Applicants to Ph.D. programs in engineering are considered for assistantships and fellowships provided that they have completed the application for admission and have submitted all supporting documents no later than December 15 of the year preceding the Fall term to which they are applying.

Fellowships are awarded based on exceptional merit and may consist of one of the following:

Fellowship FAQ’s

On-time Payment Instructions for PhD Funding

Graduate Assistantships

Your Research Assistantship (RA) or Teaching Assistant (TA) position will not only give you practical experience in your academic program, it also provides you with a source of income, as well as pays your tuition and health insurance fees.

Instructions for On-time Fellowship and Graduate Assistantship payments.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your funding, please contact Tracy Charles (tcharles@usc.edu) or Jennifer Gerson (jgerson@usc.edu) in the VASE Office.