Funding Your PhD

Access a world-class doctoral program in a supportive environment.


Graduate, teaching and research assistantships are offered each year in a competitive process to highly qualified PhD students. Although responsibilities vary by assignment, assistants generally work 20 hours per week. Graduate and teaching assistants receive a stipend, plus a full or partial tuition scholarship. 

  • All full-time, funded PhD students on 12-month academic TA/RA/GA appointments receive a $30,000 per year stipends. 
  • Tuition scholarship for 9 credits at the current graduate tuition rate for the fall and spring semesters.
  • Broad based University fee coverage
  • If eligible, Student Employee Health Insurance. 

Scholarships and Fellowships

In addition to the assistantships, fellowships and scholarships outlined above, explore more funding opportunities on the University at Buffalo's Graduate School website. 

Additional monetary assistance is provided through dissertation, research, conference, travel and other support offered by the School of Management. 

Financial Aid

Visit the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships and Understanding the Funding Process, which provide information on admissions and funding decisions, funding packages and opportunities for funding,  Explore the Office of Financial Aid for details and information on UB financial aid programs.

Third Party Financing

The State University of New York at Buffalo works diligently to ensure that its officers, employees and agents avoid conflicts of interest in connection with their responsibilities relating to providing and administering student loans for our students. These links are provided for informational purposes only and do not imply any endorsement.

Visit the Office of Financial Aid for alternative and private loan options.

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PhD Excellence Initiative

Graham Hammill, vice provost for educational affairs and dean of the Graduate School.

“Under the leadership of the academic deans and the provost, UB launched the PhD Excellence Initiative, which is a multi-year program designed to enhance the education of the next generation of scholars and researchers through program reviews and creation of academic plans to ensure stronger outcomes.”

Graham Hammill, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean
UB Graduate School