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Financial support

Full-time thesis students are eligible for a variety of University and Department support packages.

Assistantships

Teaching Assistantships (TA's)

  • TA's typically hold office hours and assist with grading for assigned courses. TA assignments include the fall and spring semesters, and one six week summer session.
  • There is no need to apply separately for a teaching assistantship. The department makes the decision based on the student needs, qualification, and availability. To be considered for a teaching assistantship you must submit your graduate program application by January 15; you must submit GRE scores in order to be considered for TA positions.
  • Generally, TA positions are awarded to Ph.D. students only.

Research Assistantships (RA's)

  • RA's are provided by the faculty members from their own research funds, typically after the student's 1st year.  Explore our Research Groups and contact Faculty Researchers to discuss RA opportunities.

 

    Scholarships & Fellowships for Graduate Students

    Students are automatically considered by the department for these awards if eligible. No separate application is required.

    Dean's Scholarship:  Masters Degree in Computer Science

    This highly competitive scholarship reduces the tuition of out-of-state residents to the in-state amount for all 30 credit hours of the master's degree program in computer science.  Awardees are required to produce a thesis and also work approximately 5 hours per week doing tutoring or grading for the department.  Awards may be offered to students after their first semester of enrollment, based on GPA, test scores and willingness to commit to thesis research.  Scholarship awards are no longer offered to newly admitted M.S. students.

    University Fellowship

    • Eligibility: University fellowships are open to new students not currently or previously enrolled at IUPUI or IU. To be eligible for the University Fellowship, candidates must have a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores in the 80th percentile with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or equivalent.
    • Stipend: Minimum $23,000 per year and include the standard allowances for tuition remission and health insurance.
    • Duration: 1 year.
    • Awarded in the Fall semester only (those applying for spring admission are not eligible).
    • The department selects nominees from the pool of applicants to sent to the campus for consideration.  There is no separate application required in order to be considered for nomination for the University Fellowship; all applications that are fully complete (including official GRE scores) by January 15th will be automatically considered.

    International Student Grant Program

    Deadlines:

    • April 1 (Fall semester)
    • November 1 (Spring semester)

    The International Student Grant program provides scholarships to international undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking students who have a strong academic record and who are experiencing severe financial hardship. Award amounts vary. The student must hold F-1 or J-1 student visa status, be assessed tuition at the out-of-state rate, and have completed at least two semesters of full-time coursework at IUPUI at the time the award begins. For more information, contact the Office of International Affairs at (317) 274-7000 or intlaff@iupui.edu.

    Robert Noyce Transition to Teaching Scholarship

    The Robert Noyce Transition to Teaching Scholarship program (T2T) provides $12,000 stipends for career-changers or college graduates who wish to become certified math or science teachers, and agree to teach in high-need school districts for two years. The T2T program is highly selective and rigorous, with hours of embedded field placement.

    Robert Noyce Scholarship recipients are awarded on the basis of academic merit, with consideration given to the established financial need and diversity of applicants in the program. To be considered, applicants must be admitted to the IUPUI's One-Calendar-Year Transition to Teaching program in the School of Education, and must hold a bachelor degree (or adequate content course work preparation) in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences/geology, mathematics, engineering, or technology. Learn more.

    GK-12 Urban Educators Program at IUPUI

    The GK-12 Urban Educators Program at IUPUI is a partnership between the IUPUI School of Science, the IU School of Medicine, and the Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS). GK-12 Fellows are research graduate students (M.S. or Ph.D.), who dedicate 15 hours per week in nearby school classrooms, grades 6-12, working with a science teacher partner to bring excitement of research into the science classroom or outdoor laboratory. 

    Other Awards

    Fellowships & Awards

    Learn more about funding opportunities for promising students.

    Educational Enhancement Grants

    The IUPUI Graduate Student Organization offers financial awards to graduate students seeking funding for presenting papers/posters at national conferences and for expenses related to their graduate research.

    Travel Fellowships

    Learn more about funds to assist full-time graduate students enrolled in research degree programs (master's or Ph.D.) with their travel expenses to a conference.

    Additional Resources

    Computer science imaging helps researcher build virtual brain

    Gavriil Tsechpenakis, Ph.D. Associate Professor