Scholarships and Assistantships

For students who show scholarly promise, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering offer scholarships, fellowships, and research or teaching assistantships to full-time students in doctoral programs.

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers awards to full-time students in master’s programs. The School of Engineering also offers some master's program scholarships to Tufts alumni or alumni of partner schools. Certificate students are not eligible for these awards.

  • Tuition Scholarships are available for most Ph.D. and master's programs in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, for qualified students. In the School of Engineering, most Ph.D. programs offer a tuition scholarship for qualified students. Newly enrolling engineering master's students may be eligible for Tufts alumni or partner school alumni scholarship aid. Click here for more information regarding the School of Engineering scholarship opportunities.
  • Teaching Assistantships are generally available through departments.
  • Research Assistantships are generally available in the science and engineering areas.
  • Fellowships are offered to students who demonstrate outstanding records of achievement and a well-articulated plan of study.

How to Apply
To apply for tuition scholarships, teaching assistantships, and research assistantships, complete the Financial Aid Application section of the online application.

Award notification is sent to the applicant's mailing address, either with the acceptance letter or shortly thereafter.

Award offers are official only when made in writing and signed by the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Dean of Graduate Education in the School of Engineering.