Teaching Assistantships and Tuition Waivers

A limited number of teaching assistantships and tuition waivers may be available for students with outstanding credentials (i.e. high GPA, high GRE score, and/or experience in Asia or research ability in an Asian language). While tuition fees are waived year round, stipends are not available during the Summer. Students who receive teaching assistantships must be full-time in the Fall and Spring terms and register for 3 graduate credit hours in the Summer term. Continuing students may apply for vacated assistantships as they become available.

Graduate students receiving an assistantship are assigned to faculty members for 20 hours per week as teaching assistants. Assistants must take a one-credit course on teaching skills during their first year as assistants. Assistantships are renewable, subject to satisfactory academic progress. Students receiving financial assistance may not carry incomplete grades for more than one semester. Assistants are expected to be full-time students, not otherwise employed. Foreign students who receive assistantships will need a Social Security number in order to receive their stipends.

Also, visit the Graduate Studies website for other scholarships and waivers at http://gradschool.fiu.edu/GraduateFunding.html.