Tuition & Funding
Engineering at Illinois graduate students enjoy ample funding from a variety of sources as they strive for their next breakthrough.
Graduate Tuition RatesTuition for the current academic year for Illinois Engineering Graduate Programs follows the Graduate and Professional Tuition rate for Engineering on the Office of the Registrar website.
Departmental SupportEngineering 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 ParkResearch 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 & ScholarshipsEngineering 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 FellowshipThe 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. here to learn more.
Yee FellowshipThis 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.