submit a Request for Change in Residency Status form to the Office of Admissions, no later than the Fee Payment Deadline for the semester in which you seek reclassification. Requests received after this date will not be reviewed
This step may save many thousands of dollars over the course of your program of study. If you are eligible to seek Florida residency for tuition purposes, but you do not do so, the out-of-state portion of the tuition (matriculation fee) will be billed to you personally, not paid by the University.
The procedure for applying for Florida residency is described in the Graduate Handbook.
In addition to tuition, there are non-matriculation fees (building, trust fund, resident and non-resident student financial aid, activity, athletic, and health fees) charged on a per-credit-hour basis, which are not waived nor paid by the School and thus are the student's responsibility.
Support for International Students
International students are eligible to be considered for fellowships or assistantships provided by the School, which are available to all applicants on a competitive basis. International students also are eligible to be funded by research grants administered by their faculty advisors.
In cases where international students bring their own funding through a scholarship or fellowship, the School tries on a case-by-case basis to provide complementary funds, for example for tuition, if needed to make the proposed program of study feasible.
To encourage Fulbright or LASPAU scholars from Latin American or Caribbean countries, the School will consider committing to provide future funding after the external scholarship lapses, if an advisor wants to recruit the applicant to his or her research group.
Florida law provides that a student who is a citizen of a Latin American or Caribbean country and has a U.S. federal or state-funded fellowship or scholarship is considered a Florida citizen for tuition purposes. This means that such students qualify for the low in-state tuition rate, rather than the more costly out-of-state tuition.
Last Modified: Friday, October 30, 2015 10:10