Assistantships, Fellowships, or Tuition waivers

There are four types of financial assistance for graduate students:

  1. University Fellowships: monthly stipend, tuition, service, and assessment fee waiver.
  2. Assistantships (competitive within the Department): monthly stipend, tuition, service, and assessment fee waiver.
  3. Tuition and Service Fee Waiver (also competitive within the Department).
  4.  Department Fellowships:

UBS Fellowship. The University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Communication, in conjunction with the United Bank of Switzerland (UBS), has established the UBS Fellowship to support a deserving student during his/her first year of graduate study. The fellowship is designated for a highly-qualified student with a focused research interest in new media technologies. Qualified applicants with a bachelor’s degree, must be graduates from a Chicago area (city or suburban) high school. The UBS Fellowship provides a stipend of $15,000 for the academic year, in addition to waiver of tuition.

ESP-IGERT. The ESP-IGERT Program provides the opportunity for a unique inter-disciplinary education with internationally recognized advisors in multiple disciplines. ESP-IGERT Fellows receive support at $30,000/year for two years plus full tuition and fees waivers. Mini-grants and travel allowances are available for the duration of their studies. Check out the overview of the program.

Complete the Application for Graduate Appointment form during the on-line application process by January 15.

If you have questions or need more information about the fellowship or application, e-mail the Director of Graduate Studies or call (312) 996-3187.