Graduate School

Tuition Support

As part of Michigan Tech's commitment to making education affordable for all students, the Graduate School provides a number of opportunities for graduate students to receive financial support outside of the work-based assistantship model. Below is a description of these programs.

Tuition Award Programs

The following are special tuition rate programs offered by Michigan Tech. Please visit individual pages for more information about these programs.

Graduate School Recruitment

The Graduate School offers two one-time recruitment awards designed to bring talented graduate students to our programs in the coming academic year. These awards are offered to exceptional students in their first semester of graduate study at Michigan Tech upon nomination by their academic program.

  • The Graduate School Academic Excellence Award (GAEA) , a recent collaboration between the Graduate School and the Financial Aid office, motivates our top Michigan Tech undergraduate students to pursue an accelerated master’s degree.
  • The Graduate Recruitment Tuition Award aims to attract bright and talented students to Michigan Tech and provide them with an additional incentive to choose our outstanding graduate programs.


Graduate School GOAL Program Fund

The Graduate Orientation and Applied Language (GOAL) Program is a summer residential experience to help new international graduate students succeed at Michigan Tech. Over a six week period students undergo intensive English instruction and are introduced to the local area prior to commencing their studies. This can allow students to engage in coursework and research with more ease in their first semester.

International  Scholarship Opportunities for Graduate Students

British Marshall Scholarships are designed to finance young Americans of high ability who wish to complete a graduate degree in any field at a university in the United Kingdom. Applicants must be US citizens who have previously obtained a Bachelor's degree from an American university.

Critical Language Scholarships send undergraduate and graduate students overseas for summer language and cultural immersion programs designed to broaden the base of Americans studying critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the USA and other countries.

DAAD Scholarships help fund study stays, longer research periods, and full degrees at German universities for graduates of American baccalaureate programs.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship awards outstanding non-UK citizens who wish to pursue full-time postgraduate degrees in any subject offered by the University of Cambridge. The program aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service

Fulbright Scholarships are grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. Graduate-level candidates must demonstrate the capacity for independent study or research, together with a general knowledge of the history, culture, and current events of the countries to which they are applying. 

Rhodes Scholarships are highly prestigious and competitive fellowships offered to exceptional candidates with undergraduate degrees from US universities who wish to pursue postgraduate degrees at the University of Oxford. The scholarships are available to US citizens and permanent residents and are normally held by Master's students for two years and by doctoral candidates for three years.