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Tuition & Funding

Engineering at Illinois graduate students enjoy ample funding from a variety of sources as they strive for their next breakthrough.

Graduate Tuition Rates

Engineering at Illinois' graduate tuition rate for the 2015-16 academic year is $17,628 for Illinois residents and $31,626 per year for out-of-state residents and international students.

Departmental Support

Engineering graduate students who are completing a master's degree with thesis or a doctoral degree may be offered a graduate assistantship by a department. These assistantships can be as a research assistant, graduate assistant or a teaching assistant. To learn about these opportunities, please contact the department directly.

Research Park

Research Park at the University of Illinois allows faculty to commercialize their innovations, established companies to collaborate with Illinois' faculty and researchers, and for students to gain valuable research experience. Research Park provides graduate students with internship opportunities as well as resources that include career fairs, student entreprenuer resrouces and student startup initiatives. Check out Research Park: By the Numbers.

College of Engineering Fellowships & Scholarships

Engineering at Illinois graduate students can obtain funding through the College of Engineering with the following fellowships and scholarships. Please email us with any questions. In addition, the departments within the College of Engineering also have fellowships and scholarships. To learn more about these opportunities, please contact the department directly.

Carver Fellowship

The Carver Fellowship is for incoming doctoral students and is one of the most prestigious in the college. It is a one-year, $30,000 fellowship (fall, spring and summer terms). Up to four students are awarded the fellowship each year. Each department within Engineering at Illinois is eligible to nominate two of their top recruits for this fellowship. Students who receive the Carver Fellowship may not receive any additional funding during their first year.

SURGE Fellowship

The SURGE (Support for Under-Represented Groups in Engineering) Fellowship is aimed at increasing the number of qualified people in faculty and research positions from groups currently under-represented in engineering.

Mavis Future Faculty Fellows (MF3) Scholarship

This scholarship is for current engineering Ph.D. students who have passed their qualifying exam and are interested in pursuing a career in academia. The program is made possible by a generous bequest of Frederic T. and Edith F. Mavis. Dr. Mavis received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Illinois before a distinguished academic career. Click here to learn more.

Yee Fellowship

This fellowship is for either current or incoming Chinese engineering graduate students. Special consideration will be given to students from inner provinces or inner province universities in China and who intend to become faculty members in Chinese universities. Up to four students will be awarded a one-year, $5,000 fellowship. Departments will be asked to nominate up to two students for this fellowship during the spring term.

This fellowship is made possible by a generous bequest of Drs. Warren and Ming Ting Yee. Dr. Warren Yee received his Ph.D. degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois in 1943. He was a partner in the Detroit firm of Harley, Ellington, Pierce & Yee Associates, and later was the founder of Bio-Tech Research Laboratory, Inc., in Washington, D.C.