Our PhD students are guaranteed five years of funding, which includes full tuition, a 33% – 50% appointment as a RA, TA, or PA during the academic year (although we also assist students with securing summer funding, and most PA positions are 12 months rather than 9 months), and health insurance benefits. Students are responsible for paying other fees. For more details on TA, RA, and PA positions, including stipend levels, please visit: https://grad.wisc.edu/funding/graduate-assistantships/
As part of the admissions process, we consider all incoming students for available awards. In the spring, we award PhD Scholarships and Awards to current students at our annual PhD Student Luncheon event.
Our ISS Office offers information on scholarships and grants for International graduate students, as well as educational loan options. See more here: ISS: https://iss.wisc.edu/students/new-students/funding-scholarships/
Additionally, we recommend applying for outside awards and funding. The Wisconsin Scholarship Hub, or WISH, is a great place to start the graduate scholarship search. Visit the site here: https://wisc.academicworks.com/