Graduate Financial Aid

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The Office of Graduate Financial Aid in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences plays a crucial role in supporting graduate students in managing financial matters. We are responsible for administering financial aid programs, providing information on fellowships, scholarships, grants, and loans, and assisting graduate students in navigating the complexities of funding your education. We work to ensure that students have access to financial resources and make informed decisions about their financial responsibilities during their graduate studies.

Our funding package for PhD students is one of the most generous in the world. On average, doctoral students at Yale receive more than $500,000 in tuition fellowships, stipends, and health care benefits over the course of their enrollment. Every PhD student receives a funding package that covers the full cost of tuition and provides a stipend to cover basic living costs like rent, food, and books — for a minimum of five years. There is supplementary financial support to cover research-related travel and conference funding. On top of that, we pay for your health coverage.

More information about the reosurces available to all GSAS students can be found below.

GSAS Financial Support

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PhD Stipend & Funding

PhD students at Yale are normally full-funded for a minimum of five years. During that time, our students receive a twelve-month stipend to cover living expenses and a fellowship that covers the full cost of tuition and student healthcare.

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Master's Funding

While Master's programs are not generally funded, there are resources available to students to help navigate financial responsibilities during graduate school.

Additional Sources of Funding

PhD Student Summer Funding Resources

The Graduate School offers a number of summer funding awards to support academic activities related to PhD degree requirements. These include competitive research travel fellowships and tuition grants for enrollment in GSAS-sponsored language courses offered in Yale Summer Session.

Dean's Colloquium and Symposium Fund

If you are interested in leading an academic event, such as a workshop or conference, the Dean's Colloquium and Symposium Fund provides financial support for graduate student-led events

Conference Travel Fellowship (CTF)

By partnering with the MacMillan Center and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, graduate students with representatives in the Graduate Student Assembly are eligible for annual conference travel funding of up to $800.

Yale Student Grants Database

The Student Grants Database allows you to search for any Yale funding and external fellowships that have a campus application process.

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