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). Tuition is waived for the Fall and Spring semesters only (but fees have to be paid separately by the student). This is not available during the Summer term. Students who receive teaching assistantships must be enrolled full-time in the Fall and Spring terms. 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. New assistants must attend TA Orientation at the beginning of the school year. 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/students/funding/.